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A Guide to the Young Men's Christian Association Records

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Young Men's Christian Association (University of Florida)
Title: Young Men's Christian Association Records
Dates: 1922-1953
Abstract: Minutes, correspondence, and project files of the University of Florida YMCA.
Extent: 2.1 Linear feet. 5 boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 58
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

This collection contains the records of the Young Men's Christian Association at the University of Florida covering the years 1922 through 1953. Included are correspondence, minutes, fragmentary financial records, and files on special projects and activities. Of special interest are the records chronicling the effort to build a YMCA building, a project that ultimately became the Florida Union.

Also included in the collection are student handbooks, 1910-1918, published by the Y for freshmen orientation. The handbooks are a precursor to the F Book issued by student government in the 1920s.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Young Men's Christian Association Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Alligator coverage. 1940-1941
1 Banquets. 1939-1943
1 Blue Ridge Summer Camps. 1939-1941
1 Board of Directors, Minutes. 1931-1943
1 Cabinet, Minutes. 1931-1932; 1938-1943
1 Camps, Freshmen. 1939-1940
2 Camps, Freshmen. 1932-1939
2 Conferences. 1938-1943
2 Constitutions, Charters, By-Laws. 1929, n.d.
2 Correspondence. 1926-1941; 1937
3 Correspondence. 1922-1926
3 Counselor System. 940
3 Deputation Work. 1929-1953
3 Elections. 1939-1942
4 Finances. 1926-1943
4 Florida Union Building (YMCA Student Center Building Campaign). 1922-1923
4 Florida Y Reporter. 1939
4 Freshman Y Group. 1937-1941
4 Handbooks. 1910-1918
4 Hi-T work. 1932-1941
4 YM-YC Retreat. 1941
4 Judgments. 1937
4 Jr./Sr. Dutch Supper Groups. 1940-1941
4 Membership lists. 1938-1943
4 Organizational set up. 1940-1941
4 Programs. 1908-1940
5 Report. 1933
5 Religion and Life Conference. 1939
5 Show Committee. 1939
5 Sophomore Dutch Supper. 1940-1941
5 Sophomore Y Groups. 1939-1942
5 Southeastern Field Council. 1939-1942
5 Students and their religious preferences. 1940-1942
5 University Christian Mission. 1939
5 University Religious Council. 1940
5 World Student Service Fund. 1946
5 Worship materials. 1942-1943
5 Y in Review Report. 1940-1941
5 Y Retreat. 1940-1941

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Student unions -- Florida.
University of Florida -- Freshmen.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Florida -- History.



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