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YMCA OF METROPOLITAN MINNEAPOLIS GENERAL ADMINISTRATION:
An Inventory of its 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: General administrative records
Date: 1866-2011 (bulk 1970-1999)
Collection Number: Y.MPL.006
Abstract: Records documenting the administration and evolution of the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis organization, including committee minutes, finances, campaigns, general correspondence, reports, international and World Service activities, programs, and marketing and public relations materials.
Quantity: Approximately 60 cubic feet (77 boxes)
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


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

1866 The YMCA Minneapolis is organized by Russell Conwell; a young lawyer recently arrived to the Minneapolis area. Conwell, with a few other local businessmen, begins a noon-day prayer meeting in his office. The first YMCA offices are located in the Center Block building at Intersection of Hennepin and Nicollet Avenues (assembly and meeting rooms).
1877 The first Articles of Incorporation are adopted on June 11, 1877. The organization's legal name is "Young Men's Christian Association of Minneapolis."
1883 An amendment to the first Articles of Incorporation is recorded in the office of the Registrar of Deeds of Hennepin County, on July 9, 1883. The organization's legal name is changed to "The Young Men's Christian Association of the City of Minneapolis."
1885 The first boys-specific meetings begin as a Friday night prayer group. An official Boys Branch/Junior Department for Boys is established later the same year, with a minimum age of 12.
1891 As the original paperwork was not filed properly with the state, on July 15, 1891 the organization's paperwork is re-filed under the new act passed through the state legislature recognizing defectively organized existing corporations, such as the YMCA of Minneapolis.
1892 The importance of having a physical space for the YMCA to conduct services and programs is ever a concern. Branches are formed based on the individual needs of each community, but the first building built and owned by the organization is on the corner of Tenth Street and Mary Place, is purchased in 1887 and finally complete in 1892.
1900 The first Minneapolis YMCA Boys Camp is held on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, with 47 boys attending.
1908 The first Minneapolis YMCA-owned resident camp, Icaghowan, opens with five acres on Green Lake near Chisago City, Minnesota.
1909 Hi-Y Clubs are organized in the fall. Short for "High School Y," Hi-Y clubs are designed to extend high standard of Christian living among the students of each of the five Minneapolis high schools. Participation is limited to boys selected for their leadership in academics, athletics, social life and other student activities.
1914-1918 World War I affects the YMCA both on the national and local level. In Minneapolis, more than 185 men and women are recruited for active War service of the Y. Creation of programs during this time are designed to aid in the war effort, including the increase of civilian food supplies and the University of Minnesota YMCA student army program.
1917 The University of Minnesota YMCA, established in 1887 as a separate entity, joins the Minneapolis YMCA organization, serving as one of several branches serving the Minneapolis community.
1919 The main branch of the Minneapolis YMCA, Central/Downtown, moves to a new building at 9th and Mary Place (now LaSalle Avenue). Full facility and residence.
1922 Camp Menogyn, Chippewa for "to grow everywhere", is added to the YMCA Minneapolis camping program. Wilder than Camp Icaghowan, this camp is located 35 miles north of Grand Marais, Minnesota.
1927 Camp Warren is purchased - two hundred acres of virgin timberland near Eveleth, Minnesota, near Half Moon and Pleasant Lakes.
1929 Camp Ihduhapi is established. Totally 31.18 acres, the heavily wooded site located on Lake Independence has a 600-foot bathing beach.
1936 A book written by YMCA insiders S. Wirt Wiley and Florence Lehmann, entitled "Builders of Men: A History of the Minneapolis Young Men's Christian Association: 1866-1936" is published, outlining the history of the organization up to 1936.
1938 In 1938, Minneapolis became the first Association to establish the Christmas Tree Sales program – selling Christmas trees to support YMCA camp opportunities for disadvantaged children. The program is created by John Werness, a member of the first Y-Men's Club here in Minneapolis. The program spreads across the YMCA footprint, raising more than $20 million worldwide by 1995.
1946 YMCA Youth in Government program is established in Minnesota, based on the New York YMCA program. The original purpose of the program is to prepare young men for political leadership by providing "guidance, training, and experience in theory and practice of determining public policy."
1947 Indian Guide program is established in the Twin Cities. Designed for grade-school age boys, this program is created to foster relationships between fathers and sons by providing joint activities focused on learning and engaging with Native American cultures.
1950 The first day camp property – Green Triangle – is established on a few acres of Camp Committee member Don Willis' farm, near Orono, Minnesota. It becomes the first day camp recognized by the American Camp(ing) Association, a community of camp professionals who ensure the quality of camp programs.
1960-1969 Girls are integrated into the Minneapolis YMCA Youth programs.
1964 The YMCA Minneapolis executes a re-organization, recognizing "a growing and expanding YMCA serving in a progressive metropolitan community must be forward thinking and flexible enough to meet the challenges of today as well as those of tomorrow..." Amendments to the Association's By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation are applied. One of the major changes involves another name change, this time to "Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Minneapolis." Major changes include: voting rights were extended to additional members; the creation of a governing body of 600 members; creation of a Governor's Council, which includes "key" men within the community to represent the Minneapolis community at large; closer coordination of the organization and the branch locations; Branch Board of Management Chairmen become voting members on the General Board' and leadership responsibilities of the Association's chief lay officer is divided between a "President of the Association" and a "Chairman of the General Board."
1966 The organization celebrates 100 years serving the Minneapolis community.
1968 Urban Department is formed. The program is designed to provide inner city youth with a variety of positive activities, experiences, and role-models. Junior Sports and the Summer Olympics programs are offshoots of this group.
1988 Model United Nations program begins. A sister program to the Minnesota Youth in Government, the Model UN focuses on conflict resolution, art of negotiation, diplomacy, and a respect for diversity.
1990 The Downtown branch full facility building opens at 30 S. Ninth Street in downtown Minneapolis.
2006 To celebrate 140 years of service to the Minneapolis community, a book entitled "Breaking New Ground, Building Strong Lives: 140 Years of Youth Work with the Minneapolis YMCA" is published. Written by Paul Hillmer, the book outlines the history of the Minneapolis YMCA, focusing on the Boys' work and youth services.
2012 The YMCA Minneapolis and YMCA St. Paul merge on January 1, 2012, becoming the fifth largest YMCAs in the nation. The YMCA of Greater Twin Cities operates 22 full-facility YMCAs, six community program sites, seven overnight camps, 10 day camps and more than 90 child-care, preschool and school-age care locations across 13 counties stretching into Western Wisconsin.

