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YMCA OF METROPOLITAN MINNEAPOLIS BRANCHES:
An Inventory of their Records


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents Summary/Organization | Administrative/Access Info | Contents Details | Related Materials | Indexed Terms/Access Points


OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

Creator: Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Minneapolis
Title: Branch records
Date: 1890-2011 (bulk 1970-1999)
Collection Number: Y.MPL.004
Abstract: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis branch system at the individual branch level. Available records include committee minutes, financial records, campaigns, programs, and marketing materials.
Quantity: Approximately 40 cubic feet (63 boxes)
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


KEY DATES AND LOCATIONS IN THE HISTORY OF THE YMCA MINNEAPOLIS BRANCHES

1866 The YMCA offices are first located in the Center Block building at Intersection of Hennepin and Nicollet Avenues (assembly and meeting rooms).
1877-1888 Market Hall building on Bridge Square; Hennepin Avenue and N. First Street (auditorium and club rooms).
1883 Syndicate Block building on Nicollet Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets (meeting rooms). Market Hall lease continues to 1888 -- then referred to as "Bridge Square Branch".
1883 Bridge Square branch established, but religious work continued in the Market Hall Building.
1886 Eastside branch is established in a rented room in Chute Block; corner of Central and University Avenues (Bible classes and reading). Branch suspended in 1887.
1887 Twenty-Sixth Street Branch is established at the corner of 26th Street and Nicollet Avenue (suite of rooms for meetings and reading). Branch discontinues when new Central Building was occupied.
1887 University YMCA is organized as an independent Association. Offices located in a house on 13th Avenue S.E.
1889 Norwegian branch is organized. Location unknown. Operates for one year.
1892 Central branch is established at 10th Street and Mary Place (now LaSalle Avenue). Full facility and residence.
1912 Southeast branch is established in Tuttle School building, corner of 14th Avenue and Talmadge Street S.E.
1915 Southtown branch is organized. Offices at 27th Avenue and E. Lake Street. Programs prior to 1915 were organized from the Central branch.
1917 University of Minnesota YMCA joins the Minneapolis YMCA organization.
1919 Central/Downtown branch moves to a new building at 9th and Mary Place (now LaSalle Avenue). Full facility and residence.
1919 Northeast branch is organized. Offices located in the Knapp Building, 2337 Central Avenue N.E.
1919 Northside branch is organized. Offices at 1103 - 20th Avenue N.
1919 West Lake branch is organized. Offices located in the Carville Building at 26 W. Lake Street. First programs for the district were organized from the Central Branch beginning in 1915.
1923 University branch moves to the New Student Program building. 1425 University Avenue S.E.
1937 South Central branch is established. Offices at 26 W. Lake Street.
1937 Roosevelt branch is organized. Offices at 2723 E. 38th Street.
1937 Washburn branch is organized. Offices at 4804 Nicollet Avenue S.
1939 Northside branch is established. Community building opens at 3300 Penn Avenue N.
1950 Roosevelt branch community building opens at 4100 - 28th Avenue S.
1951 Southtown branch community building opens at 1845 E. Lake Street.
1951 Washburn branch community building opens at 4816 Nicollet Avenue S.
1952 Northeast branch community building opens at 2304 Jackson Street N.E.
1954 South Central branch changes name to West Central branch.
1957 Washburn branch changes name to Washburn-Richfield branch.
1958 Minnetonka branch is organized. Offices located at 401 E. Lake Street, Wayzata.
1960 Northeast and Southeast branches merge to become Eastside branch.
1960 West Central branch community building opens at 3335 Blaisdell Avenue S.
1963 Washburn-Richfield branch changes name to Washburn-Richfield-Bloomington branch.
1964 Roosevelt and Southtown branches merge to become Hiawatha branch.
1969 Minnesota Valley branch is established. Offices located at 9050 Lyndale Avenue S. in Bloomington.
1969 West Lake and Minnetonka branches are reorganized to become West Suburban Family branch. Offices located at 1400 Fairfield Road, Minnetonka.
1969 Washburn-Richfield-Bloomington branch changes name to Southdale branch.
1970 Urban department and West Central branch combine to become Urban/West Central branch.
1973 Northside branch becomes Northwest branch. Suburban office/community program located at 4205 Winnetka Avenue N. in New Hope.
1974 North Community branch is established. Full facility
1975 Southdale branch full facility building opens at 7355 York Avenue S. in Edina.
1977 Northwest branch full facility building opens at 7601 42nd Avenue N. in New Hope.
1980 Eastside branch name changes to Northeast branch.
1980 West Suburban branch full facility building opens at 12301 Ridgedale Drive in Minnetonka.
1983 West Suburban branch name changes to Ridgedale branch.
1984 Urban/West Central branch name changes to Blaisdell branch.
1990 Downtown branch full facility building opens at 30 S. Ninth Street in downtown Minneapolis.
1995 Northeast branch name changes to Emma B. Howe Northeast Family YMCA. New community building opens on existing site at 2304 Jackson Street N.E.
1995 Blaisdell branch adds extensive addition to make a full facility building at present site, 3335 Blaisdell Avenue S.
1996 Emma B. Howe Family Branch Northtown full facility building opens at 8950 Springbrook Drive N. W., Coon Rapids.
1997 Minnesota Valley branch full facility building opens at Portland Avenue S., Burnsville.
2000 University branch moves to a new building at 1801 University Avenue S.E.
2005 Andover YMCA Community Center full facility building opens at 15220 Hanson Boulevard, Andover.
2008 Elk River branch full facility building opens at 13337 Business Center Drive NW, Elk River.

(Information taken from Breaking New Ground, Building Strong Lives: 140 Years of Youth Work with the Minneapolis YMCA by Paul Hillmer, 2006; from Builders of Men: A History of the Minneapolis Young Men's Christian Association: 1866-1936 by S. Wirt Wiley and Florence Lehmann; and from the collection).



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Branch-specific administration, correspondence, reports, financial records, programs, memoranda, articles, newspapers, pamphlets, photographs, scrapbooks, and other records documenting the programs devoted to the evolution of the branches in the Minneapolis YMCA, covering the years of 1907 to 2011, with the bulk of the material ranging from 1970-1999. While most branches are represented by records, the scope and thoroughness of those records vary greatly between branches.



ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT OF THE RECORDS

These documents are organized into the following sections:
Administrative and General Branch Records
Blaisdell Branch Records
Downtown Branch Records
Eastside Branch Records
Elk River Branch Records
Hiawatha Branch Records
Minnesota Valley Branch Records
Minnetonka Branch Records
North Community Branch Records
North Side Branch Records
Northeast Branch Records
Northwest Branch Records
Ridgedale Branch Records
Roosevelt Branch Records
South Central Branch Records
South Town Branch Records
Southdale Branch Records
Southeast Branch Records
University of Minnesota Branch Records
Urban West Central Branch Records
Washburn Branch Records
West Central Branch Records
West Lake Branch Records
West Suburban Family Branch Records


ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Use of Materials:
This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright, ownership, and to obtain all the necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.
Preferred Citation:
[Indicate the cited item and/or series here]Branch Records. Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Minneapolis. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.
Processing Information:
Processed by: Jesse Harpestad, Kathryn Oosterhuis and Alex Bentley, April 2014.
Catalog Record ID number: 6443886


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

Note to Researchers: Please see the separate inventories for the individual series listed below for more detailed information on the contents of each box.

Administrative and General Branch Records

Box 49 Branch Budgets, 1972.
Box 9 Branch Buildings General, undated.
Box 54 Branch Location Histories, 1866-2000. 9 folders.
Box 55 Branch Location Histories, 1866-2000. 11 folders.
Branch Location History Timeline, 1866-2000. 2 folders.
Box 60 Branch Location History Timeline, 1866-2000. 2 folders.
Box 74 Branches and other YMCAs, 1973.
Box 122 Facilities Planning Survey, 1961.
Facilities Planning Survey, 1962.
Box 49 Facility Planning, 1978-1979.
Facility Planning, 1978-1979.
Box 47 Insurance Premium Distribution to Branches, 1973.
Box 51 KKE Architect Meeting, 2007.
Box 39 Miscellaneous Building Blueprints, 1961.
Box 29 Old Branch Board Rosters, 1970-1983. 2 folders.
Box 122 Portraits and Progress Reports Building Program, 1973-1995.
Box 53 Record of Activities in Branches, 1922-1935.
Box 4 Site Acquisiton Fund Questions and Answers, undated.


Blaisdell Branch

Background Note: In 1984, Urban West Central branch changed its name to become the Blaisdell branch. The Blaisdell branch underwent an extensive addition in 1995. The addition allowed Blaisdell to extend its program offerings and become a full-facility that included basketball courts, an indoor pool and whirlpool, a walking and running track, free weights and exercise machines, child care space, and exercise studios.
Over the years, the Blaisdell branch has been home to several innovative programs focused on meeting the needs of its South Minneapolis community.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Blaisdell branch, including finances, redevelopment and remodeling of the facility.
Box 51 Annual Budget, 1996.
Annual Meeting 1995-1996, 2001. 2 folders.
Annual Support Campaign, Staff Contributions 1994.
Board Information 2001.
Board Meetings 2003. 4 folders.
Board of Management 1992-1996.
Board Selection 1999.
Box 124 Expansion Project 1995.
Box 51 Land Purchase 1997.
Redevelopment 1994.
Redevelopment: Environmental Report 1994. 2 folders.
Remodeling 2004.
Remodeling Proposals 2002.
Staff Meeting Minutes 1990-1992. 2 folders.


Downtown Branch

Background Note: The first branch of the Minneapolis YMCA, the Central or Downtown branch, was established in 1866. The branch consisted of assembly and reading rooms located in space rented in the Center Block building on Bridge Square on the Hennepin Avenue side. In 1868, the branch moved to the Center Block building on the Nicollet Avenue side. The branch moved in 1877 to space rented in Market Hall, on the corner of Hennepin Avenue and First Street North. The branch had reading rooms, an auditorium, and a parlor. In 1883, the branch relocated to the Syndicate Block building on Nicollet Avenue, between 5th and 6th streets. In 1892, the Central branch moved into the first building owned by the Minneapolis YMCA. The building was erected at 10th and Mary Place (now LaSalle Avenue) and included space for meeting, fitness areas, and a residence. In 1919, the branch moved to 9th and Mary Place into a new state-of-the-art YMCA-owned building. The building was 12 stories tall and had six bowling alleys, billiards rooms, a library, social and game rooms, a gym with a gallery, an auxiliary gym, a pool, showers and locker rooms, four handball courts, individual exercise rooms, a boxing and wrestling room, a cafeteria, a banquet room, a 250-room dormitory, and two floors of classrooms. The building dedication was held on February 12, 1919, with former President William Howard Taft giving the dedicatory address. Renovations occurred over the years, but the location remained a vibrant facility until 1990 when a new building opened at 30 S. Ninth Street in downtown Minneapolis.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Downtown branch, including finances, remodeling of the facility and staff development.
Box 51 Accounting Department Correspondence, 1970.
Board of Education Rental, 1971.
Box 49 Budget Hearing Materials, 1973.
Box 51 Building Project, 1980-1989.
Box 63 Club Service Committee Minutes, 1956.
Box 23 Committee of Management Minutes Central Branch, 1890-1893. 1 Volume.
Box 51 Committee of Management Minutes, 1915-1953. 4 folders.
Box 10 Committee of Management Minutes, 1953-1958.
Committee of Management Minutes, 1961-1963.
Box 51 Committee of Management Executive Meeting Minutes, 1950-1956. 2 folders.
Downtown Branch Capital Campaign, 1950-1959.
Box 97 Downtown Branch Detached Work, 1960.
Content Note: Includes YMCA Bulletin Article "Man on Street Corner Up to Some Good."
Box 3 Downtown Staff Meeting Memos, Business Office Coverage , 1951-1953.
Downtown Staff Meeting Minutes, 1946-1952. 2 folders.
Downtown Staff Memos, 1948, 1953, 1954, 1955. 2 folders.
Box 10 Furnishings, 1967.
Box 51 Miscellaneous, 1991-1992.
Content Note: Includes reports, Y's Men Club material, newsletters and brochures.
Box 10 Miscellaneous, 1970.
Content Note: Includes meeting minutes, reports and planning documents.
Box 63 Night Watch Reports, 1960-1961. 2 folders.
Box 64 Payroll Cards, 1971-1973. 8 folders.
Box 63 Payroll Reports, Departmental, 1955-1962. 35 folders.
Box 59 Residence Records, 1966. 4 folders.
Residence Registration Cards, 1965. 11 folders.
Box 48 Service Management Agreement, Downtown Branch and Dayton's, 1972.


