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YMCA NATIONAL LEVEL RESEARCH, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT:
An Inventory of Miscellaneous Records


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


OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

Creator: YMCA of the USA
Title: Miscellaneous YMCA research, planning and development records.
Date: 1885-1984 (bulk 1920-1970)
Collection Number: Y.USA.34
Abstract: Reports, correspondence, publications, minutes, and other records from various YMCA of the USA departments dealing with research and planning.
Quantity: 39 cubic feet (39 boxes).
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


HISTORY OF THE YMCA OF THE USA

The YMCA of the USA is the national body of the U.S. American arm of the Young Men's Christian Association. Organized June 6, 1844 in London, England, the YMCA was initially intended to be a young businessmen's organization dedicated to evangelism, social welfare, and relief services. Originally this evangelizing took the form of libraries, lecture courses, and social activities. The first North American chapters were established in 1851 in Montreal and Boston. The idea quickly took root and by the time the first "Annual Convention of Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States and British Provinces" was held in 1854 there were fourteen American associations present.

The YMCA in America continued to grow and take on a character of its own. In America, with its large immigrant populations, the associations were focused on "the promotion of evangelical religion, the cultivation of Christian sympathy, and the improvement of the mental and spiritual condition of young men." Throughout the 1850s, local Ys would host lectures on a variety of topics to stimulate the minds of young men and would send out men to preach on street corners in order to promote Christian values. In 1856 the Brooklyn, New York Association instituted a physical education program in order to provide a more holistic approach to the development of young men. Also in 1856 the first bricks were laid for what was to become the Student YMCAs.

Throughout the years the nature of the YMCA's work grew more complex until the American Civil War (1861-1865). Many local associations did not survive this conflict and those that did experienced severe declines in membership. The YMCA, with the New York City association taking the lead, quickly rebounded. New YMCAs were established to serve specific populations, including African Americans, students, and railroad workers. YMCA colleges were founded and specific departments such as boy's work and the industrial division were formed.

Local associations have always maintained administrative and financial autonomy. Starting in 1854, annual national conventions, held under the auspices of the Executive Committee, were in charge of coordination on the national level. In 1879 the Executive Committee changed its name to the International Committee and in 1883 was incorporated as the permanent, centralized agency for the American YMCA movement. This was possible due to the many programs established and the number of associations established in the United States and Canada.

In 1912 the Canadian associations split from the International Committee and formed their own organization. In 1923 the domestic work of the International Committee was taken over by the newly formed General Board (later National Board). The International Committee continued until 1936 when it was absorbed by the National Council. In 1981, following the move of the headquarters from New York to Chicago, the organization incorporated under the name YMCA of the USA.

The various name changes reflect the complexity and growth of this national organization. Each time a new initiative was begun or an national crisis was faced the YMCA in America reflected these changes within its national structure.



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The materials consist of reports, studies, charts, correspondence, minutes, memoranda, pamphlets and publications representing the vast array of programmatic initiatives the YMCA undertook throughout it history. While the collection is truly a miscellaneous assortment of records varying from form letters from the 1880s to documentation of the headquarters move in 1980, there are represented broad thematic areas. The majority of the materials deal with research and planning for the various national initiatives, as well as a significant series of material documenting the organization's celebration, at the international, national and local level, of its 1944 centennial. The material also documents the official stances the Y held on issues such as the needs of youth throughout the years and Y's opinion concerning the Peace Corps. Also included are publications and other records from the Association Press, the YMCA's publishing arm.

This material is best used as a supplement to research rather then as a point to begin research. Often what can be found here are specific examples of programs, studies, or policies that may be referenced elsewhere.



ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT OF THE RECORDS

These documents are organized into the following sections:
National Board
National Council
Association Press
Executive Committee
International Committee
Miscellaneous


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]. Miscellaneous YMCA Research, Planning and Development Records . Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.
Processing Information:
Processed by: Ryan Bean, 2005.
Catalog Record ID number: 4993101


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.

