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YMCA ARMED SERVICES DEPARTMENT:
An Inventory of Its USO-related 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: United Service Organizations-related records.
Date: 1932-1980 (bulk 1941-1950).
Collection Number: Y.USA.4-2
Abstract: Administrative files, club histories, and other records documenting the YMCA's involvement with the USO during and after World War II.
Quantity: 75.4 cu. ft. (130 boxes).
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


HISTORY OF YMCA ARMED SERVICES WORK WITH THE USO

The United Service Organizations (USO) was formed in the months before the United States entered World War II by a coalition of six civilian agencies to coordinate their civilian war efforts: the Salvation Army, Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), the Knights of Columbus, National Travelers Aid Association, National Jewish Welfare Board, and the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). The YMCA and other welfare agencies had already been seeking ways to serve the morale needs of the increasing number of young men entering military training. With the September 1940 enactment of the Selective Service and Training Act, the military buildup accelerated, but the federal government had no plan for the provision of recreation facilities and activities in training camp communities. After a series of conference between representatives of the six welfare organization and several government agencies, a plan of cooperation was worked out with the endorsement of the President, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Federal Security Administrator. In January, 1941, the USO was incorporated to provide religious, recreational, welfare, and educational activities for men and women in the armed forces and in the defense industries. By the time of the United States' entry into the war in December, the USO had opened 139 clubs and 35 other units located in 98 towns and cities throughout the country.

The YMCA's contributions to the establishment of the USO and to its performance as a war-service organization were of major importance. With its experience in previous wars, the YMCA brought crucial resources to the new organization's start-up efforts, including a history of good relations with the officers and enlisted men of the Army and Navy, long experience mobilizing volunteers, buildings, and endowment funding. At the time the USO was incorporated, the YMCA already had 69 Army and Navy branches and other operations in place, staffed by 135 professional workers. Many of these operations could be immediately turned over to the joint enterprise as "ready-made" USO clubs. At the peak period in 1944, the YMCA Army and Navy Department had under its administration 464 USO operations (not including the sixty USO industrial units which were under the direction of the YMCA's Industrial Department). During the period from 1942 to 1947, nearly 460,000,000 visits were made to the YMCA-operated USO clubs and Army and Navy branches.

Offerings were varied and included religious programs, forums, lectures, athletics, parties, dances, dramatics, movies, sightseeing, and special events. Also available were personal services such as counseling, and help with matters such as housing, travel, community resources, locating persons, etc. Facilities and equipment provided included showers, swimming, shaving, sports, art, handicraft, photography, games, music, records, dormitories, gymnasiums, and more. In keeping with its historic concern for the religious needs of individuals, the YMCA offered chapel services, fostered relations with local churches and clergy, and developed a program to distribute religious, patriotic, and educational literature prepared especially for the men in the armed forces. The organization also designed a program of counseling seminars to assist ministers, chaplains and USO staff in dealing helpfully with the needs of servicemen.

In recognition of the significant work of the YMCA during the war years, the War and Navy Departments presented it in 1946 with a citation praising its patriotic service and calling its contribution "of substantial aid in the successful prosecution of the war and in preserving the basic values of American democracy."

Historical information was primarily excerpted 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.



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Materials in this collection include club histories and photographs of both Army/Navy and industrial USOs, administrative files, information on associated organizations, miscellaneous records of individual USO clubs, and print materials. Records of Army/Navy and industrial clubs for African Americans, which were run as separate facilities, are also included. At the time, these USOs were known as "negro" clubs.

The club histories comprise the bulk of collection; an official history was created for each USO club at its closing, which includes board minutes, newspaper clippings and other information about the organization. This material is organized alphabetically by location of the club. Additional records of individual clubs can be found in the local club files within the general files series. Since many of these USOs were operated in Army/Navy YMCA facilities, overlap exists with material in the separately cataloged Armed Services Department records (see the "city files" series). Newsletters and other publications of individual USO clubs can be found in the print materials series.

Administrative records in the collection include reports, memoranda, correspondence, and topical files, as well as publications and other material from the five other organizations that comprised the USO, particularly the National Jewish Welfare Board, the National Catholic Community Service and the Salvation Army.



ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT OF THE RECORDS

These documents are organized into the following sections:
Club Histories.
Administrative Files.


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]. Armed Services United Service Organization-Related Records. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.
Processing Information:
Processed by: Chan Harries, December 2003.
Catalog Record ID number: 4342362


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.