(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

Administration, committee minutes, correspondence, reports, campaigns, World Service activities finances, programs, marketing and public relations materials, organizational history documents, and other records documenting the work and the evoluvtion of the Minneapolis YMCA, covering the years of 1866 to 2011. The bulk of the series material covers the years 1970 to the 1999.



ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT OF THE RECORDS

These documents are organized into the following sections:
Annual Reports
Board Records
Budget and Financial Records
Correspondence Records
Department and Committee Records
Fundraising Campaign Records
International/World Service Records
Marketing and Public Relations Records
Miscellaneous Administrative Records
Personnel and Human Resources Records
Programs, Events, and Activities 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]General Administrative 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, March 2014.
Catalog Record ID number: 6446019


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

Annual Reports

Box 30 1st Anniversary, 1867.
Annual Reports, 1884-1889.
Annual Reports, 1898-1901.
Box 5 Annual Reports, 1915-1967. 4 folders.
Box 84 Annual Reports, 1951-1954. 4 folders.
Box 30 Annual Reports, 1952-1953. 2 folders.
Box 68 Annual Reports, 1955-1961, 1963-1964. 9 folders.
Box 30 Annual Reports, 1960-1969. 13 folders.
Box 89 Annual Reports, 1965.
Box 67 Annual Reports, 1965-1966.
Box 69 Annual Reports, 1965-1970. 6 folders.
Box 122 Annual Reports, 1966-2004. 9 folders.
Box 97 Annual Reports, 1975.
Box 120 Annual Reports, 1988.
Box 67 Annual Reports, 2004.
Box 120 Annual Report, 140th Issue, 2005.
Box 123 Annual Report, 140th Issue, 2005.
Box 122 Annual Reports, 2005-2006.
Box 56 Annual Reports, 2011.



Board Records

Board Minutes:
Box 84 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1866-1913. 3 folders.
Box 68 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1866-1880. 1 volume.
Box 23 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1881-1886. 1 volume.
Board of Directors Records, 1885-1897. 3 volumes.
Meeting of Trustees, 1898-1919. 1 volume.
Box 84 Board of Trustees Minute Book, 1898-1926. 1 volume.
Box 5 Minutes of Board of Directors, 1913-1920.
Box 23 Minutes of Board of Directors, 1920-1929. 2 volumes.
Box 84 Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Directors, 1929-1934. 1 volume.
Box 76 Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Directors, 1934-1939.
Box 57 Executive Committee Board Meeting Minutes, 1939-1957. 6 volumes.
Box 70 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1944-1946.
Box 3 Executive Committee of the Board, Minutes, Agenda, 1945, 1948.
Box 84 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1954.
Box 80 Executive Committee Board Meeting Minutes, 1957-1961. 2 volumes.
Box 84 Executive Committee Board Meeting Minutes, 1958-1959.
Box 58 Executive Committee Board Meeting Minutes, 1960-1961.
Box 114 General Board and Executive Committee Minutes, 1961-1973. 27 folders.
Box 117 General Board and Executive Committee Minutes, Rosters, 1964-1997.
Box 115 General Board and Executive Committee Minutes, 1973-1981. 30 folders.
Box 30 General Board of Directors Annual Meeting Minutes, 1975.
Box 116 General Board and Executive Committee Minutes, 1981-1992. 27 folders.
Box 117 General Board and Executive Committee Minutes, 1992-1997.
Miscellaneous Board Materials:
Box 83 Annual Board Reports, 1950-1959.
Box 29 Annual Board Reports, 1960, 1963.
Box 111 Check Ups: Community Board Development, 2003-2004. 2 folders.
Box 121 Community Board Development, 2005.
Box 56 Community Board Survey Results, 2009.
Box 84 Executive Committee of the Board, 1954.
Box 3 General Board Task Force Reports, 1969-1974. 3 folders.
Box 43 Memo to Executive Committee of Board, 1963.