National Board

General Records:
Box 1 A Self Appraisal Plan for YMCA, 1951.
Charter, by-laws, impression of seals, constitution, etc., 1950-1954.
Committee lists, 1959-1963. 6 folders.
Developmental teams / reorganization, 1967, 1969. 4 folders.
Orientation workbooks / manuals, 1963-1978. 7 folders.
Projects, 1958-1975. 3 folders.
Box 2 Annual report, 1964-1976. 10 folders.
"The Armed Services Department Presentation of Information and Concerns for Consideration by Headquarters Review Team", 1973.
Biennial report, 1975-1977.
Board goals, 1979-1984.
Community Education in Foreign Affairs, 1946.
Data processing study, October 1965. 2 folders.
Developing a Base for YMCA Program Planning, 1973.
Developments in the YMCA Movement, 1954.
Documents of the General Agency Management Workshop, 1962-1967. 2 folders.
Evaluation of Six-Year Operating Goals of the National Council of YMCA's 1973-1978 by Goal Attainment Scaling, 1977.
Follow-up guide for achieving YMCA goals, 1979-1984. 2 folders.
General Board policies, 1925-1961. 8 folders.
Headquarter review team, 1972-1973.
Introductory financial development workshops, 1974.
Minutes Committee on Staff, December 1967.
The new expense and work reports, 1926.
Philanthropic Foundations in the United States, 1969.
Preparing for the Seventies, 1968.
Resume of James M. Hardy doctoral program, 1971-1972.
Silver Bay meeting of National Council staff, June 1937.
Six Year Operating Goals, 1974-1948.
Today's Changing YMCA Boards and Committees, March 1974.
The Work and Policies of the Home Division, May 1931.
YMCA Boards and Committees of Management in 1973, April 1974.
YMCA Strategy in War Time, 1942.
Box 18 Committee on Formula, 1951.
Budget and Control Committee minutes, 1977.
Commission as Executive for National Services and Secretary for Administration and Financing, 1949.
Box 19 Headquarters, staff directory, 1967.
Headquarters, style manual, 1947 - 1953.
"Attitude and Position on the Peace Corps", 1961.
Minutes of the National Scholarship and Fellowship Committee, 1973 - 1974.
Box 27 "Proposal Development", 1969.
"Percentage Computation", 1950, 1951. 2 folders.
Reorganization task force, 1969. 4 folders.
National goals steering committee, 1976, 1979-1984. 8 folders.
Box 28 Personnel Committee minutes, 1942-1979. 11 folders.
"Working Together at 291", 1960.
Handbooks, 1947-1974.
Office mailing list, January, 1952.
"A Manual on Style an Usage", 1953.
Directories and labor policies, 1941-1954.
Telephone directory, undated.
Labor policies, 1946.
Policies and procedures manual, 1940.
Personnel manual, 1943,
Box 31 "Five Year Projection", 1972.
Cuban refugee project, 1966.
Box 33 National Board, financial, undated, 1960-1979. 9 folders.
Box 36 Human Resources Committee meeting, Jim Bunting, 1974.
Resolution responses, Governors, Presidents, Jim Bunting, 1970.
Resolution responses, House of Representatives, Jim Bunting, 1970.
Box 39 Organizational terminology, 1954-1971.
Housing, 1942-1968.
Box 35 National Board Nominating Committee, 1965-1979.
Control Department division, 1962-1973.
Audit Committee, 1973-1975.
Committee on Budget and Appropriations, 1934-1936. 2 folders.
Data processing study, 1962-1966. 2 folders.
Management information systems, financial management, 1974-1976. 3 folders.
"A Review of the YMCA National Management Information System Project", 1974.
General Agency:
Box 32 Interagency collaboration, 1970.
Leadership, "Organization Development Project", 1961-1965. 11 folders.
Leadership, conference on the development of urban-metropolitan YMCAs. 1969.
Leadership, urban metropolitan juvenile justice program, 1977.
Leadership, workshop for training personnel. 1961.
Leadership, Region I development coordination group, 1969. 5 folders.
Box 33 International Management Council, leadership manual, 1973.
Box 39 Minutes, staff, May, 1969.
Triennial meeting, May, 1962.
Staff meetings, 1962. 2 folders.
Report of YMCA staff meeting, 1965.
Staff meetings. 1965.
Historical background documents, 1901-1976. 5 folders.
Commission on General Agencies, 1932.
Re-organization of General Agencies1922-1941. 6 folders.
Management workshop, 1967.
Area and State:
Box 6 National Board and International Committee secretary's conference, Field Services Bulletin, 1900 - 1965. 10 folders.
Regional organization, 1919 - 1920. 2 folders.
Field headquarters, program staff meetings, 1953 - 1959. 15 folders.
Field staff meetings, 1958 - 1959. 7 folders.
Correspondence / surveys, 1908 - 1912.
Administration of State Work, 1915.
The Growth of State Work, 1904.
Personal papers / programs, 1912 - 1935.
State work meetings, 1912 - 1948.
Letters, meetings, brochures, correspondence, 1900 - 1920.
Box 23 Service to local YMCA's. 1926 - 1930. 5 folders.
McCandless report, 1926 - 1930
Ad hoc group on revision, 1979. 4 folders.
Fisher urban action and program division, 1974 - 1976.
Management resources, 1976 - 1980. 5 folders.
Box 27 Regional organization, Illinois and Indiana merger, 1966-1968.
Region 1, Chicago, Ill., 1967-1969.
Regions, miscellaneous, 1969-1970.
New region, Southwest area, 1971-1972.
Box 38 State work, booklets, brochures and handbooks, 1882-1905.
State work, state and provincial conventions, book, 1881.
State work, policies and methods, 1910.
Funds and Fundraising:
Box 1 American YMCA fund endowment, 1952-1976. 9 folders.
Box 2 American YMCA fund endowments, 1954-1969. 3 folders.
Box 3 World Youth Fund statements, 1947-1950. 2 folders.
World Youth Fund Committee on priorities and allocations, July, 1946.
World Youth Fund domestic projects, 1947.
Box 7 Assorted planning, financial fundraising, 1927 - 1970. 4 folders.
Box 17 Community Chests and Council studies, 1945 - 1957. 4 folders.
Box 19 Community Funds, chests and councils, 1951 - 1963.
Box 30 Budget and Finance Committee, The American YMCA Fund, 1975.
Box 39 Funding, fundraising, 1930-1973. 4 folders.
Administrative Records:
Box 7 Nominating Committee, 1969 - 1980. 6 folders.
minutes of the nominating committee for both the National Council and the National Board.
Box 8 Basic permanent records, 1866 - 1969. 13 folders.
contains records for the International Committee through National Council, supplements to basic records, charters, seals, constitutional records, lists of national meetings, and essential records.
Box 10 Minutes - staff committee on forward program, 1951.
Box 27 Financial agreements, 1938-1966. 6 folders.
Headquarters group, 1969-1971.
YMCA National Student Caucus, 1968-1969.
Box 31 John Randle papers, 1968-1969. 3 folders.
Box 33 National Student Council, 1941.
National Intercollegiate Christian Council, financial, 1941-1945. 2 folders.
Intercollegian, termination, 1957-1968.
Box 34 Financial Services Bureau, 1951-1964.
Bureau of Records:
Box 9 Research council meetings, 1931 - 1949. 18 folders.
Research council correspondence, 1932 - 1962. 6 folders.
Association records manual, 1940, 1970. 4 folders.
Box 19 Records Committee minutes, 1950 - 1953. 8 folders.
Research council, items, 1951.
Box 21 Towards Better Association Accounting, 1939.
Association Records and Accounting, 1950.
Association Accounting, 1954.
Better Records Manual, 1941.
