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Creator: YMCA of the USA. International Division.
Title: Records of YMCA international work in India
Date: 1854-1995 (bulk 1880s-1960s)
Collection Number: Y.USA.9-2-40
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, pamphlets, maps, financial records, building records, and other material documenting YMCA international work in India, in addition to some records from Burma, Ceylon, and Pakistan.
Quantity: 40.6 cubic feet (101 boxes)
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


Although several attempts to establish YMCAs in India were made dating back to 1854, the first successful YMCAs were launched in 1873 in Trivandrum and in 1875 in Calcutta, Bombay, and Lahore. In 1889, the International Committee sent a young American named David McConaughy to Madras to serve as the first foreign secretary in India. McConaughy encouraged the development of YMCA associations throughout the subcontinent and held the first National Convention in 1891, which resulted in the formation of the National Council of India, Burma, and Ceylon.

By 1891, there were 35 associations throughout India with 1,905 members – many of which were established prior to McConaughy's arrival. The associations implemented the YMCA's fourfold spiritual, social, mental and physical programs, while focusing on evangelism among Indian students. In 1896, the International Committee sent Sherwood Eddy to conduct student work; however, Eddy found that the students were suspicious of Western rule and religion, leading him to focus his attention on India's middle and lower classes by traveling throughout the countryside preaching and offering medical treatment. In 1912, a Scot named J.N. Farquhar was appointed as literary secretary of the Indian National Council. Farquhar made significant contributions to YMCA work in India by writing and editing a series of publications that compared the leading Indian faiths to Christianity.

In 1915, Indian YMCAs were staffed by 44 foreign secretaries – more than any other nation except China. The associations offered programs for Indian railroad workers and the military. However, one of the YMCA's most notable contributions in India was their rural development work, which was first begun by an Indian named K. T. Paul in 1913. Paul trained young men to organize YMCA associations in rural villages with the aim of promoting thrift, increasing the financial independence of villagers through cottage industries and improved agricultural techniques, as well as encouraging physical fitness. Importantly, Paul established a system of cooperative credit societies that freed the rural poor from the grips of moneylenders. The microloan programs educated villagers on the powers of combined action and won many converts among India's lower classes. Paul's appointment was part of a larger plan of "Indianization" promoted by the influential General Secretary Edward Clark Carter who believed that the future of the YMCA in India was dependent on the development of independent Indian leadership.

The First World War led to the reduction of foreign and Indian YMCA staff, which was crippling for some associations and contributed to the National Council's increasing financial debt. After the war, YMCA physical education staff helped to form India's first Olympic team in 1924. In addition, the National Council focused on improving its relationship with individual associations, and continued its rural development work and the traditional fourfold program. The rise of the Swaraj self-government movement included many Indian YMCA staff, and in 1927, the YMCA was accused of favoring Indian nationalism because of its promotion of Indianization – despite the National Council's insistence of its neutrality on the issue.

The Great Depression once again reduced the number of foreign secretaries in India and inflicted financial hardship on the National Council. During World War II, the YMCA continued its work with the military and aided Burmese refuges in India. Following the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, the YMCA's governing body became the National Council of India, Pakistan, and Ceylon; several years later, after the formation of national organizations in Burma, Pakistan, and Ceylon, the organization became the National Council of India. By the end of 1955, following years of increased native leadership, there were five North American secretaries serving in India.

Through the late 1950s and 1960s, foreign aid contributed by the Buildings for Brotherhood Campaign led to the construction of numerous YMCA buildings throughout India. In 1969, the National Council of India proposed a new objective of becoming financially independent, which was supported by local fundraising and revenue generated by tourist hostels throughout the country – although foreign donations continued to support some special projects within India. In addition, the YMCA began to implement new programs, including industrial training, family planning, and adult education classes.

During the 1970s and 1980s, the YMCA in India made attempts to further expand its mission to new areas of the country – especially rural villages. The rural development program continued its work throughout India, and was supported by matching funds from USID. By 1982, there were 250 YMCA associations in India, 200 of which were located in rural or semirural areas.

The following is a list of individuals who served as YMCA secretaries in India, along with their dates of service, if known:

Anderson, Howard Elmer (1911-1913) Gray, John Henry (1908-1919, 1928-1939) Peterson, Harold Hill (1921-1933)
Arnold, Theodore Wayne (1950-1955) Greene, Mack McGuire (1960) Popley, Herbert Arthur (1916-1932)
Bagot, Lindsay Beresford (1946-1947) Guyton, Harold Lee (1944-1946) Purves, Jack Alexander (1944-1947)
Barber, Benjamin R. (1899-1913) Hadley, Ross Albert (1910-1914) Reynolds, Frank Humphrey (1905-1910)
Barling, Stanley Nelson (1921-1934) Harlow, Milton Wilberforce (1917-1924) Robson, John Stanley (1915-1919)
Beall, Harold Gething (1915-1928) Hart, Henry Garfield (1915-1917, 1920-1927) Sarvis, Guy W. (1901-1903)
Beals, Lester H. (1899-1901) Harte, Archibald Clinton (1908-1915) Saunders, Kenneth James (1912-1921)
Becknell, Harvey E. (1926-1931) Hatch, Duane Spencer (1916-1937) Schaetti, Henry M. (1910-1943)
Berry, Elmer H. (1938-1939) Haworth, Lester C. (1916-1917) Segard, Christian Peter (1914-1919)
Boyd, Alden Work (1928-1929) Healy, Warren Dwight (1919-1932) Shelton, Melvin Robert (1913-1918)
Bryce, George Pardon (1914-1920) Heinrichs, Waldo Huntley (1915-1932) Shumaker, Don Cameron (1913-1919)
Buck, Harry Crowe (1919-1943) Herman, Harold Clyde (1911-1926, 1932-1935) Simonds, Everett James (1916-1918)
Burr, Lawrence Clay (1947-1953) Horne, Harold Hardy (1947-1954) Slack, Frank Van Hart (1909-1922)
Callan, Joseph C. (1905-1920) Hume, Wilson McClaughry (1913-1952) Smith, George Benton (1898-1904)
Carter, Edward Clark (1902-1908, 1911-1919) Jessop, William Mort (1910-1913) Smith, George Haslam (1912-1919)
Clarke, Dumont, Jr. (1909-1911) Jewett, Earle Melvin (1943-1946) Smith, Oliver (1944-1946)
Coan, Frank Speer (1919-1932) Johnson, Frank L. (1920) Smith, Wilbert Barnes (1914-1919)
Cooper, Richard Daniel (1952-1961, 1965-1970) Keith, Henry James (1904-1906) Stanchfield, Oliver Otis (1913-1925)
Craig, Garland (1918-1924) Kennedy, Melville Talbot (1912-1925) Stanley, John Wistar (1915-1929)
Danielson, Andrew John (1927-1932) Larsen, Lars Peter (1899-1910) Steintahl, F.W. (1900-1913)
Danner, Paul Rutledge (1913-1917) Lawrenson, Frank Aubrey Wilson (1908-1910, 1911-1914) Stenger, Robert William (1949-1962)
Davis, Raymond (1894-1896) Mathers, James (1912-1920) Stockwell, Albert P. (1895-1898)
Day, Sherwood Sunderland (1912-1919) McCarty, Wilford Clark (1922-1924) Tebben, Alfred Harrison (1919-1922)
Dewick, Eward Chisholm (1926-1934) McClain, Bovia Hunt (1912-1926) Walter, Howard Arnold (1912-1918)
Dixon, Leonard Alexander (1912-1915, 1919-1931) McClelland, Dalton Finley (1915-1945) Ward, Arthur Allen (1906-1909)
Doud, Harry Gardner (1904-1921) McConaughy, David (1889-1902) Ward, William Earl Dodge (1916-1932)
Dunderdale, John H. (1935-1962) McConnell, Joseph Jasper, Jr. (1912-1921) Weber, Frederick (1921-1934)
Earl, Edwin Charles Magary (1919-1931) McGregor, Daniel Arthur (1907-1912) Webster, Charles Robert (1913-1922)
Eddy, George Sherwood (1896-1915) Michel, Frederick J. (1904-1910) White, Harry Walter (1908-1919)
Elliot, William Emroy (1911-1923) Miller, Alvah Leslie (1912-1935) White, J. Campbell (1893-1902)
Ewing, Robert Logan (1905-1913) Moffat, Colin Smith (1945-1947) White, Wilbert W. (1896-1898)
Farquhar, John Nicol (1902-1923) Moffat, Elbert Marston (1911-1916) Whitehair, Charles (1912-1914)
Fletcher, Clifton Pliny (1919-1922) Morris, Alfred George (1946-1948) Wiens, Rudolf Peter (1943-1945)
Ford, Norman Franklin (1954-1966) Mott, John Livingstone (1920-1931) Wilder, Robert Parmelee (1899-1902)
Forgie, Andrew Wallace (1927-1935) Murray, J. Lovell (1902-1907) Williams, Garfield Frank (1908-1910)
Fowler, James Hartley (1915-1921) Noehren, Arthur Groman (1915-1928) Williamson, J. Rutter (1900-1901)
Freeman, Floyd Conger (1912-1916) Ormond, John Douglas (1917-1923) Wilson-Lawrenson, F.A. (1911-1914)
Gibson, Robert Godfrey (1944-1946) Park, Andrew Perry (1915-1927) Wishard, Glenn Porter (1932-1933)
Gilbert, Frred M. (1902-1904) Paterson, Charles Stiven (1904-1947) Wood, F.H. (1892-1893)
Glunkler, Herman (1913-1919) Patton, T. Duncan (1902-1905) Worman, Eugene Clark (1910-1929)
Golden, Frederic Stanley (1903-1908) Payne, Howard John (1927-1932) Wright, William McKendee (1913-1917)
Goodwin, Carl Henry (1922-1928) Peacock, Arthur Hilton (1946-1950) Wybourn, Edbrooke Sidney (1951-1958)
Grace, Archibald Hew (1900-1908) Peterson, Dean W. (1913-1918)

Historical information largely adapted from the collection, as well as from World Service: A History of the Foreign Work and World Service of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States and Canada, (New York: Association Press, 1957) by Kenneth LaTourette.


The collection includes material concerning YMCA work in India, in addition to some records from Burma, Ceylon, and Pakistan. The collection includes material dating from 1854 to 1995; however, the majority of the material was created before the 1960s – with sparse material from the 1980s and 1990s.