Eastside Branch

Background Note: The Northeast and Southeast branches merged in 1960 to become the Eastside branch. The Eastside branch was located in the branch building at 2304 Jackson Avenue N.E. In 1980, the Eastside branch’s name changed to the Northeast branch.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Eastside branch, including management materials, and capital campaigns. The bulk of the material covers the years 1973-1977.
Box 10 Board of Management, 1979-1980. 2 folders.
Board of Management Minutes, 1970-1977. 6 folders.
Box 11 Branch Minutes, 1960-1960.
Box 49 Budget Hearing Materials, 1973.
Box 47 Building Insurance, 1973.
Box 10 Capital Campaign, 1973-1974. 8 folders.
Box 11 Committee Rosters, undated.
Box 5 General File, 1919-1950.
Box 11 General File, 1948-1952.
General Minutes, 1970.
Program and Facility Planning Report for the "Soaring 70s and Beyond", 1970.


Elk River Branch

Background Note: The Elk River Branch opened in October of 2008 at 13337 Business Center Drive in Elk River. It is a full-facility that includes a gym, swimming and aquatics areas, a fitness center, youth and teen spaces and more.
Box 123 Site Plan, Conceptual Rendering, 2006.


Hiawatha Branch

Background Note: The Hiawatha branch was established in 1964 as the result of a merger between the South Town and the Roosevelt branches. The branch has been a program facility and over the years has had many unique community focused programs. For example, for more than 40 years the Hiawatha Branch helped conduct “Operation Holiday Basket,” a community service project that helped organize area schools conduct food drives and distribute baskets of food to low-income families. Additionally, in 1988, the Hiawatha Branch expanded its programming to include programs specifically directed at teen mothers and their children.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Hiawatha branch, established in 1964, the result of a merge of the South Town (established in 1915) and the Roosevelt (established 1937) branches. Available records include minutes, financial records, programs, marketing materials, membership lists, and reports from 1964 to 2001. The bulk of the material covers 1970-1979.
Box 11 Annual Support Campaign, 1992, 2001. 2 folders.
Box 12 Annual Support List of Pledge Givers, 2000.
Box 11 Attendance Statistics, 1995.
Board Hiawatha/Blaisdell Branch, 2000.
Box 12 Board of Management, 1970.
Box 11 Board of Management, 1971-1977. 7 folders.
Board of Management, Finance, 1975. 2 folders.
Box 49 Budget Hearing Materials, 1973.
Box 12 Building Remodel, 2000.
Box 124 Building Remodel Information, 1990-1999.
Box 11 Detached Worker Forms, 1994.
Development Committee, 1969.
Financial Information, 1964, 1969.
Financial Statements, 1978.
Hiawatha Branch Capital Campaign, 1972-1973, 1990-1999. 3 folders.
Box 12 Hiawatha Branch Is asking you to "Help us Give More Kids a Chance!", undated.
Hiawatha, Urban West Central Miscellaneous, 1976.
Home Team Program, 1994.
Insurance Miscellaneous, 1959, 1970-1974.
"Janet", 1968-1970.
Box 11 Memos and Financial, 1970.
Miscellaneous, 1970. 2 folders.
Miscellaneous Gary Lewis Files, 1970-1973. 4 folders.
Box 12 Newsletters, 1974-1980. 2 folders.
Nokomis Days, 1998-1999. 2 folders.
Orientation Booklet, undated.
Scholarships Report, 1993-1995.
Staff Roster, 1999.
Sustaining Membership Materials, 1969-1976, 1992. 8 folders.


Minnesota Valley Branch

Background Note: The branch was established in 1969, located at 9050 Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington, as a community program office of the Washburn-Richfield-Bloomington branch. The branch moved several times: in 1974, offices moved to 720 W. 94th Street; in 1976, offices moved to 8200 Humboldt Avenue South; in 1978, the branch offices relocated to a YMCA-owned house located at 3300 W. 98th Street; in 1984, offices relocated to 401 W. 86th Street; and in 1992, moved from Bloomington to 14101 Fairview Drive in Burnsville. In 1997, a full facility building opened at 13850 Portland Avenue South in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Minnesota Valley branch of the YMCA Minneapolis, and includes branch management meeting minutes, the ""Light Up a Life"" program, and miscellaneous materials.
Box 12 Board of Management Meeting Minutes, 1970.
Box 49 Budget Hearing Materials, 1973.
Box 12 Minnesota Valley Branch Capital Campaigns, 1980-1990.
Light up a Life Program, 1991.


Minnetonka Branch

Background Note: The branch was established in 1958 at 401 E. Lake Street in Wayzata, Minnesota. In 1969, the Minnetonka branch merged with the West Lake branch and reorganized to become the West Suburban Family branch, located at 1400 Fairfield Road, Minnetonka.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Minnetonka Branch of the YMCA Minneapolis, and includes materials on studies conducted on the branch's behalf between 1953-1963.
Box 12 Committee of Management Study, Minutes, 1953-1963.
Developmental Study, 1963.


North Community Branch

Background Note: In 1974, the branch was established in a full facility building at 1711 W. Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis.
Box 74 Capital Campaigns North Community Branch, 1980.


North Side Branch

Background Note: The branch was established in 1919 at 1103 13th Avenue North. It moved to 3300 Penn Avenue North in 1939. In 1973, the branch changed names to become the Northwest branch and moved to temporary offices in New Hope as a new full facility was being built.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the North Side branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Available records include board and committee minutes, building records, and reports from 1919 to 1981.
Box 17 Branch Reports, 1919-1946.
Box 16 North Side Branch Lot, 1934, 1940.
North Side Building, 1939-1946.
Box 49 Budget Hearing Materials, North Side Branch, 1973.
Box 16 Capital Funds Campaign, 1946.
North Side Committee of Management Minutes, 1919-1929. 7 folders.
Box 12 North Side Committee of Management Minutes, 1938-1940. 2 folders.
Box 16 North Side Committee of Management Minutes, 1940-1959. 9 folders.
Box 17 North Side Committee of Management Minutes, 1953-1963. 3 folders.
Box 16 North Side Committee of Management Minutes, 1960-1965. 2 folders.
Box 12 North Side Committee of Management Minutes, 1964-1968. 3 folders.
Box 16 North Side Committee of Management Minutes, 1968. 3 folders.
Box 17 North Side Committee of Management Minutes, 1970-1972.
Box 16 North Side and Northwest Branch Board of Management, 1971-1973.
Box 17 Y's Men Correspondence Club, 1940-1950.