Budget and Financial Records

Budget and Finance Committee:
Box 47 Suggested Commission - Corporate Authorization, 1966. .
Chairman Correspondence, 1972.
Minutes, 1974-1975.
Minutes and Correspondence, 1971-1973.
Financial Ledgers:
Box 18 Financial Ledgers, 1920-1949. 1 volume.
Box 19 Financial Ledgers, 1928-1949. 2 volumes.
Box 20 Financial Ledgers, 1918-1959. 3 volumes.
Box 21 Financial Ledgers, 1918-1945. 2 volumes.
Box 22 Financial Ledgers, 1953-1962. 4 volumes.
Box 23 Financial Ledgers, 1961-1966. 3 volumes.
Box 24 Financial Ledgers, 1965-1967. 1 volume.
Box 27 General Ledgers, 1973.
Box 81 General Ledgers, undated.
Box 37 General Ledgers, 1974. 10 folders.
Box 38 General Ledgers, 1972.
Box 39 General Ledgers, 1974. 2 folders.
Miscellaneous:
Box 43 Accounting Procedures, 1962.
Audited Reports Accounting Department, 1962.
Box 42 Audits, 1962. 9 folders.
Box 43 Bills and Requisitions, 1962.
Box 48 Budget, 1970-1979. 5 folders.
Box 49 Budget Hearing Materials Citywide, 1972-1973. 3 folders.
Box 47 Budget Hearings, 1973-1975. 3 folders.
Box 18 Budget Materials, 1945-1953, 1970-1973. 8 folders.
Box 70 Budget, Blank Forms, 1967.
Box 19 Capital Assets and Liabilities, Branch Accountants and Building Fund, Retirement Fund, 1920-1959. 1 volume.
Box 47 Capital Budgets, 1969.
Box 44 Cash Receipts, 1968.
Box 42 Cash Receipts Report, 1962.
Box 28 Cash Records, 1972-1973. 17 folders.
Box 29 Cash Records, 1972. 7 folders.
Box 25 City-Wide and Fund Statements Worksheets, 1963.
Box 47 Comparative Budget & Finance Analysis, 1956-1969.
Box 39 Cost Study, 1956. 2 folders.
Box 25 Custody Account and Camp Fee Worksheets, 1963.
Box 39 Delinquent Rents, 1962. 2 folders.
Box 25 Downtown Cost Summary, 1963.
Box 70 Financial Campaigns, 1939, 1967.
Box 53 Financial Development Planning Manual, 1981. 1 volume.
Box 47 Financial Policies, undated.
Box 7 Financial Records, 1964-1967.
Box 36 Financial Reports Capital Assets, 1947-1952.
Box 18 Financial Resources, 1976-1977.
Box 49 Functional Budgeting, Article, 1970.
Box 44 Income Tax Purposes, 1962.
Box 25 Inventories, 1963.
Box 32 Investment Record, 1939-1959. 2 folders.
Box 25 Journal Vouchers, 1963. 12 folders.
Box 27 Metered Mail Charge Information Sheets, 1963.
Box 39 Miscellaneous Financial Statements, Receipts and Studies, 1918-1919. 4 folders.
Box 48 Miscellaneous Financials, 1975-1976. 7 folders.
Box 47 National Support - Financial Report, 1960-1961.
Box 18 Notes and Bills Receivables, 1909-1912. 1 volume.
Box 39 Report of Cash Receipts, 1960-1961.
Box 84 Report of the Task Force of Financial Resources, 1974. 1 volume.
Box 53 Report of the Task Force on Financial Resources, 1974. 1 volume.
Box 31 Reserve Fund, 1919-1933. 6 folders.
Box 28 Sales Tax Reports, 1973.
Box 44 Stock Receipts, 1963.
Box 31 Subscription Booklets, 1904-1905. 4 folders.
Box 70 Tax Legislation, 1938.


Correspondence

Box 41 Carbon Copies of Letters Written, Harper Glezen, 1963.
Box 50 Correspondence Copy Book, 1890-1897. 2 volumes.
Box 70 Correspondence, Arnett W. Leslie, 1950-1959.
Correspondence, Frank and Helen Koehler, 1950-1969.
Box 4 General Agency Service Model Correspondence, 1971.
Box 6 General Correspondence, 1966-1973. 8 folders.
Box 7 General Correspondence, 1974. 6 folders.
Box 8 General Correspondence, 1968-1972. 11 folders.
Box 6 General Correspondence Memos, 1970-1971. 2 folders.
Box 7 General Correspondence Memos, 1973-1975. 2 folders.
Box 8 General Correspondence Memos, 1966-1972. 5 folders.
Box 97 George D. Dayton Letter to Family, 1931.
Box 120 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1899-1916, 1965.


Department and Committee Records

Box 53 Advisory Committee on Suburban Capital Facilities, 1968. 1 volume.
Box 3 Area Program Services Committee, 1968-1969.
Branch Boundary Committee, 1964.
Committeemen's Conference, 1937-1945.
Box 50 Devotional Committee, 1897. 1 volume.
Box 3 Food Service Committee, undated.
House Committee Minutes, 1948.
Box 77 Physical Department, Fitness Program General File, 1951-1952.
Box 5 Physical Department, General File, 1947-1950.
Box 70 Program Service Committee Minutes, 1962-1971. 3 folders.
Railroad Department, 1883, 1886.
Second Century Planning Committee:
Box 83 Report of the Second Century Planning Committee, 1965.
Box 80 Report of the Second Century Planning Committee Operation Vision YMCA, 1965. 2 volumes.
Box 3 Second Century Planning Committee, 1965-1966. 6 folders.
Box 4 Site Selection Committee, 1972-1973.
Box 53 Special Building Committee Materials, 1957-1959. 1 volume.
Urban Department:
Box 8 Urban Department, 1968-1969.
Box 7 Urban Department, Releases, Correspondence, 1968-1969.
Box 8 Urban Department, Summer Reviews, Guidelines, 1969.