Association Records, 1964.
Toward Better Records: A Manual, 1937.
Association Accounting: A Guide, 1954, 1973. 2 folders.
"Minimum Record Keeping in Small YMCA Communities", undated.
Program Record - "Keeping and Reporting in the Metropolitan Associations", 1930.
Survey Field Book for the Analysis of a High School Building, 1931.
Research and Studies: Abstracts of Enterprises Within the Young Men's Christian Association Completed During 1928 or in Process January 1, 1929, 1929.
Report on Uniform Classification for YMCA, undated.
A Year of Research, 1929.
Research facts, membership, papers, miscellaneous, 1932 - 1963.
Techniques of research and studies, 1963.
Research miscellaneous, 1939 - 1967.
Association Records Manual, 1970.
Records and Statistics in Metropolitan YMCA's, 1932.
Association Data Visualized, 1917.
Research Department publications and letters, 1916 - 1959. 8 folders.
Region and division unit objectives, 1973.
Field services and headquarters unit objectives, 1973-1980. 5 folders
Unit objectives, 1973-1978. 5 folders
Resource Files:
Box 15 Study of social needs, 1948.
A Self Appraisal Plan for YMCA, 1951.
Supplementary report, undated.
Studies (S-V), 1928 - 1965. 9 folders.
Evaluation of Three Urban Metro Experimental Clusters, 1971.
Boys work studies, 1922 - 1963. 4 folders.
Industrial studies, 1945 - 1956.
The Shifting Industrial and Occupational Composition of the Work Force During the Next Ten Years, 1958.
Interracial studies, 1942 - 1960. 5 folders.
Racial Integration in YMCA, 1962.
Box 34 Industrial services, 1951-1957.
National Council of Foremans Clubs, 1947.
Foremans Clubs, 1939-1950.
Box 16 Juvenile delinquency studies, 1957 - 1962. 2 folders.
Young adult studies, 1938-1970. 8 folders.
Personality and interests studies, 1926 - 1931. 3 folders.
A Study of Results of the 1954 Arkansas Statewide Testing Program by Race, Sex, and Residence, 1954.
Program studies, 1952 - 19552 folders.
A Study of YMCA Strategy in Small Town and Rural Communities, 1950.
An Examination of the Position Sequences of Three Hundred Ninety One General Secretaries of the Young Men's Christian Association, 1928.
A Study of the Persistence of Entrants Into the Secretaryship of the Young Men's Christian Association, 1932.
Secretaryship studies, 1927 - 1963.
The Issues of the 1970s report on Phase I, 1968.
Long range planning studies, 1958 - 1965. 3 folders.
Obtaining Community Support, undated.
Ways of Improving Organizations, 1966.
The Growing YMCA of Baltimore Operation Progress Phase I: Increase Income, 1959.
YMCA youth studies, 1952 - 1972. 2 folders.
Changing Attitudes of Children Toward Education Through Limited Contact with College Youth in Special Recreation Programs, 1965.
The YMCA and older youth, 1952 - 1954.
Flint Youth Study, 1959.
Alternative Designs for Action - Research Workshops, 1968.
Inventing the Futures Workshops, 1979.
Models for Progress, 1984.
Box 17 A Survey of the Private Recreation and Youth Services Agencies of Columbus and Franklin County, November, 1946.
Hi-Y and high school youth studies, 1923 - 1968. 3 folders.
Hi-Y and high school youth studies; (brochures and programs),1954.
Hi-Y Today report, undated. 2 folders.
A Study of YMCA Work with High School Youth in seven New England Cities, 1957. 2 folders.
The Leisure Hours of 5,000 People, undated.
Criteria for Leisure Time and Recreation Agencies, 1956.
Leisure time studies, 1930 - 1955. 4 folders.
Measuring Leisure Time Needs, 1953.
An Appraisal of Community Subsidized Leisure Time Needs and Services, 1956.
City associations branch facilities studies, 1945
Background material file created by D. F. De March
Camp studies, 1943 - 1964. 2 folders.
Michigan Camp Waterfront Institute -study, 1947.
An Interim Report on the Study of Camp Counselors, undated.
Education and school studies, 1930 - 1964. 3 folders.
The Liberal Arts College Experience as a factor in Professional Equipment, 1934.
Reporter, 1960.
A Preliminary Survey of Textbooks in YMCA Schools, undated.
How to Evaluate a Secondary School, 1940.
The Growing Edge, 1947.
Cost studies by area, 1938 - 1958. 3 folders.
A Study of Youth Membership and Membership Practices in 44 YMCA's, undated.
Significant Adults, Caretakers, and Structures of Opportunity: An Exploratory Study, 1966.
Membership studies, 1934 - 1957. 2 folders.
Organizational Procedures Involved in the Establishment of New YMCA Branch YMCA's, undated.
Box 18 Membership studies, 1945 - 1956. 2 folders.
Project motivation research project, 1965 -1966.
Records and state salary's, 1938 - 1940.
"A Proposed Basis for National Council Salary Levels", 1928.
Records and states studies, 1929 - 1949. 2 folders.
Program Record - "Keeping and Reporting in the Metropolitan Associations", September 23, 1930.
Records and Statistics Research Bulletin No. 2
Suggestions for Program Records in Metropolitan Young Men's Christian Associations, October 10, 1930.
Records and Statistics Research Bulletin No. 3
Hi-Y pilot project, 1959 - 1960.
"The Development of Girls in the Age Range Six to Ten Years", 1960.
Study of financial support, 1969.
Camp studies, 1948 - 1967. 2 folders.
Camps and Campers in the Los Angeles Area, 1950.
Group 2 Study, August, 1964.
Group 2, Part Time Employee Study, February, 1956. 2 folders.
Canada studies, 1947 - 1953.
Church relations, Christian emphasis, 1940 - 1953.
Box 34 Church relations, Christian emphasis, 1948.
Church relations, Orthodoxy and the YMCA study, 1963.
Box 35 Church relations, Roman Catholic, Christian emphasis, undated.
Box 34 Pre-Easter, fellowship of prayer, 1963-1968.
Box 18 Community Chest, 1953.
Community work studies1940 - 1941.
Conferences and schools studies, 1955.
Constituency surveys, 1942 - 1966.
Consultation studies, 1964 - 1971.
Counseling studies, 1945, 1959. 2 folders.
Physical fitness: organization, evaluation, program, 1966. 2 folders.
Physical education studies, 1933 - 1968. 3 folders.
A Study of Some Aspects of the Physical Education Program, 1941.
Box 19 Adult programs, 1958 - 1968. 2 folders.
Mid-American Workshop on YMCA Adult Program, 1960 - 1961.
National councilation on work with adults, 1962.
Urbanization, 1962 - 1963.
Second urban institute, George Williams College. 1968.
Association of Youth Services, 1960 - 1963.
Box 23 Field reports, 1946 - 1957. 3 folders.
Field services procedures manual, 1963.
Session of Christian emphases questioners, 1957. 2 folders.
Box 27 Studies, contributions income, 1945-1960.
Box 39 "National Board Report to the National Council", undated.
Box 33 Phys Edit, 1975.
World 'Y' Tours:
Box 20 Brotherhood projects, 1930.
World brotherhood, educational / holiday tours, 1927 - 1955. 4 folders.
A Pageant Brothers All, 1927
"Boys World Outlook Commission", 1920.
Travel brochures, booklets, 1925 - 1939.
Roster of members and leaders, 1924 - 1941. 2 folders.
Reports, 1927 - 1941. 8 folders.
The Y Log, 1924 - 1930, 1939. 7 folders.
Europe books, 1937 - 1939.
Shipmates, Europe, 1938.
Memory book, 1928.
Tour logs / reports, 1938 - 1941.
Trip to Europe, tour guides, 1931 - 1940.
Maytag awards, 1936 - 1940.
Brotherhood travels, 1926 - 1933.
International Board, 1947 - 1951.