Northeast Branch

Background Note: The branch was established in 1919 and located in the Knapp building at 2337 Central Avenue N.E. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was one of the six original district branches. In 1952, the Northeast branch moved to 2304 Jackson Avenue N.E. In 1960, the branch merged with the Southeast branch to become the Eastside branch but remained in the same location. In 1980, the Eastside branch changed its name back to the Northeast branch. In 1993, in honor of a five million dollar donation from the Emma B. Howe Foundation, the Northeast branch’s name was changed to Emma B. Howe Northeast.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Northeast branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Available records include management meeting minutes, reports, facility issues, and miscellaneous branch information are included.
Box 17 Northeast Branch Board of Management, 1980-1981.
Northeast Branch Capital Campaigns, 1990-1999.
Northeast Building, 1940-1969.
Northeast Branch Committee of Management Minutes, 1919-1957. 4 folders.
Northeast Branch Reports, 1919-1946. 3 folders.


Northwest Branch

Background Note: The Northwest branch was established in 1973 when the Northside branch was renamed. Branch offices were at 4205 Winnetka Avenue North in New Hope. In 1977, the Northwest branch expanded to a full facility building and moved to 7601 42nd Avenue North in New Hope, Minnesota.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Northwest branch of the YMCA Minneapolis, including board management materials, capital campaigns, and miscellaneous branch administration. The bulk of the material covers the years between 1974-1982.
Box 17 Board of Management, 1971-1979. 11 folders.
Box 13 Board of Management, 1978-1982. 12 folders.
Capital Campaigns, 1980-1981. 2 folders.
General File, 1975-1976.
Box 18 Northwest Branch Newsletter, 1977-1984. 3 folders.
Box 13 Northwest Branch Site Selection, 1972-1973.
Playground Project Grant, 2007.


Ridgedale Branch

Background Note: The branch was established in 1983 when the West Suburban branch changed its name to Ridgedale. This was a name change only, with no changes to the full-facility building located at 12301 Ridgedale Drive in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Ridgedale branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Materials include meeting minutes, general branch information, marketing, newspaper articles, events, and camping administration. The bulk of the materials cover 1973-1979.
Box 13 Board Meeting Minutes, 2005-2009.
Building Leases, Correspondence, 1972-1975.
Capital Campaigns, 1980-1990.
Firearm Safety List, 1978.
Insurance Forms, 1975.
Newspaper Articles, 1979.
Opening of Ridgedale Faculty, 1980.
Promotional Materials, Brochures, undated.
Ridgedale Branch Information, 1983-1984. 2 folders.


Roosevelt Branch

Background Note: The branch was organized in 1937, located at 2723 E. 38th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota until 1950. In 1950, the branch relocated to 4100 28th Avenue South, until 1964, when it merged with the Southtown branch to become the Hiawatha branch. The Roosevelt area community had a long history with the YMCA prior to the establishment of an actual branch location. Roosevelt was one of the five original Minneapolis high schools that had an established Hi-Y program since 1909.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Roosevelt branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Materials include meeting minutes, general correspondence, marketing, and renovations. The bulk of the materials cover 1950-1960.
Box 14 Branch Organization, 1943-1950.
Building Plans, Minutes, Correspondence, 1947-1963.
Committee of Management Members, 1949, 1960.
Committee of Management Minutes, 1936-1964. 4 folders.
Correspondence, 1953-1965.
Program and Promotion Plans and Schedule, 1951-1952.


South Central Branch

Background Note: The branch was established in 1937 at 26 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1954, the name changed to the West Central branch.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the South Central branch of the YMCA Minneapolis, including meeting minutes, miscellaneous branch administrative material, and correspondence. The bulk of the material covers the years 1950-1958.
Box 14 Building Plans, Correspondence, 1957-1960.


South Town Branch

Background Note: The branch was organized in 1915, with offices located at 27th Avenue and East Lake Street. Prior to this, programs for this district were administered from the Central branch. In 1916, offices relocated to 2703 E. Lake Street. In 1920, the offices relocated once again to 2706 E. Lake Street, and just down the block to 2716 E. Lake Street in 1925. In 1951, the branch offices relocated to a new community building located at 1845 E. Lake Street. The branch remained there until 1964 when it merged with Roosevelt branch to become the Hiawatha branch at 4100 28th Avenue S.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the South Town branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Included are branch management meeting minutes, general correspondence, reports, and facilities materials, the bulk covering 1940-1960.
Box 14 Board of Management Minutes, 1960-1964.
Building Plans, 1944, 1949, 1959-1960.
Church Council, 1921.
Committee of Management Minutes, 1916-1926.
Box 5 Committee of Management Minutes, 1927-1951. 3 folders.
Box 14 Committee of Management Minutes, 1946-1964. 5 folders.
Committee of Management Lists of Members, 1936, 1949, 1960.
Box 5 Community Work, 1917-1928.
Box 14 General Correspondence, 1952-1962.
Box 5 Industrial Work, 1919, 1941.
Plans and Policies, 1922-1963.
Printed Material, 1920.
Box 14 Reports, 1916-1945. 2 folders.
South Town Operating Statements, 1950-1960. 3 folders.


Southdale Branch

Background Note: The Washburn-Richfield-Bloomington branch, located at 4816 Nicollet Avenue South in Minneapolis, changed its name and became the Southdale branch in 1969. In 1975, the branch expanded and relocated to a full-facility building at 7355 York Avenue S. in Edina, Minnesota.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Southdale Branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Records include committee of management meeting minutes, community board meeting minutes, budget hearing material, and Y-Partners campaign records, ranging from 1959-2009. Materials included relate to the transition from the several Washburn area branches that consolidated.
Box 49 Budget Hearing Materials, 1973.
Box 125 Capital Campaigns, 1980-1989.
Committee of Management Minutes, Southdale Branch, 1970-1971.
Committee of Management Minutes, Southdale and Washburn Branches, 1959-1963.
Community Board Meeting Notes, 2007-2009.
Miscellaneous, 1970-1989. 2 folders.
General File, Southdale and Washburn Branch, undated.
Y-Partners Annual Support Campaign, 1996-2003. 8 folders.


Southeast Branch

Background Note: The branch was established in 1912 in the Tuttle School building at the corner of 14th Avenue and Talmadge Street S.E. In 1917, the branch was closed, due to the limitations of the building facilities and poor location. Offices were established at 327 14th Avenue S.E., and between 1917-1919, efforts to develop a community program in the Southeast increased membership. In 1927, the branch offices were relocated to 1421 University Avenue S.E., sharing building space with the University of Minnesota YMCA (1425 University Avenue S.E.). In 1939, offices moved to 1507 University Avenue S.E., and again in 1944 to 1411 University Avenue S.E. In 1951, offices were moved to 1425 University Avenue S.E., again sharing building space with the University of Minnesota YMCA branch. In 1960, the Southeast branch offices merged with the Northeast branch to become the Eastside branch.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Southeast Branch of the YMCA Minneapolis.
Box 125 Southeast Branch Committee Management Minutes, 1920-1935. 5 folders.
Southeast Branch Reports, 1912-1948. 3 folders.


