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Records of YMCA international work in Australia and Australasia

 Collection
Identifier: Y.USA.9-2-6

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Reports, correspondence, publications, and other material collected by the American YMCA's Foreign Work Department and World Service division, documenting the work of the Australian YMCA and its relationship with the American YMCA movement. The collection includes reports on and from YMCAs in various cities around Australia and Tasmania, as well as Papua New Guinea. Highlights include material on the Australian Y's war work during the World War I, and student work. Immigration is a frequently appearing topic.

Dates

  • 1856-1990
  • Majority of material found within ( 1870s-1950s).

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection is predominantly in English/ material in Russian is indicated at the file level.

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.

HISTORY OF YMCA WORK IN AUSTRALIA AND AUSTRALASIA

In 1851, the YMCA movement arrived in America and in the same year, under the auspices of the London Association, a branch opened in Adelaide, Australia. In 1853 Melbourne and Sydney YMCAs appeared; followed by branches in Hobart in 1854 and Brisbane in 1875. In 1876, the first "Inter-Association Conference of the Australian YMCA" was conducted and in 1877 the "Inter-Colonial Convention of the Australian and New Zealand YMCA" was formed. The Perth Y started in 1908. The year 1918 saw the separation of Australia and New Zealand Associations and the "National Committee of the YMCAs of Australasia" came into being. A name change occurred in 1958, to "The National Council of the YMCAs of Australia", and in 2004 to "YMCA Australia."

Historical information taken from the YMCA Australia web site (http://www.ymca.org.au/), the World Alliance of YMCAs web site (>http://www.ymca.int/302.0.html) and the collection.

Extent

3.3 Cubic Feet (8 boxes)

Abstract

Reports, correspondence, publications, and other material documenting the work of the Australian YMCA around Australia and Australasia and in the field of World War I, and its relationship with the American YMCA movement.

Processing Information:

Processed as part of Fast Processing Project II, 2009, as collection FP003. Material has been minimally processed. Descriptions of box contents are very general.

Catalog Record ID number: 5706929
Title
YMCA INTERNATIONAL WORK IN AUSTRALIA AND AUSTRALASIA:
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lara Friedman-Shedlov.
Date
2010
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