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YMCA ARMED SERVICES DEPARTMENT:
An Inventory of Its World War I Records


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Historical Sketch | Contents Summary/Organization | Administrative/Access Info | Contents Details | Related Materials | Other Finding Aids | Indexed Terms/Access Points


OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

Creator: National Board of the Young Men's Christian Associations. Armed Services Dept.
Title: World War I-related records.
Date: 1910-1970 (bulk 1917-1921).
Collection Number: Y.USA.4-1
Abstract: Minutes, correspondence, publicity bulletins, training manuals, reports, newspapers, and other records of major YMCA administrative bodies which provided services to the military forces in the United States and abroad during World War I..
Quantity: 59.2 cu. ft. (144 boxes).
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


HISTORY OF YMCA ARMED SERVICES WORK IN WORLD WAR I

The United States entered World War I on 6 April 1917. On that same day, John Mott, General Secretary of the International Committee of North American YMCAs, informed President Wilson that the YMCA would help provide services for the military forces. Less than a week later, the International Committee appointed the National War Work Council to coordinate this work. William S. Sloane, a New York furniture merchant and for sixteen years chairman of the YMCA's Army and Navy Committee, was designated as the new organization's chairman, and Mott as its chief executive officer. A specific military function was assigned to the YMCA. Its duty was to assist in maintaining and promoting morale and welfare. It had been proved in the Spanish American War and on the Mexican border that YMCA service made better fighters.

The YMCA conducted its war work with soldiers in training camps and troop trains in the United States as well as in Europe, providing recreation, library services, bible study, and religious services. In France the YMCA agreed to run the Post Exchange for the army, and thus sold candy, cigarettes, and other personal items to the soldiers. War work went under several names, including Red Triangle work and AEF work (AEF stood for American Expeditionary Forces, which referred to the American army in France). The National War Work Council also financed similar work for French soldiers under the name "Foyer du Soldat." Additional work was carried out in Italy, Greece, Russia, and a number of other countries. The YMCA also provided services to prisoners of war in a number of countries.

In the course of staffing its assigned operations and the other activities which fell to its lot along the way, the YMCA recruited a grand total of 25,926 workers who, about equally divided between home and overseas assignments, served under the Red Triangle. These workers were selected from approximately 2000,000 applications. Women workers comprised about 20 percent of the total, twice as many of whom served overseas as served on the home front.

In November 1918, the YMCA conducted a fundraising campaign in conjunction with six other welfare organizations: The YWCA, the Jewish Welfare Board, the Knights of Columbus, the Salvation Army, the American Library Association, and War Camp Community Service. The effort, known as the United War Campaign, raised $192 million.

Immediately after the war, the YMCA followed American occupying forces into Germany, working primarily out of the city of Koblenz. This was referred to as AFG work (i.e. American Forces in Germany). Due to unsettled conditions in the war area and the fact that a peace treaty had not yet been signed, work among young men of Allied countries and among prisoners of war was still continuing. In the United States, a postwar program of special significance was an extensive educational service, financed by war work funds, which enabled ex-servicemen to complete studies interrupted by the war or to secure further preparation for re-entry into civilian life.

Although it received much praise for its work, after the war the YMCA was the target of numerous complaints from soldiers. The allegations mostly related to the YMCA's operation of canteens, and involved accusations that it had sold items at inflated prices or items which were to be distributed free. There were a number of official investigations into the YMCA's wartime conduct, for the most part exonerating the Y.

Much of the historical information in this summary was taken from Serving the U.S. Armed Forces, 1861-1986: The Story of the YMCA's Ministry to Military Personnel for 125 Years, by Richard C. Lancaster; and Summary of World War Work of the American YMCA, a 1920 report published by the International Committee of the YMCA.



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The records include minutes and related materials from major administrative bodies, primarily the National War Work Council and its subcommittees: the executive committee, the finance committee, the committee of eleven, the committee of fourteen, the religious work bureau committee, the overseas committee, and the committee of nine. Also included are press releases, publicity bulletins, and fundraising materials; training pamphlets for war workers; blueprints of buildings for war work; and correspondence and reports relating to work in army camps. There are also reports and correspondence relating the the dissolution of the War Work Council.

A major portion of the records consists of materials relating to the United War Work Campaign, a joint campaign of seven American welfare organizations, including the YMCA. These records include minutes, bylaws, and agreements; correspondence, reports, and minutes of the committee of eleven; correspondence of John Mott relating to the campaign; financial statements and budget materials; press releases, bulletins, and promotional publications; state and local fundraising materials; and staff lists. There are also reports and publications of the other organizations which participated in the Campaign, including the American Library Association, the Jewish Welfare Board, the the Salvation Army.

Materials relating to various program departments include publications of the Army Educational Commission; reports and publications of educational work in France; and reports and publications concerning entertainment, transportation, work by women, and work in the area of physical fitness and recreation (the latter includes publications on the Inter-Allied Games held in Paris in 1919).

Records relating to the AEF YMCA are also included in the collection and consist of publications, correspondence, and minutes relating to work with American soldiers in France; AFG (American Forces in Germany) materials, including pamphlets for soldiers and reports concerning work with the occupying forces; and leave area publications relating to recreational and site-seeing opportunities in France and Germany.

A variety of materials contain personal reminiscences of YMCA work, including narrative manuscripts, personal journals, interviews of secretaries, testimonials of soldiers, and a historical statement. The collection also includes three sets of personnel records for war workers: a punch card file, a contract file, and a statements of returning secretaries. These provide names, addresses, and information on YMCA war work service.

Prisoner of war work is documented by administrative correspondence, budget materials, reports, news clippings, and publications for prisoners. There is also a pictorial publication describing work with eastern European prisoners.

A number of YMCA-sponsored newspapers for soldiers are included in these records. The most prominent of these is the Red Triangle Bulletin, reporting on work in France. Trench and Camp, a joint project between the YMCA and various U.S. newspapers, was distributed in military camps in the United States.

Non-YMCA materials relating to YMCA war work and the war in general include government reports and publications on matters such as selective service, training camps, and regulations. There are also some reports to the English Parliament on prisoner-of-war work.

