YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago records, 1853-1980

 

Descriptive Inventory for the Collection at Chicago History Museum, Research Center

By Mary Janzen, Christopher Ann Paton, Richard Popp; ed. Anthony Ochoa; rev.

 

 

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Title: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago records, 1853-1980

Main entry: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Inclusive dates: 1853-1980

Size:

about 95 linear feet (194 boxes & 150 unboxed volumes)

2 sound cassettes.

66 sound recordings. (0MM.136)

 

Restriction: For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).

Provenance statement: Gift of the Young Men's Christian Association of Metropolitan Chicago, most in August 1981 (M1980.0002; M1981.0029; 1992.0128; 1993.0008).

Terms governing use: Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Please cite this collection as: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

 

This descriptive inventory contains the following sections:

Biographical/historical note,

Summary description of the collection,

Description of some material related to the collection,

List of online catalog headings about the collection,

Arrangement of the collection,

Detailed description of archival series in the collection,

List of contents of the collection.

 

Biographical/historical note:

Since before the Civil War, the Young Men's Christian Association has been one of Chicago's principal social service organizations, at first serving young adult men and gradually extending its programs to boys and, eventually, to girls and young women. By 1980 its membership numbered 500,000 in 33 neighborhood units in the city and suburbs. The YMCA movement had started in England in 1844, and soon spread to North America. Chicago's first YMCA was organized in 1853, but failed as a result of the cholera epidemic of the following year. In 1858, a group of Chicago business leaders and philanthropists--concerned about the welfare of many young men who were new to urban life--met to organize the YMCA of Chicago. Their aim was to "stimulate vital piety among young men resident in, or visiting this city or vicinity." Cyrus Bentley, who had been secretary of the earlier association in 1853, was elected president of the new Young Men's Christian Association of Chicago.

 

The association offered full memberships with voting privileges only to men who were members of an evangelical church, although all men of "good moral character" could be elected associate members. Early work of the association included attending the sick and aiding young men in finding both jobs and respectable, clean boarding places. Weekly prayer meetings were held in the Board of Managers' room and in the city fire stations. A library and reading rooms were provided for members.

 

The association, having gained both members and favorable publicity during its first year, decided to expand its programs and goals. During the Civil War it conducted religion services and relief work at camps and hospitals, and began programs to aid the "worthy poor." Prominent Chicago businessmen such as John V. Farwell, Benjamin F. Jacobs, Edwin S. Wells, and Henry Weld Fuller were major contributors and also served as presidents of the association in the 1860s. Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr., provided large amounts of financial support in the form of gifts and loans. Dwight L. Moody, who later became famous as an evangelist, worked as a YMCA librarian and city missionary in 1861. Moody served as the YMCA's president from 1865 to 1869/70 and, although he resigned from the Chicago YMCA to go to England in 1871, he remained a lifelong friend and supporter of the Chicago association.

 

Moody and Farwell were instrumental in raising funds for the Chicago association's first building, Farwell Hall, dedicated in 1867, and rebuilt twice in 1869 and 1874 after being destroyed by fire. At the time of its construction, the first Farwell Hall was the only YMCA building in the world fully equipped with dormitory and gymnasium. Although evangelistic work was a continuing emphasis following the construction of Farwell Hall, YMCA programs also included music, literature, sports and general educational activities.

 

By 1878, the Chicago association's members numbered just under 800. At this time the Chicago association began to open neighborhood units as well as programs for specific populations. Most other urban YMCAs refer to these units as "branches," but the Chicago Association calls its units and programs "departments," designating subdivisions of departments as "branches." A program for railroad workers was started in Chicago in 1878 at the request of a committee of railroad executives. The YMCA's Railroad Departments offered dormitories, reading rooms, libraries, and various recreational alternatives to saloons. Separate departments specializing in work with immigrants and students also were organized in the 1880s and 1890s.

 

The broadening of the purposes of the Chicago YMCA also increased the responsibilities of the men who had acted as "Superintendents" of association activities. By 1881, the position of "Superintendent" had evolved in to that of "General Secretary," a position first occupied by Anson T. Hemingway. Hemingway was succeeded as General Secretary by Loring Wilbur Messer, the first man with prior professional experience as a YMCA administrator to hold the position of General Secretary of the Chicago association.

 

Messer exerted a profound influence on the association's development. The year he became its General Secretary, 1888, the Chicago YMCA's membership numbered 5000. An important accomplishment of his first year was the revision of the constitution to include a more specific statement of the Y's primary purpose in relation to diversified program of physical, social, educational and religious activity. Under an amendment to the earlier constitution, women had been allowed to participate in YMCA activities as auxiliary members. The new purpose of the association, stated in the 1888 constitution as "the improvement of the spiritual, mental, social, and physical condition of young men", specifically barred women from membership.

 

In addition to this limitation of membership, Messer's most significant constitutional innovation was the application of what later became known as the "metropolitan plan" to Chicago. This plan permitted the association to establish, maintain, and provide general oversight to departments throughout the city while allowing them considerable scope for self-management. In the 1890s the YMCA began to expand, opening departments and branches of departments to serve the needs of varying types of young men throughout the city. Small facilities suitable for "mission work" were enlarged to accommodate recreational and education activities and departments began to purchase their own separate buildings. Messer proved as effective in encouraging material contributions as he was in effecting organization changes. By 1900 the Chicago YMCA had grown to approximately 6500 members enrolled in five general branches, five railroad departments, and 18 student associations.

 

In 1911 the association sent out university students to investigate the cheap hotels and lodging houses in the downtown district of Chicago, to gather evidence supporting the need for a YMCA hotel that would offer clean rooms at low rates. Although fund raising for the hotel progressed slowly, it finally opened in 1916 to serve a YMCA membership totaling over 30,000 (24,000 men and 6000 boys). That year the YMCA included seven city departments, six railroad departments, 12 students associations, three community departments, and one boys club in addition to the hotel.

The YMCA also moved to meet the needs of Chicago's rapidly growing Black population. In 1911 Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, had offered financial support for the construction of facilities for African Americans not only in Chicago but all over the United States. Messer took him up on his offer. The Wabash Avenue Department of the YMCA of Chicago, designated to serve Chicago's African American men, was dedicated in June 1913, having been constructed through a combination of Rosenwald's gift and funds raised in the African American community.

 

Many new buildings were completed between 1915 and 1930, five in 1926 alone, indicating the phenomenal growth of YMCA membership and activities during this time. YMCA camping activities increased greatly during these years, with the first permanent YMCA camp, Camp Duncan near Volo, Illinois, opening in 1923. Camp Martin Johnson near Ludington, the YMCA's first camp in Michigan, opened in 1925, followed by Camp Northwoods in 1929, the first YMCA camp in Wisconsin (at Lac du Flambeau). By 1958, the Chicago YMCA operated 13 permanent camps in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

 

Although the Chicago YMCA did not escape the effects of the depression of the 1930s, it survived these hard times remarkably well. The YMCA residences suffered a considerable loss of income and carried some of their tenants almost on a relief basis. YMCA staff suffered drastic salary cuts, some eventually working for room and board. However, depreciation reserves (which had been established for buildings constructed through endowment funds) enabled the YMCA to maintain its buildings and to sustain most of its programs. Some expansion continued, particularly in the suburbs, but a few departments, including the last of the Railroad Departments and the Japanese Department, had to be discontinued. In 1934 the Chicago YMCA greatly strengthened its financial base by joining the Community Fund. A deficit of over $300,000 in 1932 was converted to a surplus of over $6000 by the close of 1934.

 

Beginning in the 1930s women were once more encouraged to participate in YMCA programs. The National Council of the YMCA in 1933 decided to let local associations determine their own membership policies. While some Chicago YMCA departments had already established girls' programs by this time, the Board of Managers decided officially to admit women to full membership in 1933. Wilhelmina Aveling became the Chicago YMCA's first program secretary for women.

 

In 1939 General Secretary William J. Parker was succeeded by Frank A. Hathaway, who had served under Parker as Associate General Secretary. While Parker had faced the difficulties of the depression, Hathaway dealt with the problems produced by World War II. Just as the YMCA had offered special services to soldiers in the Civil War and World War I, it provided for the needs of soldiers and their families in the early 1940's. YMCA facilities were open to men in uniform free or at reduced rates. Special recreational activities were planned by the Girls' Service Organization, and a program was developed to aid American prisoners of war and their next of kin. After the war ended, information and counseling bureaus and grants of three months' free memberships were offered to help veterans make the transition to civilian life.

 

Chicago YMCA educational programs also expanded in the 1940s, partly as a step in combating juvenile delinquency. Educational programs that in the nineteenth century had emphasized trade and vocational skills had come by the twentieth century to offer standard high school and college level work. The YMCA evening high school operated through the Central Department was accredited by the North Central Association in 1921, the first evening high school in the Midwest to be so recognized. In 1936 the Central Y.M.C.A. College of Chicago was made a fully accredited member of the North Central Association as a four year college.

 

YMCA programs changed in response to changes in the ethnic and racial composition of the city's population. In 1945 the Chicago YMCA's Board of Managers approved an anti-discrimination policy in membership, restaurant patronage, residential accommodations, and participation in athletics. YMCA privileges were to be open to all races and religions without restriction. That same year the Chicago YMCA's by-laws were amended to admit women as voting members of the association. In 1945 the Chicago YMCA had 84,000 members and 23 departments.

 

Under General Secretary Lloyd L. McClow, who succeeded Frank Hathaway in 1954, the importance of lay leadership was emphasized, as well as the need for broadening the base of support for the Chicago YMCA, which by 1956 had 114,000 members and 32 departments in Chicago and some of its suburbs.

 

McClow died in 1962 and Associated General Secretary John O. Root was appointed his successor in January 1963. Root, a native of Michigan, had been an employee of the Chicago YMCA since his graduation from George Williams College in 1946.

 

In the decade of the 1960s the YMCA continued to offer its traditional programs of recreational ad educational activities, serving 165,000 members through 38 departments and operating 12 summer camps by 1963. In addition the YMCA became involved in a variety of programs, largely federally-funded, to provide basic education and vocational training for disadvantaged inner city youth. From 1960 to 1965, as part of the Chicago Area Project the YMCA provided "detached workers" to counsel those teenagers who were more likely to frequent the streets than the YMCA facilities. Another federally-funded program, J.O.B.S. (Job Opportunities through Better Skills) which began in January 1964, brought the YMCA together with the Chicago Boys Clubs and Chicago Youth Centers in cooperative efforts to offer 46-week training courses for high school drop-outs.

 

Summary description of the collection:

Office files of the central office of the YMCA of metropolitan Chicago (Ill.) primarily concerning administration, fund raising and building campaigns, program development, and coordination of activities of YMCA departments in Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. Includes minutes of the board of trustees (1868-1975), the board of managers (1858-1975), the General Secretary's cabinet (1913-1962), and boards of directors of the branches, which are named departments, 1892-1962 varying by department; correspondence and other files of General Secretaries (1881-1965, incomplete); reports of annual meetings (1939-70); news clippings and other publicity (1887-1980); biographical materials on board members and General Secretaries; and other miscellaneous records. Topics include programs for boys, men, girls, and women. Includes materials on recreation and sports, race relations, adult education, and juvenile delinquency.

 

Includes information on establishment and operation of the Wabash Avenue YMCA to serve African Americans; information on Railroad Departments that served railroad workers based in Chicago; a Japanese Department in the early 20th century; and several Y camps, including Camp Duncan near Volo, Illinois (opened 1923), Camp Martin Johnson near Ludington, Michigan (opened 1925), Camp Northwoods at Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin (opened 1929). By 1958, the Chicago YMCA operated 13 camps in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

 

Collection written in English.

 

Description of some material related to the collection:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago collection of visual materials (1986.0359); publications cataloged separately; and some architectural records for YMCA buildings are in the Architecture Archive.

 

List of online catalog headings about the collection:

The following headings for this collection were placed in the online catalog:

Subjects:

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago--Archives.

Young Men's Christian Association (Chicago, Ill.)--Archives.

Central Y.M.C.A. College

Central YMCA Community College (Chicago, Ill.)

Central YMCA Schools (Chicago, Ill.)

United Service Organizations (U.S.). Service Club (Chicago, Ill.) --especially box 110 & 114

YMCA Hotel (Chicago, Ill.)

Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) --especially box 142-143

Adult education--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--19th century.

Adult education--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--20th century.

African Americans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Camps--Illinois--20th century.

Camps--Michigan--20th century.

Camps--Wisconsin--20th century.

Charities--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--19th century.

Charities--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--20th century.

Community centers--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--20th century.

Evangelicalism--Illinois--Chicago.

Japanese Americans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Juvenile delinquency--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--19th century.

Juvenile delinquency--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--20th century.

Real property--Illinois--Chicago.

Recreation--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--19th century.

Recreation--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--20th century.