National Council

General Administrative Records:
Box 39 Biennial meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, May, 1979.
"Housekeeping Amendments", 1979.
National Board / Council, Organizational Charts, lists, 1945-1970.
National Board / Council, miscellaneous electronics data, processing survey, 1973.
National Board / Council, Association Press, Stevenson Report, 1951.
National Board / Council, miscellaneous, 1925-1945. 3 folders.
National Board / Council, conferences and meetings, 1915-1931.
Box 31 Community Chests and Councils, 1918-1966. 22 folders.
Box 38 "A Self Appraisal Plan for Areas and States", 1957. 2 folders.
Cooperative evaluation committee, minutes and reports, undated, 1937-1949. 6 folders.
Box 35 Dept planning, 1937-1944.
National Board, suggested changes, 1952.
Committee to study proposals of area branches and state committee, 1952-1960.
Committee, Army / Navy, 1944.
Bureau of Information:
Box 5 A Review of Service in 1923, 1923.
A Review of Service in 1924, 1924. 2 folders.
The Philosophy of Interpretation, 1923.
Fortnightly News Service, 1926-1928. 2 folders.
Preliminary budget estimates, information and publicity, 1929.
Brochures, 1922-1923. 2 folders.
Public relations meetings and minutes, 1927-1928. 2 folders.
Reports, 1924-1926. 2 folders.
Dr. Grosses Letters, 1924-1935.
Editors of Association Magazine and Bulletin, 1923-1924.
Editors of the Fortnightly series1923-1924.
Short articles and letters, 1901-1924. 2 folders.
News article release, 1920.
Box 27 "The Executive Newsletter", 1974.
Box 28 "Style, A Manual for Association Men Who Write", 1926
Summary report, "Organizational Survey", 1948. 2 folders.
Box 29 "Organizational Survey", 1948.6 folders.
Box 33 Booz Allen and Hamilton, "Organizational Survey", 1949.
Box 29 Affiliation study, 1964-1966.
Consultation, sensitivity training, 1958, 1967. 2 folders.
Extension, 1972.
Booz-Allen survey, 1948-1949. 5 folders.
"Partners in Service", undated.
"ABC's of Scapegoating", undated.
Report of the task force, June, 1949.
Reorganization, 1947-1949. 3 folders.
"Labor's Charter of Rights", 1935.
"Labor's Aims in War and Peace", 1944.
"After the War", 1944.
Chicago, Illinois, Labor Department, 1946.
Box 30 Labor, agreements, policies and wages, 1940-1947. 3 folders.
Box 29 Labor, agreements, policies and wages, 1957-1970. 3 folders.
Labor Union cooperation, youth agency, undated.
"Labor Policies", 1938.
Labor, Sorensen study, 1941-1942.
Fifth Annual AFL-CIO conference, program, 1960.
Box 31 125th anniversary convention, Clarence Mease working file, 1969.
Foreign policy conference, European recovery program, 1947.
Foreign policy conference, Department of State, YMCA participation, 1957.
National Industrial Conference Board, 1966.
"Perception of Influence of Occupational Choice", 1970.
Box 30 National Board insurance, risk management, undated. 2 folders.
National Board insurance, purchasing bulletin, 1977.
National Board insurance, memos, letters and papers, 1948-1960.
National Board insurance, miscellaneous, 1957-1967. 2 folders.
National group insurance plan for YMCA, undated.
Report on a study of employee benefits prepared for Joint A.O.S., 1967.
Committees of the Board of Trustees, agenda, 1965, 1974-1975. 2 folders.
National Board, staff meetings, 1956-1968,1970-1971, 1973, 1978. 18 folders.
Run includes various reports on Y initiatives during the years.
Task force I, "Occupation of the Field", 1956.
Task force II, "Finance", 1956.
Task force III, "Predictions of YMCA Building", 1956.
Task force IV, "Personnel", 1956.
"Partners in the People Business", 1963.
"Planning Calender", 1978.
Prospectus, 1981-1985.
"Partners in Achievement", 1974.
"More than Mere Words", 1972.
National Board, miscellaneous brochures, 1969-1975.
National Board, miscellaneous papers, 1968-1970.
A Quantum Leap Into the Eighties, workbook, 1975.
Box 33 National organization, financial study, 1934-1945.
Personnel Department:
Box 29 Director Certification, undated.
YMCA Retirement Fund, 1986.
National Program Institute, 1986. 2 folders.
APD National Conference, 1989.
A Guide to Planning Your Retirement, The Time of Your Life, 1988.
National Service System, undated.
National Service Directory, 1986
Box 35 Committee appraisal, 1930-1936.
Travel consultation, 1964.
Personnel audits, 1957-1966.
Outside inquiries, 1964-1968.
National services, 1966.
Commission on conferences, Association of Secretaries, 1954-1957.
New England Association of Secretaries, 1955.
Business administration conferences, 1953-1963.
Conferences, Association of Secretaries, 1967.
Conferences, Tri-Annual, Association of Secretaries, 1966.
Box 33 National staff meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 29 - December 1, 1971.
National Council, placement and guidance, wartime and post war, 1944. 3 folders.
Personnel records, 1969. 3 folders.
Theory small group organization administration, 1953. 2 folders.
Publicity / Public Relations:
Box 7 National YMCA week, 1970.
Box 10 YMCA week1951 - 1959. 6 folders.
contains flyers, brochures, displays, and memoranda.
Box 7 Your Association and the Media, Convention, 1969
Effective "Y" letters, undated. 2 folders.
Retrospective '71, Public Relations, 1971.
Workers Handbook, building campaign, May, 1927.
Seventy - fifth anniversary expansion program of the Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York.
Box 10 Press and radio manual, undated.
Report of A. W. Hanson, 1928.
report from the director of information and publicity to the general secretary on work done Feburary 1 - April 15,1928 and plans for April 16 - June 30, 1928.
Public relations committee minutes, 1939 - 1957. 10 folders.
Box 11 Public relations committee minutes, 1958 - 1966. 2 folders.
YMCA water safety committee, 1968.
Association advertising, 1899 - 1960.
Manuals, bulletins, reports and publications, 1941 - 1976. 10 folders.
Centennial guides, 1944.
Gallup - YMCA surveys, 1950 - 1956. 2 folders.
Committee policies, program services, etc., 1936 - 1962. 9 folders.
Committee questionnaires, 1945.
Box 12 Committee questionnaires, 1945. 3 folders.
Young People and World Citizenship, 1950.
author Glen L. Heathers.
Box 22 The "Y" Magazine, correspondence, , 1961. 6 folders.