Fundraising Campaign Records

Centennial Building Fund Campaign:
Box 41 Adjusted Reports, 1962-1963.
Box 42 Audit and Transmittals, 1962.
Box 41 Audited Reports, 1963.
Box 36 Awards, undated.
Box 44 Beaver Associates Fundraising Associates, 1960-1962. 2 folders.
Box 4 Booz, Allen and Hamilton Consultants Capital Funds, 1961.
Box 44 Building Committee Materials, 1962.
Building Fund Campaign Areas, 1962. 4 folders.
Building Fund Statements, 1962.
Box 42 Campaign Cabinet, 1962.
Campaign Expense Budget, 1962.
Box 36 Campaign Payroll, 1961-1962.
Box 29 Campaign Plans and Schedule, All Solicitation Sections, 1962.
Box 42 Campaign Publicity, Central and West Area, 1962. 1 Volume.
Box 29 Capital Funds Campaigns (Member Associations), 1966.
Box 43 Capital Campaign Gifts, undated.
Box 44 Capital Funds Campaign Analysis of Pledges, 1962.
Box 42 Cash Deposit with Treasure Form, undated.
Cash Refunds, 1963.
Box 44 Centennial Capital Funds Program Presentation to United Fund Solicitations Committee, 1961.
Box 43 Changes on Pledges, 1962.
Box 42 Core Committee Responsibilities, undated.
Correspondence:
Box 41 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1963. 2 folders.
Box 42 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1962-1963. 7 folders.
Box 43 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1962-1963. 25 folders.
Box 44 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1962-1963. 11 folders.
Box 45 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1961.
Box 44 Firms List, undated.
Goals Report Meetings and Financial Statements, 1962.
Box 41 Individual Payment Record, 1963.
Box 43 Individual Payment Record, 1962. 2 folders.
Box 41 Information on Suspension for Building Fund, 1962.
Box 42 Information on Suspension Program, 1963.
Box 44 Material for Presentation to the United Fund Solicitations Committee, 1961.
Box 42 Metered Mail Charge, undated.
Box 36 Miscellaneous, 1961-1962.
Box 45 Miscellaneous Financials, 1961. 13 folders.
Box 43 Miscellaneous Pledges and Checks Sale, 1962.
Box 41 New Pledges, 1963.
Box 36 News Releases, 1961.
Newspaper Articles, 1961. 2 folders.
Box 44 Padilla Sabjeant Sullivan and Speer Capital Campaign , 1962.
Pattern Gifts, 1962.
Box 36 Pattern Gifts Work Book, 1961-1962. 2 folders.
Box 42 Pattern Gifts Work Book, undated. 2 volumes.
Box 41 Payment Reports, 1963.
Box 42 Payments Requisition, 1963.
Box 44 Periodic Reports on Centennial Building Fund Status, undated.
Box 42 Plans, 1962.
Box 43 Pledge Record, 1962.
Box 42 Pledges, 1961.
Pledges of the Metro Men's Club, 1962.
Box 46 Pledges Received, 1962. 3 trays.
Box 29 Professional Staff Aide,Pattern Gifts, 1962.
Box 6 Progress and Planning Reports from Booz, Allen and Hamilton Consultants, 1961. 3 folders.
Box 42 Progress Reports, 1962. 2 folders.
Box 36 Publicity and Rebuilding Fund, 1962.
Box 41 Rebuilding Campaign, 1962.
Rebuilding Fund Correspondence, 1962.
Receipts, 1962.
Box 44 Recognition Dinner, 1962-1967.
Box 41 "Recommendations for next steps" by Marvin Kober, 1962.
Box 42 Refund Voucher, undated.
Refunds, 1963.
Box 43 Report of Pledges, 1962.
Reports, 1962.
Box 42 Responsibility of the Special Gifts Group Leader, undated.
Schedules, 1961-1962.
Speakers Bureau Correspondence, 1962.
Box 44 Special Gifts, 1960.
Box 42 Special Gifts Reports, undated.
Box 41 Special Voucher- Order for Check, undated.
Box 42 Staff Memo, 1963.
Box 44 Staff Memos, 1963.
Box 42 Statement of Expenses, 1962.
Box 44 Statement of Expenses, 1963.
Box 42 Transfers Sustaining memberships, 1963.
Why have Goals? Letters Sent out on Suspension Program, 1963.
"Why have goals in this Building Program?", undated.
Box 44 Women Volunteer Workers, 1962.
Box 42 YMCA Building Program, undated.
General Capital Campaigns:
Box 49 Assorted Campaign Booklets, 1970-1979.
Box 123 Building Fund, 1990.
Building Fund - Assets/Liabilities, 1985-1990. 2 folders.
Box 9 Building Fund Subscribers, undated.
Building Funds Report, 1935-1948.
Box 49 Capital Campaign, 1973.
Box 53 Capital Campaign, 1973.
Box 88 Capital Campaign, 1981. 3 folders.
Box 53 Capital Campaign-John W. Kessler, 1972-1973. 1 volume.
Box 120 Capital Campaigns General, 1960-1989. 3 folders.
Box 9 Capital Funds Campaign, 1958. 4 folders.
Box 5 Capital Funds Campaign Correspondence, 1948.
Capital Funds Campaign Lists, 1946.
Box 4 Community Chest Campaign, 1945-1950.
Box 69 Community Fund - Correspondence, Reports, 1919-1923.
Box 53 Phase II Capital Fund Campaign, 1. 1 volume.
Box 83 Pledge and Subscription Lists, 1938-1946. 10 folders.
Box 9 Report and List of Subscribers to YMCA Million Dollar Campaign, 1916.
War Fund Campaign, 1917. 5 folders.
Miscellaneous:
Box 4 3rd Annual Seminar: New Challenges in Financing and Public Relations, 1974.
4th Annual Seminar: New Challenges in Financing and Public Relations, 1975.
Box 53 Directing Sustaining Membership Campaigns, undated. 1 volume.
Box 123 Donor/Customer Profile Data, Branch Listing, 2001. 2 folders.
Box 111 Endowment and Other Fundraising, 1984-1997. 2 folders.
Box 4 Financial Development Manual, 1978.
Fund Raising, undated.
Fund Raising Notes, 1978.
Box 53 Long-Term Capital Funds Planning, 1951-1962. 1 volume.
Box 29 Miscellaneous List Companies, undated.
Box 53 Proposal for Inner City Program Endowment, 1979. 1 volume.
Rebuilding Fund:
Box 36 Borton Group and Jewson Group, 1953.
Box 33 Campaign Pledges, 1953-1955. 4 folders.
Box 34 Campaign Pledges, 1953-1955. 4 folders.
Box 9 Capital Funds Drive List of Contributions, 1953.
Box 36 Correspondence, 1953-1955. 3 folders.
Correspondence, Special Gifts, 1952-1957.
Equipment, 1953.
Letter of Intent Follow Up, 1953-1954.
Pattern Gift Prospect List, 1952. 2 folders.
Pattern Gifts, 1953.
Box 46 Payments, 1954. 1 tray.
Box 36 Rebuilding Fund Special Gifts, 1953.
Box 9 Rebuilding Fund Special Gifts Prospects, 1953.
Box 36 Rebuilding Fund, Follow Up, undated.
Box 34 Rebuilding Fund, Miscellaneous, 1953-1955. 4 folders.
Box 36 Rebuilding Fund, 1952-1954. 2 folders.
Box 9 Rebuilding Fund Campaign, 1953.
Box 36 Rebuilding Fund Campaign General, 1953. 2 folders.
Report Forms, 1953.
Steering Committee, 1953.
Steering Committee, Follow Up, 1953-1955. 2 folders.
YMCA Flyer, undated.
United Fund:
Box 18 Agreement with YMCA, 1970-1971.
Box 49 Allocations, 1971-1972.
Budget Hearing Materials, 1973.
Budget Hearings, General United Fund, 1969-1972.
Box 18 Budget, Final Draft, 1971.
Budget, Preliminary, 1971.
Budget, Preliminary Drafts for United Fund, 1973.
Box 49 Budgets, Financial Need and Subsidy Recommendations, 1972.
Box 18 Comparative Studies, 1972.
Box 49 Emergency Repair Assistance, 1972.
General Correspondence, 1972.
Insurance, 1954.
Policies, Building Use, 1959.
Sustaining Membership Survey, 1970.
Box 18 United Fund Presentaions on Urban/West Central Region , 1972.
Box 49 United Fund Presentation, 1973.
War Chest Campaign:
Box 9 War Chest Campaign, 1946.
War Chest Entrance Campaign, 1942.
War Chest Surpluses, 1944-1946.
Box 70 War Chest, Community Chest, United Fund Historical Material, 1940-1949.
Y Partners:
Box 111 Y Partners, 2002. 2 folders.
Box 121 Y Partners Campaign, 2003. 4 folders.
Box 123 Y-Partners Campaign Plans, 2002-2003.


