World Alliance of YMCAs

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The YMCA, established at Oberlin College in 1881, and the YWCA, established in 1894, were voluntary associations of students dedicated to social and religious work for the purpose of building Christian character in their members. Oberlin College provided on-campus quarters for both organizations, whose staffs were paid out of an annual grant from the College. Under the presidency of William E. Stevenson (1946-59), the relationship of the YMCA and YWCAs to the larger religious life of the College began to be studied. In 1967, the Religious Interests Committee of the faculty recommended bringing a campus ministry to the college. By 1973, both YM and YWCAs had been discontinued at Oberlin.

From the description of Records, 1863-1971, 1941-1963. (Oberlin College Library). WorldCat record id: 25681517

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Godey, Louis Antoine, 1804-1878. Letters of Louis Antoine Godey, 1847-1865. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Records of YMCA international work in Tanzania, 1959-1987 University of Minnesota. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. [ymca]
creatorOf Rangeler, W. F. Letter, 1894. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Haag, Howard Lee, 1893-. Howard Lee Haag papers, 1916-1967 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Donation papers, 1880-1937. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Russell McCulloch Story Papers, 1917-1921 Hoover Institution Archives
creatorOf Young Men's Christian Associations Collection, 1917-1920 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Merrill, Howard E. Howard E. Merrill papers, 1917-1924. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Dr. Fred B. Messing photograph album, circa 1890-1919 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Olmstead, John G. (John Griffin), 1882-1957. Papers. Oberlin College Library
referencedIn Cook, Marshall L., 1858-1955. Marshall L. Cook papers, 1880-1945. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Small Native American Collections, 1897-1976 University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Records of the Rutgers College War Service Bureau, 1917-1919 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Buell, Barber G., 1823-1900. Barber G. Buell papers, 1763-1934. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Arnold E. Jenny Papers, 1917-1953 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Dr. Fred B. Messing photograph album [graphic], circa 1890-1925. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Howard Lee Haag papers, 1916-1967 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Dr. Fred B. Messing photograph album, circa 1890-1925 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Young Men's Christian Association Records, 1922-1953 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn World War I Poster File, [1914]-1920, (bulk 1917-1918) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Marvin Ludwig papers, 1951-1997 University of Minnesota. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. [ymca]
referencedIn Jules Theophile Frelin diaries, 1899, 1918 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
referencedIn Thorpe, C. W. Young Men's Christian Associations in Ohio, 1848-1883. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Gray, Harold Studley, 1894-1972. Harold Studley Gray papers, 1896-1972. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Emma (Moffat) McLaughlin Papers, 1927- 1967 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Phillips Brooks House Association. Office files, 1900-1987 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Walrath, Milo Jay, 1888-1913. Milo Jay Walrath papers, 1910-1913. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Dr. Fred B. Messing photograph albums, circa 1890-1925 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Ceniceros, Elizabeth. Elizabeth Ceniceros journal and interviews, 1976. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Subject file, 1840-1942. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Ludwig, Marvin. Marvin Ludwig papers, 1951-1997. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Merriam, H. G. (Harold Guy), 1883-1980. Papers, 1904-1919. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Kentucky Council of Defense. Kentucky in World War I, 1917-1919, [ca. 1919-1922]. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
referencedIn Dalton McClelland papers., 1915-1976, (bulk 1950-1967). University of Minnesota. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. [ymca]
referencedIn Kentucky Council of Defense. Kentucky in World War I, 1917-1919, [ca. 1919-1922]. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
creatorOf World Alliance of YMCAs. Records of the World Alliance of YMCAs, 1955-1979 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Dr. Fred B. Messing photograph albums, [graphic], circa 1890-1925. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Garsyki,. Dr. Fred B. Messing photograph album [graphic], circa 1890-1919. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn McClelland, Dalton F. (Dalton Finley). Dalton McClelland papers, 1915-1976 (bulk 1950-1967). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Plowman, George Taylor, 1869-1932. Papers, 1886-1946. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Deane, Julia Coolidge. Papers, 1919-1923 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Edmund B. Chaffee Papers, 1902-1937 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Garden City, Kan. Constitution, minutes, library record, and list of members., 188-?-1897 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Frelin, Jules Theophile, 1870-1956. Diary, 1899, 1918. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Home files, 1873-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Bickel, Willis F. Letters to Luther Albertus Brewer. [s.l.]. 1917-1919. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Kester, Howard A., 1904-1977. Papers, 1923-1978. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Christian, Joseph Allan, 1880-1968. Papers, 1900-1946. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Student Religious Association (University of Michigan). Records, 1857-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn YMCA of the USA. International Division. Records of YMCA international work in Austria, Hungary, and Switzerland, 1900-1987. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Young Men's Christian Associations. Records, 1863-1971, 1941-1963. Oberlin College Library