Box 28 "News and Views", 1943-1959. 7 folders.
"291 News", 1961-1966.
Box 35 Marketing and Communications Department, "Discovery YMCA", 1980.
Transportation YMCA, "Y-Line", 1987.
Studies:
Box 7 Exchange groups, 1960 - 1970. 3 folders.
YMCA Center for International Management Studies
Box 8 Action Research, 1953.
submission of a study for the Association of Secretaries.
Various papers A - P, 1920 - 1971. 21 folders.
Box 9 Various papers R, 1932 - 1954.
Box 10 Relations Gentry Committee, 1935 - 1965. 6 folders.
reports from a special committee on YMCA relations with tax supported agencies.
YMCA group work, 1946.
questionnaire on neighborhood group work.
Box 11 Heathers, 1947 - 1948.
Dr. Glen L. Heathers study on world citizenship
Box 23 Patriotic societies and YMCA, 1929.
Box 36 Priorities, Jim Bunting, 1969-1971. 2 folders
White House Conference, Jim Bunting, 1969-1970. 2 folders.
White House Conference, "An Annotated Bibliography on Children," Jim Bunting, 1970.
White House Conference on Children and Youth, Jim Bunting, 1969-1970. 3 folders.
Research consultation, Jim Bunting, 1966.
Conferences, Jim Bunting, 1968-1970.
"The Development of Competence in Working with Boards, Committees and councils", undated.
Operation and Management, 1930-1945.
Effective YMCA Management, 1949. 2 folders.
Box 34 Board members orientation manual, 1952.
Finance and Management group, unit executives meeting, 1973.
Cluster Meeting, Peoria, Illinois, 1972. 2 folders.
Finance and administration division meeting, Princeton, New Jersey, 1972.
Noreast region administration APD conference, Lake Mohawk, New York, 1972.
National corporate finance task force, Atlanta, Georgia, 1973.
Personnel and manager services, staff meeting, 1970. 2 folders.
Budget and finance committee meeting, 1972.
Pacific Region, Paul Permar, 1970-1974. 2 folders.
World study, 1945-1955.
Tax exemption, 1955-1957.
Worlds committee, 1954-1956. 2 folders.
Box 38 Objectives, concerns, 1952.
Box 33 Youth Choices for '76, 1972-1976. 3 folders.
Box 39 "Human Rights and The YMCA", 1980.
"Affirmative Action Report", 1974-1975.
"The Opportunity of the Profession for Christian Work Among Students", 1920.
"Planning the Future With Youth", 1936.
"What Does the Future Hold for the YMCA?", 1935, 1936.
Research and Development:
Box 12 Long - range planning manuals, 1968.
A Comparison of 'Adaptable' Versus 'Laggard' YMCA's, 1946.
Author Goodwin Watson.
Perspectives for Social Relevance in Long - Range Planning, 1971.
A Plan of Action for Increasing Racial Integration in YMCA's, 1967.
Corporate Long - Range Planning, 1970.
author James M. Hardy.
Perspectives for Social Relevance in Long - Range Planning, 1973
editors James M. Hardy, James Shultz (manual).
Long - range planning papers, 1957.
National YMCA leadership Consultation, 1969. 2 folders.
YMCA Boards and Committees of Management in 1973, April, 1974.
More than Mere Words, 1972.
Planning Programming Budgeting System, 1973.
Taking a Look at Organization Development, 1969.
Better YMCA Management Through the use of Your Year Book, 1967.
author Leslie J. Tompkins.
Council meetings, 1939 - 1969. 18 folders.
YMCA Constituency Study, 1970.
Box 13 Current Income of City YMCA's, 1955.
A Developmental Process For Creating Organizational and Program Innovations, undated.
author James M. Hardy.
A Working Paper on Recruiting the Volunteer Group Leader, undated.
author Clarence G. Moser.
Volunteer Group Leaders in the YMCA, May, 1969.
author James M. Hardy.
Digest of research reports conference, April, 1932.
Research conference reports, 1931.
Division staff meetings, 1969-1973.
Preparing for the 70's,October 1968.
The Issues of the 70's: Report on Phase I, 1968.
The 70's and Beyond, 1968.
The YMCA in the next decade, 1968. 3 folders.
Issues of the 70's, 1968.
The YMCA in 1976: Some Cautious Predictions, 1964.
Workshop on the Future Image of the YMCA, 1970.
Program Derivation from Images of the Future: What Procedures and Conditions are Required, February, 1968. 2 folders.
Sensitivity training, 1970.
Operational guidelines for sensitivity training, 1968.
Using Sensitivity Training and the Laboratory Method, 1968. 2 folders.
authors Richard L. Batchelder, James M. Hardy.
Committee minutes, 1961 - 1979. 17 folders.
Box 14 Survey Techniques in Studying Local YMCA's, 1952.
Research and Studies: Abstracts of Enterprises Within the Young Men's Christian Association Completed During 1928 or in Process January 1, 1929, 1928.
Records and statistics in metropolitan YMCAs, 1931 - 1942. 3 folders.
Perspectives for Social Relevance in Long - Range Planning, 1973.
editors James M. Hardy, James Shultz (manual).
The YMCA and the Community, 1931.
author Arthur L. Swift, Jr.
Research, studies and records committee meetings, 1955.
The Measurement of Personal Attitudes in Younger Boys, 1929.
author Lennig Sweet, Ph.D., Occasional Studies No. 9
An Organization and Budget Check List, 1928.
program papers, No. 11
Implementing membership services, 1958.
Research and studies, 1928, 1930. 2 folders.
Guidelines for Documentation, 1968.
Laymen and public relations, undated.
Survey techniques in studying local YMCA's, 1944. 2 folders.
Studies in the reliability of the rating system used by YMCA, 1926.
Toward Freedom and Security, 1955.
Author Saville R. Davis.
Not the Building but Something That Built it, 1948.
Character and cooperation Yearbooks, 1861 - 1945. 2 folders.
Committee agents personal papers, 1947 - 1951.
Reports and papers, yearbooks, miscellaneous, 1954 - 1956.
Research, studies and record committee agenda, 1955.
Data for planning field staff meetings, 1966.
Objectives and projects functions, 1963, 1972, 1975. 3 folders.
Research operating trends, 1959 - 1967.
Annual report and unit objectives reports, 1970 - 1973.
A Comparison of Adaptable vs. Laggard YMCAs, 1945.
Author Goodwin Watson.
Our Searches for Meaning Today, 1976.
authors Ronald Lippitt and Eva Schindler - Rainman.
How to Plan and Control With PERT, 1962.
author Robert W. Miller, reprinted from Harvard Business Review March - April 1962.
How Fare Titusvile's Youth, August 1949.
Factors Which Limit the Voluntary Organizations's Response to Urban Problems, 1970.