Club Histories

Industrial Clubs:
Historical information on clubs which served people working in the war-related industries.
Box 1 Childersburg, AL, 1941-1945. 4 folders.
Gadsden, AL, 1943-1946. 2 folders.
Huntsville, AL, 1944-1945.
Mobile, AL, 1942-1945.
Box 2 Mobile, AL (African American), 1943-1946. 2 folders.
Sheffield, AL, 1942-1945. 3 folders.
Talledega, AL, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Box 3 West Huntsville, AL, 1942-1945. 2 folders.
Miami, AZ, 1945.
Phoenix, AZ, 1943-1945. 3 folders.
Box 4 Chula Vista, CA, undated. 2 folders.
Campton, CA, undated.
Herlong, CA. 1945-1946. 2 folders.
Inglewood, CA, 1941-1946. 3 folders.
Box 5 Inglewood, CA, 1941-1946.
Linda Vista, CA, 1944.
Long Beach, CA, 1943-1944. 4 folders.
Long Beach, CA (African American), 1943-1945.
Box 6 Los Angeles, CA, 1942-1945. 2 folders.
Richmond, CA, 1943-1945. 2 folders.
San Diego, CA, 1943-1945. 3 folders.
Box 7 San Diego, CA, 1943-1945. 8 folders.
Box 8 San Diego, CA, 1943-1945.
Vallejo, CA, 1943-1946. 5 folders.
Groton, CT, 1943-1945. 2 folders.
Wilmington, DE, 1943-1944.
Box 9 Key West, FL, 1944-1946.
Panama City, FL, 1943-1946.
Savannah, GA, 1943-1946. 3 folders.
Savannah, GA (African American), 1942-1946.
Warner Robins, GA, 1943-1946. 3 folders.
Box 10 Wilmington, IL, 1942-1945. 2 folders.
Jeffersonville, IN, 1942-1945. 2 folders.
Knox, IN, 1943-1946. 3 folders.
Burlington, IA, 1941-1942.
Box 11 Parsons, KS, 1942-1944.
Wichita, KS, 1942-1945. 2 folders.
Wichita, KS (African American), undated.
Box 12 Lake Charles, LA, 1943-1945. 2 folders.
Baton Rouge, LA, 1942-1945. 5 folders.
Bath, ME, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Box 13 Bath, ME, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Portland, ME, 1943-1945. 2 folders.
Portland, ME (African American), 1944-1946.
Dundalk, MD, 1942-1944. 3 folders.
Box 14 Lowell, MA, 1941-1942.
Quincy, MA, 1942-1943.
Van Dyke, MI, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Pascagoula, MS, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Fremont, NE, 1943-1944.
Box 15 Manchester, NH, 1941-1942.
Portsmouth, NH, 1941-1945. 4 folders.
Mineville, NY, 1943.
Rome, NY, 1942-1943.
Schenectady, NY, 1943.
Box 16 Sidney, NY, 1942-1945. 2 folders.
Burlington, NC, 1943-1944.
Wilmington, NC, 1943-1945. 2 folders.
Newton Falls, OH, 1942-1945. 2 folders.
Osborn, OH, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Box 17 Ravenna, OH, 1942-1944. 3 folders.
Vandalia, OH, 1943-1944.
Pryor, OK, 1942-1944.
Hermiston, OR, 1943.
Allegheny County, PA (Pittsburgh), 1941-1944. 4 folders.
Box 18 Chester, PA, 1942-1945. 3 folders.
Middletown, PA, 1942-1945. 3 folders.
North Charleston, SC, 1944-1946.
North Charleston, SC (African American), 1944-1946.
Box 19 Knoxville, TN, 1944-1945. 3 folders.
Knoxville, TN (African American), 1944-1946.
Borger, TX, 1944-1946. 2 folders.
Freeport, TX, 1942-1945. 3 folders.
Box 20 Orange, TX, 1943-1945. 5 folders.
Texarkana, TX (African American), 1943-1946. 2 folders.
Texas City, TX, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Texas City, TX, 1944-1945.
Ogden, UT, 1943-1945. 2 folders.
Burlington, VT, 1944.
Dublin, VA, 1942-1943.
Fort Royal, VA, 1944-1945.
Hampton, VA, 1943-1945. 3 folders.
Box 22 Newport News, VA, 1943-1945. 5 folders.
Newport News, VA (African American), 1943-1945. 2 folders.
Box 23 Portsmouth, VA, 1941-1946. 7 folders.
Box 24 Port Orchard, WA, 1944-1946.
South Central WA, 1945-1946.
Baraboo, WI, 1942-1945. 2 folders.
Point Pleasant, WV, 1943.
Army-Navy Clubs:
Historical information on clubs that served individuals in the armed forces.
Box 25 Birmingham, AL, 1943-1947.
Birmingham, AL (African American), 1944-1946. 2 folders.
Dothan, AL (African American), 1944-1945.
Gadsden, AL (African American), 1944-1946.
Box 76 Montgomery, AL, 1941-1946. 2 folders.
Montgomery, AL (African American), 1942-1945.
Ozark, AL, 1943-1946. 3 folders.
Box 25 Selma, AL (African American), 1943-1946.
Tuskeegee, AL (African American), 1942-1946.
Blytheville, AR, 1942-1945.
Blytheville, AR (African American), 1942-1945.
Box 26 Fort Smith, AR, 1942-1946.
Fort Smith, AR (African American), 1942-1943.
Little Rock, AR, 1941-1946. 3 folders.
Little Rock, AR (African American), 1942-1944.
Stuttgart, AR (African American), 1943-1945.
Walnut Ridge, AR, 1942-1945.
Douglas, AZ, 1942-1946.
Box 27 Florence, AZ, 1942-1944.
Fort Huachuca, AZ (African American), 1941-1946.
Gila Bend, AZ, 1943-1945.
Tucson, AZ (African American), 1942-1946.
Yuma, AZ, 1944-1945.
Yuma, AZ (African American), 1943-1946.
Coronado, CA, 1944-1947. 3 folders.
Enterprise, CA (African American), 1943-1945.
Fairfield, CA, 1953-1956.
Fresno, CA, 1943-1946.
Box 28 Hanford, CA, 1942-1945.
Hollywood, CA, 1945-1946.
La Jolla, CA, 1941-1945.
Lemoore and Hanford, CA, 1942-1945. 2 folders.
Long Beach, CA, 1943-1945. 3 folders.
Marysville, CA, 1943-1947. 2 folders.
Merced, CA (African American), 1943.
Box 76 Monterey, CA, 1941-1947. 3 folders.
Box 29 Monterey, CA, 1941-1946. 4 folders.
Monterey, CA (African American), 1942-1947.
Box 76 Needles, CA, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Box 77 Oakland, CA (African American), 1942-1946. 6 folders.
Box 29 Oceanside, CA, 1949-1950. 3 folders.
Box 77 Paso Robles, CA, 1941-1946. 4 folders.
Box 29 Pittsburgh, CA, 1944-1947. 2 folders.
Box 30 Pittsburgh, CA, 1944-1947.
Pittsburgh, CA (African American), 1942-1945.
Riverside, CA, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Riverside, CA (African American), 1943-1944.
San Bernadino, CA (African American), 1943-1945.
San Diego, CA (African American), 1942-1957.
San Francisco, CA (African American), 1942-1946. 2 folders.
San Luis Obispo, CA, 1941-1946.
Santa Ana, CA, 1942-1951.
Box 31 Santa Maria, CA, 1941-1946.
Stockton, CA, 1942-1945.
Stockton, CA (African American), 1942-1945.
Ventura, CA, 1942-1946.
Watsonville, CA, 1943-1945.
Watts, CA (African American), 1943-1947.
Wilmington, CA, 1943-1945.
Colorado Springs, CO, 1942-1944.
Denver, CO, 1945-1947.
Box 32 Denver, CO, 1945-1947. 2 folders.
Denver, CO (African American), 1944-1947.
Glenwood Springs, CO, 1943-1945.
La Juanita, CO, 1942-1946.
Pueblo, CO, 1942-1945.
Groton, CT, 1945.
Box 77 New London, CT, 1941-1946. 2 folders.
Box 78 New London, CT, 1941-1946.
Box 32 Niantic, CT, 1942-1945.
Washington, D.C., 1944-1945. 2 folders.
Box 33 Washington, D.C., 1946-1947.
Washington, D.C., 1736 G St., 1942-1947. 6 folders.
Washington, D.C. 12th St. (African American), 1945-1950.
Anacostia, D.C. , 1943-1945.
Washington, D.C., Georgia Ave. (African American), 1943-1947.
Wilmington, DE, 1941-1942.
Box 34 Wilmington, DE, 1943-1947. 3 folders.
Delray Beach, FL, 1942-1947. 4 folders.
Fort Pierce, FL, 1943-1945. 2 folders.
Box 35 Green Cove Springs, FL (African American), 1946-1947.
Homestead, FL, 1943-1944.
Jacksonville, FL, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Key West, FL, 1940-1947. 2 folders.
Key West, FL (African American), 1943-1946.
Leesburg, FL, 1944-1945.
Marianna, FL, 1942-1944. 2 folders.
Marianna, FL (African American), 1942-1946.
Miami, FL, 1943-1947.
Miami, FL (African American), 1944-1945.
Box 36 Milton, FL (African American), 1944-1945.
Box 78 Panama City, FL (African American), 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Box 36 Pensacola, FL, 1940-1950.
Box 78 Pensacola, FL, 1942-1947. 2 folders.
Box 36 Sebring, FL, 1942-1946.
St. Augustine, FL, 1943-1946.
Starke, FL, 1942-1945.
Starke, FL (African American), 1941-1944.
Tallahassee, FL, 1943-1945.
Tallahassee, FL (African American), 1942-1946.
Box 37 Tampa, FL, 1941-1946.
Valpariso, FL, 1945-1949. 3 folders.
Venice, FL, 1943-1945.
Brunswick, GA, 1942-1945.
Columbus, GA, 1945-1947. 3 folders.
Box 38 Hinesville, GA, 1941-1953. 3 folders.
Hinesville, GA (African American), 1941-1945.
Macon, GA, 1942-1945. 4 folders.
Box 78 Moultrie, GA, 1943-1946. 3 folders.
Box 38 Savannah, GA, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Savannah, GA (African American), 1943-1944.
Thomasville, GA, 1943-1945.
Thomasville, GA (African American)1944-1945.
Box 39 Toccoa, GA, 1942-1946.
Valdosta, GA, 1943-1953. 2 folders.
Iowa City, IA, 1943-1945.
Sergeant Bluff, IA, 1943-1945.
Coeur D'Alene, ID, 1943-1945.
Box 78 Mountain Home, ID, 1943-1946.
Box 39 Sand Point, ID, 1942-1946.
Belleville, IL, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Canton, IL, 1943-1945.
Waukegan, IL (Great Lakes Naval Training Station), 1927-1940.
Box 40 Highland Park, IL, 1941-1946. 2 folders.
Lawrenceville, IL, 1942-1945.
Macomb, IL, 1943-1946.
Macomb, IL (African American), 1943-1945.
Box 78 Peoria, IL, 1943-1945.
Box 40 Rantoul, IL, 1941-1949.
Rockford, IL, 1942-1944. 2 folders.
Box 41 Waukegan, IL, 1940-1950. 2 folders.
Waukegan, IL (African American), 1943-1946.
Edinburg, IN, 1942-1946.
Evansville, IN (African American), 1943-1945.
Franklin, IN, 1942-1945.
Box 78 Peru, IN, 1942-1945.
Box 41 Coffeyville, KS, 1942-1945.
Great Bend, KS, 1943-1946.
Box 42 Great Bend, KS, 1943-1946.
Hutchinson, KS, 1942-1946.
Junction City, KS, 1949-1953.
Manhattan, KS, 1941-1946. 4 folders.
Manhattan, KS (African American), 1941-1945.
Salina, KS, 1942-1949. 2 folders.
Box 43 Salina, KS, 1942-1949. 2 folders.
Salina, KS (African American), 1943-1947.
Topeka, KS, 1941-1947.
Topeka, KS (African American), 1941-1946.
Wichita, KS,1941-1946. 2 folders.
Wichita, KS (African American), 1946.
Winfield, KS, 1943-1946.
Elizabethtown, KY, 1942-1947. 2 folders.
Henderson, KY, 1942-1945.
Box 44 Hopkinsville, KY, 1943-1947. 2 folders.
Hopkinsville, KY (African American), 1943-1945.