referencedIn Records of YMCA international work in Austria, Hungary, and Switzerland, 1883-1990 University of Minnesota. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. [ymca]
referencedIn Doney, Carl G. (Carl Gregg), 1867-1955. Diaries, 1914-1918 (bulk 1914 Mar.-July, 1918 Feb.-May). Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Minard, Herbert L. (Herbert Leslie), 1908-. China, 1945-1948 ; Jerusalem, 1950-1973 : [The Young Men's Christian Associations' branches in Nanking and Jerusalem] / Herbert L. Minard and Marcella E. Minard. Chapman University, Leatherby Libraries, Leatherby Libraries
referencedIn Owen Pence papers, 1915-1968., (bulk 1950-1960) University of Minnesota. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. [ymca]
referencedIn Davis, Helen Clarkson Miller, 1879-1968. Papers, 1902-1954 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf World Alliance of YMCAs. Young Men's Christian associations collection, 1917-1920. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Kolynos Company. World War I pamphlet collection, 1917-1919. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Matthews family. Matthews family : papers, 1912-1941. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Ellis, Crystal, 1933-. Oral interview / Crystal Ellis ; interview conducted by April S. Dougal, 1989. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Pierce, Lyman Love, 1868- . Scrapbooks, 1892-1941. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Young Men's Christian Association (Pensacola, Fla.) Records, 1881- University of West Florida Libraries
referencedIn Pence, Owen E. (Owen Earle), 1887-. Owen Pence papers, 1915-1968 (bulk 1950-1960). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884. Correspondence and subject file, 1788-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Records of YMCA international work in Ghana, 1959-1991, (bulk 1970s-1980s) University of Minnesota. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. [ymca]
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (bulk 1872-1921) Houghton Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bickel, Willis F. person
associatedWith Blakesley, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Buell, Barber G., 1823-1900. person
associatedWith Ceniceros, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Chaffee, Edmund Bigelow, 1887-1936 person
associatedWith Christian, Joseph Allan, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Cook, Marshall L., 1858-1955. person
associatedWith Cox, Harvey Gallagher. person
associatedWith Davis, Helen Clarkson Miller, 1879-1968. person
associatedWith Deane, Julia Coolidge. person
associatedWith Doney, Carl G. (Carl Gregg), 1867-1955. person
associatedWith Ellis, Crystal, 1933- person
associatedWith Fitch, Florence Mary, 1875-1959. person
associatedWith Frelin, Jules Theophile, 1870-1956. person
associatedWith Godey, Louis Antoine, 1804-1878. person
associatedWith Gray, Harold Studley, 1894-1972. person
associatedWith Haag, Howard Lee, 1893- person
associatedWith Harvard University. Phillips Brooks House Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Jenny, Arnold E., 1895-1978 person
associatedWith Kentucky Council of Defense. corporateBody
associatedWith Kentucky Council of Defense. corporateBody
associatedWith Kester, Howard A., 1904-1977. person
associatedWith Ludwig, Marvin person
associatedWith Ludwig, Marvin. person
associatedWith Matthews family. family
associatedWith McClelland, Dalton F. (Dalton Finley) person
associatedWith McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884. person
associatedWith McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. person
correspondedWith McLaughlin, Emma Moffat, 1880-1968 person
associatedWith Merriam, H. G. (Harold Guy), 1883-1980. person
associatedWith Merrill, Howard E. person
associatedWith Minard, Herbert L. (Herbert Leslie), 1908- person
associatedWith Oberlin College corporateBody
associatedWith Olmstead, John G. (John Griffin), 1882-1957. person
associatedWith Pence, Owen E. (Owen Earle), 1887- person
associatedWith Pierce, Lyman Love, 1868- . person
associatedWith Plowman, George Taylor, 1869-1932. person
associatedWith Rangeler, W. F. person
associatedWith Rutgers College. War Service Bureau corporateBody
associatedWith Story, Russell McCulloch, 1883-1942 person
associatedWith Student Religious Association (University of Michigan) corporateBody
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Thorpe, C. W. person
associatedWith Walrath, Milo Jay, 1888-1913. person
associatedWith YMCA of the USA. International Division. corporateBody
associatedWith YMCA of the USA. International Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Young Men's Christian Association corporateBody
associatedWith Young Men's Christian Association (University of Florida) corporateBody
associatedWith Young Women's Christian Associations. corporateBody
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Europe
Subject
Young Men's Christian Associations. Garden City, Kan.--Archives
Associations, institutions, etc.--Garden City, Kan
Y.M.C.A.--Libraries
World War, 1914-1918--War work
Young Men's Christian associations--History--Sources
Young Men's Christian associations
World War, 1914-1918
Young Women's Christian associations--History--Sources
Garden City, Kan.--Hist.--Sources
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Active 1979

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