A Study of the Health and Physical Education Department YMCA Decatur, Illinois, May 1963.
Miscellaneous Study's, 1959 - 1971.
Evaluation of three urban - metro experimental clusters, 1971.
Value Acquisition and Transmission Summation of Generalizations and Implications, 1973.
Evaluating Values Development Materials and Programs, 1973.
Values Acquisition and Transmission Phase I, 1973. 2 folders.
An Analysis of Selected Demographic and YMCA Data as an Aid in the Identification of Hub Cities, 1972.
Studies and surveys, 1953 - 1978. 6 folders.
Trend Identification Project (TIP), 1976.
The Philadelphia Central Branch YMCA Residence: A Market Analysis, March, 1973. 2 folders.
A Descriptive Study of the Residence Function of the Young Men's Christian Association, June, 1974.
YMCA research needs, emphasis and priorities, 1953 - 1961.
Box 15 Agenda items, 1959 - 1960, 1970. 2 folders.
Monographs, 1968 - 1969, 1976 - 1978. 2 folders.
Guidelines for appraising member associations, 1977.
Surveys and studies, 1929 - 1963. 4 folders.
Survey manual, undated.
Box 18 Committee chairpersons and members, 1963. 3 folders.
Box 21 Region and division unit objectives, 1973.
Field services and headquarters unit objectives, 1975 - 1976.
Headquarters and field services unit objectives, 1979 - 1980. 4 folders.
Unit objectives, 1973 - 1978.
Box 26 "Field and Work of the YMCA", 1912.
Relationships, old papers, 1909.
Relationships, papers, correspondence, 1892-1926.
Relationships, needs and objectives, 1885.
Relationships, needs and objectives, booklets, 1880-1906. 2 folders.
Outline Studies, "The relation of the Student Associations to the Rest of the Movement", 1921.
Outline Studies, "Providing a Varied Experience", 1920.
Outline Studies, "A History of the YMCA", 1915.
Outline Studies, "World Work with YMCA", 1919.
Outline Studies, "Some Fundamental Principles and Tested Policies", 1920.
"Together Around the World", 1925.
"The General Objective of the Association", 1915.
Box 36 Taxation, Federal, 1946-1954, 1966-1972. 3 folders
Taxation, association administration, 1925-1953. 2 folders.
Basic history statements and sketches, 1939-1979. 3 folders.
Box 39 "A Suggested Plan of Field Occupation", 1918.
"Occupation of the Field", 1919.
Box 37 "Association Education Manual", 1984.
Child care study, 1986.
YMCA constituency and nonparticipant studies, 1983.
YMCA constituency study, 1970.
Centennial:
Box 7 Centennial, 1951. 4 folders.
Centennial planning, 1885 - 1951. 3 folders.
Box 24 Cities, New Jersey, 1944. 6 folders.
Birmingham, Alabama, 1944.
Cities, Arizona, 1944. 2 folders.
Cities, California, 1944. 17 folders.
Denver, Colorado, 1944.
Cities, Connecticut, 1944. 4 folders.
Church observance, June 4, 1944. 8 folders.
Poster, seals, displays handbooks, 1944. 8 folders.
Area board observances, 1944. 8 folders.
National committee, undated.
Plans for centennial observance, 1951.
International convention, 1947 - 1968. 6 folders.
London, England, 1944.
Cairo, Egypt, 1944.
India, 1944.
New Zealand, 1944. 2 folders.
Australia, 1944.
Jamaica, B.W.I., 1944.
Mexico, 1944.
South America, 1944.
Argentine, 1944.
Brazil, 1944.
Chile, 1944.
Uruguay, 1944.
California, 1944.
Connecticut, 1944.
Georgia, 1944.
Illinois, 1944.
Indiana, 1944.
Maine, 1944.
Massachusetts and Rode Island, 1944.
Michigan, 1944.
Minnesota, 1944.
New Hampshire, 1944.
New York, 1944.
Pennsylvania, 1944.
South Dakota, 1944.
Wisconsin, 1944.
Box 25 Cities, Missouri, 1944. 2 folders.
Omaha, Nebraska1944.
Cities, New Jersey, 1944. 11 folders.
Cities, Massachusetts1944. 11 folders.
Cities, Michigan, 1944. 6 folders.
Cities, Minnesota, 19443 folders.
Jackson, Mississippi, 1944.
Wilmington, Delaware, 1944.
Washington D.C., 1944.
Cities, Florida, 1944. 3 folders.
Atlanta, Georgia, 1944.
Hawaii, 1944.
Cities, Idaho, 1944. 2 folders.
Cities, Illinois, 1944. 10 folders.
Cities, Indiana, 1944. 6 folders.
Cities, Iowa, 1944. 7 folders.
Cities, Kansas, 1944.4 folders.
Cities, Kentucky, 1944. 3 folders.
Portland, Maine, 1944.
Baltimore, Maryland, 1944.
Cities, Pennsylvania, 1944. 16 folders.
Puerto Rico, 1944.
Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1944.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1944.
Nashville, Tennessee, 1944.
Cities, Texas, 1944. 5 folders.
Cities, Virginia, 1944. 3 folders.
Cities, Washington, 1944. 6 folders.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1944.
Cities, North Carolina, 1944. 6 folders.
Cities, Ohio, 1944. 14 folders.
Portland, Oregon, 1944.
Centennial tributes to the YMCA, 1944.
Serving With Youth Throughout the World, 1944.
Funding, 1944.
Fund debt reduction, 1940-1944. 2 folders.
Background worksheets, 1851-1939.
Committees and chests, 1942. 2 folders.
Guide to YMCA planning, 1944.
Recognition by the churches of World YMCA Sunday, 1944.
Looking Ahead: Centennial Planning, 1944.
Box 34 "Tributes to the YMCA," Vol. I., 1944.
"Tributes to the YMCA," Vol. II., 1944.
"Some Significant Events in a Century of YMCA Service", 1944.
"Suggestions Regarding Writing Histories of YMCA", 1943.
"YMCA at the Turn of the Century", 1944.
"Youth United", December, 1943.
National Board meeting, June, 1944.
"Serving with Youth Throughout the World", 1944.
"On Our 100th Anniversary", November, 1943.
"One Hundred Years and Here We Are", 1944.
"Looking Ahead", 1944.
"Second Century Day", 1944.
Centennial guide to YMCA planning, 1944.
"Centennial", 1944.
"1944", 1944.
World Service policy study workbook, 1944. 3 folders.
Cities, New York, 1944. 14 folders.
Special reports and studies, 1944. 4 folders.
National Council Bulletin, 1944.
YMCA Centennial committees meeting, 1944.
A Century With Youth, 1944.
Program Resources:
Box 10 Evaluation of travel services, 1951 - 1961.
Educational travel services, 1925 - 1968. 13 folders.
Box 19 Work camps, 19862 - 1963.
YMCA residence information, 1961.
Box 27 Management groups, 1969-1971.
Executive group, 1965-1966.
Regional and divisional executives, 1972.
Box 38 Leaders Club program, undated.
YMCA Girl Leaders School, Springfield College, 1963.
Health education, Martin Foss papers, 1925-1938.
United Nations:
Box 11 Staff seminars, 1967 - 1969
Program Services, public affairs, 1956 - 1968. 9 folders.


