Intercollegiate YMCA records
SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION
The Intercollegiate branch collection includes Board of Managers minutes, administrative and executive correspondence, printed program information, reports, student handbooks, annual reports, clippings, financial information and founding documents of the Intercollegiate Branch of the YMCA of Greater New York.
- YMCA of Greater New York. Intercollegiate Branch. (Organization)
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HISTORY OF INTERCOLLEGIATE BRANCH YMCA
The Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York established a branch to work with college students in 1887, building on the work of several groups at individual colleges, including the University Christian Foundation of New York. The new branch focused on operating clubs at the colleges and universities in New York City. The branch had its own building, the Students Club, at 129 Lexington Avenue. The house provided accommodations for up to 20 men, dining service for up to 50 men, and a parlor, library and reading room. In addition to its clubhouse and its business office, the branch operated clubs throughout the city -- the number of clubs varied over time. In 1912, for example, there were clubs at New York University, Columbia University, College of the City of New York, New York Homeopathic Medical College, College of Physicians and Surgeons, University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, Cornell Medical College, and Union Theological Seminary. The branch also operated programs for foreign students, graduate students, preparatory school students, and conducted industrial service work.
Work with college students through the branch structure ceased in 1964, in part because of financial difficulties. The budget memo for that year recommended a significant reduction in staff and the reorganization of the branch. Paid staff were eliminated at Long Island University, Pratt Institute, Washington Square, NYU Medical School, Queens College, and NYU Heights. The proposal recommended the closing of two clubs, the merging of three others with nearby branches, and designating two others as "outposts." Under this plan, the branch office was closed and administrative supervision of work with college students reverted to metropolitan staff.
Information taken from the collection.
1.6 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)
Includes minutes, program information, correspondence and reports of the Intercollegiate Branch of the YMCA of Greater New York and its associated university clubs.
See Detailed Description section for box listing.
Processed by: Louise Merriam, June 2012.
Catalog Record ID number: 6394304
- Christian college students -- Religious life -- New York (State) -- New York. Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- College of Physicians and Surgeons in the City of New York.
- New York (N.Y.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- New York University
- Students -- Religious life Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Students -- Societies, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University Christian Foundation of New York.
- YMCA of Greater New York. Intercollegiate Branch.
- Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York. Intercollegiate Branch.
- Young Men's Christian associations -- Administration Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young Men's Christian associations -- New York (State) -- New York Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK INTERCOLLEGIATE BRANCH :
- An Inventory of Its Records
- Finding aid prepared by Louise Merriam.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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Collecting Area Details
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