Women--Illinois--Chicago--Societies and clubs--20th century.

Young Men's Christian associations--Illinois--Chicago.

Youth--Illinois--Chicago--19th century.

Youth--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations--20th century.

 

Form/Genre:

Audiocassettes.

Audiotapes.

Correspondence.

Minutes.

Reports.

 

Added entries:

Aveling, Wilhelmina, 1907-

Dedmon, Emmett. Great enterprises.

Hathaway, Frank A., 1886-1970.

Hemingway, Anson T., 1844-1926. --especially box 174

McClow, Lloyd L., d. 1962.

McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884.

McCormick, Cyrus H. (Cyrus Hall), 1859-1936.

Messer, Loring Wilbur, 1856-1923.

Moody, Dwight Lyman, 1837-1899.

Parker, William J., 1876-1955.

Root, John O., 1919-2005.

Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932.

Stotz, Herman A., 1880-1954.

Vynalek, James C., 1898-1964.

Wyant, A. R. E. (Andrew Robert Elmer)

WIND (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)

Young Men's Christian Association (Chicago, Ill.)

United States--Illinois--Cook County.

 

Arrangement of the collection:

The collection is arranged in 7 series:

Series 1. Historical records 1853-1973 (box 1-12):

Subseries 1. Indexed records, 1853-1962 (box 1-11)

Subseries 2, Stotz/Ruehrwein files on YMCA historical records, 1908-1973 (box 11-12)

Series 2. Board of trustees 1868-1975 (box 12-43 & vol. 1-12):

Subseries 1. Meeting minutes, 1868-1975 (box 12-13 & vo1. 1-12)

Subseries 2. Treasurer's reports and record of productive funds 1934-1966 (box 13-14)

Subseries 3. Vital records of the YMCA, 1861-1966 (box 15-43)

Series 3. Board of managers, 1858-1975 (box 43-87 & vol. 13-44):

Subseries 1. Meeting minutes (box 43-50 & vol. 13-27)

Subseries 2. Reports to Board of managers (box 50-69)

Subseries 3. Committee minutes and reports, 1890-1975 (box 69-84 & vol. 28-43)

missing vol. 34

Subseries 4. Treasurer's reports and budgets (box 84-86)

Subseries 5. Voting members' annual meetings 1939-1970 (box 86-87 & vol. 44)

Series 4. General Secretaries' papers, 1881-1965 (box 87-116)

Subseries 1. L. Wilbur Messer corres. & scrapbooks, ca. 1881-1935 (box 87-90 & vol. 45-48)

missing vol. 47

Subseries 2. William J. Parker files, ca. 1910-ca. 1939 (box 90-95)

Subseries 3. Frank A. Hathaway, Lloyd L. McClow, John O. Root, ca. 1927-1965 (box 95-116)

Series 5. Metropolitan Office Records, 1861-1980 (box 116-177):

Subseries 1. General Secretaries' cabinet agendas and reports, 1913-1962 (box 116-122)

Subseries 2. Operations manuals and reports, 1861-1971 (box 123-126)

Subseries 3. Comptroller's reports, 1931-1965 (box 127-134)

Subseries 4. Reports to National Council, 1936-1948 (box 134-136)

Subseries 5. Miscellaneous records, 1861-1970 (box 136-148)

Subseries 6. News clippings and leaflets, 1887-1980 (box 148-172 & vol. 49-72)

Subseries 7. Centennial Celebration Files, 1955-1958 (box 172-174 & vol. 73-77)

Subseries 8. Association of Retired Secretaries, L. Wilbur Messer Chapter, 1931-1964 (box 175-177)

Series 6. Department records, 1883-1977 (box 177-189 & vol. 78-150):

Subseries 1. Minutes of Boards of directors, 1908-1962 (vol. 78-149)

Subseries 2. Board attendance records, 1928-1975 (box 177-180)

Subseries 3. Miscellaneous department records, 1883-1977 (box 181-189 & vol. 150)

Unprocessed boxes of manuscripts

Series 7. Original sound recording (box 190-194) - stored separately

 

Detailed description of archival series in the collection

Series 1 Historical records, 1853-1973 (box 1-12)

The YMCA "historical records" files are the products of the Association's concern for its history and for the preservation of the records to document it. Series 1 is made up of two subseries. Subseries 1, Indexed Records, 1853-1973, consists of materials which the UMCA preserved for their historical interest and reference value. Subseries 2, Stotz/Ruehrwein Files of YMCA Historical Records, 1908-73, is the administrative files of a project to collect and preserve the YMCA's historical records which was carried out in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It was this project which produced the indexed historical records of subseries 1. Similar materials are also found in series 5, Metropolitan Office Records, Subseries 5, and Miscellaneous Records.

 

Subseries 1. Indexed records, 1853-1962 (box 1-11)

This subseries is a file of early documents, publications, reports, correspondence, and historical and biographical information compiled for use in various publications. It has been kept in its original order, except for the transfer of photographs to Chicago History Museum's Prints & Photographs Collection and published materials to the library.

 

The indexes to Subseries 1 are found in box 1, including an index to the photographs, which are numbered individually. An annotated copy of the index to the documents and papers file is included in the first folder. These indexes include items that were missing from the file or not included in the index at the time the collection was received by Chicago History Museum (CHM) as well as items that have been transferred to Chicago History Museum's Prints & Photographs Collection and published materials to the library. These indexes are an item-by-item listing.

 

The main groups of records in this subseries include: biographies of laymen and secretaries of the YMCA (filed alphabetically by last name); information folders on each department and camp which included some documents, publicity items, and excerpts from board minutes compiled by Miss Mallory; histories and reminiscences compiled at various times (see also box 143, folder 4); papers of L. Wilbur Messer concerning the controversy in the early 1900s over relations between local associations and the state and international YMCA organizations; and a group of files (arranged chronologically) which document various periods in the YMCA's growth and development from its beginnings in the 1850s through the post-World War II years.

 

Subseries 2, Stotz/Ruehrwein files on YMCA historical records, 1908-1973 (box 11-12)

members who in the late 1940s and early 1950s were responsible for surveying and selecting for preservation a large portion of the YMCA records which were eventually transferred to the Chicago History Museum. This subseries concerns goals and methods for storing and cataloging the YMCA's inactive, valuable records and also contains some miscellaneous historical data. Memoranda by Abijah Jarman in 1963 and by Faith Shriner in 1972 and 1973 reported on the subsequent status of the materials collected by Stotz and Ruehrwein. (See Series 5, Subseries 0 for Stotz's files on another subject: the L. Wilbur Messer chapter of the International Association of Retired Secretaries).

 

Series 2. Board of trustees 1868-1975 (box 12-43 & vol. 1-12)

The records in Series 2 relate directly to the Board of Trustees, a group of twelve men (appointed for life) who hold title to all YMCA real estate and have ultimate control over it. The trustees make decisions regarding land sales and purchases, building construction and repairs, and disposal of funds deriving from the YMCA's properties. Acting as the agent of the trustees, the Board of Managers actually operates the real estate and handles financial transactions but submits reports and recommendations to the trustees for review and ratification.

 

Subseries 1. Meeting minutes, 1868-1975 (box 12-13 & vo1. 1-12)

This subseries contains the minutes of the Board of Trustees. Filed with the minutes are reports presented at meetings, mostly concerned with financial operations, investments, and building projects. (This is the original set.)

 

Subseries 2. Treasurer's reports and record of productive funds 1934-1966 (box 13-14)

This subseries contains reports of the Board of Trustees' treasurer, which show monthly receipts and disbursements. Also included is the "Official Record of Productive Funds," first compiled in 1939, which describes the Trustees' handling of investable funds and lists wills, gifts, trusts, and estates held by the YMCA. Subsequent yearly reports of productive funds are found in the Trustees' minutes, subseries 1, and in the Comptroller's reports, Series 5, subseries 3.

 

Subseries 3. Vital records of the YMCA, 1861-1966 (box 15-43)

This subseries consists primarily of legal documents and fund-raising records designated as vital records by various YMCA Secretaries, trustees, and managers over the years and stored in a vault at one time. They include articles of incorporation and by-laws for the Chicago Association and for some of the departments; legal opinions from the YMCA attorneys and policy statements; building subscription lists, petitions for new departments, and a list of YMCA properties, 1899-1915; pledges, bequests, special funds, loans, contracts, annuity agreements, and leases; financial records, including audits for 1890-1902 and 1936-1947; annual reports preparation papers for the years 1927-49; special studies and long-range plans; and a few departments minutes and real property documents.

 

The materials are arranged as they were kept by the Association with department papers first (alphabetically arranged by name of department), followed by: Board of Managers; camps; properties; the Association head-quarters building at 19 S. LaSalle (which housed the General Secretary's offices, as well as the Central Department and the Central YMCA Schools); and bequests and gifts (arranged alphabetically by donor surname or name of fund).

 

Papers in this subseries relate to materials in other series, especially Series 3, Board of Managers, Series 6, Department Records, and subseries 5, Miscellaneous Records, of Series 5, Metropolitan Office Records. Contracts for the Young Men's Era Publishing Co. are located in box 28, folder 5 and correspondence, minutes, and reports of this company in box 136, folders 8-10 and box 137, folders 1-5.

 

Series 3. Board of managers, 1858-1975 (box 43-87 & vol. 13-44)

Series 3 contains the records of the Board of Managers and its committees. The Board of Managers is the main governing body of the YMCA of Chicago. Although certain of its actions are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees or the Voting Members, it has principal responsibility for supervising operations and making policy.

 

Members of the Board of Managers are often businessmen or distinguished members of the community, who donate their service to the YMCA. They serve 3-year terms and are chosen from among the Voting Members. Voting Members constitute a body of several hundred persons, who meet once a year to elect members and officers of the Board of Managers, authorize sales of real estate and amend by-laws. Voting Members are in turn elected by the Board of Managers, and serve 5-year terms. A Nomination Committee made up of one member of the Board of Trustees, one member of the Board of Managers, and three other Voting Members, selects those to be elected as officers and members of the Board of Managers and as Voting Members.

 

The Board of Managers is responsible for hiring and directing all employed personnel of the YMCA (including those of the departments), establishing and discontinuing departments, appointing Boards of Directors for the departments, and approving budgets and policies. It acts as the agent of the Board of Trustees in handling affairs regarding real estate, such as investments, construction, and alteration of buildings.

 

The president of the board appoints standing committees, which handle most of the business of the board. The committees make reports and recommendations to the full board, which then acts upon them. The number and names of the various committees changed over the years, but their areas of responsibility generally consisted of business, future plans, membership, personnel, programs, and real estate.

 

Subseries 1. Meeting minutes (box 43-50 & vol. 13-27)

This subseries contains meeting minutes of the Board of Managers from 1858 to 1975. The first two volumes are original minute books, 1858-1910; following these are a bound set of copies of the official minutes, 1858-1962. With the exceptions of the two volumes dated 1858-1910, the YMCA retained the originals, which may contain some exhibits and appendices not included in these copies. Minutes from 1962 to 1975 are not bound, and included agendas and exhibits presented at meetings; those for 1966-69 also include the minutes of the Executive Committee.

 

Subseries 2. Reports to Board of managers (box 50-69)

This subseries consists of reports from committees, budgets, reports from departments, letters and other materials presented at meetings of the Board of Managers. There is a complete run of these materials from 1900 to June 1962.

 

Subseries 3. Committee minutes and reports, 1890-1975 (box 69-84 & vol. 28-43)

Missing vol. 34

This subseries contains minutes and records of committees of the Board of Managers. There are two groups of records in this subseries: the first consists of committee minutes, which were complied in the late 1950s and early 1960s for the major committees; the second group contains other types of records generated by some of the committees, including committee rosters, correspondence, agendas and materials presented at committee meetings, and reports to the Board of Managers.

 

Committee minutes and records vary in completeness and content. Each of the groups of records in this subseries is arranged alphabetically by name of committee; name changes of committees have been cross-referenced in the container list.

 

Subseries 4. Treasurer's reports and budgets (box 84-86)

This subseries contains the Board of Manager's Treasurer reports, 1939-66, which show cash receipts and disbursements by month. Prior to 1933 these reports were filed with the reports to the Board of Managers in subseries 2. Also included in this subseries are budget reports for the years 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, and 1964, which give detailed breakdowns of income and expenses.

 

Subseries 5. Voting members' annual meetings 1939-1970 (box 86-87 & vol. 44)

This subseries contains transcripts of annual meetings of the Voting Members. It includes verbatim typescripts of meetings for 1939-1959 (1949 and 1956 are missing). Information on arranging and setting up these meetings can be found in the minutes of the Voting Members Meeting Committee, in subseries 3.

 

Sound recordings related to the annual meetings, 1955-1970 & undated, are described in Series 7. Original sound recordings and listed in boxes 190-191 in the List of contents of the collection.