The records documenting YMCA work in India are primarily composed of typed and handwritten correspondence and quarterly/yearly reports written by foreign secretaries, as well as correspondence from members of the International Committee. The collection also includes official publications (pamphlets and bound books), maps (paper and canvas), building schematics, photographs, newspaper articles, histories, and financial records.

The collection contains records that detail the personal correspondence of YMCA staff, association operations, boys' work, physical education, rural development, religious education, reports on conventions, demographic reports, reports on religion in India, and reports on political issues within India. The collection also includes material documenting special YMCA programs within India, such as work with the military, industrial education, railroad work, student conferences, and adult education programs.


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]. Records of YMCA International Work in India. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.
Processing Information:
Processed as part of Fast Processing Project II, March 2009, as collection FP014. Material has been minimally processed. Folder descriptions may be general and material has not been grouped into series.
Catalog Record ID number: 6414816


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

Box 1 Miscellaneous print and drafts, 1888-1900.
"Association News" and "The Young Men of India" David McConaughy files, 1890-1896.
"The Young Men of India," 1895.
All India Olympics, 1924.
Miscellaneous print by David McConaughy, 1890.
Miscellaneous print, 1912-1961.
Ancient religion reports by David McConaughy, 1897.
Rural Reconstruction Centre report by K. T. Paul, 1924.
Rural Reconstruction Centre, undated, 1923-1932 and 1935-1942. 3 folders.
Physical Education College, 1922-1946. 3 folders.
Box 2 Calcutta annual reports, 1859-1931. 17 folders.
Box 3 Annual and quarterly reports, 1906-1909. 10 folders.
Box 4 Annual and quarterly reports, 1910-1912. 9 folders.
Box 5 Annual and quarterly reports, 1912-1913. 10 folders.
Box 6 Annual and quarterly reports, 1914-1915. 10 folders.
Box 7 Annual and quarterly reports, 1916. 7 folders.
Box 8 Annual and quarterly reports, 1917. 9 folders.
Box 9 Annual and quarterly reports, 1918. 9 folders.
Box 10 Annual and quarterly reports, 1919-1924. 12 folders.
Box 11 Annual and quarterly reports, 1925-1939. 10 folders.
Box 12 Calcutta annual reports, 1932-1955. 8 folders.
Box 13 Printed material, undated, 1907-1924 and 1939-1967. 5 folders.
Box 14 "Brief History of the YMCA in India, Madras," undated.
Madras YMCA program schedules, 1923-1924.
"Fourth Report of the Madras Native Christian Literary Society," 1862.
Madras miscellaneous reports, 1893-1897 and 1920-1931.
Madras constitution, undated.
"50 Years with the Youth of Madras," 1890-1940.
"Mangalore Diamond Jubilee Souvenir" and consitution, undated and 1968.
"YMCA Rural Demonstration Centre Martandam Golden Jubilee Souvenir," 1916-1966.
David McConaughy Jr. writings and Madras, 1890-1930.
"The Malabar Central Relief Committee Report of Work," 1921-1922.
"The Heritage of India Series: The Sacred Kural" by H. A. Popley, 1931.
Midnapore YMCA annual report, 1921.
The Heritage of India Series: Samkhya System" by A. Berriedale Kieth and "The Heritage of India Series: Asoka" by J. M. MacPhail, undated and 1918.
Reports of the Empress Mill Welfare Work of Nagpur, 1921-1922.
Naini Tal YMCA annual reports, 1910 and 1915.
New Delhi YMCA annual report, 1966-1967.
Box 15 New Delhi correspondence and reports, 1915-1923, 1927-1942, 1954-1959 and 1965-1969. 6 folders.
India reports and correspondence, 1960-1964. 3 folders.
Poona reports and correspondence, 1911-1931 and 1956-1974. 3 folders.
Quilon correspondence, 1926-1966.
Salem correspondence, 1916-1921 and 1958-1969. 3 folders.
Travancore correspondence, 1958-1959.
Kurianoor correspondence, 1959.
Kodukalanji correspondence, 1956.
Box 16 Trichinopoly reports and correspondence, 1911-1962.
Trivandrum reports, correspondence and memoranda, 1912-1932 and 1959-1965. 3 folders.
Tirupattur reports and correspondence, 1946-1966. 3 folders.
Vijayawada correspondence, 1964-1965.
Correspondence and articles concerning YMCA secretaries' involvement in Indian politics, 1927. 2 folders.
World Service reports and correspondence, 1940-1942.
Bombay reports and correspondence, 1960-1965.
Correspondence of Dr. S. David Malaiperuman, 1958-1959.
Box 17 Correspondence and reports, 1915-1916. 8 folders.
Box 18 Correspondence and reports, undated and 1887-1890. 13 folders.
Box 19 Report letters of George Sherwood Eddy, 1896-1903. 5 folders.
Proceedings of the National Conventions of the National Committee and National Council, 1891-1910 and 1920-1926. 9 folders.