University of Minnesota YMCA Branch

Background Note: In 1887, with the moral and financial support of both the City of Minneapolis YMCA and the St. Paul YMCA, 13 charter members led by student Franklin H. Bassett organized the University of Minnesota YMCA. The University YMCA was an independent association (separate from the Minneapolis YMCA) created to meet the spiritual needs of the men on campus. Established in the Men's Union building on campus at 13th Avenue S.E., the early years were spent focused on "bringing young men to God, through Jesus Christ." But as the University community expanded, so too did the mission of the University YMCA.
The University YMCA remained devoted to the campus community and served to provide the necessary services for new students: welcome, orientation, campus tours, counseling, printing and distributing student handbooks for all incoming students. By the turn of the century, the University YMCA student services expanded to include: financial aid, student employment, housing services and preparatory classes through its Education department. As these programs became too large for the University YMCA staff to manage effectively, the University began to take over responsibility for their operation.
In 1915, the branch offices were housed in the Men's Union building on campus, Nicholson Hall. By 1916, it was recognized by Ralph Garner, General Secretary from 1915-1919, that the University association would be better served if it had its own building. To get more funding for the new building, in 1917, the University branch became an official part of the Minneapolis YMCA organization. However, due to World War One, building plans would be delayed.
World War I greatly impacted the campus and the University YMCA. The federal government's Student's Army Training Corps (SATC) was mobilized on the University of Minnesota campus in August 1918. The program was designed to use state universities and colleges for military training of draft-age men, and 6,000 troops were trained on campus. All student activities were discontinued, and fraternities were closed down in order to provide rooms for the servicemen. The University Y developed programs for servicemen. The Y hosted a variety of recreational activities designed to boost morale, including games, dances, and hospital visits.
Between 1920-1929, the University YMCA moved into the newly constructed YMCA building at 1425 University Avenue S.E. and reached its peak membership with nearly 1,000 students participating. The effects of World War I were still felt, and the U responded to an interest in world affairs and international issues by expanding programs to meet those needs. Weekend retreats at Camp Edgewood on Lake Minnetonka were established to help train select student leaders. Freshmen Camp also began during this decade, a highly successful program designed to encourage incoming freshmen to establish a community and become strong leaders for the University in student government and through the Greek system.
The Great Depression of the 1930s impacted the campus as it did every other facet of American life. Enrollment declined at the University of Minnesota and war in Europe created continued concerns over world events for students. The University Y became active in peace and civil rights issues, such as the Peace of Caravan program in 1936. The program, organized by students, presented skits and radio plays to educate the public. Beyond world concerns, there were programs devoted to managing daily life, including: marriage classes; literary Sunday nights where University professors hosted talks and lectures; Fortnightly dances; and friendship-based Common Club.
Membership steadily declined during the 1950s and 1960s to less than one hundred students. However the University YMCA branch continued to engage in programs uniquely designed to positively impact students. In 1963, for example, Project Motivation launched full-scale, providing university students as mentors for disadvantaged fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in the community. The "Eight Weeks to Live, Eight Weeks to Die" program was also established during that time. The students were provided a scenario in which they have eight weeks to live, must plan for their funeral, will, and say goodbye to friends and family. The program goal was to help students clarify what is truly important to them. And in 1964, the University YMCA opened its membership to include women, who had previously involved with the U-YWCA. Additional programming focused on the intersection between community service and reflective learning was designed, including Project Motivation, Project Friendship, and Freshmen Council.
Due to the high costs of maintenance and repairs, the old University YMCA building was sold to the University in 1968. The organization rented space in the same building until 1982, when the branch moved to 1901 University Avenue S.E. During the 1980s, the University Y developed programs to fill the gap "between a resourceful student population and a metropolitan community in need."
In 2000, the University branch relocated again, this time just down the street to 1801 University Avenue S.E. While the evolution of unique programs and services at the University of Minnesota branch continues, the core focus of developing the students in the YMCA model remains. The University of Minnesota YMCA's mission includes developing the "ethical leadership capacities of students in a context of social issues, by combining cross-cultural and community-based experiences with reflective learning." This mission is reflected in the University Y programs such as Y-Buddies, Y-CAP, Y-Scholars and Y-Tutors programs.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the University of Minnesota YMCA Branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Available records include annual reports, Board of Management minutes and reports, student population-specific programs, including the Metro Internship, Eight Weeks to Live, Eight Weeks to Die program, and Project Motivation, and general correspondence. The bulk of the material covers 1980-1989.
Board Material:
Box 26 Board of Management, 1992.
Board of Management, Committee Assignments, undated.
Board of Management, Historical File, 1960-1981.
Board of Management, Reports, 1975. 2 folders.
Box 98 Board of Management Minutes, 1965, 1967-1972.
Box 99 Board of Management, 1978-1979. 4 folders.
Box 55 Board Information, 1994.
Box 90 Board Rosters, 1960-1969.
Box 95 Board Rosters, Correspondence, 1952-1955.
Box 26 Committee of Management, Lists of Members, 1919-1958.
Committee of Management Minutes, 1919-1942. 2 folders.