 

Series 4. General Secretaries' papers, 1881-1965 (box 87-116)

Series 4 contains correspondence, reports and other reference materials of the five General Secretaries of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago from approximately 1881 to 1965. The General Secretary was the chief full-time employee of the YMCA, responsible for general administration and fundraising. The records document the growth and purposes of the YMCA during these years, including construction of new buildings, activities of individual departments, annual meetings, the role of religion in YMCA activities, and national and international programs. A large portion of the records document the establishment of the Julius Rosenwald Fund's programs for constructing YMCAs for black men and boys in many U.S. cities. Files in all three subseries are arranged alphabetically by topic or type of material.

 

The series is divided into three subseries:

 

Subseries 1. L. Wilbur Messer corres. & scrapbooks, ca. 1881-1935 (box 87-90 & vol. 45-48)

(missing vol. 47)

This subseries consists of correspondence and scrapbooks of L. Wilbur Messer, dated ca. 1881 to 1935. Messer was General Secretary in Chicago from 1888 until his resignation in 1923, the year he died. Subseries 1 includes the surviving correspondence from his years in office, reports, and scrapbooks of correspondence, newspaper clippings, fliers, and programs concerning Messer's public appearances and the growth of the Chicago YMCA. One scrapbook contains newspaper clippings concerning the establishment in the late 1800s of separate YMCA facilities for blacks.

 

Subseries 2. William J. Parker files, ca. 1910-ca. 1939 (box 90-95)

This subseries consists of correspondence and some reports of Messer's successor, William J. Parker, who held the office of General Secretary from 1923 until 1939. A major subject in this subseries is the construction of African American YMCAs in Chicago and across the nation, from around 1915 through the 1920s, as a result of partial funding for such projects provided through the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Correspondence and statistics concerning the original Rosenwald gift and the applications for aid from various cities can be found in the folders labeled "Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs."

 

Subseries 3. Frank A. Hathaway, Lloyd L. McClow, John O. Root, ca. 1927-1965 (box 95-116)

This subseries is a conglomerate file of the records of Frank A. Hathaway, Lloyd L. McClow, and John O. Root, ca. 1927-1965. Hathaway was General Secretary from 1939 to 1954, McClow from 1954 to 1962, and Root from 1963 on. Very few of Hathaway's files have survived. McClow apparently continued to use some of them during his years as secretary, and these are intermingled with his own records. McClow died suddenly in 1962 and John O. Root began his work as General Secretary by continuing to use McClow's files. This subseries represents the work of all three men, primarily McClow, and consists of correspondence and reports dating mostly from the 1940s to 1965. A few items evidently culled from earlier records for use as reference materials date from as early as the 1920s.

 

Series 5. Metropolitan office records, 1861-1980 (box 116-177)

This series includes a number of types of records generated by the metropolitan offices of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. The metropolitan offices were responsible for fundraising, program development, public relations, and coordination of the many departments within their jurisdiction. The records are incomplete and do not give a full picture of the YMCA's activities, but some significant groups of materials have been retained which document aspects of the YMCA's organization, programs, and early history.

 

Subseries 1. General Secretaries' cabinet agendas and reports, 1913-1962 (box 116-122)

This subseries contains records of the General Secretary's cabinet, which was composed of the General Secretary from the metropolitan office and Executive Secretaries (the chief staff members) from each department. Regular meetings of the cabinet were held to discuss programs and activities. A complete set of records of these meetings from 1913-62 is included here, although the content of the files varies, as different General Secretaries changed the format of the meetings. Minutes were kept only until 1925. From 1925-39 the file consist of a numbered set of bulletins to executive secretaries, which includes notice of meetings as well as other memoranda from the general secretary to the secretaries of the departments. Records from 1939-62 contain agendas and materials presented at meetings. Also included in the file are attendance records and reports about programs and plans.

 

In addition, sound recordings in found in Series 7 (boxes 191-194) include some cabinet meetings and other staff meetings and speeches).

 

Subseries 2. Operations manuals and reports, 1861-1971 (box 123-126)

This subseries contains policy and practice manuals compiled by the general secretary's office: copies of the constitution and by-laws, personnel, business, and membership policies, samples of public relations and religious literature, and professional staff training manuals and courses. Also included are several reports on power plants, employee attitudes, and the structure and organization of the YMCA.

 

Subseries 3. Comptroller's reports, 1931-1965 (box 127-134)

This subseries consists of reports of the Comptroller, which are yearly financial summaries containing consolidated balance sheets and analysis of income and expenses, reports on productive funds from 1939 on (which are funds and properties held for investment purposes, as well as endowments, reserves and other special funds), and balance sheets for each of the departments.

 

Subseries 4. Reports to National Council, 1936-1948 (box 134-136)

This subseries consists of copies of yearly reports from the Chicago YMCA to the National Council of the YMCA. These reports detail registered enrollments and attendance at activities, individual services such as counseling, swim tests, and camping, and list all employed personnel of the metropolitan office and each department, giving positions and salaries.

 

Subseries 5. Miscellaneous records, 1861-1970 (box 136-148)

This subseries contains records, reports, and correspondence, arranged chronologically. It includes such subjects as early publishing activities, the 50th anniversary celebration in 1908, the Century of Progress exhibition, YMCA expansion plans and fundraising.

 

Subseries 6. News clippings and leaflets, 1887-1980 (box 148-172 & vol. 49-72)

This subseries contains news clippings and some promotional literature, from 1887 through the 1970s. Newsclippings from Chicago daily and neighborhood papers detail activities and programs of the YMCA, as well as showing them types of social problems the YMCA was concerned about. Files were kept very well during some years and not in others. Early clippings and leaflets are mostly bound in scrapbooks, arranged chronologically. Some scrapbooks or files were kept for specific activities or financial campaigns. In addition to files arranged by date, there are files arranged by department name (1967-74) and by subject (1975-1980).

 

Subseries 7. Centennial Celebration Files, 1955-1958 (box 172-174 & vol. 73-77)

This subseries documents the Chicago YMCA's celebration of its hundredth anniversary in 1958. Major activities included a fund drive to raise $7,000,000 for building expansion and renovation, a youth conference, a historical pageant with a cast of 2000, and the publication of an official history, Great Enterprises, written by Emmet Dedmon, with research assistance by Bruce M. Cole of the YMCA staff. Included here are research notes and drafts of manuscripts of this volume.

 

Two card file boxes after box 174 relate to the writing of Great Enterprises.

 

Subseries 8. Association of Retired Secretaries, L. Wilbur Messer Chapter, 1931-1964 (box 175-177)

This subseries contains the records of the L. Wilbur Messer Chapter of the International Association of Retired Secretaries (IARS). They include minutes, correspondence, address lists, newsletters, and program files kept by Herman A. Stotz, who before his retirement was the manager of YMCA properties. Stotz held a variety of offices in the Chapter, beginning in 1945 with secretary-treasurer and later president and vice-president. His files incorporated the files of the first Chapter secretary-treasurer, John W. Adams, 1934-1944, who subsequently became its president. The principal activity of the Chapter was annual reunion held at the YMCA camp at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Of special interest is the member personal data files (box 177, folders 1-2), which contain information on the backgrounds of YMCA executives.

 

Series 6. Department records, 1883-1977 (box 177-189 & vol. 78-150):

This series consists of records generated by the various departments (chiefly composed of neighborhood units) of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. The major portion of the series is composed of minutes of the Board of Directors of the departments which were sent to the metropolitan head-quarters.

 

Subseries 1. Minutes of Boards of directors 1908-1962 (vol. 78-149)

This subseries is a set of bound minutes from the departments' Board of Directors. These boards (which were at first called "committees of managements" for each department) are a group of laymen from the community who are responsible for fundraising and overseeing their departments' programs. Board minutes discuss fund drives, budgets, program development and changes, and personnel changes. Minutes are arranged in alphabetical order by department.

 

Subseries 2. Board attendance records, 1928-1975 (box 177-180)

This subseries includes attendance records and lists of boards of directors. Information in these records sometimes includes occupations, religious affiliations and racial composition of the boards and of the areas of the city and suburbs which they served.

 

Subseries 3. Miscellaneous department records, 1883-1977 (box 181-189 & vol. 150)

This subseries contains some minutes which the YMCA did not keep as part of the bound set in subseries 1, and various other records and reports of some departments, especially of early departments which were discontinued, and of the YMCA Hotel. These are also filed alphabetically by department.

 

Series 7. Original sound recording (box 190-194) - stored separately

Restriction: For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).

 

Sound recordings related to the annual meetings of Voting Members, 1955-1970 & undated, are listed in boxes 190-191 of this collection.

 

Additional sound recordings, arranged chronologically, include other meetings, speeches, and radio programs and announcements and are listed in boxes 191-194.

 

 

List of contents of the collection:

NOTE: The large bound volumes in this collection that are not in regular boxes have been numbered in the left column in a single sequence throughout the container list below.

These large volumes are stacked on the shelves or stored separately in extra-large boxes at the end of the collection.

 

Series 1. Historical records 1853-1973 (box 1-12)

Abbreviations used in this list:

corres. = correspondence

docs. = documents

misc. = miscellaneous

re. = regarding

Subseries 1. Indexed records, 1853-1962

box 1

folders:

1 Historical records: documents, original and verified copies of list of indexed records

2 Historical records: index to photographs that were transferred to Prints & Photographs Coll.

3 List of Board of Managers and Trustees

4 Distinguished service biographies

5 Biographies, background information

6 Biographies, laymen: Bailey, Edward P.

7 Biographies, laymen: Bennet, R. J.

8 Biographies, laymen: Bentley, Cyrus

9 Biographies, laymen: Blatchford, E. W.

10 Biographies, laymen: Bouton, N. S.

11 Biographies, laymen: Broeksmit, John S.

12 Biographies, laymen: Burns, John L.

13 Biographies, laymen: Chenyer, Bishop

14 Biographies, laymen: Eckels, James H.

15 Biographies, laymen: Farr, Newton C.

16 Biographies, laymen: Farwell, John V. Jr. and Sr.

17 Biographies, laymen: Francis, William

18 Biographies, laymen: Fuller, Henry W.

19 Biographies, laymen: Goodspeed, C. T. B.

20 Biographies, laymen: Gregg, Col. Clifford C.

21 Biographies, laymen: Griffith, C. L.

22 Biographies, laymen: Hall, A. B.

23 Biographies, laymen: Harris, Norman W.

24 Biographies, laymen: Harvey, Turlington W.

25 Biographies, laymen: Henderson, C. M.

26 Biographies, laymen: Hollister, John H., M. D.

27 Biographies, laymen: Houghtelling, James L.

28 Biographies, laymen: Hubbard, Henry M.

29 Biographies, laymen: Hypes, S. L.

30 Biographies, laymen: Isham, Ralph

31 Biographies, laymen: Jacobs, Benjamin F.

32 Biographies, laymen: Keep, Albert

 

box 2

folders:

1 Biographies, laymen: Keith, Elbridge G.

2 Biographies, laymen: Lawson, Victor F.

3 Biographies, laymen: McCormick, Cyrus H.

4 Biographies, laymen: McDermott, E. H.

5 Biographies, laymen: McKibbin, George B.

6 Biographies, laymen: MacLean, M. H.

7 Biographies, laymen: Moody, Dwight L.

8 Biographies, laymen: Oates, James F. Jr.

9 Biographies, laymen: Ramsey, Fred H.

10 Biographies, laymen: Robbins, C. C.

11 Biographies, laymen: Rosenwald, Julius

12 Biographies, laymen: Shedd, John G.

13 Biographies, laymen: Short, Jeffrey R.

14 Biographies, laymen: Sidley, William P.

15 Biographies, laymen: Teter, Lucius

16 Biographies, laymen: Ward, Samuel Dexter.

17 Biographies, laymen: Welles, Donald P.

18 Biographies, laymen: Wells, Edwin S.

19 Biographies, laymen: Wuehrmann, H. F.

20 Biographies, secretaries: Adams, Glen D.

21 Biographies, secretaries: Allen, R. A.

22 Biographies, secretaries: Arthur, George Robert

23 Biographies, secretaries: Atkinson, P. C.

24 Biographies, secretaries: Aveling, Wilhelmina

25 Biographies, secretaries: Baines, Percy

26 Biographies, secretaries: Barnett, Eugene E.

27 Biographies, secretaries: Bowers, Abraham

28 Biographies, secretaries: Brewer, Murray A.

29 Biographies, secretaries: Cook, William

30 Biographies, secretaries: Cooke, Ralph W.

31 Biographies, secretaries: Copeland, A. G.

32 Biographies, secretaries: Dennis, Merle E.

33 Biographies, secretaries: Eddy, A. S.

34 Biographies, secretaries: Ellis, James D.

35 Biographies, secretaries: Evar, James A.

36 Biographies, secretaries: Foster, Paul C.

37 Biographies, secretaries: Freeman, Alexander

38 Biographies, secretaries: Gogle, M. F.

39 Biographies, secretaries: Grow, Fred A.

40 Biographies, secretaries: Hall, Chester A.

41 Biographies, secretaries: Hart, Walter T.

42 Biographies, secretaries: Hathaway, Frank A.

43 Biographies, secretaries: Hein, L. H.

44 Biographies, secretaries: Hemingway, A. T.

45 Biographies, secretaries: Hiller, J. A.

46 Biographies, secretaries: Hollister, L. C.

47 Biographies, secretaries: Houser, Sanborn O.

48 Biographies, secretaries: Jarman, Abijah

49 Biographies, secretaries: Larson, A. J.

50 Biographies, secretaries: Lichtenheld, G. P.

51 Biographies, secretaries: Maske, Richard A.

52 Biographies, secretaries: McClow, Lloyd L.

53 Biographies, secretaries: McCurtheon, O. Stuart

54 Biographies, secretaries: McFarland, James F.

55 Biographies, secretaries: Messer, L. Wilbur

56 Biographies, secretaries: Miller, W. S.

57 Biographies, secretaries: Morris, O. O.

58 Biographies, secretaries: Mott, John R.

59 Biographies, secretaries: Nelson, John L.

60 Biographies, secretaries: Parker, William J.

61 Biographies, secretaries: Perkins, J. G.

62 Biographies, secretaries: Prince, Harold S.

63 Biographies, secretaries: Reed, Andrew J. Jr.

64 Biographies, secretaries: Rompel, Victor H.

65 Biographies, secretaries: Rouse, C. B.

66 Biographies, secretaries: Rowe, William T.

67 Biographies, secretaries: Ruehrwein, E. W.

68 Biographies, secretaries: Shedd, Charles C.

69 Biographies, secretaries: Smith, Ivan C.

70 Biographies, secretaries: Sprowles, Fred J.

71 Biographies, secretaries: Stotz, H. A.

72 Biographies, secretaries: Voll, Leonard S.

73 Biographies, secretaries: Vynalek, James C.

74 Biographies, secretaries: Weidensall, Robert

 

box 3

folders:

1 Biographies, secretaries: Westgate, William T.

2 Biographies, secretaries: Williams, A. C.

3 Biographies, secretaries: Williams, H. T.

4 Biographies, secretaries: Wyant, Dr. Andrew R. E.

5 Board of Managers, excerpts from minutes, 1858-1912

6 Administration

7 Administration

8 Program and membership

9 Community and agency relations

10 Expansion and community

11 Departments: Auburn-Highlands

12 Departments: Austin

13 Departments: Association Building

14 Departments: Beverly

15 Departments: Central

 

box 4

folders:

1 Departments: Central

2 Departments: Chatham (Grand Crossing)

3 Departments: Division Street

4 Departments: Duncan (West Side)

5 Departments: Duncan-Logan Square

6 Departments: Duncan-Maxwell Street

7 Departments: Duncan-Medical Center

8 Departments: Elmhurst

9 Departments: Harvey Memorial

10 Departments: High Ridge (Rogers Park)

11 Departments: Hotel: Historical

12 Departments: Hotel: Operations

 

box 5

folders:

1 Departments: Hotel: Policy

2 Departments: Hotel: Inventory

3 Departments: Hotel: Talk, papers, printed matter, etc.

4 Departments: Hyde Park

5 Departments: Indian Boundary (formally Downers Grove)

6 Departments: Irving Park

7 Departments: Isham (North Avenue-Larrabee) (includes North Side Boys Club Records)

8 Departments: Laundry

9 Departments: Lawson

10 Departments: Leaning Tower (Ilg Park)

11 Departments: Lincoln-Belmont

12 Departments: Mont Clare-Leyden

13 Departments: Northwest Suburban

14 Departments: 111th Street

15 Departments: Palos-Orland

 

box 6

folders:

1 Departments: Ravenswood (Wilson Avenue)

2 Departments: Sears Roebuck

3 Departments: South Chicago

4 Departments: South Shore

5 Departments: Southtown (Englewood)

6 Departments: Southtown (Englewood)

7 Departments: Southwest Suburban (Clearing)

8 Departments: West Communities

9 Departments: West Suburban

10 Camps: Channing

11 Camps: Hastings Lake

12 Camps: Martin Johnson

 

box 7

folders:

1 Camps: Palos Hills

2 Camps: Ravenswood West (Cutten)

3 Histories and reminiscences: Highlights in the History of the YMCA of Chicago, 1858-1944

4 Histories and reminiscences: Recollections of Early Days of the Chicago YMCA

5 Histories and reminiscences: Fifty Five Years: The Young Men's Christian Association of Chicago

6 Histories and reminiscences: Some Significant Gleanings from the History of the Young Men's Christian Association of Chicago, 1940

7 Histories and reminiscences: Reports of manager of institutional work, 1906-07

8 Histories and reminiscences: Scattered Stalks from the Sheafs of the History of the Chicago YMCA and the Development of its Activities

9 Histories and reminiscences: Historical Development of Policies and Activities in the YMCA of Chicago

10 Histories and reminiscences: Excerpts from the minutes of the Board of Managers, 1958-1900

11 Histories and reminiscences: A Chronology of the YMCA of Chicago, 1852-1910

12 Histories and reminiscences: A Chronology of the YMCA of Chicago, 1958-1932

13 Histories and reminiscences: excerpts from My Life with Young Men, by Richard C. Morse

L. Wilbur Messer papers concerning relations between local associations and state and international:

14 Messer: Correspondence, addresses and meeting notes, 1901-1904

 

box 8

folders:

1 Messer: Correspondence, addresses and meeting notes, 1899-1920

2 Messer: Correspondence, addresses and meeting notes, 1899-1920

3 Messer: Correspondence, addresses and meeting notes, 1899-1920

4 Messer: Pamphlets and articles, 1898-1916

5 Messer: Proceedings of subcommittee on relations of international and state committees to railroad work, metropolitan organizations, training schools and summer conferences, 1903

6 William J. Parker papers, 1919-1941

 

box 9

folders:

1 Discontinued departments: Central YMCA College

2 Discontinued departments: Intercollegiate Department

3 Discontinued departments: Pullman Department

4 Discontinued departments: Railroad Department: Pennsylvania Lines, 1897-1900

5 Discontinued departments: Railroad Department: Chicago and Eastern Illinois (C&EI), 1913

6 Discontinued departments: Railroad Department: Grand Trunk, 1913

7 Discontinued departments: Railroad Department: Chicago and North Western, 1934

8 Discontinued departments: Railroad Department: Dearborn Station (16th Street), 1889-1890, 1917

9 Discontinued departments: Student departments

10 Discontinued departments: Japanese departments

11 Chronological files: 1853-1854: The First Association

12 Chronological files: 1858-1861: Beginnings of the Present Association

13 Chronological files: 1861-1871: The Civil War and Post War Years

 

box 10

folders:

1 Chronological files: 1872-1882: The Period of Program Pioneering

2 Chronological files: 1882-1892: The Period of Program Experimentation

3 Chronological files: 1893-1906: The Period of Definite Program Direction

4 Chronological files: 1907-1916: The Period of Aggressive Program Promotion

5 Chronological files: 1917-1919: Program Adaptation to World War Conditions

6 Chronological files: 1902-1931: The Expansion Plan and Its Products

 

box 11

folders:

1 Chronological files: 1902-1931: The Expansion Plan and Its Products

2 Chronological files: 1941-1946: The Period of World War II

3 Chronological files: 1946-1951: Post-War Adjustments

4 Chronological files: 1858-1944: Chronologies of the YMCA of Chicago

 

Series 1. Historical records 1853-1973 (box 1-12) - continued:

Subseries 2. Stotz/Ruehrwein files on YMCA historical records, 1908-1973

box 11 - continued:

folders:

5 Survey of departments' records 1948-1951

6 Historical bibliography of the YMCA of Chicago

7 Real estate and legal matters 1932-1947

8 McClow correspondence 1947

9 Notes related to history of the Chicago Association 1944-1953

10 Historical items related to policy and procedure

11 Background material 1945-1947

12 Persons and personnel affecting the Chicago Association history 1927-1938

13 Miscellaneous 1948

14 Mementoes 1940-1947

15 Newsclippings and miscellaneous 1908-1946

16 Histories: Chicago YMCA and others 1943-1951

17 Historical records: inventories and correspondence 1952-1953

18 Chart of filing system 1948

 

box 12

folders:

1 Historical records policy and procedures 1947-1951

2 National Council correspondence 1945-1946

3 Correspondence A-Z 1939-1948

4 Reorganization of historical records: notebook 1947-1953

5 Archives 1952

6 Veterans of General Secretary's cabinet 1952-1954

7 Historical records worksheets 1955

8 Department boundaries 1953

9 Correspondence and notes about photographs 1955

10 Notes about historical publications, undated

11 Report on work on historical records 1954

12 Correspondence 1955

13 Notes on historical records 1955, 1958

14 Historical exhibits 1944

15 Abijah Jarman: correspondence and notes 1961-1963

16 Faith Shriner: report and memoranda on vault records storage 1972-1973

 

Series 2. Board of trustees 1868-1975 (box 12-43)

Subseries 1. Meeting minutes, 1868-1975 (box 12-13 & vo1. 1-12)

Volumes (unboxed) that are stacked on shelf in order by each volume number:

Vol. 1 Trustees minutes: March 28, 1868-December 4, 1901 (original)

Vol. 2 Trustees minutes: March 28, 1868-December 4, 1901 (typescripts)

Vol. 3 Trustees minutes: March 3, 1902-November 15, 1929

Vol. 4 Trustees minutes: March 21, 1930-December 19, 1940

Vol. 5 Trustees minutes: June 11, 1941-December 1, 1943

Vol. 6 Trustees minutes: January 13, 1944-September 20, 1946

Vol. 7 Trustees minutes: March 27, 1947-November 12, 1948

Vol. 8 Trustees minutes: December 31, 1948-October 17, 1950

Vol. 9 Trustees minutes: January 4, 1951-December 16, 1953

Vol. 10 Trustees minutes: January 19, 1954-October 8, 1957

Vol. 11 Trustees minutes: January 30, 1958-October 18, 1960

Vol. 12 Trustees minutes: April 20, 1961-October 11, 1963

 

box 12 - continued:

folders:

17 Trustees minutes: April 21, 1964-June 9, 1966

 

box 13

folders:

1 Trustees minutes: April 25, 1967-April 23, 1968

2 Trustees minutes: September 18, 1968-June 9, 1969

3-5 Trustees minutes: 1970-1975

6 Trustees: Lists of members and officers 1868-1967

 

Series 2. Board of trustees 1868-1975 (box 13-43) - continued:

Subseries 2. Treasurer's reports and record of productive funds 1934-1966

box 13 - continued:

7 Treasurer's reports 1934-1943

 

box 14

folders:

1-4 Treasurer's reports 1944-1966

5-7 Official record of productive funds 1939-1946

 

Series 2. Board of trustees 1868-1975 (box 13-43) - continued:

Subseries 3. Vital records of the YMCA, 1861-1966

box 15

folders:

1 Departments: Austin: building fund subscribers, 1925

2 Departments: Austin: Hill, F.A. agreement, 1928-1929

3 Departments: Austin: pledge: original underwriting letters, 1923

4 Departments: Beverly Youth Foundation gift, 1948-1949

5 Departments: Central: by-laws of Central Department., undated

6 Departments: Central: expansion discussion, 1904

7 Departments: Central: operations budgets, program, membership, Boys Schools, 1903-1904

8 Departments: College: Educational Work supervision plan, undated

9 Departments: Division: statement of Division Street building, 1936-1943

10 Departments: Division: subscription lists, 1910, & misc.; Wieboldt gift of lot, 1906-1913

11 Departments: Duncan: drowning in pool: Chester, January 5, 1907

12 Departments: Duncan: Duncan, Joseph S. capital gifts, terms, conditions & obligations, 1940

13 Departments: Duncan: Duncan Memorial Fund correspondence, 1942-1943

14 Departments: Duncan: Hedenberg, et al., J.W. Guarantee subscriptions $50,000, 1893

15 Departments: Duncan: subscription lists for building, 1894

16 Departments: Duncan: Western Secretarial Institute memberships, 1900

17 Departments: Englewood: articles of incorporation Dec. 27, 1886

18 Departments: Englewood: building fund $30,000, 1929

19 Departments: Englewood: constitution and by-laws, November 28, 1886

20 Departments: Englewood: Elmore, Howard W. building fund subscription, 1932

21 Departments: Englewood: Englewood YMCA to Chicago YMCA warranty deed, October 15, 1897

22 Departments: Englewood: minutes, 1896-1897, subscription list, correspondence & bills

23 Departments: Harvey: contribution list 1944

24 Departments: Harvey: declaration and agreement to establish YMCA in Harvey 1944

25 Departments: Hotel: condensed reports, May 21, to Sept. 30, 1930

26 Departments: Hotel: Cusak and Co. poster contract, correspondence on dispute, 1913-1915

 

box 16

folders:

1 Departments: Hotel: Field, Marshall estate deed, hotel mortgage, Oct. 1921

2 Departments: Hotel: Field, Marshall estate deed $500,000 loan, resolution, November 24, 1915

3 Departments: Hotel: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. loan $600,000, July 9, 1931; 1916-1943

4 Departments: Hotel: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. loan $600,000, July 9, 1931; 1916-1943

5 Departments: Hotel: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. loan $600,000, July 9, 1931; 1916-1943

6 Departments: Hotel: redistribution of reserves as approved at Meeting, Sept. 2, 1942

7 Departments: Hotel: rent regulations, O.P.A. (Office of Price Administration), 1911-1917

8 Departments: Hotel: subscriptions to YMCA Hotel building fund, 1915-1930

9 Departments: Hyde Park: building fund subscribers, 1921

10 Departments: Hyde Park: contributors letters, Mrs. E. C. Wilson, Mrs. Annie M. Swift, John B. Lord, 1921

11 Departments: Hyde Park: loan extension agreement, $8000, with Fred D. Hills, Oct. 1918

12 Departments: Hyde Park: loan fund, Edward C. Jenkins, plan investments, etc., 1936-1939

13 Departments: Hyde Park: loan of University of Chicago, $30,000, July 1906

14 Departments: Hyde Park: petition for YMCA in Hyde Park, May 1, 1902

15 Departments: Hyde Park: petitions, 39th to 43rd Streets, undated

 

box 17

folders:

1 Departments: Hyde Park: special audit of Hyde Park records Sept. 1943

2 Departments: Hyde Park: special audit of Hyde Park records Sept. 1943

3 Departments: Irving Park: building fund subscribers 1924

4 Departments: Irving Park: Walter Haslteen Memorial Scholarship memorial fund 1945-1946

5 Departments: Lawson: capitalization by sections, a study 1932

6 Departments: Lawson: Harris, A. W. Negro loan fund corres. 1942-1943

7 Departments: Lawson: property purchase 1934

8 Departments: Lawson U.S. Army housing contract 1943

9 Departments: Lincoln-Belmont: building fund subscribers 1926

10 Departments: North Avenue: North Side Boys' Club, location report, undated

11 Departments: 111th Street: Brandy, Charles H. cancellation of pledge, 1932

12 Departments: 111th Street: building fund subscribers, 1924

13 Departments: Railroad: C&A&M: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad, department at 18th & Western, a study

14 Departments: Railroad: C&A&M: contract covering operation of YMCA at Glenn Yards

15 Departments: Railroad: C&A&M: Illinois Central Department, a study

16 Departments: Railroad: C&A&M: South Chicago Railroad Department petitions

17 Departments: Railroad: C&A&M: South Chicago Railroad Department petitions

18 Departments: Railroad: C&A&M: South Chicago Railroad Department petitions

19 Departments: Railroad: Chicago & Eastern Illinois: coupon system

20 Departments: Railroad: Chicago & Eastern Illinois: lease, 10year operating agreement, 1910, 1924

21 Departments: Railroad: Chicago & Eastern Illinois: organization, sign equipment, etc., 1902-1903

 

box 18

folders:

1 Departments: Railroad: Chicago & Eastern Illinois: statement on C&EI, W. J. Jackson, April 19, 1904

2 Departments: Railroad: Chicago & North Western: annual contribution of $1500, promised, February 15, 1897

3 Departments: Railroad: Chicago & North Western: closing of department, papers, corres.

4 Departments: Railroad: Chicago & North Western: early railroad work, publicity

5 Departments: Railroad: Chicago & North Western: investigation recommend improvements, July 28, 1902

6 Departments: Railroad: Chicago & North Western: title certificate, articles of incorporation, Oct. 15, 1873

7 Departments: Railroad: Dearborn: by-laws of Dearborn YMCA

8 Departments: Railroad: Dearborn: organization papers, 1897-1918

9 Departments: Railroad: Dearborn: reorganization, reports, studies, petitions, 1901-1902

10 Departments: Railroad: Grand Trunk: building pledges, 1898, undated

11 Departments: Railroad: Grand Trunk: improvements, correspondence, July-August 1902

12 Departments: Railroad: Grand Trunk: agreement and lease, YMCA and Grand Truck, 1919

13 Departments: Railroad: Pennsylvania: investigation report concerning YMCA at 59th Street, 1904

14 Departments: Railroad: warranty deed, John V. Farwell & wife, 1889

15 Departments: Sears: construction plans and other miscellaneous papers, 1910

16 Departments: Sears: Sears, Roebuck & Co.: guarantee of profit, Nov. 17, 1910

17 Departments: Sears: Sears, Roebuck & Co.: note for $11,700 cancelled, June 10, 1910; purchase of property proposal, May 24, 1910; repurchase agreement with Julius Rosenwald, May 24, 1910

18 Departments: Sears: Sears, Roebuck & Co.: sale authorization, June 13, 1910

19 Departments: Sears: Sears, Roebuck & Co.: sale of lots 3, 4, and 5, March 1, 1916

 

box 19

folders:

1 Departments: South Chicago: building fund subscribers, 1924

2 Departments: South Chicago: documents relating to defalcation, 1940

3 Departments: South Shore: miscellaneous and building fund corres., 1943-1944

4 Departments: Student: Armour Institute, by-laws, undated

5 Departments: Student: Inter-collegiate, budget guarantee, 1896

6 Departments: Student: Inter-collegiate, by-laws

7 Departments: Student: Northwestern University, by-laws and plans, 1901-1902

8 Departments: Student: physicians and surgeons, by-laws, undated

9 Departments: Student: policy of a student department, undated

10 Departments: Student: reorganization of student YMCAs, undated

11 Departments: Student: Rush Medical, by-laws, undated

12 Departments: Student: University of Chicago, by-laws, undated

13 Departments: Student: University of Illinois, Dentistry, by-laws, undated

14 Departments: Wabash: Board of Education lease, 1932

15 Departments: Wabash: Colored People's Appeal to YMCA, 1905

16 Departments: Wabash: Harris, Albert W.: corres. with William J. Parker, 1945

17 Departments: Wabash: subscription notes, 1932

18 Departments: Wabash: U.S. Army contract, lodgings, 1948

19 Departments: WS Professional: building fund subscribers, 1924

20 Departments: WS Professional: proposed building agreement, Dr. Truman W. Brophy, 1925

21 Departments: WS Professional: U.S. Army contract, 1942

22 Departments: Wilson Ave: Bennet, R.J., offer of $15,000 gift, 1901

23 Departments: Wilson Ave: building fund committee plans, 1902

24 Departments: Wilson Ave: building fund subscribers, 1927

25 Departments: Wilson Ave: Coolidge, E.C., building fund pledge, 1928-1920

26 Departments: Wilson Ave: (Old) Ravenswood Athletic Field, 1898-1903

27 Board of Managers: analysis of building funds, 1927

 

box 20

folders:

1-9 Board of Managers: annual report preparation, 1927-1935

 

box 21

folders:

1-7 Board of Managers: annual report preparation, 1936-1940

 

box 22

folders:

1-8 Board of Managers: annual report preparation, 1940-1942, 1945

 

box 23

folders:

1-6 Board of Managers: annual report preparation, 1946-1949

7 Board of Managers: Area Project, contract, 1935

8 Board of Managers: Association of Commerce, Endorsement Application, 1917-1918, 1948-1951

9 Board of Managers: auditor's reports, Nov. 5, 1890-Feb. 11, 1902

10 Board of Managers: auditor's reports, 1901

 

box 24

folders:

1-2 Board of Managers: auditor's reports, 1902-1903

3 Board of Managers: auditor's reports, 1936-1940, 1941-1943, 1944-1947 (Arthur Anderson & Co.)

4-5 Board of Managers: auditor's reports, 1936-1940, 1941-1943, 1944-1947

6 Board of Managers: annuity agreements: Butler, Mrs. Jessie Peabody, April 7, 1926

7 Board of Managers: annuity agreements: Farwell, John V., Corres., 1927-1942

8 Board of Managers: annuity agreements: Grein, Joseph, 1941

9 Board of Managers: annuity agreements: Lang, Emma M. and Annie A., August 29, 1936

10 Board of Managers: annuity agreements: MacLeish, Andrew, Jan. 4, 1909

11 Board of Managers: association survey of Chicago, 1921

12 Board of Managers: budget guarantee, Millard Avenue Department, 1880-1901

13 Board of Managers: building measurements and other information, 1911

14 Board of Managers: canvass of 1901, preliminary report

15 Board of Managers: census reports, 1939

 

box 25

folders:

1-4 Board of Managers: Chamber of Commerce, endorsement applications, 1929-1937, 1937-1942, 1943-1946, 1947-1961

5 Board of Managers: Chicago and Northwester Railway, corres. regarding C&NW Fund, 1944

6 Board of Managers: Chicago Ball Club contract, May 1892

7 Board of Managers: Chicago Community Trust, 1936-1961

8-10 Board of Managers: Chicago Community Trust, 1936-1961

11 Board of Managers: Chicago Loop Study, E. J. Brownson and I. W. Howeth, 1894

12 Board of Managers: constitution, copy certified by W. J. Parker, 1903

13 Board of Managers: early secretarial reports, 1898-1903

14 Board of Managers: exchange of securities, N. W. Harris and Co., 1902

15 Board of Managers: expenses and income, 1950

16 Board of Managers: foreign work, Chicago YMCA, 1901

17 Board of Managers: Halsted Street, mission enterprises, 1902

18 Board of Managers: Illinois Unemployment Compensation Act, 1937

 

box 26

folders:

1 Board of Managers: income and expense statement, 1930

2 Board of Managers: incorporation acts, constitution, Chicago YMCA, 1861

3 Board of Managers: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), corres. Questionnaire, 1941

4 Board of Managers: licenses for billiards, correspondence, 1932-1936

5 Board of Managers: loan notes, Harris Trust Co., 1932-1938

6 Board of Managers: map of Chicago with department building pictures, undated

7 Board of Managers: minutes of meetings, Sept. 1896-Feb. 1897, Jan. 24, 1929

8 Board of Managers: minutes of meetings, Sept. 1896-Feb. 1897, Jan. 24, 1929

9 Board of Managers: Northwestern University Student Endowment Fund, 1946-1948

10 Board of Managers: opinions: accident liability, members and public, March 2, 1912

11 Board of Managers: opinions: bequests, gifts and endowment funds

12 Board of Managers: opinions: cafeteria and restaurant licenses, Feb. 26, 1912

13 Board of Managers: opinions: corporate title of YMCA, Nov. 14, 1930

14 Board of Managers: opinions: disinfecting bathing suits and towels, Dec. 16, 1913

15 Board of Managers: opinions: employees purchases, 1941

16 Board of Managers: opinions: inheritance tax matters, Feb. 20, 1914

17 Board of Managers: opinions: Internal Revenue and war tax, 1917-19

18 Board of Managers: opinions: liability for loss of clothing and valuables from lockers, July 2, 1912

19 Board of Managers: opinions: National Labor Relations Act, 1937, 1941

20 Board of Managers: opinions: National Labor Relations Act, 1937, 1941

21 Board of Managers: opinions: right to accept gifts for work with women, Oct-Nov 1913

22 Board of Managers: opinions: school or college, right to conduct, April 25, 1922

23 Board of Managers: opinions: YMCA in Indiana, Feb. 10, 1921

 

box 27

folders:

1 Board of Managers: original charter and constitution of the Chicago YMCA, 1881-1891

2 Board of Managers: original charter of the Chicago YMCA, certified copy, 1861

3 Board of Managers: prior service gratuity plan, 1944-1951

4 Board of Managers: power plant study

5 Board of Managers: power plant study

6 Board of Managers: receipts, 1873-1874

7 Board of Managers: receipts, central building fund, 1892-1894

8 Board of Managers: receipts and bills, 1895-1803

9 Board of Managers: Retailer's Occupation Tax, applications for certification of registration 1942

10 Board of Managers: secretarial staff data, 1904

11 Board of Managers: statement of securities of savings plan fund, 1944

12 Board of Managers: opinions: Stock Yards Department, undated

13 Board of Managers: Stotz, Herman A., memorial fund, 1954

14 Board of Managers: tax decisions, also corres. on tax, 1935-1936

15 Board of Managers: United YMCA Schools agreement, 1920

16 Board of Managers: wage regulations, War Labor Board, 1942-1943

17 Board of Managers: Wieboldt Foundation reports, 1938

 

box 28

folders:

1 Board of Managers: Wieboldt Foundation reports, 1938-1945, 1947-1952

2 Board of Managers: Wieboldt Foundation reports, 1938-1945, 1947-1952

3 Board of Managers: Wieboldt Foundation reports, 1938-1945, 1947-1952

4 Board of Managers: Year Book reports, 1933

5 Board of Managers: Young Men's Era Publishing Co., agreements, 1893-1999

6 Camps: Channing, Joseph R. Noel's gift for purchase, July 1924

7 Camps: Duncan, additional land purchase, dam site agreement, 1925-1941

8 Camps: Hyde Park, blueprint of camp layout, undated

9 Camps: Johnson, Martin, annuity agreement, legal papers, 1923-1930

10 Camps: Johnson, Martin, annuity agreement, legal papers, 1923-1930

11 Camps: MacLean Camp property, Rockland Lake, Wisconsin

12 Camps: MacLean Camp property, Rockland Lake, Wisconsin

13 Camps: Waldman, Mr. and Mrs. William H. agreement

14 Properties: Japanese YMCA, 36th Street property, 1918-1946

 

box 29

folders:

1 Properties: Lake Forest, title guarantee policy, deed, corres., 1929-1948

2 Properties: Lists of YMCA properties, several years, tax matters, 1899-1915

3 Properties: Monroe Street property, closing statements, corres., 1949-1950

4 Properties: valuation of properties, Special Committee, 1902

5 Association building: Andrews, Martin vs. Laban S. Major, bill in chancery, 1876

6 Association building: Association building account, examination, Herman B. Prentice

7 Association building: Barnes, Jessie C. extension of note for $14,000, 1906

8 Association building: Bonds: first mortgage bonds statement

9 Association building: Bonds: refunding bond issue

10 Association building: Bonds: $600,000 bond issue, report, resolution, offer

11 Association building: Bonds: statement of bounds carried on the books, 1909

12 Association building: building fund, stock certificates

13 Association building: building manager's report, 1910-1913

14 Association building: Burton, Jas. C. (killed during building construction) Inquest, 1892

15 Association building: certificates of indebtedness, coupons

16 Association building: employment terms: vacation rules

17 Association building: employment terms: wages, rates, hours, 1912, 1916

18 Association building: Farwell, John V. papers, affidavits of deeds

19 Association building: Farwell, John V. papers, affidavits of deeds

 

box 30

folders:

1 Association building: Farwell, John V. and N. S. Bouton, Declaration of trust

2 Association building: Fund Statement, $84,000, 1902

3 Association building: Indebtedness, 1896, 1902-1903

4 Association building: Indebtedness, 1896, 1902-1903

5 Association building: Indebtedness, 1896, 1902-1903

6 Association building: Leases: Auditorium, Feb. 3, 1899

7 Association building: Leases: Central Department, 1907

8 Association building: Leases: Natatorium, 1897

9 Association building: Loans: Agreement, E. K. Butler

10 Association building: Loans: Auditorium Syndicate

11 Association building: Loans: Harris Trust Co.

12 Association building: Loans: Merchants Loan & Trust Co.

13 Association building: Loans: Merchants Trust Co.

14 Association building: McCormick, Cyrus H.: Interest Claims on Loans

15 Association building: McCormick, Cyrus H.: Lease of natatorium to secure loan

16 Association building: McCormick, Cyrus H.: Loan authorization

17 Association building: McCormick, Cyrus H.: Loan security, 1893-1994

18 Association building: McCormick, Cyrus H.: Loan security, 1893-1994

19 Association building: McCormick, Cyrus H.: $25,000 loan

20 Association building: McCormick, Cyrus H.: $25,000 loan

21 Association building: McCormick, Leander J., Warranty Deed

22 Association building: Mortgages and miscellaneous papers

23 Association building: Natatorium agreement with Central Department, 1908

24 Association building: Northern Trust Co., Trust Deeds

25 Association building: NW Mutual Life Insurance Co.: Life insurance on loan

26 Association building: NW Mutual Life Insurance Co.: Loan

27 Association building: NW Mutual Life Insurance Co.: Mortgage

28 Association building: NW Mutual Life Insurance Co.: Mortgage

29 Association building: NW Mutual Life Insurance Co.: $700,000

30 Association building: Rue, John C. Judgment against the Association, 1870

31 Association building: Sale of Madison Street Property, contract and memoranda

 

box 31

folders:

1 Association building: Stein, Roe and Farham, contracts, inventories, memoranda, 1951

2 Bequests and gifts: Adams, John Quincy, 1901, 1939

3 Bequests and gifts: Aldis, Arthur T., 1933-1934

4 Bequests and gifts: Aldis, Arthur T., 1933-1934

5 Bequests and gifts: Anniversary Fund, 1908-1910

6 Bequests and gifts: Arthur, George R.: Correspondence, 1937-1946

7 Bequests and gifts: Arthur, George R.: Will

8 Bequests and gifts: Baldwin, Rosecrans, 1942

9 Bequests and gifts: Baumgartner, Harry W., 1945

10 Bequests and gifts: Barnes, Clifford W., 1944-1945

11 Bequests and gifts: Barnhardt, Kenneth, 1914, 1939

12 Bequests and gifts: Beatty, Harland Grant, 1919-1922

13 Bequests and gifts: Bloom, Enna F., 1922-1939

14 Bequests and gifts: Budd, Wilbur F., 1948-1949

15 Bequests and gifts: Buffington, E. J., 1937

16 Bequests and gifts: Building Campaign Funds, Analysis, 1927

17 Bequests and gifts: Chapman, Jas. R., 1920-1922

18 Bequests and gifts: City-Wide Campaign Fund, 1927

19 Bequests and gifts: Clark, George M., 1924-1925

20 Bequests and gifts: Cobb, Silas R., 1895

21 Bequests and gifts: Coe, Charlotte, 1908-1946

22 Bequests and gifts: Cone, Marshall, 1914-1916

23 Bequests and gifts: Contributions to General Camp Fund, 1924-1929

24 Bequests and gifts: Cox, Clara M. and James A., 1946-1947

25 Bequests and gifts: Craig, William W., 1935-1938

26 Bequests and gifts: Craigmile, James, 1899

27 Bequests and gifts: Crerar, John, 1914

 

box 32

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Croft, Horace I., 1938-1939

2 Bequests and gifts: Cross, Albert E., 1937-1947

3 Bequests and gifts: Cross, Albert E., 1937-1947

4 Bequests and gifts: Cross, Albert E., 1937-1947

5 Bequests and gifts: Cutten, Arthur, 1925

6 Bequests and gifts: Davis, John L., 1905-1931

7 Bequests and gifts: Dickinson Fund, Albert, 1926-1943

8 Bequests and gifts: Dickinson Fund, Albert, 1926-1943

9 Bequests and gifts: Division Street Department, 1948

10 Bequests and gifts: Dole, Andrew, Memorial Fund, 1940-1946

11 Bequests and gifts: Dole, Andrew, Memorial Fund, 1940-1946

12 Bequests and gifts: Dole, John N., 1931-1939

13 Bequests and gifts: Dryer, Frank O., 1931-1934

14 Bequests and gifts: Duncan, Joseph S., 1932-1937

15 Bequests and gifts: Duncan, Joseph S., 1932-1937

 

box 33

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Duncan, Joseph S., 1926-1952

2 Bequests and gifts: Duncan, Joseph S., 1926-1952

3 Bequests and gifts: Duncan, Joseph S., 1926-1952

4 Bequests and gifts: Duncan, Joseph S., 1926-1952

5 Bequests and gifts: Eckhardt, B. A., 1921-1922

6 Bequests and gifts: Educational Scholarship Fund, 1949-1951

7 Bequests and gifts: Emery, E. W., 1941

8 Bequests and gifts: Ethinger, Charles D., 1916-1936

9 Bequests and gifts: Farwell, John V., 1936-1944

10 Bequests and gifts: Farwell, John V., 1936-1944

11 Bequests and gifts: Farwell, John V., 1936-1944

12 Bequests and gifts: Fulton, Frank M., 1938-1939

13 Bequests and gifts: Funds-General Memoranda, 1911

14 Bequests and gifts: Gale, Philip B., 1945

15 Bequests and gifts: Gallagher, Michael, 1947-1948

16 Bequests and gifts: General Endowment Fund, 1911

17 Bequests and gifts: Goodspeed, C. T. B.

18 Bequests and gifts: Gould, Leanard, 1902-1939

19 Bequests and gifts: Graybeal, James, 1947

20 Bequests and gifts: Greeley, Anna Josephine, 1927-1930

21 Bequests and gifts: Greenwald, Mrs. Clara, 1928-1936

22 Bequests and gifts: Gray, Charles F., 1932-1949

23 Bequests and gifts: Grow, Fred A., 1950-1951

24 Bequests and gifts: Hamill, Ernest, 1927-1928

25 Bequests and gifts: Harris, Norman Wait, 1924-1931

 

box 34

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Harter, Mrs. Mary, 1941-1949

2 Bequests and gifts: Hawley, Sarah A., 1912-1915

3 Bequests and gifts: Heron, Presley M., 1932-1940

4 Bequests and gifts: Hewitt, John H., 1924-1948

5 Bequests and gifts: Hill, Martha S., 1914

6 Bequests and gifts: Hillman, Edward, 1927-1928

7 Bequests and gifts: Hirst, John W., 1936

8 Bequests and gifts: Hitchcock, Howard H., 1932

9 Bequests and gifts: Holden, Nelson B., 1927-1942

10 Bequests and gifts: Hollis, Harriet Frances, 1951

11 Bequests and gifts: Holt, Charles, 1930

12 Bequests and gifts: Hooker, Henry M., 1913

13 Bequests and gifts: Hoover, Frank W., 1931

14 Bequests and gifts: Howes, Frank W., 1934

15 Bequests and gifts: Hubbard, Henry M., 1908

16 Bequests and gifts: Humboldt Park YMCA Building Fund, 1949

17 Bequests and gifts: Hyde Park Subscription List, 1921

18 Bequests and gifts: Initial Gifts: Central, 1932

19 Bequests and gifts: Initial Gifts: Lawndale, 1922

20 Bequests and gifts: Initial Gifts: Lincoln Square, 1926

21 Bequests and gifts: Initial Gifts: Logan Square, 1929

22 Bequests and gifts: Initial Gifts: Near West Side, 1926

23 Bequests and gifts: Initial Gifts: Rogers Park, 1926

24 Bequests and gifts: Initial Gifts: Uptown Department, 1924

25 Bequests and gifts: Initial Gifts: Woodlawn Department, 1926

26 Bequests and gifts: Isham, Ralph, 1939-1953

 

box 35

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Isham, Ralph, 1939-1966

2 Bequests and gifts: Isham, Ralph, 1939-1966

3 Bequests and gifts: Isham, Ralph, 1939-1966

 

box 36

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Jackson, Huntington W., 1902

2 Bequests and gifts: Johnson, Florence M., 1929-1940

3 Bequests and gifts: Jones, Arthur B., 1914-1927

4 Bequests and gifts: Jones, Fred B., 1933-1937

5 Bequests and gifts: Keep, Albert, 1915-1939

6 Bequests and gifts: Kimball, Charles F., 1917-1934

7 Bequests and gifts: Lawson, Victor F., 1925-1952

8 Bequests and gifts: Lawson, Victor F., 1925-1952

9 Bequests and gifts: Lawson, Victor F., 1925-1952

10 Bequests and gifts: Lawson, Victor F., 1925-1952

 

box 37

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Lawson, Victor F. and Margaret E. Bertram, 1940

2 Bequests and gifts: Legacy Prepayment Fund, 1942-1951

3 Bequests and gifts: Lehmann, Augusta E., 1942-1951

4 Bequests and gifts: Lengacher, Oscar F., 1916

5 Bequests and gifts: Little, Arthur D., 1940-1941

6 Bequests and gifts: Lusch, Harry B., 1930-1931

7 Bequests and gifts: Matheson, Albert, 1950

8 Bequests and gifts: McCommon, George H., 1924-1937

9 Bequests and gifts: McCormick, Cyrus H., 1924-1937

10 Bequests and gifts: McCormick, Cyrus H., 1924-1937

11 Bequests and gifts: McCormick, Cyrus H., 1924-1937

12 Bequests and gifts: McCormick, Cyrus H., 1924-1937

13 Bequests and gifts: McCormick, Cyrus H., 1924-1937

14 Bequests and gifts: McCormick, Mrs. Cyrus H. (Nettie), 1920-1924

15 Bequests and gifts: McCormick, Mrs. Cyrus H. (Nettie), 1920-1924

16 Bequests and gifts: McCumber, Julia P., 1925

17 Bequests and gifts: McDonald, J. S. & Co., 1912

18 Bequests and gifts: MacLean, John Bartlett, 1939-1941

19 Bequests and gifts: MacQueen, Winfield N., 1941

20 Bequests and gifts: Mandel, Mrs. Emanuel, 1942-1949

21 Bequests and gifts: Marshall, Raphael P., 1949

22 Bequests and gifts: Martin, Alfred T., 1930-1931

23 Bequests and gifts: May, Alice Chapin, 1945-1949

24 Bequests and gifts: Mead, A. B., 1925-1926

25 Bequests and gifts: Messer, Elizabeth Garcelon, 1940-1941

26 Bequests and gifts: Messer, Elizabeth Garcelon, 1940-1941

27 Bequests and gifts: Messer, Loring Wilbur, 1923-1925

 

box 38

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Millard, Frank H., 1930-1939