National Committee becomes National Council after 1892.
Box 20 Correspondence and report letters of George Sherwood Eddy, undated and 1892-1912.
Annual and quarterly reports, 1893-1906. 10 folders.
Box 21 Correspondence and papers, 1892. 11 folders.
Box 22 Correspondence and papers, 1893-1894. 10 folders.
Box 23 Correspondence and papers, 1894-1895. 11 folders.
Box 24 Correspondence and papers, 1896. 11 folders.
Box 25 Correspondence and papers, 1897-1898. 10 folders.
Box 26 Correspondence and papers, 1899-1900. 12 folders.
Box 27 Correspondence and papers, 1901-1902. 13 folders.
Box 28 Kodukulanji basic file, 1957-1958.
Basic files include primarily correspondence and related documents concerning Building for Brotherhood building projects.
Kodukulanji building plans, undated.
Onthekadu buiding plans, 1957.
Cherukole basic file, 1957-1963.
Kaviyoor building project and plans, 1958-1966.
Elanthur building plans and basic file, 1958-1965.
Pariaram building plans and basic file, 1958.
Tiruchirapalli basic file, 1960-1966.
Saidapet College of Physical Education building plans, 1960-1963.
Perumbavoor basic file, 1960-1963.
Kurnool building plans and basic file, 1960-1962.
Ernakulam building plans, reports and basic file, 1958-1961.
Kozhikode Calicut building plans and basic file, 1958-1964.
Vijayavada building project, 1964-1965.
Cuttack and Orissa basic file, 1957-1964.
Cuttack building plans, undated.
Lucknow building project and development plans, 1959.
Lucknow building project and basic file, 1965-1966.
Jabalpur basic file, 1956-1962.
Calcutta basic file and camping project, 1958-1962.
Kanpur basic file, 1958-1960.
Chandigarh building project and basic file, 1957-1966.
Nainital basic file, 1958.
Nainital building plans, 1957.
Box 29 Capital Improvement Project and Building for Brotherhood Program, 1958.
National Council Alwaye campsite plans, 1959-1966.
Alwaye campsite plans and correspondence, 1960-1966.
Bangalore history and organization of the association, 1957. 3 folders.
Bombay basic files, 1957-1959. 2 folders.
Bombay Capital Funds Campaign, 1958.
Chandigarh building project, 1966.
Madras Vepery Branch and Boys Town, 1960-1963.
Madras Vepery Branch, 1957-1965.
Madras Boys Town, 1957-1965.
Bangalore basic file, 1957-1967. 2 folders.
Tirupattur basic file, undated and 1958-1961.
Velore basic file, 1957.
Indukurpet basic file, 1957-1961.
Box 30 Correspondence and papers, 1903-1904. 12 folders.
Box 31 Correspondence and papers, 1905-1906. 10 folders.
Box 32 Correspondence and papers, 1907-1908. 9 folders.
Box 33 Correspondence, 1909-1910. 10 folders.
Box 34 Correspondence, 1911-1912. 8 folders.
Box 35 Correspondence, 1923-1927. 12 folders.
Box 36 Correspondence, 1927-1929. 10 folders.
Box 37 Correspondence of the Senior Secretary, 1946-1949. 11 folders.
Includes correspondence mostly of D. F. McClelland.
Correspondence, 1941-1951.
Box 38 Correspondence and papers, 1891. 9 folders.
Box 39 Printed material, 1875-1927.
Correspondence and reports, 1921-1923. 7 folders.
Box 40 Correspondence and reports, 1920-1925 and 1956-1974. 9 folders.
Report letters, 1926-1949.
Box 41 Correspondence and reports, 1917-1919. 11 folders.
Box 42 Correspondence and reports, 1904-1914. 12 folders.
Box 43 Correspondence and reports, 1951-1952 and 1969-1971. 12 folders.
New Delhi loans, 1965-1973.
Box 44 Madurai basic file, 1957-1964. 2 folders.
Trivandrum building plans, 1959.
Trivandrum basic file, 1956-1963. 2 folders.
Salem building plans, 1957.
Salem basic file, 1957-1966.
Kuriannoor basic file, 1956-1959.
Fort Cochin building plan, 1959.
Kottayam basic file, 1956-1963.
Alleppey basic file, 1956-1966. 2 folders.
Paraniyam basic file, 1955-1959.
Quilon basic file, 1956-1966.
Quilon building plans, 1957.
Martandam basic file, 1953-1963.
Travancore Village Associations, 1958-1959.
Onthekad basic file, 1958-1964.
Box 45 Walker's Century Scrap and News Cutting Book with news clippings, undated.
Letter books, 1901 and 1903-1904. 2 books.
Book of correspondence from American International Committee to David McConaughy, 1889-1893.
Box 46 General, 1958-1966. 14 folders.
General is mostly comprised of correspondence but also present are budgets, reports and memoranda, in many cases collected by year rather than similar subject or type.
Box 47 General, 1900-1963. 11 folders.
Ceylon general, 1952-1956. 4 folders.
Box 48 General, 1960-1973. 15 folders.
Box 49 Indian National Committee, 1891-1901. 3 folders.
National Council Executive Committee, 1923-1924. 3 folders.
General, 1964-1969. 3 folders.
Budget and subsidy, 1922-1931. 5 folders.
Box 50 National Committee Executive Committee minutes, 1926-1931. 11 folders.
Box 51 General, 1940 and 1942-1945. 9 folders.
World Service, 1943-1953. 2 folders.
Correspondence of the Senior Secretary, 1945. 3 folders.
