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GILBERT BEAVER:
An Inventory of His Papers


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


OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

Creator: Beaver, Gilbert A., d. 1952.
Title: Gilbert Beaver papers.
Date: 1887-1952
Collection Number: Y.USA.19
Abstract: Correspondence and reports documenting YMCA student work and foreign work, especially in China during the early 20th century.
Quantity: 1.0 cu. ft. (3 boxes).
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


BIOGRAPHY OF GILBERT BEAVER

Gilbert Beaver began his work for the YMCA in 1890 as the student secretary of the Pennsylvania state committee. In 1895, he moved to the student division of the International Committee to carry on John Mott's duties while Mott made his first world tour. In 1901 Beaver moved on to the New York City association as intercollegiate branch secretary. In 1909 he went back on the staff of the International Committee to work with student associations. He also worked as executive for the Committee of Friendly Relations among College Students.

Beaver was also active outside of the YMCA. During the 1920s he headed the Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Later he served as associate secretary for the College Board of the Presbyterian Church and as justice of the peace in Yorktown Heights, New York.



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Materials in this collection include letters and papers about urban social work, student affairs and the relation of church and state. Correspondence with Beaver also includes many letters from YMCA workers abroad concerning both administrative matters and personal experiences. Accounts relate the conditions in China and recount conversations with leaders such as Chiang Kai-Shek.



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]. Gilbert Beaver Papers. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.
Processing Information:
Material is this collection was formerly catalogued as part of the YMCA Biographical Files.
Processed by: Chan Harries, October 2004.
Catalog Record ID number: 4471402


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

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

Box 1 Correspondence, 1887-May 1915. 16 folders.
Box 2 Correspondence, June 1915-1952. 10 folders.
Fletcher Brockman, correspondence, 1897, 1913-1914, 1920, 1922, 1924, 1930.
Frank Buchman, correspondence, 1913-1915.
Sherwood Eddy, correspondence, 1913-1915.
Henry Hodgkin, correspondence, 1915-1917, 1920, 1922-1923.
D. Willard Lyon, correspondence, 1914-1917.
David McConaughy, correspondence, 1904, 1913, 1915, 1930.
Richard Morse, correspondence, 1889-1890, 1896-1900.
Box 3 John R. Mott, correspondence, 1895-1949. 2 folders.
C. K. Ober, correspondence, 1898-1899.
Frank Olmstead, correspondence, 1920, 1923, 1928.
W. W. White, correspondence, 1898, 1914, 1925.
Memorials, 1952.
Papers, undated, 1917.
Reports on college work, undated.



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:
Church and state.
Sociology, Urban.
Student service -- United States -- History.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Administration.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Employees.
Persons:
Eddy, Sherwood, 1871-1963.
Hodgkin, Henry Theodore, 1877-1933.
Lyon, David Willard, 1870-1949.
Morse, Richard Cary, 1841-1926.
Mott, John Raleigh, 1865-1955.
Ober, Charles K. (Charles Kellogg), b. 1856.
Organizations:
Young Men's Christian Associations of North America. International Committee.
Places:
China -- Social conditions.