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YMCA armed services scrapbooks and photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Y.USA.4-5

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

This collection provides a visual overview of the work of the Army and Navy Department and the Armed Services Department. The Scrapbooks and Photo Albums series highlights work during World War I, including rosters of YMCA workers, scrapbooks from the American Expeditionary Forces in Koblenz, Germany, photo albums of work in Russia, women workers and canteens, as well as an extensive collection of newspaper clippings from around the United States collected by the War Work Council concerning their work in Europe. Also of interest in this collection are photo albums of Mexican Border work in the 1910s, as well as work in prisoner and resettlement camps in Europe during the World War II era. Armed services work in the Far East is documented in this collection, with a series of photo albums from the Chefoo (Yantai), China Naval YMCA, dating from the 1920s-1930s. The Photographs series documents both national and international activities between from 1901 to 1978, with the bulk of the photographs documenting the Armed Services during World War I and World War II.

Dates

  • 1863-1981
  • Majority of material found within ( 1900-1960).

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.

Extent

77 Cubic Feet (151 boxes)

Abstract

Photo albums, scrapbooks, and photographs documenting YMCA work with the United States Armed Forces, primarily documenting World War I and World War II. The scrapbooks contain some photographs and ephemera, but contain mostly newspaper clippings.

Physical Location

See Detailed Description section for box listing.

OTHER FINDING AIDS

See the summary inventory for the YMCA Armed Services Records for information on other Armed Services records in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives. >> Go to the summary inventory

RELATED MATERIALS

Additional materials documenting YMCA work during the first World War are separately cataloged in the Armed Services World War I-related records.

Additional photographs of YMCA-operated USO clubs can be found in the separately cataloged Armed Services United Service Organization-related records.

An extensive collection of photographs documenting YMCA work with the armed services can be found in the Kautz Family YMCA Archives photo collection.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Chan Harries, February 2004.

Photograph series processed by Carly Lawrence, December 2014.

Catalog Record ID number: 4342425
Title
YMCA ARMED SERVICES DEPARTMENT:
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Scrapbooks and Photographs
Author
Finding aid prepared by Chan Harries.
Date
2004
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