There is voluminous material concerning the post-war investigations of the YMCA's work. These include the eleven volume "YMCA Answer to the Inspector General" and the five volume "Letter from E. C. Carter to William Sloane Supplementing YMCA Answer to the Inspector General'; Answers to Criticisms"; "Report on the Investigation of the YMCA"; and articles and news clippings.

Also included in the collection are materials relating to the military build-up on the Mexican border in 1916. The YMCA followed the soldiers and did war work there. These materials include promotional publications, news clippings, press materials, Border Work (another YMCA-sponsored newspaper for soldiers), blueprint maps, and a report on the work.



ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Preferred Citation:
[Indicate the cited item and/or series here]. Armed Services World War I-Related Records. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.
Processing Information:
Processed by: David Carmichael; Chan Harries.
Catalog Record ID number: 4339768


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

The following section contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection. To request materials, please note the corresponding box number.

Box 1 National War Work Council, minutes and documents, 1917-1921. 6 folders.
National War Work Council, minutes and documents, 1924-1927.
Trustees of the War Fund of the YMCA, minutes, 1920-1927.
Executive Committee of National War Work Council, minutes, 1917-1921. 8 folders.
National War Work Council, negotiations with Armed Forces, 1919.
Box 2 Executive Committee of National War Work Council, minutes, 1917-1920. 5 folders.
Executive Committee of National War Work Council, minutes (duplicates), 1917-1920. 11 folders.
National War Work Council, minutes (duplicates), 1917-1920.
Box 3 Finance Committee of the National War Work Council, minutes, 1917-1920. 5 folders.
Joint Meeting of the Executive and Financial Committees of the National War Work Council, minutes, 1919-1920.
Committee of Eleven, minutes, 1918-1921. 6 folders.
Committee of Fourteen, minutes, 1918-1920.
Committee on Allied Armies and Prisoners of War, minutes, 1918-1922. 3 folders.
Overseas Committee, minutes, 1923-1924.
Box 4 Army Educational Commission, 1919.
Committee of Nine, minutes, 1918.
National War Work Council, recommendations from overseas, 1918.
National War Work Council, directories, 1917-1918.
National War Work Council, campaign organization and promotion details, 1917.
National War Work Council, fundraising materials, 1917. 5 folders.
National War Work Council, financial statements and audits, 1918-1927. 2 folders.
National War Work Council, publicity bulletins, 1917. 2 folders.
National War Work Council, Camp Bulletin, 1917-1919. 3 folders.
Box 5 National War Work Council, press releases, 1917. 14 folders.
Box 6 National War Work Council, press releases, 1917. 9 folders.
National War Work Council, recruiting materials for war work, 1918.
National War Work Council, training program report, 1919.
National War Work Council, Manual for Camp Work, 1917-1918.
National War Work Council, The Uniform of Honor and Elementary Textbook for YMCA Secretaries in Military Obedience, Courtesy, Bearing and Litter Drill, 1918.
Religious Work Bureau, miscellaneous, 1917-1919. 2 folders.
Box 7 Religious Work Bureau, minutes, 1917-1919. 4 folders.
Religious Work Bureau, Religious Work Program pamphlet, 1918.
National War Work Council, war personnel board, directories, 1917-1918. 12 folders.
War Personnel Board, roster, 1918.
War Personnel Board, training materials, 1918.
War Personnel Board, enlistment materials, 1917-1918.
War Personnel Board, blank forms, 1918.
Box 8 War Work Training School, materials, 1917-1918. 7 folders.
National War Work Council-Southeast, 1917-1918. 5 folders.
National War Work Council-Southern, 1917-1918. 8 folders.
Box 9 National War Work Council, demobilization, 1918-1919. 8 folders.
National War Work Council, reports, 1917-1927. 12 folders.
National War Work Council, trustees of war work fund, 1914-1919, 1940, 1943.
Box 10 National War Work Council, Bureau of Construction, 1917-1921. 3 folders.
National War Work Council, correspondence and statements re: YMCA work in Army posts and camps, 1918-1920. 2 folders.
National War Work Council, Committee on War Industries, 1917-1919. 4 folders.
National War Work Council, Joint Committee of 10, 1920.
National War Work Council, Committee of 14, 1915-1918.
National War Work Council, Chicago Plan, 1919-1920.
Box 11 National War Work Council, fund reports and correspondence, 1919-1927. 3 folders.
National War Work Council, budgets, 1918-1919.
National War Work Council, Supreme Court accounting, correspondence and reports, 1922-1933. 4 folders.
National War Work Council, dissolution reports, 1917-1946. 3 folders.
National War Work Council, trustee reports, 1919-1928. 2 folders.
National War Work Council, Liquidation Committee, 1921-1924. 2 folders.
Box 12 Various wartime organizations and YMCA committees, minutes, 1917-1919.
United War Work Campaign, general committee, minutes, 1918.
United War Work Campaign Executive Committee, reports and minutes, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, budget sub-committee, 1918-1919.
United War Work Campaign, reports and minutes, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, certificate of incorporation, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, minutes of general committee and national cabinet, index, 1918.
United War Work Campaign Joint Executive Committee, minutes, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, National Cabinet, minutes, 1918. 2 folders.
United War Work Campaign, Committee of Eleven, correspondence and reports, 1917-1919.
United War Work Campaign, Committee of Eleven, minutes and correspondence, 1918-1919.
United War Work Campaign, Committee of Eleven, minutes and correspondence, 1920.