Box 52 Correspondence and reports, 1936-1939. 10 folders.
Box 53 National Council Executive Committee minutes, 1932-1943. 11 folders.
Correspondence and reports, 1950. 4 folders.
Box 54 National Council of India, Burma and Ceylon correspondence, 1931-1932, 1934-1935 and 1947. 10 folders.
Box 55 Finances, 1958-1966 and 1968-1979. 11 folders.
Box 56 Kodaikanal School for Missionaries' Children, 1923-1933.
General surveys, undated and 1917-1919. 2 folders.
General, 1903-1914 and 1920-1923. 6 folders.
A Five Year Plan for YMCA Rural Work in India, 1952-1953.
Madras Vepery Branch correspondence, 1962.
Mangalore survey, 1921.
This and other city specific surveys document demographical information on the cities' residents, other social organizations that existed at the time, types of available entertainment and the need and place of the YMCA.
Ootacamund survey, 1915-1927.
Palamcottah report, 1916.
Patna survey, 1920.
Peshawar survey, 1920.
Rawalpindi survey, 1911-1920.
Simla survey and reports, 1911-1930.
Tirupattur "Building Souvenir," 1956.
Walthair building projects and conference site, 1926-1929.
Box 57 General, 1912-1916. 2 folders.
Calcutta, 1898-1932. 8 folders.
Kodaikanal School for Missionaries' Children, 1923-1933.
Various cities' correspondence and reports:
This series includes surveys, building appeals, correspondence, reports and questionnaires.
Box 58 Ahmedabad, 1921.
Allahabad, 1909-1931. 2 folders.
Amritsar, 1920.
Bankipore, 1916.
Baroda, 1921.
Benares, 1920.
Bombay Boys' Club, 1967.
Cawnpore, 1920.
Chenganoor, 1933.
Cheppad, 1924.
Cocanada, 1921.
Coimbatore, 1915-1928.
Coonoor, 1927-1930.
Dacca, 1920.
Darjeeling, 1930.
Ernakulam, 1961.
Godavari, 1921.
Gopalgunje, 1911-1916.
Hyderabad, 1911-1963.
Indukurpet, 1927.
Kalaw, 1922.
Kolhapur, 1913-1926.
Kotagiri, 1912-1919.
Kunnumkulam, 1919-1927.
Landour, 1926-1935. 4 folders.
Box 59 Martandam, 1953-1966. 2 folders.
Madura, 1916-1928. 2 folders.
Nagpur Student Hostel, 1948-1950.
Nagpur Indian Gymnasium, 1964-1965.
New Delhi basic file, 1962-1965. 2 folders.
New Delhi staff housing, 1965-1966.
New Delhi National Council Headquarters Building Project, 1968-1970.
New Delhi, 1980.
Agra International Tourist Home Project, 1964-1965.
Calcutta, 1966.
Bombay and Chembur, 1966.
Madurai, 1964.
Ranchi and Behar, 1962.
Jalarpet Yellagiri (Elagiri) Camp, 1963-1968.
Finances and correspondence, 1967. 2 folders.
Box 60 Kattayam building project correspondence, 1958-1962.
Kozhicode Calicut building project, 1913-1927.
Kurnool Buildings for Brotherhood proposal, 1960.
Lucknow survey and correspondence, 1917-1960.
Lucknow correspondence, 1961-1968.
Lucknow Capital Assistance Program, 1966-1968.
Madras building project reports and correspondence, 1958-1963.
Madras Vepery Branch, 1958-1965.
Madras Boys Town, 1949-1955 and 1958-1965.
Madras correspondence on Worthington Gift, 1953-1961.
Madras College of Physical Education, 1958-1963.
Madras Five Year Staff Recruitment Plan, 1962.
Madras Central Building, 1900-1929.
Madurai Boys Home, 1954-1964.
Box 61 Madras Physical Training School, 1933-1958 and 1960-1963.
Saidapet Health Project, 1929-1939.
Tiruchirapalli building plans, 1922.
Nagpur survey and correspondence, 1911-1931.
Nagpur Student Hostel, 1949-1954.
Nagpur correspondence, 1956-1965.
Nagpur Community Center, 1955-1956.
Nagpur blueprints, undated.
Nainital survey, 1920.
Nainital correspondence, 1958.
New Delhi building dispute correspondence, 1921-1961.
Box 62 Kodaikanal residences, 1924-1951 and 1954-1970.
Report on Madras School of Physical Education, 1919-1923. 2 folders.
Madras Physical Training School, 1924-1932. 5 folders.
Box 63 History, reports and miscellaneous, undated and 1892. 3 folders.
History and reports, 1893-1909. 2 folders.
National Council Buildings for Brotherhood Review of Projects, 1957-1958. 2 folders.
Buildings for Brotherhood, 1961-1962.
YMCA College of Physical Education, 1945-1949. 2 folders.
Alleppey Building Committee and financial statements, 1909-1916.
Alleppey correspondence, 1956-1965.
Bangalore building projects correspondence and reports, 1910-1938.
Bangalore building projects correspondence, 1957-1967.
Bangalore Eddy Memorial Plaque, 1966-1967.
Box 64 Bombay survey and correspondence, 1912-1926.
Bombay correspondence and reports, 1957-1967.
Agra survey and report, 1921 and 1964.
Calcutta apartments, 1916-1962.
Calcutta correspondence and reports, 1945-1965.
Chandigarh Buildings for Brotherhood correspondence, 1952-1966.
This folder mostly correspondence of Gerrit B. Douwsma.
Cuttack Buildings for Brotherhood, 1957-1964.
Ernakulam Buildings for Brotherhood, 1960-1962.
Elanthur plan of proposed building, 1958.
Cochin survey, 1921.
Fort Cochin correspondence, 1957-1964.
Indukurpet Buildings for Brotherhood, 1958-1961.
Jabalpur survey, reports and correspondence, 1915-1962.