Lexington, KY, 1943-1945.
Louisville, KY, 1943-1946.
Louisville, KY (African American), 1941-1946.
Box 78 Morganfield, KY, 1943.
Box 44 Lake Charles, LA, 1941-1946. 2 folders.
Leesville, LA, 1941-1954. 2 folders.
Box 45 Leesville, LA (African American), 1942-1945.
Box 78 New Orleans, LA, 1942-1947.
Box 79 New Orleans, LA, 1942-1947. 5 folders.
Box 45 Shreveport, LA, 1942-1947. 3 folders.
Shreveport, LA (African American), 1942-1946.
Chicopee Falls, MA, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Falmouth, MA, 1943-1946.
Hyannis, MA, 1941-1945.
Box 46 Hyannis, MA, 1941-1946. 2 folders.
Mashpee, MA, 1941-1944.
Box 79 Northampton, MA, 1947-1948.
Box 46 Quincy, MA, 1942-1946.
Tauton, MA,1942-1945. 2 folders.
Tauton, MA (African American), 1943-1943.
Wetover Air Force Base, MA, 1948-1950.
Annapolis, MD, 1948-1951.
Box 47 Annapolis, MD, 1948-1951. 3 folders.
Havre de Grace, MD (African American), 1942-1947.
Laurel, MD, 1942-1945.
Eastport, ME, 1942-1945.
Portland, ME (African American), 1943-1947.
Sault Ste Marie, MI (African American), 1942-1943.
Carthage, MO, 1943-1946.
Joplin, MO, 1942-1946.
Box 48 Joplin, MO (African American), 1944-1946.
Lebanon, MO, 1941-1946.
Box 79 Neosho, MO, 1942-1945.
Box 48 Rolla, MO, 1941-1942.
Sedalia, MO, 1943-1946.
St. Louis, MO, 1941-1945.
St. Louis, MO (African American), 1941.
Waynesville, MO (African American), 1941-1943.
Biloxi, MS, 1942-1947.
Biloxi, MS (African American), 1943-1947.
Box 49 Centerville, MS, 1943-1945.
Columbus, MS, 1942-1945.
Flora, MS, 1943-1945.
Greenwood, MS, 1943-1946.
Grenada, MS, 1942-1945.
Grenada, MS (African American), 1943-1945.
Hattiesburg, MS, 1940-1946. 3 folders.
Box 50 Hattiesburg, MS, 1940-1946.
Hattiesburg, MS (Japanese-American), 1943-1945. 2 folders.
Hattiesburg, MS (African American), 1942-1946 . 2 folders.
Jackson, MS, 1945.
Jackson, MS (African American), 1942-1946.
Meridian, MS, 1942-1946.
Meridian, MS (African American), 1942-1946.
Winona, MS (African American), 1944-1946.
Box 51 Helena, MT, 1943-1945.
Carolina Beach, NC, 1942-1944.
Durham, NC, 1942-1946. 3 folders.
Durham, NC (African American), 1943-1945.
Edenton, NC, 1943-1947.
Fayetteville, NC, 1941-1948. 3 folders.
Box 52 Fayetteville, NC (African American), 1942-1946.
Goldsboro, NC, 1942-1944.
Greensboro, NC, 1943-1947.
Greensboro, NC (African American), 1943-1947.
Hertford, NC, 1945.
Jacksonville, NC, 1943-1958. 2 folders.
Jacksonville, NC (African American), 1947.
Kinston, NC, 1942-1946.
Kinston, NC (African American), 1944-1945.
Laurinburg, NC, 1943-1946.
Maxton, NC, 1943-1945.
Box 53 Monroe, NC, 1942-1945.
Monroe, NC (African American), 1942-1945.
Box 80 Morehead City, NC, 1941-1948. 4 folders.
Morehead City, NC (African American), 1942-1945.
Box 53 Raleigh, NC, 1942-1944. 2 folders.
Raleigh, NC (African American), 1943-1947.
Rockingham, NC, 1943-1947.
Southport, NC, 1943-1945.
Spring Lake, NC, 1941-1945.
Swansboro, NC, 1942-1947.
Wilmington, NC, 1941-1947. 2 folders.
Box 54 Wilmington, NC, 1941-1947.
Lincoln, NE, 1945-1946.
Lincoln, NE (African American), 1942-1945.
Box 79 Omaha, NE (African American), 1942-1945.
Box 54 York, NE, 1943-1945.
Manchester, NH, 1942-1946.
Manchester, NH (African American), 1942-1946.
Eatontown, NJ, 1942-1945.
Lakehurst, NJ, 1941-1946.
Box 79 New Brunswick, NJ, 1942-1947. 3 folders.
Box 80 New Brunswick, NJ, 1942-1947.
Box 54 Red Bank, NJ, 1942-1946.
Box 55 Red Bank, NJ, 1942-1946.
Red Bank, NJ (African American), 1941-1945.
Stelton, NJ (African American),1944-1947.
Trenton, NJ, 1942-1947. 2 folders.
Trenton, NJ (African American), 1944-1945.
Wrightstown, NJ, 1941-1946.
Wrightstown, NJ (African American), 1941-1948.
Alamogordo, NM, 1949-1958.
Hobbs, NM, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Hobbs, NM (African American), 1942-1945.
Box 56 Tonopah, NV, 1942-1944.
Fisher's Island, NY, 1946.
Fort Totten, NY, 1953.
Geneva, NY, 1943-1946.
Hempstead, NY, 1941-1946. 6 folders.
Box 57 Hempstead, NY, 1941-1946. 2 folders.
New York, NY, 1945.
Box 80 Newburgh, NY, 1944-1946. 2 folders.
Nyack, NY, 1943-1946. 3 folders.
Oswego, NY, 1942-1946. 3 folders.
Box 57 Rome, NY, 1943.
Watertown, NY, 1941-1947. 4 folders.
Box 81 Osborn, OH, 1942-1946.
Box 57 Enid, OK, 1943-1946.
Box 58 Lawton, OK, 1944-1950. 2 folders.
Lawton, OK (African American), 1945-1950. 4 folders.
McAlester, OK (African American), 1943-1946.
Box 81 Muskogee, OK, 1942-1945. 3 folders.
Norman, OK, 1944-1946.
Oklahoma City, OK, 1943-1946. 3 folders.
Box 58 Woodward, OK, 1943-1945.
Astoria, OR, 1947-1956.
Medford, OR, 1942-1946.
Box 81 Pendleton, OR, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Box 59 Portland, OR, 1942-1943.
Salem, OR, 1942-1945.
Chester, PA, 1946.
Farrell, PA (African American), 1943-1946.
Greenville, PA, 1943-1945.
Harrisburg, PA, 1941-1946. 3 folders.
Harrisburg, PA (African American), 1944-1946.
Lebanon, PA, 1941-1946. 2 folders.
Box 60 Lebanon, PA, 1941-1946.
Middletown, PA, 1941-1945.
Sharon, PA, 1943-1945.
Tobyhanna, PA, 1945.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1948-1949.
Davisville, RI, 1946.
Jamestown, RI, 1942-1946.
Newport, RI (African American), 1912, 1944-1950. 2 folders.
Beaufort, SC, 1942-1947. 3 folders.
Box 61 Beaufort, NC (African American), 1944-1946.
Charleston, SC, 1942-1947. 3 folders.
Charleston, SC (African American), 1942-1945.
Columbia, SC, 1942-1947. 2 folders.
Congaree, SC, 1943-1945.
Box 81 North Charleston, SC, 1942-1946.
Box 82 North Charleston, SC, 1943-1946. 2 folders.
Box 61 Spartanburg, SC, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Spartanburg, SC (African American), 1942-1945.
Box 62 Sumter, SC, 1942-1949.
Walterboro, SC, 1942-1945.
Walterboro, SC (African American), 1943-1945.
Rapid City, SD, 1949-1950.
Sioux Falls, SD, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Sioux Falls, SD (African American), 1944-1945.
Clarksville, TN, 1943-1947.
Dyersburg, TN, 1942-1945.
Dyersburg, TN (African American), 1943-1945.
McKenzie, TN, 1942-1945.
Memphis, TN, 1942-1945.
Box 82 Paris, TN, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Box 63 Tullohoma, TN, 1941-1944.
Tullohoma, TN (African American), 1941-1945.
Big Springs, TX, 1943-1945.
Brackettville, TX, 1942-1946.
Brownsville, TX, 1940-1946.
Brownwood, TX, 1941-1946. 2 folders.
Brownwood, TX (African American), 1941-1945.
Bryan, TX, 1943-1945.
Box 64 Childress, TX, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Corpus Christi, TX, 1941-1947. 5 folders.
Dallas, TX, 1943-1945.
Del Rio, TX, 1943-1945.
Box 65 Denton, TX, 1943-1946.
Gainesville, TX, 1943-1946.
Galveston, TX, 1941-1946. 3 folders.
Gatesville, TX, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Gatesville, TX (African American), 1943-1945.
Houston, TX, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Houston, TX (African American), 1943-1946.
Box 66 Kingsville, TX, 1942-1946.
Kingsville, TX (African American), 1945-1946.
Marfa, TX (African American), 1943-1944.
Mineral Wells, TX, 1942-1946. 3 folders.
Mineral Wells, TX (African American), 1941-1943.
Box 82 Orange, TX, 1942-1947. 2 folders.
Paris, TX, 1941-1946. 5 folders.
Box 66 Port Lavaca, TX, 1943-1944.
San Angelo, TX (African American), 1943-1946.
San Angelo, TX, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Box 67 South San Antonio, TX, 1942-1946.
Temple, TX, 1942-1947. 4 folders.
Temple, TX (African American), 1943-1946.
Tyler, TX, 1943-1945.
Waco, TX, 1942-1946.
Waco, TX (African American), 1945-1946.
Box 68 Wichita Falls, TX, 1943-1947. 3 folders.
Wichita Falls, TX (African American), 1943-1946.
Box 83 Murray, UT, 1942-1944.
Box 68 Blackstone, VA, 1943-1945. 3 folders.
Blackstone, VA (African American), 1942-1945. 2 folders.
Box 69 Bowling Green, VA, 1942-1947.
Bowling Green, VA (African American), 1943-1945.
Crewe, VA, 1942-1946.
Fort Myer, VA, 1945.
Fredericksburg, VA, 1941-1946.
Hampton, VA, 1942-1947. 2 folders.
Hopewell, VA, 1941-1947. 2 folders.
Lackey, VA (African American), 1945-1947.
Langley Field, VA, 1941-1945.
Box 70 Newport News, VA (African American), 1944-1947.
Norfolk, VA, 1941-1947. 5 folders.
Box 83 Norfolk, VA, 1941-1947. 3 folders.
Box 70 Norfolk, VA (African American), 1942-1947.
Box 83 Petersburg, VA, 1942-1947. 7 folders.
Box 84 Petersburg, VA, 1942-1947. 2 folders.
Box 70 Portsmouth, VA, 1932-1953. 3 folders.
Box 71 Richmond, VA, 1943-1947. 6 folders.
Richmond, VA (African American), 1943-1947.
Sandston, VA, 1942-1946.
Box 72 Warrenton, VA, 1943-1947. 3 folders.
Williamsburg, VA, 1943-1946. 2 folders.
Williamsburg, VA (African American), 1944-1947.
Yorktown, VA, 1942-1947. 2 folders.
Burlington, VT, 1941-1944.
Ephrata, WA, 1943-1945.
Box 84 Moses Lake, WA, 1943-1946.
Pasco, WA, 1941-1947. 2 folders.
Box 73 Port Angeles, WA, 1942-1946.
Port Townsend, WA, 1941-1953. 3 folders.
Seattle, WA (African American), 1944-1946. 2 folders.
Tacoma, WA, 1941-1946. 3 folders.
Box 74 Tacoma, WA,1941-1946. 2 folders.
Walla Walla, WA, 1942-1945.
Walla Walla, WA (African American), 1944-1945.
Madison, WI, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Madison, WI (African American), 1943-1945.
Tomah, WI, 1942-1946.
Cheyenne, WY, 1941-1946.
Box 75 Cheyenne, WY, 1941-1946. 4 folders.
Photographs:
Includes photographs removed from the club histories, arranged by state and city.
Box 125 (A-V) Alabama - California. 79 folders.
Box 126 (A-V) Colorado - Georgia. 60 folders.
Box 127 (A-V) Idaho - Louisiana. 68 folders.
Box 128 (A-V) Mississippi - Ohio. 83 folders.
Box 129 (A-V) Oklahoma - Utah. 97 folders.
Box 130 (A-V) Virginia - Wyoming. 68 folders.


