YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago records, 1853-1980.


YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago records, 1853-1980.

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago records, 1853-1980.

Office files of the central office of the YMCA of metropolitan Chicago (Ill.) primarily concerning administration, fund raising and building campaigns, program development, and coordination of activities of YMCA departments in Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. Includes minutes of the board of trustees (1868-1975), the board of managers (1858-1975), the General Secretary's cabinet (1913-1962), and boards of directors of the branches, which are named departments (1892-1962, varying by department); correspondence and other files of General Secretaries (1881-1965, incomplete); reports of annual meetings (1939-70); news clippings and other publicity (1887-1980); biographical materials on board members and General Secretaries; and other miscellaneous records. Topics include programs for boys, men, girls, and women. Includes materials on recreation and sports, race relations, adult education, and juvenile delinquency. Includes information on establishment and operation of the Wabash Avenue YMCA to serve African Americans; information on Railroad Departments that served railroad workers based in Chicago; a Japanese Department in the early 20th century; and several Y camps, including Camp Duncan near Volo, Illinois (opened 1923), Camp Martin Johnson near Ludington, Michigan (opened 1925), Camp Northwoods at Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin (opened 1929). By 1958, the Chicago YMCA operated 13 camps in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

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