Jalarpet correspondence of Gerrit B. Douwsma, 1964-1967.
Kanpur Buildings for Brotherhood, 1958.
Kodaikanal residences, 1920-1923.
Kodaikanal Association Hill Building report, 1962-1965.
Kodaikanal building, 1963-1972. 3 folders.
Kottayam survey, building plans and correspondence, 1907-1933.
Box 65 Politics, 1927. 2 folders.
Includes articles and reports of the European Association accusing British YMCA secretaries of attempting to influence Indian politics.
General, 1972-1980. 11 folders.
Box 66 Correspondence and reports, 1930-1933. 12 folders.
Box 67 "Dear Friends" letters, report letters and reports, undated and 1901-1916.
Report letters, undated, 1931 and 1936.
Indian Student Union and Hostel, 1947-1953.
Correspondence, 1950.
National Council, 1947 and 1954-1955. 9 folders.
Ceylon, 1960-1970.
Box 68 Correspondence and reports, 1933-1935. 11 folders.
Annual reports, 1933-1938.
Retirement Fund-Far East, 1927-1932.
Box 69 Edward C. Jenkins report letters, 1921-1922. 3 folders.
Wilbert W. White letters, 1895-1898. 2 folders.
George Sherwood Eddy report letters, 1916.
Report letters, undated and 1937-1965. 2 folders.
Dr. S. David Malaiperuman correspondence, 1956-1957. 2 folders.
M. G. Dhamaraj correspondence, 1958-1959. 2 folders.
Box 70 Reports, undated and 1948-1968. 4 folders.
General, 1956-1965. 10 folders.
Box 71 Robert Stenger administrative reports, 1957-1960.
Norman F. Ford administrative reports, 1956-1959.
Richard D. Cooper adminstrative reports, 1957-1971.
Correspondence of Jack H. Dunderdale and Richard D. Cooper, 1956-1960. 3 folders.
Norman F. Ford appendix to report, 1958-1959.
Jack H. Dunderdale reports, 1957-1960.
Byron T. Stone reports, 1965.
Ed Wybourn administrative reports, 1957.
Policy review, 1963.
Gerrit B. Douwsma notes on India, 1960.
History and reports, 1911-1913.
General, 1918-1959.
Reports and correspondence, 1937.
Correspondence, 1934-1939.
Box 72 National Council YMCA Directory, 1951-1957.
National Council Convention material, 1955, 1957 and 1962. 4 folders.
National Council reports on War Work, 1920 and 1939-1947. 2 folders.
National Conference report, 1912.
A Survey of Programmes in the National Council of YMCAs of India, 1964.
National Council balance sheet and income account, 1924.
National Council report of YMCA Committee of Inquiry, 1927.
Box 73 Correspondence, 1888, 1893, 1897-1901 and 1905. 9 folders.
Report letters, 1901-1903, 1906-1912, 1916, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1928-1937 and 1945. 24 folders.
Student Work: Welcoming addresses to John R. Mott, 1912.
Local Association Subsidy Project, 1932.
National Council project letters, 1933.
Box 74 Correspondence and reports, 1888, 1891 and 1917. 3 folders.
Map of Madras, 1894.
Ancient religions report by David McConaughy, 1897.
Miscellaneous print, 1900.
Annual report, 1912.
Articles of Association of the YMCA, Rangoon, 1908.
Correspondence, 1909-1914.
Quarterly report, 1914.
"Report of the Committee of Enquiry into School and College Hygiene," 1915.
Annual and quarterly reports, 1921-1928. 8 folders.
Miscellaneous print, 1929.
Physical Education report, 1931 and 1939. 2 folders.
Travancore report, 1934.
Boys Work report, 1935.
Physical Education College, 1939-1946.
Rural Reconstruction Centre, undated and 1942.
National Council of India, Burma and Ceylon, 1931.
Plan of YMCA College of Physical Education, Saidapet-Madras, 1941.
National Council of India, Ceylon and Pakistan, 1954.
General, 1960-1961 and 1966. 2 folders.
Map of YMCAs of India, Burma and Ceylon, 1962.
Box 75 YMCA Publishing House Calcutta pamphlets, undated and 1952-1957. 5 folders.
These pamphlets concern religion, careers and leadership.
Box 76 Maps of Calcutta, Trivandrum, New Delhi and Simla, undated.
Box 77 Lahore maps and building plans, 1927 and 1929.
Box 78 National Council Executive Committee minutes, 1934 and 1938-1940. 3 folders.
National Council reports, 1935-1937.
General, 1960 and 1964-1967. 4 folders.
National Council annual report, 1966.
Box 79 Madras Royapet House, 1914.
General, 1915 and 1920-1921. 2 folders.
General hostels, 1911.
Bangalore, 1921.
Darjeeling valuable properties, 1930.
Madras Physical Education Building abstract and report, 1923.
Madras Esplanade Building report, 1924.
Saidapet Health Project, 1929-1939. 2 folders.
Madras Physical Training School, 1935-1937.
National Council Budget Reviewing Committee Book of Words, 1931. 2 folders.
New Delhi Five Year Plan projects, 1962.
Tiruchirappalli Buildings for Brotherhood, 1922.
Tirupattur Boys Division poster, 1954.
Bangalore history and organization of the association, 1957.
Madurai proposed project, 1957.
Indukurpet Rural Centre financial statement, 1957-1961.
Paraniyam Rural Reconstruction Training Centre, 1955-1959.
Kuriannoor building plans, undated.