Administrative Files

General Files:
Box 85 Accounting, 1942-1949, 1964-1971. 2 folders.
Accounting procedures, 1942-1943, 1958-1975 4 folders.
Adolescent girls, 1943, 1945.
Administration procedures, 1960-1967.
Administrative staff conference, 1968-1972.
Agencies, 1949.
Agreements, 1941-1955. 2 folders.
Agreements/charter, 1950-1951. 3 folders.
Agreement with agencies, 1941-1942.
Agreement concerning agencies' buildings, 1942.
Agreement concerning Building Bureau, 1944.
Agreement with Community War Services, 1941-1943.
Agreements-corporate data charter, 1955-1964. 2 folders.
Agreement with Federal Security Agency, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Agreement with USO foreign subsidiaries, 1943.
Agreement with ODHWS, 1942.
Agreements, YMCA-USO overseas buildings, 1942-1948. 3 folders.
Agreements with senior and junior agencies, 1942.
Agreement concerning termination of operations, 1944.
Agreement with War Department, 1942.
Agreement with Red Cross, undated.
Alien employees, 1943.
Box 120 Anderson, Sam, 1967, 1970-1973
Box 85 Anniversary materials, 1950. 3 folders.
Anniversary materials, 20th, 1961.
Anniversary materials, 25th,1965. 4 folders.
Anniversary materials, 30th, 1971. 2 folders.
Annual meetings, 1941-1947. 2 folders.
Annual reports, 1942-1948, 1951-1961. 3 folders.
Box 86 Annual reports, 1962-1975. 5 folders.
Approvals, 1942.
Army Service Forces directive, 1944.
Associated Services for the Armed Forces (ASAF), 1949-1951. 2 folders.
ASAF, agency executives, minutes, 1950-1951.
ASAF, agency funds expended, 1950, 1976. 2 folders.
ASAF, budget and finance, 1950-1951. 2 folders.
ASAF, circular letters and memos, 1950.
USO and ASAF consolidation plan, 1951.
ASAF operations policies, 1950-1951.
ASAF local committees, 1950-1951.
ASAF, merger, 1950-1951. 3 folders.
ASAF, papers, 1950.
ASAF, starter kit, 1950.
ASAF withdrawal from United Defense Fund, 1955. 2 folders.
Athletic contests, basketball, 1948-1955.
Athletic contests, bowling, 1945-1955.
Audits, 1942-1947.
Audits and requirements of local United Way, 1974-1977.
Automobiles, 1941-1946.
Autonomous councils questionnaire, 1965.
Awards, 1970-1974.
Background information, 1950, 1974-1976.
Box 118 Bank accounts, states, 1942-1946. 10 folders.
Box 86 Beer and liquor policy, 1941-1942.
Birthday-anniversaries, 1942-1943.
Blue Ribbon study, 1975. 2 folders.
Bock, Peter, 1975-1976.
Budget, 1941.
Box 87 Budget, 1941. 2 folders.
Budgets, 1941-1942.
Budget, 1942-1943. 6 folders.
Budget, 1944-1946, 1951-1952, 2 folders.
Budget, 1975-1976. 4 folders.
Budget, Armed Services financing, 1950.
Budgets, centers, 1975-1976.
Budget and finance, 1953-1954, 1965-1974. 6 folders.
Budget changes, 1975-1976. 2 folders.
Budget, national, 1973-1976.
Box 118 Budgets, publications, 1961, 1963-1964.
Box 87 Building attendance graphs, 1948-1958.
Building facilities, local clubs, 1942-1944.
Buildings, maintenance policy, 1951-1960.
Building services, 1968-1973.
Campaign, 1963-1971. 2 folders.
Box 88 Campaign, 1941. 3 folders.
Campaign assignments, 1958-1960.
Campaign kit, 1966-1972.
Campaign promotion, 1975.
Campaign quotas, 1972.
Campaign report, 1971-1973.
Carl, Fred, files, 1975. 2 folders.
Centers, expense, 1976. 2 folders.
Box 120 Central Atlantic Area, 1941-1942.
Box 118 Central Atlantic Area, 1937-1943.
Box 88 Certificate of incorporation, constitution, by-laws, 1941-1943. 3 folders.
Changeover, 1963-1977. 2 folders.
Chase investments, 1973-1976.
Church/YMCA relations, 1942-1951. 6 folders.
City histories, outline, 1944.
Clippings, 1940-1947. 3 folders.
Closing instructions for a USO club, 1950.
Committee reports, 1962-1974.
Community conducted operations, 1943-1944.
Community grants-in-aid, 1942-1944.
Community Managed USO Operations and Volunteer Relationships, 1943.
Community social problems study, 1941-1944.
Consultative services, 1967-1969.
Contingent liabilities, 1973.
Box 89 Contingent liabilities (termination reserve), 1953-1967. 2 folders.
Conferences, staff, 1941-1946. 4 folders.
Congressional charter request, 1976.
Conscientious objectors, 1943-1944, 1966. 2 folders.
Constitution, by-laws and articles of incorporation, 1941-1943. 2 folders.
Comptrollers conferences, 1943-1948. 2 folders.
Box 118 Corporate involvement, undated.
Box 89 Corporate planning, 1975.
Correspondence regarding literature, undated.
Correspondence and reports regarding organization of USO, 1940-1941. 5 folders.
Councils, undated, 1942-1943, 1946, 1949. 3 folders.
Council of Japan, 1971-1973. 2 folders.
Box 118 Council of New England annual meeting, 1975.
Box 89 Counseling service, 1945.
Creed for workers, undated.
Davison, General Michael S., 1975-1976.
Defense Morale Conference, proceedings, 1941.
Department of Defense, agreements, 1951-1960.
Department of Defense, survey, 1974-1975.
Directories, 1941-1944, 1946, 1948-1950 10 folders.
Box 90 Directory of USO operations, 1944-1945, 1964, 1975-1976. 5 folders.
Box 120 Directories, 1942-1945. 4 folders.
Box 90 Directories of YMCA/USO services, 1944-1945.
Distribution of Yank, 1943.
Drug education, circa 1970.
Elimination of designations, 1942-1947. 4 folders.
Emergency job program, 1975.
Endowment program, 1970-1972.
Endorsements, 1942.
Ex-servicemen, 1944.
Expense computerized, 1974-1976.
Expenses, National Board, 1941-1942.
Field service manual, 1943.
Box 118 Field services, general, 1948-1959.
Box 90 Field supervision, 1945.
Files and records, undated.
Box 118 Films, 1952-1963. 3 folders.
Box 90 Financial policies and procedures manual, 1943.
Financial statements, 1941, 1949, 1973-1976. 3 folders.
Five year report, volunteer services, 1941-1946.
Flags, 1941.
Foreign, miscellaneous, undated.
Forms, undated. 2 folders.
Future service to the Armed Forces, papers, 1945-1950.
Furnishings, lists, 1941.
Girls Service Organization (GSO), 1942-1946. 3 folders.
General folders, 1940s-1970s. 5 folders.
Box 91 General folders, 1940s-1970s. 12 folders.
General files may contain duplicate material found in other folders.
General correspondence, 1970-1971. 2 folders.
Box 120 Gold Plate Dinner, Tokyo, 1971.
Box 91 Handbooks, 1941. 2 folders.
Box 118 Handbook for volunteers, 1967.
Box 120 Historical record disposition, 1944.
Box 91 History project, 1943-1948, 1980.
Hostesses, 1943.
"Hot Line to Home", 1970.
Housing projects, 1946.
Imprest funds, expenses, 1974-1975.
Industrial service, 1941-1946. 9 folders.
Industrial service, annual reports, 1942-1945.
Industrial service, monthly summary, 1944, 1946. 2 folders.
Industrial USO, Dayton, OH clippings, 1929.
Industrial USO, Glenn Roberts Reports, 1944-1946. 2 folders.
Industrial USO, local reports, 1944-1945.
Industrial USO, miscellaneous, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Box 92 Industrial USO, monthly summaries, 1944-1945. 4 folders.
Industrial USO, reports, industrial service, 1942-1946. 3 folders.
Industrial folder, reports and special studies, 1945-1946.
Industrial USO, staff conferences, 1941-1945. 3 folders.
Industrial YMCA statistics, 1945.
Industrial YMCA summaries, 1941-1944. 6 folders.
Industrial service, units of operation and personnel, 1942-1946.
Institute, workshops, 1944-1945.
Insurance, 1944-1946, 1948-1950, 1964-1976. 3 folders.
Inter-agency orientation course, 1944.
Interview information, 1969.
Inventories, 1949, 1976. 2 folders.
Box 118 Inventories, 1971-1975. 5 folders.
Box 92 Job analysis, 1943-1944.
Joint agency operation plan, 1944.
Joint occupancy, 1941-1945. 3 folders.
Box 118 Junior volunteers, 1974-1977.
Box 92 Kalk, Lieutenant Stanton, fund, 1954-1956.
Labor unions, 1943.
LeMar versus Commonwealth of Virginia, 1944-1946. 2 folders.
Leases, 1941-1942.
Box 93 Leases, 1941-1946. 3 folders.
Box 118 Letter writing etiquette, undated.
Box 93 Library lists, 1941.