United War Work Campaign, Committee of Eleven, minutes, 1920-1921.
United War Work Campaign, J. Mott, correspondence, 1918-1919.
United War Work Campaign, Committee of Three, reports, 1919.
Trustees of the War Fund, minutes, 1920-1927.
National War Work Council, financial reports, 1918-1928.
Box 13 United War Work Campaign, Finance Committee, minutes, 1918-1921. 4 folders.
United War Work Campaign, circular letters and telegrams, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, endorsement correspondence, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, correspondence regarding protests against campaign, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, financial statements, 1918-1921.
United War Work Campaign, quota statements, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, budget materials, 1917-1919.
United War Work Campaign, final audit, 1928-1930.
United War Work Campaign, correspondence regarding 1933 disbursement, 1933.
United War Work Campaign, materials relating to merger negotiations of campaigns, 1918. 2 folders
United War Work Campaign, campaign plan book, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, bulletins, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, promotional publications, 1917-1918. 2 folders.
Box 14 United War Work Campaign, pledge cards, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, staff and committee lists, circa 1918. 4 folders.
United War Work Campaign, press releases, 1918. 2 folders.
United War Work Campaign, miscellaneous press materials, circa 1917-1920. 2 folders.
United War Work Campaign, cartoon contest materials, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, publications and clippings, circa 1918. 6 folders.
Box 15 United War Work Campaign, publications and clippings, circa 1918. 10 folders.
New York Herald articles on YMCA in WW I, 1917-1919. 6 folders.
Box 16 War work clippings, California, Oregon and Washington, 1919. 3 folders.
War work clippings from New England states, 1918. 5 folders.
News clippings on war work, 1916-1918. 2 folders.
United War Work Campaign, promotional publications, 1918-1921. 3 folders.
United War Work Campaign, miscellaneous publications, 1918-1919.
United War Work Campaign, blank forms, circa 1918. 2 folders.
Box 17 United War Work Campaign, reports and correspondence, 1917.
United War Work Campaign, financial lists, 1917. 2 folders.
United War Work Campaign, financial reports, 1917-1918. 3 folders.
United War Work Campaign, publicity, 1917. 2 folders.
Box 18 United War Work Campaign, Victory Boys, publications and reports, 1917-1918. 5 folders.
United War Work Campaign, foreign countries, 1917-1918. 3 folders.
United War Work Campaign, Brazil, 1918-1919.
United War Work Campaign, China, 1918-1919.
United War Work Campaign, Cuba, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, Mexico, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, Puerto Rico, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, Hawaiian islands, 1918.
United War Work Campaign, Bel Air, MD claim, 1938-1939. 2 folders.
Hopkins, World War I notes, circa 1950.
Box 19 United War Work Campaign, Victory Boys, miscellaneous materials, 1917-1918. 15 folders.
Box 20 United War Work Campaign, miscellaneous state and local fundraising pamphlets, circa 1917-1919. 6 folders.
United War Work Campaign, Indiana State War Work, reports, 1919-1920.
United War Work Campaign, Puerto Rico, correspondence and reports, circa 1918. 3 folders.
United War Work Campaign, miscellaneous, circa 1918.
Education Bureau, reports and publications, circa 1914-1919. 3 folders.
Box 21 Education Bureau, publications and reports, circa 1914-1919. 8 folders.
Crises in American History, discussion outline, 1918.
Education Commission, publications, 1918. 7 folders.
Report on morale, 1919.
Materials found with report on morale, circa 1917-1919.
Transportation Bureau, records, 1918-1920. 2 folders.
Transportation Bureau, publications, circa 1918.
Box 22 Education Department, Extension Division, 1919. 2 folders.
Education Department, Activities Committee, 1918-1919. 2 folders.
Education Department, Community Motion Picture Bureau, 1919.
Publicity policy, 1917.
Army and Navy Department, 1920-1926.
Educational Commission, materials, 1918-1919. 13 folders.
Box 23 Education Commission, materials, 1918-1926. 4 folders.
Legal Department, interview with Reginald Robbins, 1920.
Legal Department, interview with Franklin Edmonds, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Elwood Brown, 1920. 2 folders.
War Historical Bureau, interview with George Fisher, 1920.
Athletic Bulletin, 1920-1921. 2 folders.
Far Eastern Athletic Association, The World at Play-A Program of Practical Athletics for the Millions, 1913-1920.
Recreation publications, circa 1917-1918. 4 folders.
Box 24 Occasional Letters, undated.
Recreation publications, circa 1917-1919. 4 folders.
Physical education publications, circa 1918-1921. 5 folders.
Interview with John H. McCuroy, 1920.
Athletic Department, report, 1918.
Physical Education, instructions to the field, Occasional Letters, 1919.
Inter-Allied Games, publications, 1919. 4 folders.
An Army of Athletes: Playing Fields, Battlefields and the American Military Sporting Experience, 1890-1920, 1995.
Inter-Allied Games, miscellaneous, 1919.
Inter-Allied Games, Victory Games, by James Diamond, 1988.
Box 25 World War I entertainment clippings, 1919-1921. 3 volumes.
Entertainment articles and programs, 1918-1920.
Box 26 World War I entertainment clippings, 1919-1921. 4 volumes.
Box 27 Entertainment report, Brest Region, 1919. 3 folders.
Entertainment reports and articles, 1918-1919. 2 folders.
Entertainment articles and programs, 1918-1920. 3 folders.
Loose material found in entertainment clippings scrapbook, 1919-1921.
War Industries, materials, 1918-1919. 3 folders.
War Industries, Pacific Coast section, 1918-1919.
Box 28 AEF-YMCA, budget, 1918. 2 folders.
