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Records of YMCA international work in Hong Kong

 Collection
Identifier: Y.USA.9-2-7

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Records of YMCA international work in Hong Kong consist of correspondence, reports, and financial records of the YMCA work in general, but also of the European and Chinese branches and of the YMCA Training Institute of Hong Kong. A significant amount of material relates to the construction of the YMCA's new building on Waterloo Road, which opened in 1966.

Dates

  • 1900-1990
  • Majority of material found within ( 1901-1978)

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.

HISTORY OF YMCA INTERNATIONAL WORK IN HONG KONG

In 1899 Walter J. Southam was assigned to Hong Kong by the International Committee of the USA and Canada. By 1903, Chinese- and English-speaking branches each operated separate premises but were governed by a single board of directors. In 1908 they became two completely independent associations. The work in Hong Kong was closely associated with the work in China up to 1949. In 1961 the Council of YMCAs of Hong Kong, which joined both the Chinese and European YMCAs in Hong Kong, was officially inaugurated.

The following is a list of individuals who served as YMCA secretaries in Hong Kong, along with their dates of service, if known:

Amsden, Lynford C. (1967) Kreitner, Joann (1973-1974)
Brunger, Harry (1950-1961) Mohler, Frank Martin (1964-1974)
Coleman, Katherine M. (1970-1974) Ortmeyer, Richard Arthur (1964-1974)
Drake, Matthias (1960) Patterson, Terry (1963-1964)
Drury, Clifton M. Reid, John M. (1959)
Eng, Homer Wone Yee (1956-1959) Rutledge, Carl Clyde (1903-1907)
Epperson, David Ernest (1961-1962) Southam, Walter John (1899-1906)
Fong, Matthew Stange, Karl Henry (1962-1966)
Glenn, William Walter (1964-1970) Stewart, Ronald (1972-1974)
Gribe, Douglas (1962-1963) Twesten, Steven R. (1975-1976)
Ketcham, John D. (1970-1971) White, Frederick Glover (1921-1914)

Extent

4.2 Cubic Feet (11 boxes)

Abstract

Correspondence, reports, financial records, and printed material documenting YMCA international work in Hong Kong, including work with both the Chinese and European populations.

RELATED MATERIALS

Additional material concerning YMCA international work in Hong Kong may be found in Records of YMCA International Work in China (Y.USA.9-2-4). Personal papers of Harry Brunger and Karl Stange are also available. Material concerning many of the secretaries who served for the YMCA in Hong Kong are available in the Biographical Files collection.

Processing Information:

Processed as part of Fast Processing Project II, August 2010, as collection FP032. Material has been minimally processed. Folder descriptions may be general and material has not been grouped into series.

Catalog Record ID number: 5930189
Title
YMCA INTERNATIONAL WORK IN HONG KONG:
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lara Friedman-Shedlov.
Date
2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English, Chinese

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Kautz Family YMCA Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-3445