List of representatives of 6 USO organizations, 1941.
Box 118 Literature distributed to clubs, list, 1943-1946.
Box 93 Little, Arthur D., Inc., report, 1974-1975.
Local bulletins, 1941.
Locations, 1942.
Mail, 1976.
Box 120 Maintenance manual, 1952.
Box 93 Maneuvers, 1943-1944.
Manual, clubhouse dedication, undated.
Manual on community conducted operations, 1943.
Manual, maintenance, undated.
Box 118 Manual for work in War Production areas, undated.
Box 93 Map revision, 1966-1967.
March music, 1942.
Meeting, ad hoc group, 1977.
Menster, Mike, 1973-1976.
Merchant Marine, 1942.
Military hospitals, 1945-1946.
Military installations, 1949-1960. 6 folders.
Military Personnel and their Families and Central Maryland Community Services: New Directions, 1974.
Miscellaneous USO, 1940s.
Mobile service, 1942-1943.
Monthly statistical report instructions, 1941-1945.
Monthly summary worksheets, 1943, 1945-1946. 6 folders.
Morrill, Justin, 1970-1974.
Musical extravaganza, Corpus Christi Naval air station, 1975.
National board professional staff changes, 1974-1975.
National book campaign, 1941.
National Council, 1944-1945.2 folders.
National Golf Day, 1952-1954.
National Photography Contest, 1942.
National staff information, 1977.
National USO survey implementation plan, 1963.
National volunteer awards, 1974.
National War Fund, 1943-1944.
Navy Y programs, 1944.
Needs of U.S. Armed Services personnel, report, 1975.
Negotiations, USO/YMCA, 1962-1977.
Box 118 USO New England, 1970-1973.
Box 118 The New USO, speech given by Harvey Firestone, Jr., 1949.
Box 120 North Central Area, 1941-1942.
Box 93 Notebook, 1961-1963. 2 folders.
Box 94 Operations handbook, 1969.
Operational method, 1973.
Operations, Department of, 1942.
Operations, USO information survey, 1957.
Organizational chart, undated.
Box 120 Organizational material, 1941-1942.
Box 94 Organization and management study, 1970.
Box 120 Overseas operations, 1956-1958.
Box 94 Overseas operations, 1972-1976.
Overseas payroll, 1969-1974.
Overseas staff housing, 1965.
Box 120 Pacific Southwest area, 1941.
Box 94 Pearl Harbor 25th anniversary, 1966.
Personnel, 1959-1972, 1974-1976. 3 folders.
Personnel, confidential information on local directors salaries, etc., 1943-1946. 2 folders.
Box 120 Personnel evaluation, 1973.
Personnel policy, local councils, 1963-1964.
Personnel practices, 1941-1942.
Box 94 Personnel practice manual, 1944.
Box 120 Personnel reference sheet, 1968.
Box 94 Photographs, undated.
Plan book, 1950.
Policies, 1963-1970.
Policies, administration, general, 1960-1962.
Policies, general, 1960-1972.
Policies, general, administrative directive #9, 1967-1969.
Policies, miscellaneous, undated, 1943-1946. 4 folders.
Box 118 Post-USO services, 1947.
Box 119 Post-USO services, 1947. 2 folders.
Box 120 Post-USO services, 1947. 2 folders.
Box 94 Pre-induction training, 1956-1960. 3 folders.
Box 120 Presentation materials for National Council, 1952.
Box 94 President's report, 1948.
Procedures for establishing and maintaining physical properties of USO, 1950-1964. 2 folders.
Profile, 1973-1976.
Box 120 Programs, 1950-1977. 2 folders.
Box 94 Program bulletin, 1941-1947. 7 folders.
Box 95 Program bulletin, 1948-1954, undated. 10 folders.
Program division, Overseas Flier, 1943-1945. 2 folders.
Program Exchange, correspondence, 1961-1967.
Program manual, 1967-1968. 3 folders.
Program for Pre-induction education, 1950s.
Program by pros, 1967-1973. 5 folders.
Program, Servicemen's Council, undated.
Program statistics, 1946.
Box 120 Program suggestions, 1943-1944, 1947. 2 folders.
Programming, undated.
Programs, 1950-1976. 2 folders.
Box 95 Programs, Christmas, undated.
Programs, trivia, undated.
Public affairs education workbook, 1944.
Public relations, 1971, 1974. 2 folders.
Public relations, Christmas gift program, 1974.
Public relations, general, 1967-1972. 2 folders.
Public relations, materials, 1959-1960. 2 folders.
Public relations program, 1954-1955.
Public relations, Vietnam service to Armed Forces, 1965-1972. 2 folders.
Publicity, public relations, 1962-1967.
Box 96 Publicity, public relations, 1962-1967.
Publicity, USO in Action, 1955-1959.
The Races of Mankind, 1943-1944. 2 folders.
Reactivation, 1947-1951. 3 folders.
Recognition, 1950-1960.
Recreation centers, 1941.
Box 120 Region 8, 1968-1971.
Box 96 Regional staff conference, 1967. 3 folders.
Religious work, 1945-1947. 2 folders.
Reorganization/charter,1941, 1949-1950.
Reorganization, 1948. 3 folders.
Reorganization study, 1963.
Box 120 Report, 1943.
Report of Executive Director, 1963.
Box 96 Report of the National staff development conference, 1956.
Reports, preliminary, 1974.
Returning servicemen and women, 1943-1944.
Role of agencies, 1976-1977.
Rymer files, 1942-1945, 1963. 3 folders.
Recommended salary program for domestic USO operations, 1971.
Box 120 Salary administration, 1971.
Box 96 Sampson, Major Francis L.1972-1973.
Scrapbooks, 1943-1944.
Selective service and military training, 1926-1967.
Self-appraisal studies, 1969-1971. 2 folders.
Service to Armed Forces Personnel, 1975-1976.
Service on college campuses, 1943-1946. 2 folders.
Service to WAACS, WAVES, etc., 1943-1946.
Box 97 Services to Negroes, 1941-1945.
Shutterbug Benny and USO in action, 1953-1961.
Signs, 1941-1944, 1950. 2 folders.
Sivertsen, Warren, 1953-1964.
Soldier opinion about USO clubs, 1944.
Box 120 Southern area, 1941-1942.
Southwest area, 1940-1941.
Box 97 Speakers bureau, 1942-1945.
Staff commitments, 1944, 1975.
Staff conference, minutes, 1943-1946. 3 folders.
Staff training, 1941-1945. 3 folders.
Standby operations, 1945.
Box 120 States, Alabama-Washington, 1940-1945. 10 folders.
Box 97 Stationary, 1941-1943.
Statistical reports, 1945-1951.
Study of needs of Armed Services personnel for continued voluntary social services, materials, 1975-1976.
Box 120 Study of professional staff training needs, 1974.
Box 97 Study of relationship of YMCA USO with protestant churches, 1942.
Summary of YMCA/USO operations, 1966.
Supplemental fund raising, undated.
Survey forms, undated.
Survey of voluntary civilian services for military personnel, 1962. 2 folders.
Taxes, 1941-1942.
Taxes, California welfare exemption, 1953.
Termination, 1950.
Termination plan, 1947.
Tidball, Charles T., 1951-1960.
Box 120 Training, 1944-1945.
Box 97 Training conferences, 1941-1943. 2 folders.
Transfer of operations, 1944.
Troops in transit service, 1941, 1944.
Transfer of USO clubs to YMCA, 1947-1947.
Travel itineraries, 1973-1976.
Treasury Department, 1948-1951.
United Way, 1975.
Box 120 United Nations programs, 1958.
Box 97 United Nations Welfare Officer for Gaza, 1959-1962. 3 folders.
United States Air Force (USAF), campaign kit, 1950.
USAF, organization/charter, 1950.
USAF policies, 1950.
USO, 1977-1980. 3 folders.
Box 120 "USO in Action", working files, 1955-1959. 2 folders.
USO in Central Maryland, 1974.
Box 97 USO for a new military, 1973.
USO Camp Shows, Inc., reports, 1942. 4 folders.
Box 98 USO Camp Shows, Inc., reports,1946, 1953. 3 folders.
USO Camp Shows, Inc., general, 1942-1945. 2 folders.
USO recreation centers, War Department data, 1941-1942. 2 folders.
Veterans, 1940s. 6 folders.
Victory book campaign, 1942-1943.
Vietnam discrepancies, 1972-1973. 2 folders.
Box 120 Visitation task force materials, undated.
Box 98 Visits, 1966-1975.
Volunteers, 1942-1945, 1948-1953. 2 folders.
Box 120 Volunteers, 1948-1962.
Box 98 Volunteers and staff, handbook, 1967.
Box 120 Volunteer handbook, Wherever they Go, 1965.
Volunteers, Keeping the Vision is Supervision, undated.
Volunteer manuals, 1945-1946.
Box 98 Volunteer manual, 1965. 2 folders.
War fund campaign, undated. 4 folders.
War production areas, 1941-1944.
Washington meeting, defense morale conference, 1941. 2 folders.