Chief Secretary's file, volume A, 1917-1919. 11 folders.
Chief Secretary's file, volume B, 1917-1919. 6 folders.
Box 29 Chief Secretary's file, volume C, 1917-1919. 5 folders.
Chief Secretary's file, volume D, 1917-1919. 8 folders.
Box 30 Chief Secretary's file, volume E, 1917-1919. 6 folders.
Chief Secretary's file, volume F, 1917-1919. 8 folders.
Box 31 Chief Secretary's file, volume G, 1917-1919. 4 folders.
Chief Secretary's files, 1917-1919. 5 folders.
Box 32 AEF-YMCA, miscellaneous committee minutes, 1917-1919. 6 folders.
AEF-YMCA, miscellaneous publications, 1918-1919. 3 folders.
AEF-YMCA Chief Secretary's file, miscellaneous publications, 1917-1919. 5 folders.
Box 33 AEF-YMCA, miscellaneous publications, 1918-1919. 4 folders.
AEF-YMCA, athletic bulletins, 1918-1919. 5 folders.
AEF-YMCA, Religious Department, publications, 1918-1919. 6 folders.
Box 34 AEF-YMCA, Religious Department, publications, 1918-1919. 3 folders.
AEF-YMCA, Construction Department, blueprints, 1918-1919. 11 folders.
Box 35 AEF-YMCA, Education Department, Art Training Center report, 1919. 2 folders.
AEF-YMCA, Education Department, publications, 1919. 3 folders.
Box 36 AEF Chief Secretary's file, official bulletins, 1917-1919. 3 folders.
Bulletins relating to YMCA, 1919. 6 folders.
Answers to criticisms of YMCA publicity, circa 1919. 5 folders.
Box 37 AEF Finance Committee, minutes, 1918-1919. 12 folders.
AEF Finance Committee-France, minutes, 1919-1920. 3 folders.
Outline of headquarters organization, circa 1918.
Handbook of American YMCA, 1918. 2 folders.
Box 38 Overseas Committee, 1918-1919. 2 folders.
Negotiations between the YMCA and the Army/Navy, 1917-1919. 4 folders.
Executive Committee, minutes, 1918-1919. 2 folders.
Social hygiene pamphlets, 1916-1919. 11 folders.
Social hygiene, interview, 1920.
YMCA postcards and stationary, circa 1918.
W. L. Denlinger files, YMCA warehouse in Gievres, 1918-1922.
Box 39 AEF in London, printed material, 1918-1920. 3 folders.
AEF in London, Washington Inn visitors book, 1918.
AEF in London, materials found with Washington Inn visitors book, 1918.
AEF-YMCA, accounting materials, 1918. 5 folders.
AEF in Great Britain, 1918-1920. 3 folders.
AEF-YMCA Statement of Work in the United Kingdom for the American Army, 1919. 3 folders.
England, port work, 1920.
Box 40 Service of American YMCA to the Italian Army, circa 1918. 4 folders.
Italian army materials, 1918-1919. 11 folders.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Charles D. Hurrey, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Clarence E. Beasley, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Guy Potter Benson, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with J. Campbell Brandon, 1919.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Carl Cate, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Myron Clark, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with W. G. Coxhead, 1919.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Mr. Crossett, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Mr. Davis, 1919.
Box 41 War Historical Bureau, interview with R. L. Ewing, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with James Forbes, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with O. F. Gardner, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Mr. Gethman, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Robert Good, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with John Hall, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Charles Hesselgrave, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Mr. Lake, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Thomas McLane, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Robert Monaghan, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Gerald Reynolds, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Francis Sayre, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Frederick Shipp, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with C. D. Silvernail, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with James Smith, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with W. A. Tener, 1920.
War Historical Bureau, interview with Bishop Luther Wilson, 1920.
Box 42 Organization and operation of Post Exchange, report and related correspondence, 1919-1930. 4 folders.
Appendix to report and organization of the Post Exchange, 1919. 4 folders.
YMCA work, articles regarding, 1918-1919.
Miscellaneous published material used in YMCA investigation, circa 1918-1919. 2 folders.
Price lists, 1918-1919. 3 folders.
Foyers du Soldat, extracts from letters, 1917-1918. 4 folders.
Box 43 Foyers du Soldat, extracts from letters, 1917-1918. 4 folders.
Lettres d'un Jeune Soldat de la France, 1915.
Foyers du Soldat, reports and letters, 1918-1920. 2 folders.
Foyers du Soldat, Report of the Work of the Foyer du Soldat among the French and Belgian Soldiers on the Western Front, 1917-1918.
Foyers du Soldat, A. Wayne Hanson report, 1921. 2 folders.
Foyers du Soldat, reports, 1918-1922. 2 folders.
Foyers du Soldat, recreation publications, 1918. 3 folders.
Foyers du Soldat, De la Sympathie ŕ la Fraternité d'Armes, 1919.
Foyers du Soldat, D. A. Davis notes, 1919.
Box 44 Foyers du Soldat, correspondence, 1917-1921. 3 folders.
Foyers du Soldat, letters of William Sloan Coffin, 1917-1919.
Outline of Standard Activities of the Foyers du Soldat, du Martin et du Civil, circa 1919.
YMCA-AFG, history, 1920-1922. 4 folders.
YMCA-AFG, chief secretary's reports, 1922-1923. 2 folders.
The French Foyers, A. Wayne Hanson, 1922.
AFG, reports of the YMCA in the army of occupation, 1919-1921. 2 folders.
Box 45 AFG in Koblenz, reports, correspondence and clippings, 1919-1921, 7 folders.
AFG, athletic handbooks, 1919-1921.
AFG, athletic programs, 1920-1921.
AFG, entertainment programs, 1919-1921.
AFG, postcards, circa 1919-1921.
AFG, blank forms, circa 1920.
War Work school materials, 1918.