Association Press

Publications:
Box 3 Young Men's Work of the Young Men's Christian Association, 1926.
program papers, No. 1.
Methods of Conducting Forums and Discussions, 1926.
program papers, No. 3.
Some Methods of Program Appraisal, 1926.
program papers, No. 4.
Experiments With Religious Education Tests, 1926.
program papers, No. 5.
A Model Constitution and By - Laws, For City, Semi - Metropolitan, and Metropolitan Associations, 1926.
program papers, No. 6.
Thrift Programs, 1926.
program papers, No. 7.
Developing a Foreign Work Program, 1927.
program papers, No. 8.
Supervision of Group Work, 1927.
program papers, No. 9.
Simplified Association Accounting, A Complete Financial Record System for Young Men's Christian Associations, 1928.
program papers, No. 10.
An Organization and Budget Check List, 1928.
program papers, No. 11.
The Smaller City Association, 1929
program papers, No. 12.
Christian Citizenship on A World Basis, 1929
program papers, No. 13.
Old Guard News, Vol. 23, No. 4. April, 1952.
The evangelical test / balanced personality, professionalization, 1925-1926
Includes the following titles The Evangelical Test, Balanced Personality, The Professionalization of the Secretaryship, Monographs No. 1, 2, 3.
Social adjustments / financing / organization and administration, 1926-1927.
Includes the following titles A Study in Organization and Administration, Social Adjustment Through the Young Men's Christian Associations, The Financing of the Young Men's Christian Associations, Monographs No. 4, 5, 6.
Professional standards / lay leadership / cooperation YMCA and YWCA, 1928-1929
Includes the following titles Lay Leadership in the Young Men's Christian Associations, Co-operation Between the Young Women's and the Young Men's Christian Associations, The Advance in Professional Standards of the Secretaryship of the Young Men's Christian Associations, Monographs No. 7, 8, 9.
Crucial Issues in Contemporary Living,
reprint of chapter 5 from Executive Role in YMCA Administration Panel
A Study Guide for the Executive Role, 1954.
Better Programming with Men and Women in the YMCA, 1963.
Box 4 Publishing for the 70's, 1968. 2 folders.
Years of Achievement, 1964-1969. 2 folders.
YMCA Press Manual, undated.
Box 38 "Training YMCA Leaders for Physical Education Service", 1951.
Association Press Documents:
Box 3 Reports of the Association Press, 1915-1918, 1925-1928. 5 folders.
Publicity Secretaries Association, 1934
Young Men, 1931-1934.
Executives workshop on staff development, 1952-1953. 3 folders.
Work with men and women, 1963. 2 folders.
Box 4 Consultation on YMCA literature, 1946-1958. 7 folders.
Noble Trophies, 1967.
Management survey, 1961. 2 folders.
Catalogs, 1885-1979. (bulk 1960s.) 24 folders.
contains catalogs and order forms for books, trophies, program materials, badges, supplies, and miscellaneous.
News, correspondence, memorandum, 1955-1956. 2 folders.
Survey of Accounting Procedures, October, 1949.
Contracts, 1961.
hand written notes of Association Press publication contracts.
Editorial planning consultation resource papers, 1953.
Program materials miscellaneous, 1978-1979.
Problems of Financing and Building Maintenance, 1934.
Box 5 Memorandum, 1956-1960.
Catalogues, 1920-1969. 9 folders.
Board of Publication:
Box 5 Board of Publication Minutes, 1928-1944. 4 bound volumes.
The Present Situation and Outlook among Students, 1934.
Box 19 A.B.W.S. Journal, boys work, 1952 - 1957.
Box 7 Yearbook committee minutes, 1936 - 1979. 7 folders.


Executive Committee

Box 26 "The Duty of a General Secretary of a YMCA", undated.
Bible study, 1874.
"Form of Constitution Recommended for Associations in Small Towns", 1875.
The office, qualifications and work of the General Secretary, 1874-1876.
Our State Work, 1878.
A reprint of a paper read by Robert R. McBurney before the State Association of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the State of New York, September 21, 1877.
"Suggestions Concerning the Financial Management of a YMCA, 1878.
"Suggestions as to the Organization and Work of YMCAs, 1875.
"The Test of Active Membership", 1870.
"Historical Sketch", 1868. 2 folders.
"The International Work of the YMCAs of the US and British Provinces from 1866-1873", undated.
"Report and Historical Sketch, 1852-1878", undated.
"Topics for Prayer Meetings", 1877, 1879.
"The Work of YMCAs in Small Towns", 1870.


International Committee

Box 19 International Committee, Committee on Friendly Relations Among Foreign Students, 1961 - 1964. 2 folders.
International Committee, "History of World Service, 1952 - 1958.
Box 20 Committee on Procedures, International Committee, 1951.
Box 26 Forms, form letters and print, 1878-1896. 6 folders.
Headquarters and headquarters departments, reports, 1922-1952.
Historical Library, 1868-1918. 9 folders.
Historical sketch, 1868.
Box 27 Loans from banks, procedures, 1934.
Box 28 "The Messenger", 1918-1919.
Office manual, Railroad, Business Bureau, undated, 1918. 4 folders.
International Committee, catalogue of services, 1923.
Box 36 Bible study committees, 1904-1915.
"Experiences in Witnessing for Christ", 1933.
"But One Lord", 1965.
Stewardship, undated, 1890-1915. 5 folders.
"The Christian Steward", 1891-1892.
Report of H. W. Chaffee, 1925.
Business Publications, 1880-1940.
A typical business system, undated.
"A Guide to the Study of Business Methods", 1924.
"Service in General Business Administration", undated.
"Working Together", 1940.
"Association Administration", 1923. 2 folders.
YMCA business administration commission reports, undated. 2 folders.
Box 34 Miscellaneous, 1942-1957.
Annual reports, recognitions, 1925-1960.
"The Inquiry", 1929.
"Does Education Pay?", 1919.
Box 39 Annual meeting notes, 1906.
Constitution and bylaws, 1919.
Biannual reports, 1887.
Box 32 Survey, correspondence, 1923-1924. 3 folders.
Headquarters and headquarters departments reports, 1922-1952. 2 folders.
Mrs. Russell Sage, Correspondence, 1908
W. H. Leffingwell Co., report, 1908.
Noon prayer meetings, 1906-1908.
"Organizing the Office Methods of the International Committee and National War Work Council of YMCA", 1908.
General counseling commission meeting, 1913-1928. 3 folders.
Counseling commission to churches, meeting, 1931.
Box 38 Yearbook data forms, 1915-1925. 5 folders.
Box 35 International Committee, 1931-1962. 9 folders.
Russian work and east west relations, 1962.