Box 90 Committee of Management Minutes, 1943-1957. 3 folders.
Box 26 Committee of Management Minutes, 1957-1963.
Budget and Finance:
Box 49 Budget Hearing Materials, 1973.
Box 26 Budget, 1984. 1 volume.
Committee on Social Responsibility in Investments, 1977.
Box 99 Centennial Endowment Fund "Second Century Endowment Fund", 1983.
Endowment Committee, 1984-1985.
Box 26 Endowment Committee, 1986.
Endowment Development Roster, 1981.
Box 96 Endowment Record, 1986. 3 folders.
Box 26 Financial Reports Centennial, 1986-1987.
Box 89 Finance Committee Report, 1966-1967.
Capital Campaigns:
Box 99 Action Capitol Campaign, 1980-1982.
Box 26 Annual Support Campaign, 1997.
Box 99 Capital Campaign, 1916.
Box 26 Capital Campaign, 1981-1982. 2 folders.
Box 99 Capital Campaign, 1990-1992.
Box 100 Capital Campaign, 1994. 2 folders.
Box 98 Capital Campaign, 1994-1999. 2 folders.
Box 100 Capital Campaign Case, 1993-1994.
Capital Campaign Case Statement, The YMCA's Commitment to Values, undated.
Capital Campaign Plan, 1994-1996.
Box 81 Capital Campaign Prospects, Corporate and Individual , 1981.
Box 101 Capital Campaigns, Historical, 1980-1999.
Box 99 Capital Development Planning Report, 1979.
Box 100 Commitment to Values Campaign, Weekly Report, 1994.
Community Partners Campaign, 1996-1997.
Fundraising for Ethical Leadership, 1988-1991. 2 folders.
Box 95 Report of Pledges, 1984.
Box 100 Sustaining Campaign, 1989-1991. 2 folders.
Box 95 Sustaining Campaign Miscellaneous, 1981-1993.
Box 100 Sustaining Rosters, 1983-1984.
Facilities:
Box 98 Building Agreement, Correspondence, Project Development, 1998.
Box 26 Building and Equipment Agreement, 1953-1954.
Box 99 Building and Space Committee, 1990-1996.
Box 98 Building Construction and Renovation, 1997-1998.
Box 26 Building Remodeling Committee Minutes, Correspondence , 1953-1954.
Building, Miscellaneous, 1962.
Facility Planning Committee, University YMCA and YWCA , 1970. 1 volume.
Box 98 Great Hall Track Lighting, University Branch Proposal , 1984.
Lease, 1994-1998.
Box 99 Miscellaneous Building Information, 1981, 1990.
Box 26 Organ, 1946.
Box 98 Rent and Lease, 1994-2000.
Sale of 1801 University Building, 1997-1999. 2 folders.
Box 26 Site Condemnation Proceedings, 1933-1934.
Box 95 University and Southeast Branch Furnishing Preliminary Price List, 1954. 1 volume.
University and Southeast Branch Furnishing Refectory and Adjoining Dining Rooms Only, 1954. 1 volume.
University and Southeast Branch General Specifications for Alterations to Branch, 1953. 1 volume.
University and Southeast Branch Kitchen, 1954. 1 volume.
University and Southeast Branch Mechanical Specifications for Alterations to Branch, 1953. 1 volume.
University and Southeast Branch Partial Furnishings, 1954. 1 volume.
University and Southeast Branch Building Rehabilitation, 1953-1964.
History:
Box 90 A Short History of the University of Minnesota YMCA, 1887-1965.
Box 26 University Branch, 100 years, 1887-1997.
Box 90 Historical Material, 1987-1994. 5 folders.
Box 89 Commemorative Booklet, 1923.
Newsletters:
Box 88 University Branch Newsletters, 1984-1989.
Box 95 University Branch Newsletters, 1999.
Box 99 University Branch Newsletters, undated.
Reference Materials:
Box 96 Association for Retarded Citizens, 1988.
Box 89 Background Materials for Development U-YMCA, 1964-1966
Box 96 Citizen's League, 1972
Box 89 Death, Dying, and Terminal Care, Grant Overview, 1978-1979
Box 88 Digging Deep: A Guidebook for developing a campus service-Learning initiative in your city, state or region, 1994-1997
Box 74 Grand Rapids Itasca County Family YMCA "Community Readiness and Goal Potential Feasibility Study, 1979
Box 100 Prevention and Intervention Funding for Minnesota's Communities, 1997
Box 76 Project Public Life's Fall Institute, Building the New Citizenship, 1993
Public Leadership Education: Preparing Students for their Civic Roles, 1989
Springfield College, "Renewing the Civic Mission of the YMCA", 1994
The New Citizenship, Undated
Box 126 U.S. Committee for UNICEF, 1996
Box 76 University of Missouri, 100 Years of People Helping People, 1890-1990
Box 99 Washington Capital Funds YMCA Procedures, undated
Box 126 YMCA In Social Tasks: South Asian YMCA Conference, 1989
Box 76 YMCA of Southern California, The How's and Whys of the Minutes of Meetings, undated
Box 88 Youth Service: A Guidebook for Developing and Operating Effective Programs, 1986
Miscellaneous Publications, 1980-1999 2 Folders.
Box 76 Miscellaneous Publications, 1980-1999 3 folders.
Reports:
Box 95 Annual Reports, 1979-1995. 3 folders.
Appraisal Report, undated. 1 volume.
Box 96 National Council Statistical Report, 1919-1945.
Box 126 United Way Performance Report, 1987-1993.
Box 95 Report to the Committee of Management, 1959.
Box 96 Reports, Miscellaneous, 1919-1943. 2 folders.
Miscellaneous Administrative Materials:
Box 90 Academic Affairs, 1986-1991.
Box 98 ADA Metropolitan Minneapolis Y Program Policy, 1993.
Box 100 Alumni, 1997.
Box 95 Branch Staff, 1944-1960.
Branch Study Survey, 1947.
Box 89 Community Organization Board Interns, 1966. 1 volume.
Box 95 Constitution and By-Laws National Council of Young Men's Christian Association of the United States of America, undated. 1 volume.
Box 89 Daily Advertisements, 1979-1980. 1 volume.
Box 94 Development Program, Prospect Information, 1980-1989.
Box 26 Doug Wallace Creativity Award, 1978-1988.
Box 99 Endorsement and Heritage, 1992-1994.
Box 96 Energyplex, 1979.
Box 26 Five Year Plan, 1985-1993. 2 folders.
Five Year Plan Draft, 1984-1985.
General Correspondence, 1956-1963.
Box 100 Grants, 1993-1999. 3 folders.
Box 89 Handouts, Miscellaneous, 1983.
Box 95 Job Description Positions, 1978.
Box 26 Long Range Planning Committee, 1985-1986.
Box 56 Miscellaneous, 1997-2011.
Box 88 Miscellaneous, 1990-1999. 3 folders.
Box 89 Miscellaneous, 1985-1986. 3 folders.
Box 95 Miscellaneous, 1969-1999. 5 folders.
Box 100 Miscellaneous, 1969-1986.
Box 55 Miscellaneous, Photos and Newsletters, 1950.
Box 95 Miscellaneous, Minutes, 1970.
Mission Statements and Values, 1984.
Box 89 Participation Packets, 1984.
Box 98 Planning Committee, 1984. 2 folders.
Project Manual for Remodeling of Newgate Building, 1981. 1 volume.
Box 95 Student Staff Roster, 1981-82.
University Branch relationships with other organizations, 1944, 1960.
Box 89 University Y's Men, 1960.
Box 95 Volunteer Staff Manual, 1987-88.
Year in Review, 1996-1997.
Events and Programming:
Bridges:
Box 94 Bridges Program General Materials, undated.
Bridges Program History, 1972.
Bridges Program Materials, 1971-1972.
Centennial 1887-1987:
Box 26 Centennial, 1897-1997.
Centennial Committee, 1987.
Centennial Conference Committee, 1986-1987.
Box 100 Centennial 1887-1987, 1987.
Box 55 The University of Minnesota YMCA "A Timeless Place" , 1887-1987.