Box 46 AFG, entertainment scrapbooks (originals), 1919-1921. 2 folders.
AFG, entertainment scrapbook (photocopies), 1919-1921. 14 folders.
AFG materials in German, circa 1917-1920. 2 folders.
Box 47 The AMAROC News, 1921.
The YAMAROC, newsletter, 1922-1926. 4 folders.
The YMCA with the Czecho-Slovak Army, 1919.
James Sprenger/Franklin Edmonds papers, 1917-1926. 14 folders.
The Y.O.U. Herald, 1925.
Box 48 AFG materials, P. Anderson collection, 1919-1925. 17 folders.
Box 49 AFG materials, P. Anderson collection, 1919-1925. 3 folders.
First Annual Report of the YMCA with the AFG, 1919-1920.
Prints of YMCA hut in Koblenz, 1922.
History of the YMCA-AFG, 1920-1921, 1922.
Final report of the leave area department - YMCA-AEF, 1919. 7 folders.
Box 50 Leave area, publications, (France and Germany), 1918-1922. 11 folders.
Box 51 Leave Area, publications, 1918-1922. 16 folders.
Leave areas, Robert Patterson, 1920. 3 folders.
Box 52 Leave Area, publications, 1918-1919. 9 folders.
Policies regarding returning soldiers, reports, 1919-1920. 3 folders.
Committee for Allied Armies and Prisoners of War, 1917-1922. 3 folders.
Prisoner of war work, 1915-1920. 7 folders.
Box 53 Prisoner of War work for Germany, 1914-1915. 5 folders.
Prisoner of war work for Austria, 1920-1921.
Prisoner of war report, Olin Wannamaker, 1921. 3 folders.
Prisoner of war report, Donald Lowrie, 1920.
D.A. Davis, extracts of correspondence, 1915-1918. 3 folders.
Prisoner of war report, England, undated, 1915-1919. 5 folders.
Box 54 Red Cross publications on prisoners of war, 1915-1919.
Prisoner of War Work, Dr. J.F. Hecker, 1917.
Educational activities for war prisoners, undated. 2 folders.
Prisoner of War work, German language publications, 1914-1922. 13 folders.
Prisoner of War work, Sonntag, 1916-1919. 4 folders.
Prisoner of War work, German language news clippings, 1914-1918.
Box 55 Prisoner of War work, German language publications, 1916-1921. 5 folders.
Prisoner of War work, Belgian newspapers, 1918.
Prisoner of War work, pamphlets in various languages, 1914-1918. 4 folders.
Prisoner of War work, miscellaneous articles, publications and reports, 1914-1918. 3 folders.
Prisoner of War work, reports to John Mott, 1917-1919. 2 folders.
Jewish Welfare Board publications, 1917-1919. 5 folders.
Box 56 American Library Association War Service Committee, report, 1918.
YWCA, miscellaneous publications, circa 1918. 17 folders.
YWCA War Work news periodicals, undated, 1917-1920.
Salvation Army, publications, circa 1918. 4 folders.
Box 57 War Camp Community Service, publications, circa 1918. 20 folders.
Box 57A Prisoner of War: receipts for letters and parcels, 1918. 4 folders.
Box 57a Red Cross publication for prisoner of war, 1915-1919.
Friendship diary, 1919.
American Library Association pamphlets, 1918-1920. 6 folders.
Box 58 War Camp Community Service, publications, circa 1918. 3 folders.
Knights of Columbus, materials, 1919-1921. 2 folders.
National Catholic War Work Council, publications, circa 1918. 2 folders.
Knights of Columbus, Good of the Order, 1919. 5 folders.
Report on the Masonic Overseas Mission on . . .War Relief Work, circa 1920.
World War I relations: American Bible Society, 1917.
YMCA relations with American Red Cross, correspondence and reports, 1918-1920.
YMCA relations with American Legion, correspondence, 1920-1929.3 folders.
World War I relations: American Legion building, Paris, correspondence, 1928-1929.
Box 59 Work with the Navy, reports and publications, circa 1911-1925. 9 folders.
Miscellaneous Red Triangle materials, 1917-1921. 9 folders.
New York Herald, European edition, American Legion section, 1927.
Box 60 Miscellaneous Red Triangle materials, 1918-1932. 5 folders.
Miscellaneous Red Triangle publications, 1918-1920. 17 folders.
Box 61 Miscellaneous Red Triangle publications, 1917-1920. 4 folders.
The Call to Arms: A Manual for Men Preparing for National Army Camps, 1918.
Home camps: unidentified and B, circa 1918.
Home camps: C, circa 1918.
Home camps: Devens, circa 1918.
Home camps: Dix and Dodge, circa 1918.
Home camps: Doniphan and Douglas, circa 1918.
Home camps: Funston and Gordon, circa 1918.
Home camps: Grant, circa 1918.
Home camps: Humphreys-Lee, circa 1918.
Home camps: Lewis, circa 1918.
Home camps: Meade, circa 1918.
Home camps: Merritt-Pike, circa 1918.
Home camps: P-T, circa 1918.
Home camps: P-Sou, circa 1918.
Home camps: St-Ta, circa 1918.
Box 62 Army camps, miscellaneous, 1918. 2 folders.
Red Triangle League, reports and publications, 1918-1920. 4 folders.
Studies in Comradeship, 1918.
Articles about war work, 1919. 2 folders.
Red Triangle comrade pamphlets, 1918.
Y Overseas Union, reports and publications, 1920-1929.
Chaplains' comments on Y service overseas, 1919. 6 folders.
Box 63 Chaplains' comments on Y service overseas, 1919. 2 folders.
Chaplains, miscellaneous correspondence, clippings and reports, 1910-1920. 4 folders.
Endorsements by soldiers, 1918-1919. 2 folders.
Mothers' Day pamphlets, 1918-1920.
Correspondence from J. Ross MacIver, 1917-1919.
Humphrey Wilkinson letters, 1918-1919.
George Hind materials, 1918-1920.
Edna Perrin, letters to family, 1918-1919.
Wilford Mills letters, 1918-1919.
James Tappan letters, 1917-1918.
F. S. Edmonds materials, History of the Intermediate Section S. O. S. , 1919-1927. 2 folders.
Box 64 F. S. Edmonds materials, miscellaneous clippings and publications, 1919-1935. 9 folders.
F. S. Edmonds materials, Leave Area, 1919-1931, 1957, 1962. 8 folders.
Box 65 A Woman's War, Elsie Mead, undated. 9 folders.
Report of Women's Work in Wet Canteens and Rest Rooms of Paris, Helen King, 1919.
AEF-YMCA Women's Work in the World War, Helen Gilchrist, undated.
Box 66A Women secretaries, news clippings, 1919-1921, 1970.
Women secretaries, miscellaneous publications, circa 1918.
Women secretaries, Department of the East, 1919-1920.
Women secretaries, correspondence, 1919.
Women secretaries, miscellaneous reports, 1918-1919.
