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Bruce B. Maguire files

Identifier: Y.USA.87


Reports, correspondence, conference materials, training materials, and printed material documenting Maguire's work with the Student Christian Movement (the World Student Christian Federation) and with students in the YMCA, primarily during the period from 1955 to the late 1960s, when he served as the executive secretary of the Student Young Men's Christian Association. The files focus heavily on his work with the National Association of Student YMCAs (NASY), including its Pacific Southwest Area Council, and include a significant run of its newsletter, NASY Notes and other NASY publications. The collection also includes files on management training, including materials from an American Management Association course Maguire took in 1965.


  • Creation: 1942-1996


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Bruce Maguire was born May 25, 1911, in Youngstown, Ohio. In August 1936, he married Ruth L. Maguire. Together, they had children G. Andrew in 1939 and Marjorie Lynn in 1941.

In 1932, he graduated from Muskingum College for his Bachelor's Degree in New Concord, Ohio. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1936, Maguire earned a Bachelor of Theology from Pittsburgh-Zenia Theological Seminary and a Master's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. At this time, he became an ordained minister of the Presbyterian church. He later pursued further graduate schooling at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

From 1936 to 1938, Maguire worked as a Presbyterian University Pastor and was on the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education and Board of National Missions in Murray, Kentucky. In 1939 to 1942, he worked in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church. During this time, he was also a staff correspondent for The Christian Century.

With the YMCA in 1942, he worked as the Student Secretary for the Pacific Southwest Area Council in Los Angeles. After this, Maguire was appointed as the Executive Secretary of National Student Work from 1955 to 1968. In 1957 he also published The University, the Church, and the YMCA


2.8 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

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Files documenting Bruce Maguire's work with the Student Christian Movement and with students in the YMCA, as well as management training materials.

Processing Information

Portions of this collection were processed as part of Fast Processing Project II, February 2009, as collection FP141 and FP094. Material has been minimally processed. Folder descriptions may be general and material has not been grouped into series.

Catalog Record ID number: 9976664409101701

An Inventory of his files
October 2019
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