Onthekadu building plans, 1957.
Jabalpur history and organization of the association, 1956.
Chandigarh history and organization of the association, 1957-1966.
Box 80 Physical Training School blueprints, Rayopettah, Madras, 1927.
Map of Madras, undated.
Box 81 Indian National Committee correspondence, 1890-1895. 28 folders.
Box 82 General, undated and 1923-1955. 9 folders.
Box 83 Minutes of the Executive of the National Council, 1920-1921.
National Christian Council Executive Committee minutes, 1955.
National Council Executive Committee and General Board minutes, 1943-1952.
National Council miscellaneous print, 1922-1958. 2 folders.
National Council miscellaneous reports, 1915-1951. 2 folders.
National Council estimates, 1918.
National Council balance sheets and accounts, 1928-1951.
Bombay annual reports, 1932-1961. 2 folders.
Bombay miscellaneous reports, 1920-1941.
Bombay District Union report, 1891-1893.
Calcutta "Issues of Day," 1954.
Calcutta "Pamphlets for the Times," 1921.
Box 84 Ahmednagar annual reports, 1892-1893.
Bombay annual reports, 1878-1884, 1893-1924 and 1928-1931. 6 folders.
National Council Convention material, 1891-1907. 3 folders.
National Council of the YMCA of India, Burma and Ceylon report, 1924-1926.
Box 85 Alleppey annual report and history, 1913-1914.
Alleppey Golden Jubilee, 1954.
Allahabad annual reports, 1899-1915. 2 folders.
Allahabad reports of Board of Directors, 1916-1923.
Bangalore annual reports, 1903-1906, 1910-1919 and 1946-1959. 3 folders.
Bangalore Bourdillon Branch report, 1904-1906.
Bangalore Secretaries' Annual Conference report, 1904-1905.
Bangalore Association Training School report, 1914-1915.
Bangalore Temperance Federation Twelfth Annual Report, 1930-1931.
Bangalore annual reports, 1919-1934.
Bangalore Committee for Literature on Social Concerns, 1957.
Bangalore Citizens Planning Forum report, 1958.
Bengal Olympic Association annual report and constitution, 1924.
"YMCA as a Missionary Agency" by David McConaughy, 1892.
Bombay social welfare leaflets, 1926.
Bombay annual reports, 1885-1892. 2 folders.
National Council published material:
Box 86 "King's Messages," 1904.
"Red Triangle Papers" #4, undated.
"Foreign Committee Papers" #1, 7, 8 and 12, 1916.
"From Small Beginnings," 1917.
"India's Man Power: City YMCAs of India, Burma and Ceylon," 1920.
"The Inner Shrine," undated and 1918.
"The Men of India and Ceylon," 1908.
"The Significance of the 'C,'" 1951.
"Three YMCA Pioneers," 1958.
"Triangle Athletic Series Major Games" handbook, 1918.
"Association Prayer Cycle," 1914-1916 and 1920. 3 folders.
"The YMCA in India," 1924.
"Youth in Harness," undated.
National Council annual report, 1914.
National Council constitutions, 1891.
National Council convention material, 1920. 2 folders.
National Council Secretaries' Conference annual reports, 1902-1907.
Box 87 National Council Association Secretaries' Conference report, 1959.
National Council convention material, 1921-1927, 1938, 1947 and 1951. 10 folders.
Box 88 National Missionary/Christian Council annual meeting proceedings, 1914-1940. 4 folders.
National Christian Council "Opium in India," 1924.
Missionary Work, 1925 and 1927.
National Missionary/Christian Council Executive Committee minutes, 1920-1965.
Box 89 Indian National Committee minutes, 1891-1900.
Missionary Work, undated.
Correspondence and reports, 1891-1900.
History reports of David McConaughy, 1897-1940.
"A Brief History of the YMCA in India, Burma and Ceylon," 1854-1907. 2 folders.
Reports, 1912-1938.
War Emergency, 1944-1948. 2 folders.
Box 90 Calcutta General Secretary annual reports, 1897-1898.
Calcutta constitution, 1900, 1908 and 1916.
Calcutta "Central Branch Notes," 1911-1913.
Calcutta history, 1917.
Writings of J. N. Farquar, 1908-1909 and 1914. 3 folders.
"Young Men of Calcutta," 1850-1957. 2 folders.
Calcutta YMCA revised rules, 1880.
Calicut annual report, 1931.
Calicut annual report and The Devadhar-Malabar Reconstruction Trust, 1924.
Coimbatore secretary report and annual report, 1909, 1922-1923 and 1933-1934.
Cawnpore Begg and Sutherland Welfare Work report, 1934-1939.
Coonoor annual report, 1925.
Delhi annual report, 1919-1920, 1951 and 1955.
East Bengal report of the Bengal Evangelistic Mission, 1911.
Fort Cochin report, 1956-1958.
Hyderabad annual reports, 1913-1948. 5 folders.
Box 91 New Delhi building plans, 1958.
New Delhi basic files, 1956-1962. 6 folders.
SS India, 1964. 5 folders.
Concerns the 75th Anniversary of the YMCA in India.
Box 92 Boys Work, undated.
Student Work:
Box 92 Annual report with history of the College Department, 1896.
Student Volunteer Movement reports and miscellaneous print, 1896-1898.
Consultation on Student Work in YMCAs in India, 1963 and 1965.
Student Christian Movement Golden Jubilee Souvenir, 1912-1962.
Model Legislative Assembly, 1958-1959.