Slade-Mead, correspondence, 1918-1919.
Box 66B F. S. Edmonds materials, Leave Area, 1918-1920. 4 folders.
Camp de Souge News, 1919.
Leave area materials, reunions, 1928, 1938.
Casualty and decoration lists of YMCA personnel, circa 1919.
Commendation correspondence, army of occupation, 1919.
Commendations, circa 1918. 8 folders.
Box 67 Commendations, circa 1918. 18 folders.
Box 68 Commendations, circa 1918. 16 folders.
Box 69 Commendations, circa 1918. 15 folders.
Box 70 Commendations, circa 1918. 9 folders.
Speakers Bureau, pamphlets and resource materials, circa 1917-1918. 3 folders.
Speakers Bureau, reports, 1918.
Histories, miscellaneous, 1917-1921. 2 folders.
Box 71 Histories, miscellaneous, 1915-1921. 9 folders.
Histories, The Touchstone, January 1918.
Histories, Harold Shock biographical, 1919. 4 folders.
Histories, Analytical Report and Syllabus of Complete Operations of the YMCA in the World War, circa 1920.
Histories, American Forces in Germany, 1920. 3 folders.
Box 72 Histories, Overseas Work, by Bert Pond, 1919. 5 folders.
Christian Friendship and the Man in Uniform, 1921.
Y's Front, correspondence, 1939.
Y's Front, George Spencer, 1939. 5 folders.
Box 74 Army Influence over the YMCA in France, George Thayer, circa 1919.
Building a New World, Harrison S. Elliott, 1918.
A New World in the Making: Constructive Studies in the Issues of the War, Theodore Collier, 1919.
With the YMCA in the First World War, Walter Spence, circa 1960.
Articles on the religious aspect of the war, 1914-1918. 6 folders.
With the Indian Army in the Great War, Harold H. Peterson, 1970.
Shifting Scenes in Siberia, Gail Berg Reitzel, 1918-1920.
Fighting without a War, Yanks in Russia, Ralph Albertson, 1920, 1987.
Box 75 YMCA front line service report, E.G. Handy, 1920. 2 folders.
Bibliography of the religious significance of the war, H. H. King, 1916. 4 folders.
YMCA answer to the Inspector General, 1918-1920. 7 folders.
Box 76 YMCA answer to the Inspector General, 1918-1920. 14 folders.
Box 77 Letter from E. C. Carter to William Sloane, supplementing the YMCA answer to the Inspector General, 1918-1920. 19 folders.
Box 78 Letter from E. C. Carter to William Sloane, supplementing the YMCA answer to the Inspector General, 1918-1920. 18 folders.
Box 79 Letter from E. C. Carter to William Sloane, supplementing the YMCA answer to the Inspector General, 1918-1920. 18 folders.
Box 80 Letter from E. C. Carter to William Sloane, supplementing the YMCA answer to the Inspector General, 1918-1920. 18 folders.
Box 81 Reply of the International Committee of the YMCA to the additional report of the Assistant to the Inspector General, AEF, 1922. 5 folders.
Letter from E. C. Carter to William Sloane, supplementing the YMCA answer to the Inspector General (duplicate), 1918-1920. 8 folders.
Box 82 Letter from E. C. Carter to William Sloane, supplementing the YMCA answer to the Inspector General (duplicate), 1918-1920. 23 folders.
Box 83 Letter from E. C. Carter to William Sloane, supplementing the YMCA answer to the Inspector General (duplicate), 1918-1920. 15 folders.
Box 84 Answers to criticism, circa 1919. 16 folders.
Report of the Investigation of the YMCA to the Inspector General, AEF, 1919. 6 folders.
Box 85 Report of the Investigation of the YMCA to the Inspector General, AEF, 1919. 14 folders.
Report of the Investigation of the YMCA to the Inspector General, AEF (duplicate), 1919. 4 folders.
Box 86 Report of the Investigation of the YMCA to the Inspector General, AEF (duplicate), 1919. 22 folders.
Box 87 Samples of War Work pamphlets defending YMCA work, 1917-1919. 4 folders.
Catholic criticism of the YMCA, reports and correspondence, 1920-1921.
Criticism of the YMCA, articles and correspondence, 1918-1921. 11 folders.
War work criticism, news clippings, 1918-1919. 4 folders.
Box 88 Post-war investigation of the YMCA, miscellaneous F. S. Edmonds materials, undated, 1917-1939. 19 folders.
Box 89 AEF-YMCA in the United Kingdom, R. L. Ewing material, 1919. 12 folders.
Box 90 AEF-YMCA in the United Kingdom, R. L. Ewing materials, 1919. 11 folders.
Report to the Commander in Chief of the YMCA with the AEF, 1919. 4 folders.
Box 91 Review of Inspector General's report, 1920-1922. 4 folders.
Further reply to Bradley Report, 1920.
Making of Trench and Camp and Trench and Camp: Our Anniversary, 1918, undated.
Trench and Camp, correspondence and reports, 1918-1919. 2 folders.
Red Triangle League Bulletin, 1920-1921.
The Dauphine Doughboy, January-April 1919. 2 folders.
Dots and Dashes, YMCA at Camp Vail, NJ, (photocopies) 1918.
Billy's Hut, Katherine Mayo, 1920.
Books in Camp, Trench and Hospital, Library Journal, 1917.
Four Months in France, Paul Kellogg, circa 1920.
Mexican border work, publications and clippings, 1916-1917.
Mexican border work, miscellaneous press materials, 1916. 5 folders.
Box 92 War work clippings, Mexican border work, 1916-1917. 7 folders.
Mexican border work, maps (photocopies), circa 1917.
The United States Army Young Men's Christian Association, graduation thesis by Charles Crissey, 1917. 4 folders.
Can also be found in Y.USA.4-3.
Medical Training Camp: Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, 1917.
Second Report of the Provost Marshal General to the Secretary of War on the Operations of the Selective Service System to December 20, 1918, 1919.
American Expeditionary Forces University, catalogue, 1919.
American Expeditionary Forces University, register1919.
Box 93 Orders, reports and clippings regarding U.S. government orders and regulations, 1918-1919. 3 folders.
U.S. military, publications, 1919-1926, 4 folders.
U.S. government, publications on WW I, 1917-1918. 7 folders.
Box 94 U.S. government, publications on WW I, 1918-1919. 3 folders.
Box 95 U.S. government, publications on WW I, 1918-1920. 4 folders.
Box 94 War Department, publications, 1918-1919. 19 folders.
Enlisted men's Bible and Prayer League calendar, 1913.
Box 95 U.S. government report on reparations, 1924.