2 Bequests and gifts: Miller, William C., 1932-1945

3 Bequests and gifts: Miller, William H., 1950

4 Bequests and gifts: Mixsell, Harry W., 1947-1950

5 Bequests and gifts: Murdock, Thomas, 1911-1916

6 Bequests and gifts: Murdock, Thomas, 1911-1916

7 Bequests and gifts: Nichols, Edgar H., 1916-1921

8 Bequests and gifts: Nobach, William J., 1950-1951

9 Bequests and gifts: Northern Trust Co., 1917

10 Bequests and gifts: Odeneal, William, 1922-1923

11 Bequests and gifts: Olmstead, Ralph W., 1946

12 Bequests and gifts: 111th Street Building, 1924

13 Bequests and gifts: Owings, May L., 1912-1942

14 Bequests and gifts: Owings, May L., 1912-1942

 

box 39

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Parker, Francis W., 1923-1939

2 Bequests and gifts: Parker, Helen Baker, 1947-1951

3 Bequests and gifts: Parkins, Elgin A., 1915-1917

4 Bequests and gifts: Porter, Frank W., 1935-1937

5 Bequests and gifts: Powell, Hannah B. Clark, 1935-1944

6 Bequests and gifts: Price, Edward V., 1935-1949

7 Bequests and gifts: Princeton Foundation, 1930-1932

8 Bequests and gifts: Reynolds, James L., 1874-1904

9 Bequests and gifts: Roempler, Henry O., 1925-1929

10 Bequests and gifts: Rollin, George A., 1918-1919, 1939

11 Bequests and gifts: Rosenwald, Julius, 1915-1920

12 Bequests and gifts: Rosenwald, Julius, 1915-1920

13 Bequests and gifts: Rutherford, Thomas A., 1930-1949

14 Bequests and gifts: Ryan, John., 1941

15 Bequests and gifts: Ryerson, Martin A., 1932

16 Bequests and gifts: Sage, Ellen, 1914

 

box 40

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Schoelkopf, Henry, and Henry Schoelkopf, Jr., 1931-1942

2 Bequests and gifts: Shultz, W. W., 1911

3 Bequests and gifts: Scott, George, 1914

4 Bequests and gifts: Shepard, Edward, 1922-1928

5 Bequests and gifts: Sidley, William P., 1937-1952

6 Bequests and gifts: Simpson, Tommy Memorial Camp Fund, 1949-1950

7 Bequests and gifts: Smith, Emaroy, June 19, 1942-1945

8 Bequests and gifts: South Chicago Building Fund, 1928-1929

9 Bequests and gifts: Southwell, Henry E., 1918

10 Bequests and gifts: Starkey, Emily, 1931

11 Bequests and gifts: Straus, Max, 1940

12 Bequests and gifts: Strohm, Charles E., 1941-1949

13 Bequests and gifts: Student Endowment Fund, 1938

14 Bequests and gifts: Swift, Ann M., 1923-1924

15 Bequests and gifts: Swift, G. F., 1904

16 Bequests and gifts: Templeton, Jessie Galbraith and Mary, 1932-1936

17 Bequests and gifts: Templeton, Hannah, 1933

18 Bequests and gifts: Templeton, Mary, 1916-1936

19 Bequests and gifts: Templeton, Robert, 1936-1939

20 Bequests and gifts: Templeton, Robert, 1936-1939

 

box 41

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Templeton, Thomas, 1912-1933

2 Bequests and gifts: Terry, Otis Norman (alias Gunderson), 1914-1918

3 Bequests and gifts: Thompson, Leverett, 1921

4 Bequests and gifts: Trice, Sandy W., 1951

5 Bequests and gifts: Van Cleef, Frances G., 1956

6 Bequests and gifts: Van Dusen, Martin C., 1936-1937

7 Bequests and gifts: Ward, Elizabeth J., 1926-1927

8 Bequests and gifts: Washington Park Department Endowment Fund, 1949

9 Bequests and gifts: Watson, William J., 1940

10 Bequests and gifts: Watson, William J., 1940

11 Bequests and gifts: Watson, William J., 1940

 

box 42

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Watson, William J., 1950-1965

2 Bequests and gifts: Watson, William J., 1950-1965

3 Bequests and gifts: Weber, Harry P., 1941-1952

4 Bequests and gifts: Werkmeister, Mrs. Minnie, 1941

5 Bequests and gifts: Westgate, William T. 1937-1940

6 Bequests and gifts: Westside Professional Schools Building Fund

7 Bequests and gifts: Wheeler, Arthur D., 1912

8 Bequests and gifts: Wheeler, Gilbert C., 1912-1914

 

box 43

folders:

1 Bequests and gifts: Williams, Hobart W., 1885-1939

2 Bequests and gifts: Willing, Henry J., 1904

3 Bequests and gifts: Wilson, Frank D., 1949

4 Bequests and gifts: Wolfe, Mary E., 1932

5 Bequests and gifts: Wyant, A. R. E. Eri Hubert Wyant Fund, 1940-1945

6 Bequests and gifts: Zeis, Oliver M., 1931-1945

 

Series 3. Board of Managers, 1858-1975 (box 43-87)

Subseries 1. Meeting minutes, 1858-1975 (box 43-50 & vol. 13-27)

Volumes(unboxed) that are stacked on shelf in order by each volume number:

Vol. 13 1858-88 (original)

Vol. 14 1858-88 (typescript copy)

Vol. 15 1889-1900 (original)

Vol. 16 1901-1910 (original)

Vol. 17 1889-191910 (typescript copy)

Vol. 18 1911-1924

Vol. 19 1925-1934

Vol. 20 1935-1940

Vol. 21 1941-45

Vol. 22 1946-1948

Vol. 23 1949-1951

Vol. 24 1952-1954

Vol. 25 1955-1957

Vol. 26 1958-1960

Vol. 27 1961-1962

 

box 43 - continued:

7 1963-1964

 

box 44

1-3 Minutes: 1965-February 1966

 

box 45

1-4 March 1966-January 1967

 

box 46

1-5 February 1967-February 1968

 

box 47

1-5 February 1968-January 1969

 

box 48

1-3 February 1969-December 1970

 

box 49

1-3 1971-1973

 

box 50

1 1974-1975

 

Series 3. Board of Managers, 1858-1975 (box 43-87) - continued:

Subseries 2. Reports to board of managers, 1900-1963 (box 50-

box 50 - continued:

2-4 1900-1901

 

box 51

1-7 1901-1903

 

box 52

1 1904 (1 vol.)

 

box 53

1 1905 (1 vol.)

2-3 1906

 

box 54

1-6 1907-1910

 

box 55

1-6 1910-1913

 

box 56

1-5 1913-1915

 

box 57

1-7 1916-1922

 

box 58

1-7 1923-1929

 

box 59

1-6 1930-1934

 

box 60

1-6 1935-1938

 

box 61

1-7 1939-1942

 

box 62

1-7 1942-1946

 

box 63

1-6 1946-1949

 

box 64

1-6 1949-1952

 

box 65

1-6 1952-1955

 

box 66

1-6 1955-1958

 

box 67

1-6 1958-1960

 

box 68

1-6 1961-April 1963

 

box 69

1 May-June 1963

 

Series 3. Board of Managers, 1858-1975 (box 43-87) - continued:

Subseries 3. Committee minutes and reports, 1890-1975 (box 69-84 & vol. 28-43)

box 69 - continued:

folders:

2 Building Committee, 189--1892

 

Vol. 28 Business Committee, 1923-1934

Vol. 29 Business Committee, 1935-1940

Vol. 30 Business Committee, 1941-1945

Vol. 31 Business Committee, 1946-1950

Vol. 32 Business Committee, 1951-1956

Vol. 33 Business Committee, 1957-1963

 

box 69 - continued:

folders:

7-9 Business Committee, 1958-1962

 

box 70

folders:

1 General Agencies Committee 1932-1944 also known as Committee on Relations with Other Agencies

2 Inner City Fund Committee, 1961

3 Inter-Agency Projects Committee, 1964

4 Minutes: Investment Committee, 1961-1963, 1966-1969

5 Minutes: Marketing Committee, 1963-1966 merged with Program Committee, 1966

Vol. 35 1928-1957

Vol. 36 1958-1963

6 Minutes: Metropolitan Board Development Committee 1946-1962 name changed from Lay Leadership Committee, 1962

7 Minutes: Metropolitan Board Development Committee 1946-1962 name changed from Lay Leadership Committee, 1962

8 Minutes" Metropolitan YMCA Women's Board, 1958-1964

Vol. 37 1932-1960

9 Minutes: Nomination Committee, 1961-1962

10 Minutes: Operations and Management Services Committee 1966-1968 name changed from Financial Operations Committee, 1966

Vol. 38 1938-1949

Vol. 39 1951-1959

11 Minutes: Personnel Committee, 1960-1964

12 Minutes: Planning Committee, 1963-1966 name changed from Research and Planning Committee, 1966

 

box 71

folders:

1-3 Minutes: Planning Committee 1967

Vol. 40 1933-1952

Vol. 41 1953-1959

Vol. 42 1960-1963

4 Minutes: Program & Membership Committee 1963-1964. Program Committee & Membership Committee combined, 1963

5 Minutes: Program Marketing Committee 1966-1969. Program Committee & Marketing Committee combined, 1966

6 Minutes: Public Relations Committee, 1964-1968

7-9 Minutes: Real Estate Committee, 1932-1944

 

box 72

folders:

1 Minutes: Real Estate Committee, 1945-1949

Vol. 43 1950-1960

2 Minutes: Real Estate Committee, 1961-1966

3 Minutes: Staff Planning Commission, 1968-1969

4 Minutes: Student Project Committee, 1961-1962

5 Minutes: Urban Action Commission, 1968

6 Minutes: Voting Members Meet Committee, 1950-1963

7 World Service Committee, 1950-1963

8 Y-Inventors' Club Committee, 1957-1960

9-10 Records: Business Committee, 1961-1963

 

box 73

folders:

1 Records: Business & Operations Committee, 1963

2 Records: Committee for Detached Workers report, 1966

3-4 Records: Executive Committee, 1960-1961, 1963-1965

 

box 74

folders:

1-2 Records: Executive Committee, 1966-1970

 

box 75

folders:

1-4 Records: Executive Committee, 1971-1975

5 Records: Financial Operations Committee, 1964

 

box 76

folders:

1-2 Records: Financial Operations Committee, 1965

3-6 Records: Future Plans Committee, 1946-1954

 

box 77

folders:

1-4 Records: Future Plans Committee, 1955-1958

 

box 78

folders:

1-2 Records: Future Plans Committee, 1959-1962

 

box 79

folders:

1-4 Records: Investment Committee, 1970-1972, 1974-1975

 

box 80

folders:

1 Records: Metropolitan YMCA Women's Board, 1963-1967

2-4 Records: Operations & Management Services Committee, 1966-1967

 

box 81

folders:

1-2 Records: Operations & Management Services Committee, 1966-1967

 

box 82

folders:

1-2 Records: Operational Policy Committee, 1970-1972

 

box 83

folders:

1-5 Records: Operational Policy Committee, 1973-1975

 

box 84

folders:

1 Records: Organization Planning Committee resource material, 1963

 

Series 3. Board of Managers, 1858-1975 (box 50-87) - continued:

Subseries 4. Treasurer's Reports and Budgets 1939-1966

box 84 - continued:

folders:

2-4 Treasurer's reports, 1939-1966

5 Budget, 1957

 

box 85

folders:

1-4 Budgets, 1958, 1960-1961, 1963

 

box 86

folders:

1 Budget, 1964

 

Series 3. Board of managers, 1858-1975 (box 43-87) - continued:

Subseries 5. Voting members' annual meetings 1939-1970 (box 86-87 & vol. 44)

Note: Sound recordings related to the annual meetings, 1955-1970 & undated, are described in more detail under box 190-191 in this container list.