Century Club:
Box 98 Century Club, 1979-1989. 3 folders.
Century Club Luncheons, 1980-1982, 1990-1991. 4 folders.
Century Club Prospects, 1979-1980.
Century Club Membership Drive, 1979-1984. 4 folders.
Eight Weeks to Live, Eight Weeks to Die:
Box 89 Manual, 1977. 2 folders.
Weeks One, Two, and Seven, 1975. 3 folders.
Program History, 1975. 2 folders.
Scenarios, undated.
Program Information, 1988.
Metro Internship Program:
Administration Materials:
Box 98 Advisory Taskforce: Alumni List of Integrative MBA Program and the University of St. Thomas, undated.
Box 90 Articles, 1975-1976.
Box 96 Basic Social Belief Orientation Inventory, undated. 2 folders.
Box 90 Business Economics Education Foundation Report, 1986.
Business Ethics, 1992.
Box 98 Correspondence, 1992.
Box 91 Correspondence, undated.
Box 92 Correspondence, YMCA of the USA, 1995.
Box 90 Course Outlines for All Years of Internship Program, 1979-1982.
Box 110 Executive Summary of Metro Internship Project, 1993.
Box 90 General Projects Metro Internship Program, 1984.
Grade Reports, 1982-1989.
Box 110 Grantee Profiles, 1994.
Box 91 Handbook Internship Program, 1971.
Box 90 Historical List of Metro Liaisons and Contributions, 1984-1995.
History of Establishing Metro Internship Program Under Cross-Disciplinary Directed Study, 1976-1977.
History, General, 1974.
Box 98 Law Firm, 1987-1989.
Box 94 Leadership South St. Paul Programs, 1987.
Box 91 Liaison Working Session, 1982.
Marketing Materials Flyers, 1985-1986.
Metro Internship Program Miscellaneous, 1997.
Box 90 Metro Internship Program Miscellaneous, 1971-1981. 12 folders.
Box 91 Metro Internship Program: Anderson and Berdie: Research, 1981.
Old Company Recruitment, 1984.
Oversite Committee, 1976-1980.
Box 92 Program Timelines, 1978.
Box 91 Project Executive Summaries, 1980-1981.
Project Ideas, 1978, 1985. 2 folders.
Project Lists, 1970-1989.
Project Matches, 1984-1989. 2 folders.
Project Outlines, 1985-1986.
Project Presentation Day, 1985.
Project Proposals, 1984-1989. 4 folders.
Project Proposals, Examples, 1979.
Project Summaries, 1978.
Projects, 1982-1984.
Readings, 1973. 2 folders.
Recruiting, 1995-1996.
Recruiting Materials, 1980-1989.
Rosters, 1970-1989.
Box 92 Seminar, 1982-1983. 2 folders.
Seminar Bibliography, undated.
Seminar Plans, 1987.
Seminar Readings, undated.
Sessions Seminar Correspondence, 1985.
Sponsors, 1987.
Spring Quarter Weeks 1-10, undated. 10 folders.
Box 91 Spring Seminars, 1980-1981.
Box 92 Spring Workshop, undated.
Box 91 University Branch: President's Day Correspondence Metro Internship Program, 1978-1984.
Box 95 Winter Quarter Readings, undated. 9 folders.
Box 92 YMCA Collaborations in Community Development Manual, 1992. 1 volume.
Final Projects and Papers:
Box 88 Final Projects and Papers, 1970-1979. 2 folders.
Box 98 Final Projects and Papers, 1980-1989. 3 folders.
Box 101 Final Projects and Papers, 1974-1989. 15 folders.
Box 102 Final Projects and Papers, 1980-1989. 11 folders.
Box 103 Final Projects and Papers, 1970-1989. 15 folders.
Box 110 Final Projects and Papers, 1970-1979. 6 folders.
Final Projects and Papers, 1990-1994. 12 folders.
Box 111 Final Projects and Papers, 1990-1999. 9 folders.
Box 112 Final Projects and Papers, 1990-1999. 4 folders.
Final Projects and Papers, 1970-1979. 9 folders.
Box 113 Final Projects and Papers, 1990-1997. 13 folders.
Box 118 Final Projects and Papers, 1970-1979. 16 folders.
Box 119 Final Projects and Papers, 1980-1991. 13 folders.
Participating Organizations:
Box 92 Participating Organizations, 1970-1995. 47 folders.
Box 93 Participating Organizations, 1972-1995. 50 folders.
Box 94 Participating Organizations, 1975-1994. 35 folders.
Box 95 Participating Organizations, 1974-1987. 3 folders.
Miscellaneous Events and Programming:
Box 96 20/70 Issues on Aging Program, 1974.
Box 93 4-H Bike Camps, 1989.
Box 98 Building Dedication, 1982.
Box 96 Business and Society, 1978.
Box 89 Camp Staff Training Historical File, 1978-1982.
Box 96 Campus Compact Cool Article Newsletter, 1987.
Campus Green Programs, 1987.
Center for Community Action, 1987.
Box 26 Commemorative Booklet, 1923.
Box 96 Cool Campus Services, 1980-1989.
Doug's Letters to Zander and Cashman, 1971.
Box 99 Eastcliff Fundraiser, 1988.
Ethical Leadership Fundraiser, 1991-1992.
Box 26 Farewell to 1901 Dedication and Grand Opening of 1801 Building, 1999-2000.
Box 96 Games around the world, undated.
Box 89 Global Perspective Programs, 1984-1985.
Box 96 Global Perspectives Constitution, undated.
Box 26 Global Perspectives Historical File, 1980.
Box 93 Higher Achievement Programs, 1987.
Box 94 Honors Program Original Plans, 1983.
Box 96 Ideas for Intergenerational programs, undated.
Box 94 Kids in Kinship Programs, undated.
Kiss for a Cause Programs, 1986.
Leadership Ethics Seminar Men and Women, 1985.
Lifestyles/Lifespace Program, 1989-1990. 2 folders.
Box 96 M-Cool Newsletters, 1980-1989.
Box 126 Metro Simulation Games, undated.
Box 89 Miscellaneous, 1966.
Box 94 Paidela Project, 1989-1990.
Box 89 Photo Album and Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1979. 1 volume.
Box 96 Plans and Schedules, 1920-1965. 3 folders.
Pledge Status Reports, undated.
Box 89 Political Breakfast, 1964-1967, 1969.
Program Announcements, 1950-1959.
Box 126 Program Assessments, 1987.
Box 94 Program Assessments, 1986-1989. 4 folders.
Program Statistics, 1989-1992.
Box 89 Project Friendship Description, 1966-1968.
Box 96 Project Scrapbook, 1970-1979.
Resource Center, undated.
Box 89 Scrapbook, undated.
Box 95 Social Investment Forum, 1991.
St. Martin's Table, 1987.
Box 89 Summer Y-Tutors, Miscellaneous Forms, 1995-1996.
Box 96 Task Force One Final Report, University of Minnesota YMCA and YWCA, undated.
Box 90 Upper Midwest Council, 1980.
Urban Coalition of Minneapolis, 1987.
Box 126 Urban Concerns Workshop, 1979.
Box 96 Washington Struggle Over Multinationals, undated.
Box 89 Women's Group Clippings, undated.
Women's Group Recruitment, 1982.
Box 126 Youth Programs, An Evaluation Kit, 1997.
Box 100 Youthworks Americorps, 1994.
Youthworks Americorps, 1994.
Box 94 Y-Tutors Evaluations, 1991-1992.
Box 96 Y-Tutors Placement, 1973.
Project Motivation:
Box 94 Events, 1990-1997.
Box 99 Guthrie Benefit, 1984.
Box 109 History, 1988.
Box 99 Historical File, 1965-1966,1980-1982.
Memos, 1973-1974.
Miscellaneous, 1968-1974, 1981-1982. 6 folders.
Box 126 Miscellaneous, 1990-1995. 2 folders.
Box 109 Miscellaneous, 1990-1999. 2 folders.
Box 126 Miscellaneous Reports, 1968, 1989-1996. 3 folders.
Box 89 Miscellaneous Reports, Clippings, Etc., 1970-1979.
Box 99 Public Relations Material, 1964.
Box 126 Recruiting and Interviewing, 1990-1994. 2 folders.
Box 80 Research Report, 1965-1966. 1 volume.