Box 120 West Central area, 1940-1941.
Women and girls programs, 1946.
Workers creed, undated.
Box 98 YMCA withdrawal from USO, 1976-1977. 6 folders.
Withdrawal of USO financial support, 1958-1962. 2 folders.
Box 99 Withdrawal of USO financial support, 1957-1960. 5 folders.
Women and girls in industry, 1942-1945.
Box 121 Women's and girls' programs, 1946.
Box 99 World court questions, 1931-1935.
Work camps, 1942-1943. 5 folders.
Work study program, 1965.
Box 121 Workers creed, undated.
Box 99 Youth questions, 1936-1940.
YMCA budget, 1974.
Associated Organizations:
Box 99 Designated clubs supervised by USO organizations, 1974-1976.
American Legion, 1963.
American Red Cross, 1966-1972.
National Catholic Community Service, 1941.
National Catholic Community Service, NCCS, 1944-1947. 3 folders.
National Catholic Community Service, publications, undated, 1955. 5 folders.
National Jewish Welfare Board, 1942-1945. 4 folders.
National Jewish Welfare Board, program service, 1942-1946. 6 folders.
Box 100 National Jewish Welfare Board, Sentinel, 1942-1945.
National Jewish Welfare Board, USO material, 1944.
USO material, Veterans Service Information Bulletin, 1944-1945.
National Travelers Aid Association, 1942-1945.
National Travelers Aid Association, print materials, 1940-1966.
National Travelers Aid Association, Shifting Scenes, 1942-1948.
Salvation Army, 1942-1946.
Salvation Army, printed materials, undated. 2 folders.
Salvation Army, The Red Shield, 1942-1943.
Salvation Army, Service of the Salvation Army and Program Bulletin, 1946-1947.
Salvation Army, War Service Bulletin, 1944-1946.
YWCA, printed materials, 1941-1947. 4 folders.
Committees, Conferences, Councils, and Boards:
Box 100 Agency Advisory Council, 1959-1962, 1973-1976. 13 folders.
Agency Executives for Campus Service, 1944-1946.
Armed Services Department Committee, 1953-1960.
Board of Directors, 1941-1947. 17 folders.
Box 101 Board of Directors, 1948-1957, 1968-1969, 1971-1972. 13 folders.
Board of Governors, 1971-1972, 1975-1976. 5 folders.
Board of Management, 1942-1947.
Board of Review, 1946-1947. 6 folders.
Budget and Finance Committee, 1976. 3 folders.
Box 120 Committee on general policy, 1941.
Box 101 Committee on Community Grants, 1943-1947. 3 folders.
Committee on Community Organization, 1941-1945.
Committee on Coordination, 1941.
Committee on Demobilization, 1943-1944.
Committee to Develop Volunteer Service Programs, 1941-1944.
Conference of Agency Executives, 1971-1972. 2 folders.
Box 102 Conference of Agency Executives, 1973.
Conference of Comptrollers, 1944-1946, 1948-1949. 2 folders.
Conference of Executives, 1941-1944. 38 folders.
Box 103 Conference of Executives, 1944-1950. 26 folders.
Conference with leaders of recreation and welfare, 1941.
Executive committee, 1940-1945. 17 folders.
Box 120 Executive committee, 1944.
Box 104 Executive committee, 1945-1952. 23 folders.
Executive committee, report on ad hoc survey committee, 1961-1965. 2 folders.
Committee on field operations, 1941-1946. 5 folders.
Finance and executive committee, 1976. 2 folders.
Committees, general, 1944-1948.
General commission on chaplains, 1959.
Box 121 Committee on general policy, 1941.
Box 104 Committee on general policy, 1941-1943. 9 folders.
Industrial committee, 1942.
Box 105 Industrial committee, 1943-1944.
Committee on insurance, 1941.
Inter-agency program committee, 1969-1974. 4 folders.
Box 120 International Committee recommendation, undated.
Box 105 Joint training committee, 1943-1946. 9 folders.
Committee lists, 1942-1947, 1961. 3 folders.
Literature committee, 1943.
National ad hoc USO survey committee report, 1962-1963. 2 folders.
National budget and consultation committee, 1967-1972. 2 folders.
National council, 1956-1957. 3 folders.
African American service committee, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Overseas service committee, 1942-1946. 2 folders.
Personnel committee, 1941-1945. 7 folders.
Box 106 Personnel committee, 1945-1946, 1949. 3 folders.
Program advisory committee, report, 1954. 3 folders.
Program committee, 1941-1944, 1949-1950. 2 folders.
Program committee, subcommittee on equipment, 1942-1943.
Public relations committee, 1941-1945.
Publicity council, 1949.
Committee on records and reporting, 1941-1944. 4 folders.
Box 120 Regional staff conference, 1942.
Religious literature committee, 1973.
Box 106 Committee on renovations and rentals, 1941.
Committee on research and studies, 1944.
Committee on review of USO program, 1943-1944. 2 folders.
Committee on service reports, 1943-1947. 3 folders.
Committee on services to Negroes, 1945-1948.
Committee on services in war production communities, 1944-1946. 2 folders.
Committee on service to women and girls, 1942-1946. 9 folders.
Snack bar committee, 1942.
Committee on staff development, 1946.
Box 120 Staff development conference, 1952.
Box 106 Study committee, report, 1959.
Study committee, status, 1973-1974.
Study committee on relocation, 1975-1976.
Committee to study services in communities adjacent to military hospitals, 1944-1946. 2 folders.
Box 107 Transit service committee, 1941-1944. 2 folders.
United national welfare committee, 1940-1941.
Committee on volunteer services, 1944-1946. 2 folders.
Committee on war production services, 1944. 3 folders.
Sub-committee on joint training, 1942-1943.
History:
Box 107 Historical background, 1950-1976.
History, 1942-1947. 3 folders.
History of USO, 1947. 15 folders.
History, 1950-1974. 2 folders.
History, Julia Carson correspondence, 1944-1946.
Box 121 History of USO in Panama, 1948.
Jay Urice Files:
Jay Urice worked with the War Work Council from 1917-1920. He later became the associate general secretary of the National Council, a position he held from 1934-1954; it was in this capacity that he played an integral part in the establishment of the YMCA USO.
Box 121 General files, 1939-1949. 8 folders.
Box 107 Correspondence, general, 1940-1941. 4 folders.
Box 108 Correspondence, general, 1941-1942. 24 folders.
Accounting committee, 1941-1942.
Budgets, 1941-1943. 3 folders.
Budget planning committee, 1941.
Building committee, 1941-1942.
Buildings, 1941-1942. 2 folders.
Box 109 Buildings, 1943-1945.
Building services division, 1944-1946. 2 folders.
Bulletin, 1942-1949.
Bulletin, Women's division, 1941-1944.
Camp shows, 1942-1947. 2 folders.
Campaign, 1941-1942, 1946. 8 folders.
Certificates of recognition committee, 1943-1945.
Chairmen, 1942-1946. 3 folders.
Charges for services, 1941, 1944.
Church relations, 1941-1944. 5 folders.
Citizens committee, 1942.
Clubs, 1943-1946. 2 folders.
Correspondence and papers, 1943-1945. 8 folders.
Box 110 Correspondence and papers, 1946-1947. 4 folders.
Miscellaneous, 1943-1947.
Executive committee, 1954-1962. 5 folders.
Charles Wharton Files:
Box 110 Action newsletter, 1944-1945.
Bear Mountain conference, 1945. 2 folders.
Budget material, 1943-1945.
Buildings and equipment, 1941-1943.
Industrial conferences, 1943-1945.
Operations statistics, 1944-1945.
Participation statistics, 1945.
Personnel, A-Z, 1943-1946. 7 folders.
Personnel statistics, 1941-1946.
Program material, 1942-1944.4 folders.
Annual reports, 1942.
Tri-annual reports, 1943-1944. 3 folders.
Box 111 Tri-annual reports, 1944-1946. 4 folders.
What's Doing, excerpts, 1944-1945.
When Millions Migrate, background materials, 1945-1946.
Local Club Files:
Miscellaneous records, including clippings, reports, audits, and minutes, generated by individual USO clubs and subsequently transferred to the national office after the clubs were closed.
Box 121 Ozark, AL, directory of local services, 1943.
Box 111 Selma, AL, reports and correspondence, 1949-1964.
Fairbanks, AK, 1948-1975. 2 folders.
Box 121 Fairbanks, AK, closing program, 1947.