International/World Service Records

Box 67 African Alliance YMCAs Youth and Gender Workshop, 1997.
Around the World:
Box 66 Around the World, 1966.
Correspondence, 1965-1966. 3 folders.
Material for Around the World Trip, 1966.
Post File, 1966.
YMCA Far Eastern and Around the World Tour, 1966.
Box 62 Boyd Perara Correspondence, 1974-1975.
Box 65 Brazilian Visitor, 1983-1984.
Budget World Service, 1981-1984. 3 folders.
Camp Naivasha:
Box 128 Camp Naivasha Miscellaneous, 1995-1997. 2 folders.
Box 67 Camp Naivasha Project, 1990-1999.
Box 65 Development Education, 1980.
Box 62 East-West Conference Follow Up, 1975.
Financial Development Study, Elias Montijo, Sao Paolo Brazil, 1978.
Box 70 Foreign Work, Branch Work, 1907.
Box 62 Foreign YMCA Accommodations, undated.
Box 67 Ghana, 1980-1999.
Box 66 Ghana/Sioux Indian YMCA Posters, undated.
Ground Zero Firebreaks II War Peace Game, 1984. 2 folders.
Box 65 Hunger News Articles, Undated.
Box 62 Indo-China Emergency Fund, 1975.
Box 77 International Bills, 1978-1979.
International Committee:
Box 62 Annual Report, 1978.
Box 77 Goals, 1978.
Box 61 International Committee, General, 1977-1978.
Box 77 International Committee, General, 1978-1979.
Box 62 Interpreters, undated.
Meetings, 1976-1977. 3 folders.
Year End Report, 1976.
International Division Assembly, 1977.
Box 67 International Education: Peace Education Peace Poles, 1985.
Box 62 International night dinner pictures, undated.
International Program, 1977.
Box 67 International Program, 1988-1994, 2001. 2 folders.
Box 120 International Program Book, 2002. 2 folders.
Box 77 International Program Center, 1977-1978.
Box 65 International Program Center, Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1983.
Box 120 International Program Resource Manual, 1980-1989.
Box 62 International Program, Campers, 1970-1973.
International Program, Development Position, 1977-1978.
International Program, Goals, 1978.
Box 65 International Program, Preview, Marketing, Plans, etc. , undated.
Box 66 International Programs Sudan, 1982.
Box 62 International Resource People, undated.
Box 65 International Year for Youth, 1983-1985.
International YMCA Applications, Undated.
Box 67 Ireland, Fiji, South Africa, Colombia, 1980-1999.
Jamaica, Sweden, 1980-1999.
Box 62 Kitchen Equipment University of MN, 1976.
Mailing, 1973-1977.
Box 65 Mid-Continent Dialogue on the Changing World Economy, 1979.
Minnesota Development Action Group, 1982-1983.
New International Division Committee, 1980-1982.
Box 62 Partnership Uruguay Ghana, 1978.
Box 67 Peace Making Workshop, 1980-1989.
Box 62 Personal Correspondence, Orlin Donhowe, 1975.
Box 65 Requests for Support, 1983-1984.
Box 62 Russian Students Visit, 1977.
Russian Tour:
Box 62 Finances, 1969.
Franke Incident, 1969.
Information and Regulations, 1969.
Planning and Constituency, 1969.
Box 8 Santiago Project, 1963-1964.
Box 62 South American branches of Minneapolis based Corporations, undated.
Soweto Breakfast, 1978.
Box 65 St. Louis Israel Trip Wheeler, 1982-1983.
Box 62 Staff Task Force, International Understanding, 1974.
Statesmanship, 1973-1975.
Box 65 Twin Cities Peace Coalition, 1984.
Box 62 United Nations Association Newsletters and Information , 1978.
USSR Exchange Program:
Box 65 US/Soviet Exchange Program, 1983-1984.
USSR Group, 1983.
USSR Youth Visit, 1982. 2 folders.
Walk for Mankind:
Box 62 Walk for Mankind, 1972-1975. 3 folders.
Walk for Mankind Lock Box Bank Authorizations, 1977.
Walking Together, Working Together:
Box 66 Walking Together Posters/Flyers, undated.
Walking Together/Working Together, 1983-1984.
Walking Together/Working Together, 1983-1984.
Box 62 World Affairs Center, 1977.
World Alliance South America, 1977.
Box 65 World Ambassadors, 1981. 2 folders.
Box 62 World Ambassadors, General, 1979-1983.
Box 65 World Ambassadors, West Africa, 1981. 2 folders.
Box 62 World Communique, 1974-1978. 4 folders.
World Communique Renewal Order, 1973.
Box 65 World Federalists Association, 1983-1984.
World Service:
Box 62 World Service, 1973-1976. 4 folders.
World Service Commitment, Money sent to World Services, 1977.
World Service Goals and Productions, 1976.
World Service Mailing, 1978.
World Service Promotion Current, 1969-1976.
World Service Refugees, 1975.
World Services, Herb Mikkelson, 1978.
World Youth Peace Conference, 1977.
Box 66 YMCA Global Education Workbook, undated.


