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MAX W. CLOWERS:
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: Clowers, Max W.
Title: Max W. Clowers papers.
Date: 1932-1991 (bulk 1970-1980)
Collection Number: Y.USA.39
Abstract: The collection contains documents concerning the International Association of Retired Directors [of YMCAs], (IARD); speeches, articles as well as personal correspondence. Slides concerning the establishment of Camp Olson located in Longville, MN, the Sioux Indian YMCA and personal events are also part of the collection.
Quantity: .8 cu. ft. (2 boxes).
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


BIOGRAPHY OF MAX CLOWERS

Max W. Clowers began his YMCA career as a Youth and part-time worker in the Springfield, Illinois, YMCA in 1926. He went on to serve in Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa in the area of youth work. During World War II he performed armed services work at Norfolk, Virginia. Having worked in journalism while attending Augustana College, Rock Island, where he graduated in 1932 with a degree in English and sociology, he wrote for and edited various Y-related newsletters. He retired in 1974 serving as the executive of the North Central Area Council of YMCAs.



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The collection contains letters written to Max Clowers upon his retirement from the North Central Area Council of YMCAs; documents concerning the International Association of Retired Directors, (IARD); speeches and articles as well as personal correspondence. There is material dealing with Clowers's life long relationship with his alma mater, Augustana College, located in Rock Island, Illinois. Slides concerning the establishment of Camp Olson located in Longville, Minnesota, the Sioux Indian YMCA, and personal events are also part of the collection.



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]. Max W. Clowers Papers. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.
Processing Information:
Processed by: Ryan Bean, April 2007.
Catalog Record ID number: 4969563


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 Biographical file, undated, 1966-1987.
Newspaper clippings, undated.
"Historical Data of the YMCA in Wisconsin", 1949.
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, 1972.
"Perspectives", undated.
Clippings of a series of articles written by Max Clowers entitled Perspectives.
IARD Handbook, 1983.
IARD Brandenburg chapter agendas and minutes, 1983.
IARD Brandenburg memorial correspondence, 1983.
Retirement cards, 1974.
"Words from Friends", 1974. 3 folders.
A collection of goodbye notes written to Max Clowers upon his retirement in 1974.
Box 2 Correspondence, 1942-1974.
Church speeches, undated.
Speeches and articles, 1944-1991.
Augustana College, 1932-1982.
Box 3 (AV) Slides, undated, 1964, 1967, 1969-1970, 1972. 217 slides.
Contains slides of Camp Olson; Christian Radick; Sioux Indian YMCA; Oberlin, Ohio convention; Hi-Y congress; California; Y-wives Christmas Party; Scotts-Manitowish, Board meeting; Hi-Y conference; Christmas; Office.
Box 4 (AV) Slides, 1970, 1972. 208 slides.
Contains slides of Clowers's Honeymoon and Scandinavia.
Box 5 (AV) Slides, 1972. 104 slides.
Contains slides of Scandinavia.



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:
Camps -- Minnesota -- Longville.
Young Men's Christian associations -- United States.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Wisconsin.
Places:
Rock Island (Ill.).
Persons:
Clowers, Max W.
Organizations:
YMCA of the USA.
National Board of the Young Mens Christian Associations.
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.).
Sioux Young Men's Christian Association.