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Owen Pence papers

 Collection
Identifier: Y.USA.29

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Among the items collected by Pence include materials on atomic energy and its uses. The Middle East and its politics was also an interest of Pence and can be found in a small collection of publications. Pence's work with the YMCA is documented through correspondence, writings and materials on the United Nations.

Dates

  • 1915-1968.
  • Majority of material found within ( 1950-1960)

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Use of Materials:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright, ownership, and to obtain all the necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

BIOGRAPHY OF OWEN EARLE PENCE

Born in Keokuk, Iowa on September 2, 1887, Pence's YMCA career covered a period of more than 40 years. He began in student work at Robert College, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey and in Illinois. Other positions included war service in France and with the National War Work Council, and 23 years on the staff of the National Council in the personnel department and later as director of the Bureau of Records, Studies and Trends and editor of the YMCA yearbook. After retirement in 1949, Pence represented the World Alliance of the YMCAs at the United Nations, where he was one of the best known and widely respected representatives of non-governmental organizations.

Extent

1.4 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Abstract

Collected materials by Pence documenting his personal interests. Also included are materials on Pence's YMCA work.

RELATED MATERIALS

The following books authored by Pence are catalogued separately in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives:

Member Affiliation and Movement Action

Present-day Y.M.C.A.-Church Relations in the United States: A Diagnostic Report

The Professional Boys’ Worker in the Young Men’s Christian Association: An Occupational Study

Salary and Wage Policy during Depression and Recovery

The Y.M.C.A. and Social Need: A Study of Institutional Adaptation

Processing Information:

Audio/visual materials removed from this collection include 8 photographs.

Material in this collection was formerly cataloged as part of the YMCA Biographical Files.

Processed by: Chan Harries, March 2005.

Catalog Record ID number: 4513087
Title
OWEN EARLE PENCE:
Subtitle
An Inventory of His Papers
Author
Finding aid prepared by Chan Harries.
Date
2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Kautz Family YMCA Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-3445