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International survey reports

 Collection
Identifier: Y.USA.94

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Bound typescript reports describing and assessing the state of Young Men's Christian Associations in 29 countries or regions around the world. Survey reports typically include a historical summary of YMCA work in that country and sections on its environment, personnel, membership, administration, finances, and equipment. In addition, most contain additional sections discussing specific programs, challenges, or concerns of the work in that area of the world.

Includes two copies of each report unless otherwise noted.

Dates

  • 1929-1930, 1943
  • Majority of material found in 1930

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be 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 necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

BACKGROUND ON THE YMCA'S INTERNATIONAL SURVEY

Due in large part to the financial pressues of the Depression, responsibility within the American YMCA movement for what was then termed "foreign work" was reassigned from the National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States to the International Committee, which represented both the United States and Canada. It was also felt that the International Committee, which had overseen this work since the inception of the YMCA in North America, engendered more trust than the new National Council. In conjunction with this shift, and with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Committee undertook a major survey of the YMCA movements around the world in which the North American movement had been significantly involved and to which they had assigned secretaries. The main purpose was to appraise the operations and achievements of these representatives, but the surveys provide a great deal of information about activities and audiences of the YMCAs in those areas, as well as political, social, educational, and economic conditions of the time. Recommendations were also made both for specific countries and for the ongoing role of the North American movement in international YMCA work.

[Information taken primarily from World Service: A History of the Foreign Work and World Service of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States and Canada, by Kenneth LaTourette (1957).]

Extent

4.8 Cubic Feet (14 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Bound typescript reports describing and assessing the state of Young Men's Christian Associations in 29 countries or regions around the world. Survey reports typically include a historical summary of YMCA work in that country and sections on its environment, personnel, membership, administration, finances, and equipment. In addition, most contain additional sections discussing specific programs, challenges, or concerns of the work in that area of the world.

Processing Information

Includes material fast-processed as FP60.

Catalog Record ID number: 9977801808601701
Title
YMCA INTERNATIONAL SURVEY
Subtitle
An Inventory of its Reports
Author
Lara Friedman-Shedlov
Date
2021-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Kautz Family YMCA Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-3445