Miscellaneous

This material contains various correspondence and reports. While there is not a single theme represented there are many interesting documents contained within the run.
State Records:
Connecticut:
Box 19 Bridgeport, 1946 - 1958.
New Haven, 1955.
Some Annals of the Yale Christian Association, 1937.
Yale University, Dwight Hall, 1936.
Yale University, Report, 1956 - 1972.
Yale University, publications and programs, 1942 - 1955.
Yale University Dwight Hall, correspondence, 1957 - 1970.
Yale Divinity School, correspondence, 1960 - 1964. 2 folders.
Florida:
Box 19 Miami, 1938.
Georgia:
Box 19 Georgia Institute of Technology, correspondence, 1963 - 1974.
Georgia Institute of Technology, constitution and history, 1957 - 1969.
Georgia Institute of Technology, reports, 1943 - 1969.
Georgia Institute of Technology, publications and programs, 1951.
Hawaii:
Box 19 University of Hawaii, reports, 1945 - 1969.
University of Hawaii, publications and programs1953 - 1972.
University of Hawaii, correspondence, 1962 - 1972.
University of Hawaii, constitution and history, 1952.
Indiana:
Box 19 Indiana State, reports, 1946 - 1952.
Indianapolis, 1949.
Illinois:
Box 19 Illinois State, 1946 - 1947.
Maryland:
Box 19 Baltimore, 1947 - 1950.
Box 22 Railroad, Maryland, 1944 - 1949.
articles of incorporation.
Railroad, Brunswick, Maryland, union troubles, 1984 - 1989.
Railroad, Brunswick, Maryland, blueprints, 1983.
Massachusetts:
Box 19 Boston, 1946 - 1950.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island State, 1948 - 1952.
Michigan:
Box 19 Michigan State, 1949.
Detroit, undated.
Box 37 YMCA memory book, Michigan, undated. 2 folders.
New York:
Box 19 New York State, 1948 - 1960.
Rochester, 1950.
Schenectady, 1954.
North Carolina:
Box 22 Railroad, Rocky Mountain, 1975.
Ohio:
Box 19 Canton, 1930 - 1945.
Cincinnati, 1949 - 1951.
Box 22 Willard, Ohio, 1989.
Texas:
Box 37 Local History, Corsicana, 1986.
Washington D.C.
Box 19 YMCA and vicinity, 1964 - 1966.
General:
Box 19 Area and state resolutions, 1960 - 1963.
State Secretaries Association, 1952.
Other records:
Box 22 Meeting 1950 actions, 1950.
Executive Secretary, 1956 - 1962.
Joint Committee of the National Board and the Association of Secretaries, 1955.
Meeting expense fund, 1954.
Appraisal or evaluation forms, undated.
A.O.S. conference, 1948.
Association Program Secretaries, conference, 1942.
Frank B. Lenz, Clippings, 1941 - 1964.
E. M. Robinson, Boy's Work History, 1948.
Federal Council of Churches, 1944 - 1947.
World Council of Churches, 1939 - 1950.
World Council of Churches, Organizations, 1947 - 1948.
C.O.A.P. Commission, 1949 - 1954.
Wesley F. Rennie, 1947 - 1965.
Lay leadership, 1953.
Boy's work, miscellaneous, 1920 - 1960.
Your Most Important Day, filmstrip instructions, undated.
Public affairs, 1927 - 1964.
Membership, 1939 - 1959.
Miscellaneous personal papers, 1937 - 1966.
Summer school, meetings, 1952.
Conference, Town and Country, 1955 - 1966. 2 folders.
Directory, World Alliance, 1960 - 1961.
John R. Mott Foundation, 1958 - 1959.
Box 27 Mott Centennial, 1965-1970.
Mott Fellowship Fund, 1956.
Box 22 Consultation on ecumenical policy and practice, World Alliance, 1962.
Scouting, 1914.
Report on South America, 1922.
Town and Countries, 1962.
United States Olympic Committee Organizations, 1921, 1947 - 1949.
White House Conference on People - to - People Partnership, 1957.
Women and girls, 1962.
World Service history, 1958.
Y-clubs, 1937 - 1954.
A Day With Pershing in Paris, undated.
National Council of Churches, 1964.
Armed Services, 1954 - 1958.
Women and girls, 1944 - 1946.
Physical education, 1949 - 1951.
Transportation YMCA, 1988.
Box 38 "Water Games," Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, 1934-1944.
James Fox, Physical education, undated.
"Symposium on Fitness," Springfield College, 1961.
Robert Laveaga papers, Physical education. 1953.
Changing YMCA series, 1925-1929. 3 folders.
Contains Monographs: "The Evangelical Test," "Balanced Personality," "The Professionalization of the Secretaryship," "The National Council," "Social Adjustment," "The Financing of The Young Men's Christian Association," "Lay Leadership," "Co-operation Between the Young Women's and the Young Men's Christian Associations," "The Advance in Professional Standards."
Box 37 "Latest Revised Rules for Lacrosse, Foot Ball, Ten Pins and Shuffleboard", 1881.
Detroit building campaign, Salesman's handbook, 1925.
Springfield YMCA hall of fame, 1985.
Camp Olson, 1954.
Alexandria Virginia, U.S.O. Club, 1940-1945. 2 folders.
Department of physical education handbooks, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, 1894-1933.
Annual convention, Kansas, 1911.
City associations department counseling commissions, 1916. 3 folders.
Merger of Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, 1971-1981. 5 folders.
Areas and sections, 1948-1961. 2 folders.
Area council incorporation, 1939-1945.
Headquarters location. 1979-1980
Sale of national Headquarters building, 1980. 4 folders.
Headquarters location evaluation and relocation feasibility analysis, 1980. 2 folders.
Nelson-Westerberg, Inc., 1981.
Chicago central business district office space analysis, undated.
O'Hare office space analysis, undated.
National Board members memo from Oscar Martin, 1980.
Special transition personal policy, 1981.
Outplacement, 1980.
New York City headquarters, 1980-1981. 2 folders.
"A proposal for Headquarters Location Study", 1979.
Headquarters National Council / National Board relocation, 1978-1980. 5 folders.
Box 35 Oskaloosa Iowa, Mahaska Center, 1967.
Career evaluation and outplacement assistance for headquarters move to Chicago, 1980.
Nelson-Westerberg, Inc., 1981.
McShane Moving and Storage Inc., 1981.
Sales task force, headquarters, 1980. 4 folders.
Summary report Organizational survey, 1948.
Neptune moving business, 1981.
Mayflower moving company, 1981.
Box 33 March on Washington, 1963.
Box 35 George Williams College, association colleges, 1957-1958.
Chicago College, association colleges, 1936-1937.
Springfield College, 1947-1955.



INDEX TERMS

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Topics:
Young Men's Christian associations -- Administration.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Finance.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Publishing.
Organizations:
Peace Corps (U.S.).
YMCA of the USA.
National Board of the Young Men’s Christian Associations.
National Council of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States of America.
Association Press (New York, N.Y.).