Box 111 Fort Smith, AR, 1946-1959. 5 folders.
Box 121 Fort Smith, AR, annual report, 1944.
Box 111 Fort Smith, AR, 9th Street USO, 1953-1958.
Fairfield, CA, 1950-1959. 5 folders.
Los Angeles, CA, 1973.
Box 121 Monterey, CA, programs, 1952, 1964.
Box 111 Oceanside, CA, 1947-1963. 5 folders.
Oceanside, CA, operating committee minutes, 1955-1959. 2 folders.
Oceanside, CA, narrative report, 1961.
Oceanside, CA, programming, 1961, 1964.
Orange County, CA, survey, 1968.
Oxnard, CA, report of visitation task force, 1970.
Box 121 San Francisco, Buchanan St. volunteer graduation program, 1945.
Box 111 San Bernadino, CA, photographs, undated.
San Francisco, CA, 1968-1974. 2 folders.
San Pedro, CA, reports and correspondence, 1924-1954.
Santa Maria, CA, 1950-1953.
Twenty Nine Palms, CA, 1973-1975.
Vallejo, CA, monthly statistics, 1943-1946.
Victorville, CA, area inventory, 1966.
Victorville, CA, USO budget, 1967-1973.
Victorville, CA, correspondence, 1966-1972.
Victorville, CA, correspondence, building and lease, 1967-1973.
Victorville, CA, council minutes and by-laws, 1967-1973.
Victorville, CA, council roster, 1967-1969.
Victorville, CA, designated center, 1973-1974.
Victorville, CA, miscellaneous, 1966.
Victorville, CA, narrative reports, 1967-1973. 3 folders.
Box 112 Victorville, CA, opening, 1966-1967.
Victorville, CA, program and publicity, 1967.
Box 121 New London, CT, volunteer training institute, program, 1944.
Box 112 Fort Walton Beach, FL, 1955-1957. 2 folders.
Fort Walton Beach, FL, committee of management, 1952-1955.
Fort Walton Beach, FL, programming, 1961.
Fort Walton Beach, FL, MCD, 1952-1955, 1960-1963. 2 folders.
Key West, FL, 1956-1959, 1963-1970. 6 folders.
Key West, FL, clippings, 1952-1958, 1961-1963. 3 folders.
Key West, FL, materials, 1964.
Key West, FL, committee of management, 1950-1959. 4 folders.
Key West, FL, reports and correspondence, 1946-1963. 6 folders.
Box 121 Milton, FL, financial statements, 1964.
Box 112 Orlando, FL, 1972.
Pensacola, FL, 1946-1966. 10 folders.
Box 121 Pensacola, FL, financial statements, 1962, 1964.
Box 112 Pensacola, FL, Girls Service Organization manual, 1962.
Box 121 Pensacola, FL, informational brochure, undated.
Box 112 Albany, GA, 1976.
Atlanta, GA, self-appraisal study, 1970.
Box 121 Augusta, GA, programs, 1944.
Columbus, GA, financial statements, 1962-1964.
Box 112 Columbus, GA, African American branch, 1949-1963.
Valdosta, GA, 1952-1959, 1976. 2 folders.
Warner Robins, GA, monthly statistics, 1944-1946.
Rantoul, IL, 1963-1966. 3 folders.
Rantoul, IL, clippings, 1952-1957, 1960-1962. 6 folders.
Box 121 Rantoul, IL, programs, 1952, 1955, 1959.
Box 113 Rantoul, IL, reports and correspondence, 1940-1962. 3 folders.
Waukegan, IL, 1947-1949.
Box 121 Franklin, IN, volunteer training course, program, 1944.
Box 113 Junction City, KS, reports and correspondence, 1948-1953.
Box 121 Elizabethtown, KY, USO course, program, 1945.
Hopkinsville, KY, volunteer conference program, 1944.
Box 113 Leesville, LA, 1941-1945, 1950-1959. 3 folders.
New Orleans, LA, 1970.
Box 121 Ayer, MA, locator service manual, 1944.
Box 113 Ayer, MA, recognition banquet program, 1956.
Detroit, MI, self-appraisal study, 1970. 2 folders.
Saulte Ste Marie, MI, 1961-1962.
Box 124 Hattiesburg, MS, program report, 1944.
Meridian, MS, program report, 1944.
Box 113 Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 1950-1951.
St. Louis, MO, visitation task force report, 1970.
Reno, NV, 1958-1962.
Box 122 Reno, NV, financial statements, 1961-1962.
Box 113 Reno, NV, reports and correspondence, 1951-1958.
Box 122 New Hampshire USOs, audit, 1942.
Box 113 Portsmouth, NH, operating committee, 1971-1973.
Box 122 Eatontown, NJ, audit, 1942.
Fort Dix, NJ, audit, 1942.
Lakehurst, NJ, audit, 1942.
Long Branch, NJ, audit, 1942.
Red Bank, NJ, audit, 1942.
Box 113 Alamogordo, NM, 1952-1954.
Box 122 Fort Hamilton, NY, financial statements, 1953-1958.
Fort Slocum, NY, news, 1921.
Fort Totten, NY, financial statements, 1966-1967.
Hempstead, NY, audit, 1942.
Box 113 New York City, Harbor Club, 1944-1959. 4 folders.
Box 122 Oswego, NY, audit, 1942.
Rochester, NY, financial statements, 1956-1963.
Rome, NY, audit, 1942.
Sidney, NY, audit, 1942.
Box 124 Watertown, NY, audit, 1942.
Box 122 Durham, NC, volunteer training, 1944.
Box 113 Fayetteville, NC, 1975-1976.
Box 122 Fayetteville, NC, audit, 1942.
Fayetteville, NC, programs, 1943-1945.
Box 113 Jacksonville, NC, 1950-1959, 1976. 6 folders.
Jacksonville, NC, minutes and insurance, 1976.
Box 122 Kinston, NC, audit, 1942.
Morehead City, NC, audit, 1942.
Spring Lake/Manchester, NC, audit, 1942.
Swansboro, NC, audit, 1942.
Box 113 Wilmington, NC, 1951-1959. 3 folders.
Box 122 Wilmington, NC, audit, 1942.
Box 113 Minot, ND, 1964-1976. 6 folders.
Minot, ND, budget and finance, 1966-1967.
Minot, ND, insurance, 1965-1974.
Minot, ND, lease agreements, 1963-1964.
Minot, ND, self-appraisal study, 1970-1971.
Minot, ND, visitation task force, 1970.
Box 124 Ravenna, OH, audit, 1942.
Box 113 Lawton, OK, 1950-1959. 3 folders.
Box 114 Lawton, OK, 1954-1967. 5 folders.
Box 122 Lawton, OK, audit, 1942.
Box 114 Lawton, OK, clippings, 1958-1965. 2 folders.
Lawton, OK, coronation ball program, 1958.
Box 122 Lawton, OK, narrative report, 1959.
Box 114 Lawton, OK, operating committee, 1950-1959. 3 folders.
Box 122 Lawton, OK, Operation Mad Ball, publicity, 1957.
Norman, OK, manual, 1943.
Astoria, OR, audit, 1942.
Pendleton, OR, audit, 1942.
Box 124 Chester, PA, audit, 1942.
Harrisburg, PA, audit, 1942.
Box 122 Lebanon, PA, audit, 1942.
Box 124 Middletown, PA, audit, 1942.
Box 114 Philadelphia, PA, photographs, undated.
Philadelphia, PA, visitation task force, 1972.
Box 122 Pittsburgh, PA, audit, 1942.
Jamestown, RI, audit, 1942.
Box 114 Providence, RI, visitation task force, 1971.
Beaufort, SC, 1957-1961.
Box 122 Charleston, SC, awards ceremony programs, 1951-1952.
Charleston, SC, staff service bulletin, 1954.
Charleston, SC, volunteer recognition program, 1945.
Box 114 Columbia, SC, 1942-1975.
Columbia, SC, USO Columbia Council, Inc., 1967-1973.3 folders.
Charleston, SC, clippings, 1961-1962.
Box 122 Spartanburg, SC, audit, 1942.
Box 114 Sumter, SC, 1948-1973. 9 folders.
Fort Sumter, SC, closing, 1970-1974. 2 folders.
Fort Sumter, SC, leases, contracts, 1948-1968.
Rapid City, SD, reports and correspondence, 1948-1962. 3 folders.
Clarksville, TN, 1950-1971. 4 folders.
Clarksville, TN, clippings, 1955-1963, 1971. 5 folders.
Clarksville, TN, statistical report, 1980.
Box 122 Clarksville, TN, volunteer recognition dinner, program, 1954.
Box 124 Memphis, TN, audit, 1942.
Paris, TN, audit, 1942.
Tullahoma, TN, audit, 1942.
Box 122 Abilene, TX, audit, 1942.
Box 114 Austin, TX, 1973.
Box 124 Bay City, TX, audit, 1942.
Brownsville, TX, audit, 1942.
Box 122 Brownwood, TX, audit, 1942.
Box 124 Corpus Christi, TX, audit, 1942.
Box 114 Dallas, TX, 1953-1961, 1971-1975. 2 folders.
Dallas, TX, insurance, 1958-1973.
Dallas, TX, USO council, 1968-1973.
Box 115 Fort Hood, TX, 1966.
Box 122 Galveston, TX, audit, 1942.
Box 115 Houston, TX, 1969-1974.
Houston, TX, Angels with Armbands Volunteers, undated.
Box 124 Houston, TX, audit, 1942.
Box 115 Houston, TX, minutes, 1969-1973.
Box 124 Mineral Wells, TX, audits, 1942.
Box 122 Orange, TX, audit, 1942.
Box 115 San Antonio, TX, 1967-1971.
Box 124 San Antonio, TX, audit, 1942.
Box 122 San Antonio, TX, financial statements, 1964.
Box 115 San Antonio, TX, scrapbook, 1942. 2 folders.
San Antonio, TX, reports and correspondence, 1948-1960. 2 folders.
Sherman, TX, 1963-1970. 3 folders.
Box 122 Sherman, TX, financial statements, 1964, 1967.
Box 115 Temple, TX, 1947-1973. 4 folders.
Temple, TX, agreements, 1950-1972. 2 folders.
Box 122 Temple, TX, audit, 1942.
Box 115 Temple, TX, closing, 1973. 2 folders.