Marketing and Public Relations Records

Communications:
Box 122 Association Highlights, 2003-2004.
Box 123 Association Highlights, 2001-2006.
Box 122 Family Memo, 1961-1975. 4 folders.
Box 70 News Articles Notebook, 1980s.
Box 6 News Release, 1966-1971. 3 folders.
Box 7 News Releases, 1972-1975. 6 folders.
Box 8 News Releases, 1969-1971. 2 folders.
Box 70 Newsletters, 1907.
Box 123 President's Letter, 1999-2005.
Box 122 President's Memo, 1975-1995. 5 folders.
Box 124 Summer Programs Newsletters, 2005-2006. 3 folders.
Box 4 Sunday Newspaper Supplement a $25 Million Response to Social and Human Needs, 1973.
Box 122 YMCA Week/Sunday Bulletins, 1964-1994. 5 folders.
Box 120 Y's Builder, 1946-1996. 7 folders.
History:
Box 121 140th Anniversary Book Research Materials, 2006. 10 folders.
Box 5 History, 1866-1966. 2 folders.
Box 120 History by Chuck Holmes, 1996.
History Scroll, 1990-1999. 2 folders.
Miscellaneous History, 1886-1995.
Public Relations Information Regarding Basketball History, 1964.
Miscellaneous:
Box 77 Education Brochures, 1917-1930.
Box 56 General Administration Media and Communications, 2007-2010.
Box 47 Policy and Procedure Regulating Use of Name and Insignia in Sale of Products, 1967.
Box 6 Public Relations Evaluation Forms, 1971.
Box 124 Public Relations Manual, 1980-1999.
Box 4 Public Relations Workshop, 1974.
Public Relations/Affairs Committee:
Box 6 Minutes, Agendas, Memos, 1969-1970.
Box 7 Minutes, Agendas, Memos, 1956-1969.
Box 8 Minutes, Agendas, Memos, 1971-1972.
Box 124 Minutes, Reports, 1985-1995. 10 folders.
Box 36 Public Information Committee, 1953.
Box 29 Public Relations Committee Annual Meeting, 1970-1971. 2 folders.
Box 6 Public Relations Task Force, 1969.