U.S. government materials on morals and morale, 1917-1919. 3 folders.
Commission on Training Camp Activities, minutes, 1917-1919. 2 folders.
Commission on Training Camp Activities, Athletic Division, bulletin, 1918.
Box 96 Commission on Training Camp Activities, Athletic Division, bulletin, 1918. 3 folders.
Commission on Training Camp Activities, miscellaneous documents, 1917-1918.
AEF, soldiers' letter envelopes, undated.
U.S. government, foreign exchange publications, 1918.
U.S. government, field service scales of rations publications, 1919.
U.S. government, miscellaneous publications, 1917-1919.
Navy Chaplain's manual, 1918.
Soldiers and sailors bulletin, 1920.
Contributions of black soldiers, pamphlets, 1918.
War Department, military intelligence, correspondence with John Mott, 1918-1919. 2 folders.
War Department, Secretary of War, correspondence, 1919.
War Department, transfer of welfare work to government, 1919. 2 folders
War Department, draft law correspondence and reports, 1917-1918. 3 folders.
Box 97 Religious pamphlets, 1917-1920. 3 folders.
War Department, publications on international law, 1918.
War Department, military training camp for business and professional men, 1915.
Navy Department, correspondence, 1917.
Navy Department, memoranda, 1918. 2 folders.
War Department, work reports, 1914-1921.
New York Times, clippings on the military situation, 1914. 2 folders.
Pocket bibles, 1918. 7 folders.
Box 98 Readings from the Holy Scriptures for Jewish Soldiers and Sailors, 1918.
Enlisted men's bible and prayer league calendars, 1914-1917. 5 folders.
List of literature handled by Religious Work Department in Paris, 1918.
The Leadership of Red Triangle Groups, Harrison Elliott, 1918.
Religious pamphlets, 1914-1920. 7 folders.
Box 99 Articles regarding the YMCA in World War I, 1918-1919. 2 folders.
Religious pamphlets, 1917-1920. 16 folders.
Box 99A Religious pamphlets, 1917-1919. 19 folders.
Box 100 Articles regarding the YMCA in World War I, 1918-1919. 8 folders.
Stars and Stripes (photocopies), 1919.
New York Herald (photocopies), 1919. 2 folders.
Chicago Tribune, Paris Edition (photocopies), 1919. 2 folders.
Press releases regarding YMCA in World War I, 1918-1919.
Box 101 Home Sector , September 27, 1919 - April 17, 1920. 22 folders.
Box 102 American Legion Weekly, July 4, 1919 - March 26, 1920. 37 folders.
Box 103 American Legion Weekly, August 6, 1920 - September 23, 1921. 44 folders.
Leave Area Edition, 1919.
The Eaglet, 1918-1919. 6 folders.
Miscellaneous newspapers, 1919-1920. 3 folders.
Box 104 Contracts, Ab-Dy, set 1, 1917-1919. 15 folders.
Contracts were originally in bound volumes; there were multiple volumes for each letter of the alphabet. The volumes are referred to as "sets" in the folder titles.
Contracts, A-Dl, set 2, 1917-1919. 8 folders.
Box 105 Contracts, Do-G, set 2, 1917-1919. 3 folders.
Contracts, Ab-Dy, set 3, 1917-1919. 13 folders.
Box 106 Contracts, A-Du, set 4, 1917-1919. 10 folders.
Contracts, A-Bri, set 5, 1917-1919. 5 folders.
Box 107 Contracts, Bro-Dy, set 5, 1917-1919. 7 folders.
Contracts, A-D, set 6, 1917-1919. 4 folders.
Contracts, Ea-He, set 1, 1917-1919. 9 folders.
Box 108 Contracts, Hi-Ky, set 1, 1917-1919. 5 folders.
Contracts, E-K, set 2, 1917-1919. 13 folders.
Box 109 Contracts, E-Ku, set 3, 1917-1919. 7 folders.
Contracts, E-Haz, set 4, 1917-1919. 6 folders.
Box 110 Contracts, He-Ku, set 4, 1917-1919. 6 folders.
Contracts, E-K, set 5, 1917-1919. 5 folders.
Contracts, Ha-J, set 6, 1917-1919. 3 folders.
Box 111 Contracts, La-Ne, set 1, 1917-1919. 15 folders.
Box 112 Contracts, Oa-Ow, set 1, 1917-1919. 2 folders.
Contracts, Ka-Ny, set 2, 1917-1919. 3 folders.
Contracts, La-Mo, set 3, 1917-1919. 7 folders.
Contracts, Mie-Mit, set 2, 1917-1919.
Box 113 Contracts, Mu-Ry, set 3, 1917-1919. 7 folders.
Contracts, L-Pe, set 4, 1917-1919. 8 folders.
Box 114 Contracts, Ph-Ru, set 4, 1917-1919. 3 folders.
Contracts, P-Y, set 5, 1917-1919. 8 folders.
Contracts, Pac-Pu, set 6, 1917-1919. 6 folders.
Box 115 Contracts, Q-Ston, set 6, 1917-1919. 19 folders.
Box 116 Contracts, Sma-Was, set 6, 1917-1919. 16 folders.
Box 117 Contracts, Sha-Z, set 6, 1917-1919. 13 folders.
Contracts, St.-Ty, set 7, 1917-1919. 6 folders.
Box 118 Contracts, U-Z, set 7, 1917-1919. 5 folders.
Contracts, Transport Secretaries, 1917-1919. 4 folders.
Contracts, speakers, 1917-1919.
Contracts, Brotherhood of St. Andrew secretaries, 1917-1919.
Contracts, incomplete, 1917-1919.
Contracts, sample binding, undated.
Returning secretaries, blank forms, undated.
Statements of returning secretaries, A-Ar, 1918-1921. 5 folders.
Box 119 Statements of returning secretaries, As-Burz, 1918-1921. 19 folders.
Box 120 Statements of returning secretaries, Bil-Cla, 1918-1921. 17 folders.
Box 121 Statements of returning secretaries, Cle-Em, 1918-1921. 19 folders.
Box 122 Statements of returning secretaries, En-Han, 1918-1921. 18 folders.
Box 123 Statements of returning secretaries, Harb-Johnson, 1918-1921. 16 folders.
Box 124 Statements of returning secretaries, Johnston-McC, 1918-1921. 17 folders.
Box 125 Statements of returning secretaries, McD-Nix, 1918-1921. 17 folders.
Box 126 Statements of returning secretaries, No-Rosi, 1918-1921. 19 folders.
Box 127 Statements of returning secretaries, Ross-Sto, 1918-1921. 18 folders.
Box 128 Statements of returning secretaries, Str-Wight, 1918-1921. 20 folders.
Box 129 Statements of returning secretaries, Williams-Zw, 1918-1921.10 folders.
Statements of returning secretaries, sample binder, undated.
The Rising Sun and miscellaneous newspapers, 1918-1920. 7 folders.
Disposition of World War I records, correspondence, 1928-1944. 3 folders.
Box 130 United War Work Campaign, financial reports, 1917-1919.
War Work Training School, Stanford "Y" Record, 1918.
Leave Area materials, 1919-1926.
Egyptian Expeditionary Forces, report on YMCA work with, 1918.
Prisoner of War Department, minutes, 1915-1918. 1 volume.