Temple, TX, insurance, 1965-1973.
Temple, TX, meetings, 1971-1973.
Temple, TX, monthly statistics, 1966-1973.
Temple, TX, proposed new building, 1967.
Temple, TX, self-appraisal study, 1970.
Wichita Falls, TX, 1949-1963. 6 folders.
Box 122 Wichita Falls, TX, audit, 1942.
Burlington, VT, audit, 1942.
Alexandria, VA, audit, 1942.
Box 115 Alexandria, VA, colored branch, 1941-1942.
Box 122 Blackstone, VA, audit, 1942.
Blackstone, VA, opening invitation, 1951.
Bowling Green, VA, audit, 1942.
Dublin, VA, audit, 1942.
Frederisckburg, VA, audit, 1942.
Hampton, VA, audit, 1942.
Hopewell, VA, audit, 1942.
Newport News, VA, audit, 1942.
Box 123 Norfolk, VA, audit, 1942.
Norfolk, VA, Tidewater Dr., budget adjustment, 1961.
Petersburg, VA, audit, 1942.
Box 115 Portsmouth, VA, 1952-1968. 3 folders.
Box 123 Portsmouth, VA, audit, 1942.
Box 115 Portsmouth, VA, charter renewal, 1976.
Portsmouth, VA, clippings, 1957-1963. 3 folders.
Portsmouth, VA, minutes, 1950-1958. 3 folders.
Box 116 Portsmouth, VA, minutes, 1958-1959.
Portsmouth, VA (African American), 1950-1961.
Portsmouth, VA, reports and correspondence, 1945-1957. 2 folders.
Box 123 Richmond, VA, audits, 1942.
Yorktown, VA, audit, 1942.
Box 116 Bremerton, WA (Industrial), monthly statistics, 1943-1946. 2 folders.
Box 123 Port Angeles, WA, audit, 1942.
Box 116 Port Orchard, WA (Industrial), monthly statistics, 1944-1945.
Box 123 Port Townsend, WA, audit, 1942.
Box 116 Seattle, WA, 1942-1945, 1971-1972. 2 folders.
Seattle, WA, reports and correspondence, 1948-1961.
Spokane, WA, 1948-1949, 1960. 2 folders.
Tacoma, WA, 1948-1973. 6 folders.
Tacoma, WA, agreements, 1943-1965.
Box 123 Tacoma, WA, audit, 1942.
Box 116 Tacoma, WA, budget, 1964-1965.
Tacoma, WA, clippings, 1961.
Tacoma, WA, USO council, 1965.
Tacoma, WA, insurance, 1960-1965.
Tacoma, WA, military appreciation week, 1967. 2 folders.
Tacoma, WA, survey, 1969.
Box 124 Walla Walla, WA, audit, 1942.
Box 116 Yakima, WA, materials, 1963.
Washington, D.C., 1948-1964, 1968-1969. 3 folders.
Box 123 Washington, D.C., annual report, 1944.
Box 116 Washington, D.C., Lafayette Square USO, 1950-1959. 2 folders.
Washington, D.C., photographs, 1943.
Milwaukee, WI, 1970-1974, 1978. 4 folders.
Cheyenne, WY, 1948-1950. 2 folders.
Box 123 Cheyenne, WY, audit, 1942.
Box 116 Bermuda, history, 1941.
Canal Zone, building account, 1921-1924.
Canal Zone, building construction, 1922-1941.
Canal Zone, committee of management, 1940-1946. 2 folders.
Box 117 Balboa, Canal Zone, committee of management, 1940-1946.
Cristobal, Canal Zone, building plans and materials information, 1923.
Cristobal, Canal Zone, committee of management, 1941-1946. 5 folders.
Cristobal, Canal Zone, historical information, 1922-1959. 2 folders.
Cristobal, Canal Zone, three year renovation plan, 1973-1976.
Caribbean, 1967.
Paris, France, 1970-1972.
Athens, Greece, 1973-1974.
Guam, 1973-1976. 2 folders.
Naples, Italy, 1964-1971.
Vincenza, Italy, 1969-1971.
Okinawa, Japan, 1966-1972. 2 folders.
Seoul, Korea, 1976.
Philippines, 1949-1962, 1969-1970. 2 folders.
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, 1941.
Bangkok, Thailand, 1972.
Korat, Thailand, 1973.
Ramasun, Thailand, 1976.
Sattahip, Thailand, 1969-1973.
U-Tapao, Thailand, 1972-1974.
Print Material:
Contains brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, etc. published by the Army and Navy Department or the International Committee of the YMCA, or by other organizations for distribution in USO clubs.
Box 117 Action on the Industrial USO-YMCA Front, 1944-1945.
An Approach to Planning Group Work Services for Returning Servicemen, 1945.
The Art of Listening, 1944.
Associated Services for the Armed Forces newsletters, 1950-1951.
Bataan Corregidor, 1943.
Christmas bulletins and newsletters, 1942-1946.
The Church and Returning Service Personnel, nos. 2,4, 1944.
Church-YMCA Cooperation in the USO, 1944.
Community and Campaign Relationships of the USO, 1942.
Dealing with Individuals in the USO, undated.
The Deeper Significance of the USO, 1942.
Box 123 Field Service Bulletin, 1942.
Box 117 Freedom of the Air, 1944.
General Operating Practice, 1944.
Hints for Hostesses in Service Clubs, 1944.
How to get along in the Service, 1944.
Box 123 I Came Home, undated.
Box 117 Industrial Service News, 1943-1946.
Informational materials, undated, 1943, 1957-1960, 1962. 4 folders.
Is God out of Date?, 1945.
It is the Christian Faith, 1943.
Its up to You, 1947.
Its your Choice: how to Choose the Military Service Program that will Serve you Best, 1956.
Jobs and Freedom in Post-War America, 1945.
The Light is still Shining in the Darkness, 1946.
Make the War Strengthen your Marriage, 1944.
The Minute Man, 1946.
Out!, 1945.
Overseas bulletins, 1942.
Overseas Flier, 1943.
Box 123 Overseas Flier, 1944-1945.
Box 117 Planning USO Services for the Wives of Servicemen, undated.
The Price of Free World Victory, undated.
Program by Pros, 1970.
Range Finders, 1924, 1941. 2 folders.
Rations 100 Days, 1942.
Religious leaflets, circa 1940. 2 folders.
Service Women, undated.
Special Service Topics, 1945.
Box 118 USO Services in Communities near Hospitals, 1946.
Shall I Marry now?, 1943.
Snack Bar Snacks, 1944.
Social hygiene pamphlets, 1942-1943.
Straight from the Shoulder, 1944.
Think on these things, 1941.
Tired? What do you know about Fatigue?, 1944.
Toward Improved Field Supervision in the USO, 1944.
Travel Tips, undated.
Tribute: A Round-up of Comment on USOs 5th Anniversary, 1947.
20 Questions: the YMCA in the USO, undated.
USO Community Conducted Operations Reporter, April 1943 - October 1946. 2 folders.
USO Educational Activities for the about to return to Civilian Life, 1945.
USO Experience and Social Work Practice, 1945.
USO Information Notebook for U.S. 6th Fleet and U.S. Armed Forces in Europe, 1962.
USO Journal, The, 1974.
USO News, The, 1941-1942.
USO News/USO Newsletter, 1951-1970.
USO News Service, 1949.
USO Services to Wives of men in the Armed Forces, undated.
USO and the Urban Crisis, 1969.
Volunteer brochures, undated.
We Believe, 1943.
Welcoming the Wounded, 1944.
What do we Know to be Right?, 1943.
Box 123 What it takes to do a Good USO Job, 1942.
Box 118 What's Doing?, 1942-1946. 5 folders.
What the War is all about, 1942.
When I get out will I find a Job?, 1944.
Box 119 Wherever they Go, 1973-1975.
Box 118 Women after the War, undated.
Women in the Service, undated.
Working with the Churches in War Industry Communities, 1945.
Your Stake in the Occupation, 1946.



RELATED MATERIALS

An extensive series of World War II-era photographs can be found in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives photo collection.
Additional World War II-era photographs as well as scrapbooks can be found in the separately cataloged in the Armed Services Scrapbooks and Photo Albums.
Additional copies of some newspapers and periodicals, as well as additional, related titles are separately cataloged in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives serials collection.
United Service Organizations records of the YWCA National Board are available in the Social Welfare History Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries.


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:
Soldiers -- Recreation.
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Newspapers.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Young Men's Christian Associations.
Places:
United States -- Armed Forces -- Service clubs.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Military life.


Organizations:
National Board of the Young Men's Christian Associations. Armed Services Dept.
National Jewish Welfare Board.
Salvation Army.
United Service Organizations (U.S.) -- Administration.
Types of Documents:
Photographs.