Urban/West Central Branch

Box 49 Budget Hearing Materials, 1973.
Box 125 Capital Campaigns, 1970-1989.
Box 7 Inner City Programs Proposals, 1965-1972.


Washburn Branch

Background Note: The branch was established in 1937, with offices at 4804 Nicollet Avenue South. In 1951, the branch relocated to 4816 Nicollet Avenue South, with the addition of a new community building. The branch’s name was changed to Washburn-Richfield Branch in 1957. In 1963, the name changed again to Washburn-Richfield-Bloomington Branch, which remained until 1969, when the branch name was changed to Southdale.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the Washburn branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Records include building plans, committee of management meeting minutes, and programs.
Box 125 Building Plans, 1946-1959.
Box 15 Committee of Management Minutes, 1919-1949. 3 folders.
Box 125 Committee of Management Minutes, 1937-1947. 3 folders.
Box 13 Committee of Management Minutes, 1948-1949.
Box 15 Committee of Management Minutes, 1950-1969. 8 folders.
Drug Program, 1972.


West Central Branch

Background Note: The South Central branch, located at 26 W. Lake Street in Minneapolis, changed its name to the West Central branch in 1954. In 1970, the Urban department and the West Central branch merged to form the Urban West Central branch (which in 1984, became the Blaisdell branch).
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the West Central Branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Available records include committee of management minutes, accounting department correspondences, membership lists, general minutes and reports from 1919 to 1970, and include some material from the South Central and Urban branches. The bulk of the material covers the 1940-1959.
Box 15 Accounting Department Correspondence, 1960.
Committee of Management Minutes, West Central Branch, 1953-1958.
Committee of Management Lists and Minutes, West Central Branch and South Central Branch, 1945-1963.
General File, West Central Branch and South Central Branch, 1944-1955.
Miscellaneous, 1970.


West Lake Branch

Background Note: The branch was established in 1919, with offices in the Carville Building at 26 W. Lake Street. The branch moved several times: in 1921, offices relocated to 26 W. Lake Street; in 1924, the branch relocated to 2947 1/2 Lyndale Avenue S.; in 1929, the branch moved to 5 W. Lake Street; from 1933 to 1937, the branch worked out of the Central branch offices; in 1937, branch offices relocated to 1406 W. Lake Street; in 1954, the branch moved to 3100 W. Lake Street; in 1962, the branch moved to 7505 Highway 7 in St. Louis Park. Finally, in 1969, the West Lake branch and the Minnetonka branch were reorganized to become the West Suburban Family branch.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the West Lake Branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Records include building plans, committee of management meeting minutes, and scholarships and programs.
Box 15 Building Plans, 1953-1956.
Committee of Management Minutes, 1919-1958. 5 folders.
Committee of Management, List of Members, Minutes, 1926, 1945, 1959-1963.
Scholarships and Memorial, 1969.
Box 5 West Lake Programs, 1923-1932.
Box 77 Miscellaneous, 1919-1957.


West Suburban Family Branch

Background Note: The West Lake and Minnetonka merged in 1969 to become the West Suburban Family branch at 1400 Fairfield Road in Minnetonka. In 1980, the branch opened a full-facility building at 12301 Ridgedale Drive in Minnetonka. Three years later the West Suburban Family branch became the Ridgedale branch.
Content Note: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the West Suburban Branch of the YMCA Minneapolis. Available records include board of management minutes, budget hearing materials, committee of management member lists and minutes, general minutes, and Hi-Y program records, with reports from 1926 to 1979. The bulk of the material covers 1950-1979.
Box 13 Van Operation Log, 1973.
Walk for Mankind, 1975.
Box 15 Miscellaneous, 1970.
Board of Management Minutes, 1978-1979.
Insurance Forms, 1975.
Box 49 Budget Hearing Materials, 1973.
Box 29 Donation Correspondence, 1972.
Box 77 General File, West Suburban Branch and Minnetonka Branch, 1957, 1970-1979.



RELATED MATERIALS

See also the General Administrative Records and the Publications and Ephemera Records of the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis, separately catalogued in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives.


INDEX TERMS

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Topics:
Young Men's Christian Associations -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Young Men's Christian Associations -- Administration.
Young Men's Christian Associations -- Buildings.
Places:
Minneapolis (Minn.).
Organizations:
Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Minneapolis.
Young Men's Christian Association of the City of Minneapolis.