Miscellaneous Administrative Records

Box 4 Building on Excellence, undated. 2 folders.
Box 53 Cabinet Meetings, 1947-1953.
Box 29 Civil Rights and YMCA Leadership for Interracial Practices and Developments, 1960.
Box 5 Community Survey of Social and Health Work in Minneapolis for the Council of Social Agencies, 1938.
Box 23 Constitution and By-Laws Minneapolis Young Men's Christian Association, 1886-1908. 1 volume.
Box 68 Date of Organization, 1867.
Box 43 Equipment Rentals, 1962.
Box 56 General Administration North Commons Water Park Agreement, 2007.
Box 47 George William College, 1965-1969.
Box 55 Historical Library Policy, 1950-1970.
Box 77 Information and Rules of Organization Papers, undated.
Insurance:
Box 63 Equitable Life Assurance Society, 1959-1962.
Box 48 Experience Summary on Insurance Policies, 1973.
Box 47 Miscellaneous Bank Information, 1951-1977. 22 folders.
Box 40 Miscellaneous Insurance and Accident Information, 1940-1975. 19 folders.
Box 41 Miscellaneous Insurance and Accident Information, 1955-1977. 36 folders.
Box 47 Miscellaneous Insurance and Accident Information, 1940-1975. 16 folders.
Manuals:
Box 53 Sustaining Membership Manual, undated. 1 volume.
Box 123 Administrative Manual, 1983.
Box 124 Administrative Manual, 1980-1989.
Box 70 Administrative Procedure, 1960.
Box 29 Administrative Procedures, Policy, By laws, 1968.
Box 123 Aquatic Standards, Staff Manual, 2000.
Financial Development Staff Manual, 1990-1999.
Box 30 Minneapolis YMCA Administrative Manual, 1980-1989.
Box 123 Volunteerism and the YMCA Manual, 1997.
Box 53 YMCA Tax Exemption Manual, 1976. 1 volume.
Box 4 Membership Correspondence list, 1975.
Box 29 Miscellaneous Dr. Howard Conn Files, 1959-1960.
National Activities:
Box 97 National Council Annual Camp Reports, 1965.
Box 53 National Council Meeting-6 Year Operating Goals, 1979. 1 volume.
Box 30 National Council Membership, 1924.
Box 97 National Council Program Reports, 1966.
National Council Reports-Program Summary Miscellaneous Reports, 1965.
Part III National Council Report (The Official Roster of Employed Officers), 1963-1967.
Box 69 Open Door Policy on Use of YMCA Facilities by Outside Organizations, 1951-1965.
Box 84 Operational Guidelines for Using Sensitivity Training and the Laboratory Method in the YMCA, 1960s. 1 volume.
Organizational History:
Box 44 Glezen Testimonial, 1968.
Box 53 Facts: The YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis, 1971. 2 volumes.
Box 55 Metropolitan Minneapolis YMCA History, 1866-1995.
Box 56 General History, 1866-1966, 2008. 3 folders.
Box 67 History, 1866-1896.
Box 68 History, 1866-1966. 8 folders.
Box 83 Historical Sketch, undated.
Box 88 Miscellaneous History, 1986-1990.
Planning:
Box 84 Corporate Planning Process for the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis, 1976. 1 volume.
Box 121 Association Goals and Branch Plans, 1998-2003. 7 folders.
Box 3 Long Range Planning Project, 1982. 2 folders.
Box 97 Minneapolis YMCA Plans and Policies, Frank Koehler, 1925-1932.
Box 53 Planning Counsel, 1968-1971. 1 volume.
Box 6 Planning Survey The Young Men's Christian Association of the City of Minneapolis, 1961.
Box 53 Phonathon Book, 1981. 1 volume.
Box 69 Policy Regarding Negros, 1939-1944.
Box 53 Proposal Development : A Report of Briefing Held in Washington, D. C., 1969. 1 volume.
Proposed Robinwood Business commercial Apartment Development, 1968. 1 volume.
Reference Materials:
Box 56 1970 Profile of Minneapolis Communities Preliminary Reports, 1970.
Box 58 A Demographic Profile of 33 Communities in Hennepin County, 1973. 1 volume.
Box 49 Budgeting, Other YMCA's, 1971.
Box 84 Census Tract Street Index for Hennepin County, 1972. 1 volume.
Box 77 Chicago YMCA's Priorities for the Seventies, 1973-1979.
Box 70 City of Minneapolis Maps, undated.
Box 77 Joliet YMCA, 1974.
Milwaukee Program Appraisal Committee-Report, 1935.
Omaha Cluster, 1974.
St. Louis YMCA's Board Member's Conference, 1973.
Summary Report on Rochester YMCA, 1952.
Box 74 Worthington Minnesota YMCA Survey Report, 1950.
Box 77 YMCA of the Rockies, 1978.
Reports and Surveys:
Box 4 Administrative and Supervisory Study, 1956.
Box 30 Administrative Reports, 1895-1921. 7 folders.
Box 84 Case for the YMCA in the 1960s, 1961. 1 volume.
Box 4 Engineering Report on Association, S. Wirt Wiley General Secretary YMCA, 1923.
Box 120 Metropolitan Minneapolis YMCA, 1969-1971.
Box 4 Minneapolis Central YMCA The Young Mens Division, 1925-1926.
Box 30 Monthly Statement (Statistics) Young Men's Christian Association, 1895.
Box 39 Night Security Reports, 1961.
Box 74 North Central Area Survey Report, 1950.
Box 4 Organizational Survey Summary Report, 1948.
Box 84 Orientation to the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis, 1973. 1 volume.
Box 48 Report of Company Organization, Bureau of the Census , 1972.
Box 4 Statistical Reports Correspondence, 1970.
Study of Membership Trends, 1954-1964.
Box 6 Study of the Administrative and organization of the YMCA, 1955.
Box 4 Survey of the YMCA, 1951. 2 folders.
Survey of work done YMCA, 1914.
Wirt Wiley Survey of work done YMCA, 1905-1910.
Box 76 Rolodex, undated. 1 box.
Box 48 Social Security Fund, 1950-1966.
Box 120 Supervisor Meeting on United Way, 1997.
Box 48 Sustaining Membership, 1969.
Box 39 Twin Cities Personal Managers Association, 1957-1958.
Box 48 Unemployment Insurance - "Employment Securities Amendments of 1970", 1970.
Box 49 United Agency Relations Manuel, 1974. 4 folders.
United Way Budget Presentation Hearing, 1974.
United Way Special Hearing, 1972.
Box 29 YMCA CAA All Star Award, undated.
Box 120 YMCA Miscellaneous Information, 2001.
Box 48 YMCA Retirement Fund, Undated.
Box 120 YMCA to Branches Scholarship, 1993.


Personnel and Human Resources Records

Box 3 Board, Staff Workshop, 1969.
Box 123 Employee Newsletter, YMCA Mug, 1998-2002. 2 folders.
Employee Orientation Manual, 1980s.
Box 48 Garnishments, Summons, 1967.
Box 4 Office of Training and Human Development, undated.
Box 30 Retirement Fund, 1942-1972. 2 folders.
Retirement Fund Membership, 1922.
Box 42 Staff Directory, 1962. 2 folders.
Box 70 Staff Policy, 1950-1696.
Box 48 Union Contacts, undated.
Welfare Pension Plan, Disclosure Act, 1962-1966.
Box 120 Yearbook, Branch Staff Rosters Boys Work Secretaries, 1866-2004. 2 folders.