Prisoner of war work in Germany, E. O. Jacob report, 1917.
Committee on Work for Allied Armies and Prisoners of War, statement of receipts and expenditures, 1920.
Miscellaneous newspapers, 1917-1918.
Box 131 Miscellaneous reports to Parliament, 1915-1917. 3 folders.
Letters from E. C. Carter to William Sloane, originals, 1918-1920. 3 folders.
Dots and Dashes, originals, 1917-1919. 3 folders.
U.S. Government publications on World War I, 1920. 2 folders.
Finance Department, weekly bulletin, 1920.
Articles on religious aspect of war, 1914.
Box 132 Red Triangle Overseas, 1918-1919. 2 volumes and 5 folders.
American Home News, 1919.
Wadsworth Gas Attack, 1917-1918. 2 folders.
Box 133 Religious work pamphlets, 1917-1918. 22 folders.
Box 134 Religious work pamphlets, 1917-1918. 23 folders.
Box 135 Religious work pamphlets, 1917-1918. 16 folders.
Box 136 YMCA answer to the Inspector General, 1918-1920. 4 volumes.
Miscellaneous clippings, 1918.
Box 137 New York Division Gas Attack, 1918. 2 folders.
Border Work, 1917. 1 volume and 2 folders.
Reveille, 1919.
Box 138 YMCA to Inspector General, 1918-1920. 3 volumes.
Box 139 Evangeliscsher Hausfreund, prisoner of war newspaper, 1916.
Trench and Camp (originals), 1918.
Comrades in Service, 1919.
The Spiker, 1918.
Camp de Souge News, 1918-1919.
The British Prisoner of War, 1918. 2 folders.
Hot Shot, 1919.
The Upgrade, 1919.
Der Gefangenengebote: Monatsschrift fur Kriegsgefangene, 1917-1918.
Le Messager du Prisonnier de Guerre, 1917-1918.
The Last Leaf, 1919.
The Soldiers' Newsletter, 1918. 2 folders.
Camp Dix Pictorial Review, 1918.
Le Cafard Musele, 1917-1918. 3 folders.
Welcome,1918.
The Flypaper,1918.
The Cro, 1918.
Box 140 Chicago Tribune, Paris edition (originals), 1919. 2 folders.
New York Herald (originals), 1919. 4 folders.
Stars and Stripes (originals),1919. 2 folders.
Articles regarding YMCA in World War I, 1918-1919. 3 folders.
Chinese Bible, 1918.
The Y.O.U. Herald, Y Overseas Union, 1924-1925.
The Rangefinder, Fort Terry, NY, 1916.
Dots and Dashes, Camp Alfred Vail, NJ (originals), 1918.
AEF-YMCA in the United Kingdom, R. L. Ewing material, 1919.3 folders.
Report to the Commander in Chief of the YMCA with the AEF, 1919. 2 folders.
Post-war investigation of the YMCA, F. S. Edmonds materials, 1917-1939.
Samples of War Work pamphlets defending YMCA work, 1917-1919.
Letter from E. C. Carter to William Sloane, supplementing the YMCA answer to the Inspector General, 1918-1920.
Leave area publications, 1919.
Miscellaneous U.S. camp announcements, 1918. 2 folders.
Die Morgenrote, undated.
Answers to criticism, circa 1919.
YMCA-AFG, blueprints for buildings, undated.
Army and Navy Athletic Handbook, 1919.
Foyers du Soldat, program, 1918.
AFG materials, P. Anderson collection, 1919-1925. 6 folders.
AMAROC News, 1921.
Italian army materials, 1918-1919.
AFG entertainment scrapbook, Koblenz, 1921. 2 folders.
No Tobacco Journal, 1918.
Inter-Allied Games, Regulations Governing the Competitions, 1919.
United War Work Campaign, China, 1918-1919.
Athletic Bulletin, unbound duplicates, 1920-1922. 3 folders.
AEF-YMCA publication, The Eagle Hut, undated.
United War Work Campaign, organizational charts, undated.
Education Commission, The American in France, undated.
Educational Activities for War Prisoners, undated.
Prisoner of war report, United Kingdom, undated.
Prisoner of War material, Italy, 1918-1919.
Monte Carlo YMCA scrapbook, undated.
Final report of the Leave Area Department YMCA-AEF, originals, 1919. 8 folders.
Leave Area publications, undated.
Education Commission, cardboard model French coins, undated.
Handbook of American YMCA-AEF, 1918.
Various committee meeting minutes, 1918-1921.
Box 141 Leave Area publication, plan of Nantes, France, undated.
AMAROC News, 1920-1921.
War Work Council, organizational chart, 1918.
AEF-YMCA in the United Kingdom, building blueprints, 1918.
AEF-YMCA in the United Kingdom, blank forms, undated
Mexican border work, circuit maps, undated.
New York Herald, European edition, American Legion section, 1927.
AFG materials, P. Anderson collection, undated.
Record book of conferences of the Women's section of the overseas workers of the YMCA, 1918.



RELATED MATERIALS

Posters relating to the United War Work Campaign can be found the Kautz Family YMCA Archives poster collection.
Additional copies of newspapers (Trench and Camp and others) are separately cataloged in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives serials collection.
An extensive series of World War I-era photographs can be found in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives photo collection.
World War I photo albums and scrapbooks are separately cataloged in the Armed Services Scrapbooks and Photo Albums.


OTHER FINDING AIDS

See the summary inventory for the YMCA Armed Services Records for information on other Armed Services records in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives. >> Go to the summary inventory


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:
Prisoners of War.
Soldiers -- Recreation.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons.
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Young Men's Christian Associations.
Places:
Mexican-American Border Region.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Military life -- Newspapers.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Religious life.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Songs and music.
Organizations:
American Library Association.
National Board of the Young Men's Christian Associations. Army and Navy Dept.
National Board of the Young Men's Christian Associations. Armed Services Dept.
National Jewish Welfare Board.
National War Work Council, Y.M.C.A. of the United States.
Salvation Army.
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
United War Work Campaign, Inc.
Young Men's Christian Associations of North America. International Committee. Army and Navy Dept.