Student work records, 1979-1995 (bulk 1900-1970).


Student work records, 1979-1995 (bulk 1900-1970).

Minutes, correspondence, reports, topical files, publications, conference material, and other records documenting the work of the YMCA with students on college and university campuses in the United States and Canada. Also included are records concerning other national and international Christian student groups with which the Student YMCA worked. State records comprise the largest section of the collection. This material includes constitutions, handbooks, programs, reports, newsletters, and other records for student associations in 46 states, five Canadian provinces, and the District of Columbia, with California, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania particularly well-represented. Minutes and correspondence of the National Student Council, National Student Committee, National Student Assembly, and National Association of Student YMCAs can be found under the heading, "Governing Bodies." This section also includes scripts, funding proposals, and other materials from the History Theatre Troupe program. Among the records of other student Christian groups, the World Student Christian Federation forms the largest section, including conference material, reports, publications, and records on post-World War I European student war relief efforts.

90 cubic feet (224 boxes).

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John Raleigh Mott was born on May 25, 1865 in Livingston Manor, New York to John Stitt and Elmira Dodge Mott. John R. was the third of four children, having two older and one younger sister. The family soon moved to Postville, Iowa, where the elder Mott prospered as a retail lumber and hardware merchant and became mayor. In this conservative, ethnically diverse environment, young Mott grew to mid-adolescence in a home warmed by Methodist "holiness," which faith he confessed...

National Council of Student Christian Associations. (corporateBody)

National Intercollegiate Christian Council (corporateBody)

The National Intercollegiate Christian Council was authorized by the National Board of the Young Women's Christian Associations, the National Council of Student Young Men's Christian Associations, and by Regional Student Christian Movements, and the National Intercollegiate Christian Council Peace Commission. Its purpose was to make young people aware of practical peace techniques. From the description of Collection, 1939-1941. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record ...

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Ober, Charles K. (Charles Kellogg), 1856- (person)

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Wishard, Luther D. (Luther Deloraine), 1854-1925 (person)

Student Christian Movement of Great Britain and Ireland (corporateBody)

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