"Primary Education Acts in India: A Study," 1925.
Miscellaneous reports, 1902-1925.
Constitution and minutes, 1892-1923.
Fourth Quadrennial General Conference report, 1924.
Lucknow Students Conference, 1964.
Vijayawada Moc Security Council, 1963.
Model United Nations General Assembly YMCA Madurai, 1968.
India Student Union and Hostel reports from London, England, 1921-1937 and 1963. 2 folders.
Reports of Student Christian Association, 1920-1921 and 1925.
Box 93 New Delhi Carnival Guide, 1951.
New Delhi final report, 1984.
Patna Model United Nations Assembly, 1964.
Poona annual reports, 1896-1918.
Poona reports of The Servants of India Society, 1905 and 1923.
Simla annual report, 1909-1910.
Trichinopoly annual report, constitution and bylaws, 1922-1923.
Poona miscellaneous reports, 1917-1919.
Poona miscellaneous print, undated.
Trivandrum annual reports, 1919-1963.
Tirupattur North Arcot Building Souvenir, 1956.
Boys Work:
Box 93 "Leaflets for Boy Leaders," undated.
Annual report of National Council, 1940.
Madras annual report, 1926 and 1947.
Tirupattur annual report, 1947-1966.
Tirupattur Building Fund report, 1945-1947.
Tirupattur North Arcot Silver Jubilee Souvenir, 1962.
Box 94 Correspondence of the Senior Secretary, 1949. 2 folders.
YMCAs of India, Pakistan and Ceylon, 1952. 2 folders.
Council of India, Pakistan and Ceylon Literary Project, 1953.
Council of India, Pakistan and Ceylon, 1953-1954. 5 folders.
National Council, 1953. 4 folders.
Box 95 Physical Education reports and miscellaneous, 1946-1948.
Physical Education yearbook "The Annual," 1927-1929.
Physical Education Prospectus of YMCA Physical Education College, 1928-1951. 2 folders.
Office of the Advisor to Government on Physical Education report, 1927.
"The 'Y' on World Fronts," 1942.
Physical Education unidentified publication, undated.
"A Year's Progress: Among the Railway Men of India," 1907.
Railway Department Secretary annual reports, 1906-1910.
Jamalpur Railway Institute annual report, 1915.
Study of european railway men in India, 1905.
Railroad Work miscellaneous, undated.
Reports of YMCA Rural Reconstruction, 1931 and 1935.
Ramanathapuram report of the Rural Reconstruction Centre, 1924-1925.
Rural Reconstruction Centre summer school programs, 1934 and 1936-1937.
Report of the Commission on Rural Work, undated and 1948.
Rural Work miscellaneous, undated.
Box 96 Madras, 1895-1897.
Madras annual reports, 1903-1924 and 1927-1963. 7 folders.
Madras "The Islam Series," 1909-1912. 2 folders.
Box 97 Hyderabad annual reports, 1960-1962.
Hyderabad Souvenir publications, 1961. 2 folders.
Hyderabad miscellaneous print, 1919-1949.
Kottayam annual reports, 1916-1922 and 1963.
Jubbulpore annual reports, 1912, 1914 and 1920.
Kottayam "Report of the Conference of the YMCAs of Travancore and Cochin Held in Quilon," 1925.
Lucknow miscellaneous print, 1924.
Madras "Hinduism as a Religion," 1894.
Madras "A Letter to Indian Friends," 1897.
Madras "Papers for Thoughtful Hindus," 1894-1895.
Madras annual reports, 1890-1900. 2 folders.
Madras "The Islam Series," 1910.
Box 98 Kodaikanal Building Association Hill report, 1962-1965.
Kodaikanal Building Association Hill photographs and blueprint, undated.
Kodaikanal building deeds, 1921 and 1929.
Box 99 Miscellaneous print materials, undated and 1893-1959. 12 folders.
Box 100 Miscellaneous print materials, undated. 3 folders.
Publications on Hinduism, 1890-1895, 1927 and 1951. 2 folders.
Box S4 International Division, 1975-1995. 13 folders.


Biographical information on most of the secretaries involved in Indian work (see list of individuals in the historical note) is available in the YMCA Biographical Files, separately cataloged in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives.
Records of YMCA work in Pakistan, Burma, and Ceylon/Sri Lanka are separately cataloged in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives.


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.
Boys -- India.
Physical education and training -- India.
Religious education -- India.
Rural renewal -- India.
Students -- Religious life.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Administration.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Buildings.
Young Men's Christian associations -- India.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Burma.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Pakistan.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Ceylon.
Council of Y.M.C.A.'s of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon.
International Committee of YMCAs. World Service.
National Board of the Young Men's Christian Associations. International Division.
National Council of YMCAs of India.
YMCA of the USA. International Division.
Young Men's Christian Associations of North America. International Committee.