Programs, Events, and Activities Records

Centennial:
Box 8 Centennial, 1966.
Box 56 Second Century Dinner Program, 1966.
Second Century Planning report, 1966.
Box 120 Centennial Observance, 1966. 4 folders.
Early Program Record Books:
Box 50 Educational Department Job Book, 1912. 1 volume.
Efficiency Record Book, 1914. 1 volume.
Friday Night Workers' Training Class, 1894. 1 volume.
Index, 1907-1908. 1 volume.
Minneapolis Bible and Culture Club. Lessons on "The Social Significance of the Teachings of Jesus", 1907. 1 volume.
Monthly Time Book, 1906-1907. 1 volume.
Program Record Book, 1913-1914. 1 volume.
Record of Bible Class, 1894. 1 volume.
Record of Religious Work, Undated. 1 volume.
Records, Gymnasium Men's Bible Class, 1893-1894. 1 volume.
Talks and Clubs Records, 1912-1914. 1 volume.
Time Book, 1895-1897. 1 volume.
Time Book and Payroll, 1891-1894. 1 volume.
Leadership Training:
Box 66 Effective Leadership Training H.H.H. Institute, 1984. 2 folders.
Box 67 Group Leader Training Institute, undated.
Box 70 Group Leader Training Institute, 1964.
Box 66 Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs Conference, 1983.
Humphrey Leadership Readings, 1984. 2 folders.
Box 67 Trainer's Manual, Practical helps for conducting Group Leader Training Institutes, undated.
Miscellaneous:
Box 123 Annual Meetings, 1964-1997. 4 folders.
Box 120 Black Achievers, 2000.
Box 56 Child Care Update, 2009.
Box 70 Club Leaders' Resource Project (Scott McBurney Memorial), 1959.
Box 120 Earth Service Corps, 1998.
Box 18 Guide to Preparing Program Descriptions - The United Way, 1982. 1 volume.
Box 120 Heritage Club, Honoring Doug Dayton and Marty Baskerville, 2005-2006. 2 folders.
Box 123 Home Team Staff Manual, 1980's.
Box 70 Leisure Time League - Correspondence, Meetings, Undated.
Box 120 Measured Mile, 1963.
Box 53 Membership Reports, 1878-1908.
Metropolitan Minneapolis YMCA Seminar Report Work with Volunteers, 1977. 1 volume.
Box 35 Miscellaneous Notes, 1962-1965.
Box 9 Mission Workshops, 1984-1991.
Box 70 Mixmasters, 1958.
Box 30 Nominating Convention Members Committee, 1895, 1920.
Box 70 Non-YMCA Minneapolis Halloween fun books, 1937.
Box 74 Physical Education North Central, 1958-1959.
Box 53 Program Secretaries Conference, 1941-1953.
Box 44 Recognition Party for Harper Glezen Party, 1968.
Box 23 Record of Proceedings of the Board of Directors of the Norwegian Young Men's Christian Association of Minneapolis, 1891-1897. 1 volume.
Box 56 Speech by Wirt Wiley, 1920.
Stone Arch Building Dedication, 1991.
Box 3 Toastmasters Club Programs, undated.
Box 53 Urban Focus: Presentation to Minneapolis-St. Paul YMCA Staff Seminar by Dietrich C. Reitzes, 1970-1979. 1 volume.
Box 120 Vulnerable Youth Reports, Supervisor Meeting, 1997.
Box 70 War on Poverty Project, 1966.
Box 56 Youth Development, 2009-2010.
Plans, Policies, and Reports:
Box 53 City Program Reports, 1942-1953. 2 folders.
Box 54 Minneapolis Y-Plans and Policies: Frank Koehler, 1925-1932.
Box 77 Miscellaneous YMCA Programs, undated.
Box 97 Plans and Policies, 1932-1938.
Box 89 Program Descriptions, 1985.
Box 4 Program Evaluation- Program Participant Feedback Form , undated.
Box 58 Program Plans and Policies, 1912-1951. 16 folders.
Box 52 Program Plans and Schedules, 1951-1970. 19 volumes.
Box 80 Program Priorities, 1970-1975. 1 volume.
Box 70 Program Reports, 1965.
Box 97 Program Reports, 1966-1970. 4 folders.
Box 124 Program Services, 1990-2000s. 2 folders.
Box 123 Program/Members Statistics, 1980-1999.
Box 56 Report on YMCA Summer Programs, 2007.
Box 80 YMCA Program Renewal and Development, 1970-1979. 1 volume.
Program Committee:
Box 52 Metropolitan Program Committee Minutes, 1959-1961.
Box 49 Metropolitan Program Committee Minutes, 1962-1963.
Box 123 Metropolitan Program Committee Minutes, 1970-1989. 2 folders.
Box 3 Metropolitan Program Committee Miscellaneous, 1948-1971. 2 folders.
Box 49 Program Plans and Schedules from E.G. Williamson, 1962-1963.
Box 52 Programs Plans and Schedules of Previous Years, 1959-1961. 1 volume.
Box 49 Program Services Committee, 1979-1982.
National Activities:
Box 97 Annual Report Forms National, 1973.
Box 60 Annual Report to National Council YMCA, 1964-1993. 32 folders.
Box 117 Annual Report to National Council YMCA, 1994-1997. 10 folders.
Box 97 Annual Reports National, 1974.
Box 4 National Board Financial Development, 1973.
National Board Planning Group, 1970-1980.
National Board Task Force National Percentage Support , 1972-1975.
National Conference of Black and non-white YMCA Secretaries, 1971-1972.
National Council Meeting, 1966.
Box 9 National War Fund State War Chest, 1943-1946.
Box 7 National YMCA Association of Professional Directors, 1970-1990. 2 folders.
Box 9 National YMCA Association of Retired Directors, 1970-1990.
Box 4 Program Reports National Council Reports, 1975.
War Work:
Box 67 News Releases Dr. Howard Conn Files, 1918-1919. 2 folders.
Pamphlets Dr. Howard Conn Files, 1918. 4 folders.
Box 70 War Work, 1920-1949.
Box 67 War Work, Miscellaneous Dr. Howard Conn Files, 1917-1918.



RELATED MATERIALS

See also the Publications and ephemera records 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 -- Administration.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Places:
Minneapolis (Minn.).
Organizations:
Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Minneapolis.
Young Men's Christian Association of the City of Minneapolis.
Young Men's Christian Association of the Greater Twin Cities.