 

box 86 - continued:

folders:

2-7 Annual meeting transcripts, 1939-1948, 1950-1953

 

box 87

folders:

1-2 Annual meeting transcripts, 1954-1955, 1957-1959

Vol. 44 100th annual meeting correspondence, tributes 1958

 

Series 4. General Secretaries' papers, 1881-1965 (box 87-116):

Subseries 1. L. Wilbur Messer corres. & scrapbooks, ca. 1881-1935 (box 87-90 & vol. 45-48)

missing vol. 47

box 87 - continued:

folders:

3 "The Attitude and Relation of the Association to the Federations of Social Agencies and to Financial Federations" by L. Wilbur Messer, 1920

4 Biography of Messer - orders for copies, 1934-1935

5-9 Board of Managers: reports to, 1888-1894

 

box 88

folders:

1-2 Board of Managers: reports to, 1895-96

3 Building costs and values, ca. 1890

4 Building insurance, undated

5 Building subscriptions and plans, ca. 1890

6-9 Correspondence, 1889-1896

10 Corres. & other docs. re. construction of YMCA building on LaSalle Street, ca. 1892

11-14 Correspondence, 1893, 1897, 1899-1911

 

box 89

folders:

1-6 Correspondence, 1912-1914, 1917-1923, undated

7 Department: Austin, undated

8 Department: Immigration Department, 1912-1913

9 Department: Morgan Park, 1913

10 Department: North Side, undated

11 Finances - collateral which the YMCA offers for loans, 1917

12 "L. Wilbur Messer, an Appreciation and Interpretation" by Ralph Cook

13 Minutes, general, ca. 1910 and undated

14 News clippings, history of YMCA and general, 1908-1914 and undated

14 Reports and descriptions of YMCA work, undated

14 Report on relation of YMCA to the church, 1913

Vol. 45 Scrapbook of news clippings, leaflets, etc., 1880s-ca. 1895

Vol. 46 Scrapbook of programs and correspondence, 1883-1905

Vol. 48 Scrapbook of news clippings and correspondence, 1922-1923

 

box 90

folders:

1 Shanghai Young Men; Hong Kong Young Men, 1914

2 Statistics on YMCA work, 1917-1919

3 World tour memorabilia - programs, schedules, bulletins, 1913-1914

4 World tour newspaper clippings, 1913-1914

5 World tour travel letters, 1913-1914

6 Miscellaneous, undated

 

Series 4. General Secretaries' papers, 1881-1965 (box 87-116) - continued

Subseries 2. William J. Parker files, ca. 1910-ca. 1939 (box 90-95)

box 90 - continued:

folders:

7-10 Constitutional Convention: background materials, 1923

11 Constitutional Convention: Committee of 33 and financing of general agencies, 1923-1924

 

box 91

folders:

1 Constitutional Convention: National Council budget information, 1923-1926

2 Department: Committee on Business and Administrative Efficiency, 1914-1917

3 Department: Educational Department, ca. 1915

4 Department: committee and commission minutes and reports, 1916-1919

5-7 Insurance: Association Mutual Insurance Company, 1914-1918

 

box 92

folders:

1-3 Insurance: Association Mutual Insurance Company, 1919-1923

4-7 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: correspondence, ca. 1910-1930

8 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: reports and statistics, 1918-1927

 

box 93

folders:

1 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Akron

2 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Atlanta

3 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Atlantic City

4 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Baltimore

5 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Brooklyn

6 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Buffalo

7 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Cincinnati

8 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Cleveland

9 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Columbus

10 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Dallas

11 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Dayton

12 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Denver

13 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Detroit

14 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Evanston

15 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Germantown

16 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Germantown YWCA

17 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Hartford

18 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

19 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Indianapolis

 

box 94

folders:

1 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Indianapolis YWCA

2 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Jacksonville

3 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Jersey City

4 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Kansas City, Missouri

5 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Little Rock

6 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Los Angeles

7 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Montclair, New Jersey

8 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Nashville

9 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Newark

10 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: New Orleans

11 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: New York City

12 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: New York City YWCA

13 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Oakland

14 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Oakland YWCA

15 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Orange, New Jersey

16 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Philadelphia

17 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Philadelphia YWCA

18 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Pittsburgh

19 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Richmond

20 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: San Francisco

21 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Seattle

22 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: St. Augustine, Florida

23 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: St. Louis

24 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: St. Paul

25 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Toledo

 

box 95

folders:

1 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

2 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Washington, D.C.

3 Rosenwald, Julius, & colored YMCAs: Youngstown, Ohio

 

Series 4. General Secretaries' papers, 1881-1965 (box 87-116) - continued:

Subseries 3. Frank A. Hathaway, Lloyd L. McClow, John O. Root, ca. 1927-1965 (box 95-116)

box 95 - continued:

folders:

4 "Aids to Executive Effectiveness" by L. L. McClow 1944

5-14 Annual Meetings, 1949-1958

 

box 96

folders:

1-2 Annual meetings, 1959-1960

3 Bequests and funds, 1930-ca. 1952

4 Bequests - Albert Dickinson estate, ca. 1936-ca. 1954

5 Board of Managers: memos and miscellaneous, 1952-1960

6 Board of Managers: Nomination Committee, 1958-1961

7 Board of Managers sections: architectural, ca. 1955-1963

8 Board of Managers sections: auditing, 1954-1959

9 Board of Managers sections: community and contributions, 1951-1955

10 Board of Managers sections: development program, 1961

11 Board of Managers sections: financial services, 1951-1955

12 Board of Managers sections: general, 1952-1957

13 Board of Managers sections: maintenance, 1962

14 Board of Managers sections: membership and centennial fund, ca. 1961-1963

15 Board of Managers sections: personnel, 1954-ca. 1962

16 Board of Managers sections: program, 1949-1963

 

box 97

folders:

1 Board of Managers sections: public relations, 1952-1961

2 Board of Managers sections: purchasing, 1952-1961

3 Board of Trustees miscellaneous, 1938-1960

4 Building and capital needs committee, 1957-1960

5 Building office (property management, real estate, etc.), 1961-1963

6 Camps: Kroehler, Rodney camp, ca. 1953-1963

7 Camps: Nawakwa camp, ca. 1929 and undated

8 Community Fund of Chicago, 1955-1956

9 Contributions, 1951-1960

10-11 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: A-B

12 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: Bates, George A.

13 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: C

14 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: Christmas letters

15 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: D-E

 

box 98

folders:

1-3 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: F-H

4 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: Isham, Mrs. Ralph

5-7 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: J-L

8 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: Leslie, John W.

9 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: M

10 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: Marsh, Fletcher A.

11 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: McClow memorial fund

12-13 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: P, S,

14 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: Sears Roebuck

15-17 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: T, V-W

18 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: Wieboldt Foundation

19 Correspondence, alphabetical, ca. 1954-1965: Miscellaneous 1956-1962

20 Department: departmental appraisals, committee on standards forms, etc., 1949 and undated

21 Department: Auburn-Highland, 1948-1960

22 Department: Austin, 1953-1956

23 Department: Beverly, 1948-1959

24 Department: Central, ca. 1951-ca. 1952

 

box 99

folders:

1 Department: Central, ca. 1957-ca. 1963

2 Department: Central - junior college committee, 1960

3 Department: Central YMCA College: bulletins, news stories, public opinion reports, etc., 1945

4 Department: Central YMCA College: Dr. Works' report of 1943, F.R. Dunn's these of 1940

5 Department: Chatham, ca. 1950-ca. 1963

6 Department: Chinese Young Men's Christian Institute, 1900-1947

7 Department: Clearing, 1950-ca. 1956

8 Department: Division Street, 1948-1963

 

box 100

folders:

1 Department: Downers Grove, 1954-1963

2 Department: Duncan, 1935-1963

3-4 Department: Duncan-Logan Square, 1921-1963

5 Department: Duncan-Maxwell Street, 1951-1963

6 Department: Duncan-North Avenue, 1952-1963

7 Department: Elmhurst, 1952-1961

8-9 Department: Harvey, 1943-1959

10-11 Department: High Ridge, 1950-1954

 

box 101

folders:

1-2 Department: Hotel, 1927-1963

3 Department: Hotel, depreciation reserve policy, 1940-1949

4 Department: Hotel, racial discrimination case, Samuel Outlaw, 1961

5 Department: Hyde Park, 1949-1963

 

box 102

folders:

1-3 Department: Ilg Park, Robert A. Ilg (formerly Skokie Valley Department), 1954-1962

4 Department: Irving Park, 1954-1962

5 Department: Isham, Ralph, 1951-1963

 

box 103

folders:

1 Department: Japanese Young Men's Christian Institute, ca. 1927-1947

2 Department: Laundry, 1948-1961

3 Department: Lawson, 1937-1962

4 Department: Lincoln-Belmont, 1928-1962

5 Department: Maxwell Street, 1930-1931

6 Department: Medical Center (West Side Professional Schools) plans for new building, ca. 1938-1952

7 Department: Medical Center, 1944-1959

 

box 104

folders:

1 Department: Mont Clare-Leyden, 1951-1963

2 Department: Northwest Suburban, 1954-1963

3 Department: 111th Street, 1942-1963

4 Department: Palos-Orland Park, 1959-1963

5 Department: Park Forest, 1954

6-7 Department: Park Ridge, 1953-1963

 

box 105

folders:

1 Department: Ravenswood, 1952-1963

2 Department: Sears Roebuck, 1947-1963

3 Department: South Chicago, 1946-1963

4-5 Department: South Shore, 1946-1963

6 Department: Southtown, 1949-1958

 

box 106

folders:

1 Department: Southtown, 1959-1963

2-3 Department: Southwest suburban, 1953-1963

4 Department: Wabash Avenue, 1950-1963

5-7 Department: Washington Park, 1946-1963

 

box 107

folders:

1 Department: Washington Park building campaign: Correspondence and other, 1945-1946

2 Department: Washington Park building campaign: General, ca. 1946

3 Department: Washington Park building campaign: Cost study ca., 1948

4 Department: Washington Park building campaign: General, 1952

5 Department: Washington Park building campaign: List of industrial prospects ca., 1952

6 Department: Washington Park building campaign: West Communities, 1948-1963

7 Department: Washington Park building campaign: West Suburban, 1946-1954

 

box 108

folders:

1-2 Department: Washington Park building campaign: West Suburban, 1954-1963

3 Employed Officers' Alliance, 1955-1960

4 General Agencies, 1932-1955

5-7 General Secretary's Cabinet fall conference, 1953-1958, 1961

8 Personnel policies, 1954-1962

 

box 109

folders:

1 Reports: Expansion Survey Report number 1, 1949

2 Reports: Expansion Survey Reports number 2 & 3, 1950

3 Reports: Survey of public opinion for the YMCA, 1950

4 Reports: Operating procedures report, 1959

5 Reports: Six Targets for 1951, Chicago YMCA

6 Reports: Six Targets for 1951, progress report

7 Reports: Six Targets for 1951, final report

8 Union matters, 1946

 

box 110

1-2 Union matters, 1946-1947

3 United Nations, 1955-1957

4 University of Good Government, ca. 1951

5 United Service Organization (USO), 1949-1961

6 Volunteers, ca. 1947-ca. 1951

7 Voting members, 1940-1956

 

box 111

folders:

1-3 George Williams College, 1949-1961

4 George Williams College: Alumni address directory, 1962

5 George Williams College: Cooperative planning committee, 1957-1959

6 George Williams College: Presidential inauguration, 1961

7 Women's Board, 1958-1960

8 Women and girls work, 1939-1962

 

box 112

folders:

1-3 World Alliance, 1951-1962

4 World Alliance: Centennial, 1954-1955

5 World Alliance: Executive committee, 1958-1960

 

box 113

folders:

1-2 World Alliance: meeting reports

3 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: formation of, 1950-1952

4 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: board, constitution and by-laws, 1957-1961

5 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: mailings, and membership information, 1955-1961

6 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: correspondence, miscellaneous, 1955-1960

7 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: correspondence, miscellaneous, 1955-1960

 

box 114

folders:

1 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: correspondence: L.A. Moyse, Charles Tidball, Douglas Deane, 1958-1960

2 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: correspondence: Douglas Deane, 1958-1960

3 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: correspondence: Kurt Miethke, L.A. Moyse, Charles Tidball, etc., 1961-1962

4 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: European conference, 1962

5 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: Finances, 1956-1960

6 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: General, 1950-1955

7 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: Geneva meeting, 1961

8 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: Library, 1956-1958

9 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: North American Association of Secretaries, 1953-1960

10 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: North American Association of Secretaries, 1953-1960

 

box 115

folders:

1-10 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: Other countries A-Z, 1955-1962

11 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: Retirement matters, 1960-61

12 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: "Secretary" (publication), 1956-1962

13 World Federation of Associations of Secretaries: Special project, 1961-1962

14 World service, ca. 1953-1960

 

box 116

1 World service - - new building in Athens, Greece, 1957

2 Youth of Chicagoland survey by Sears Roebuck, undated

3 Youth citizenship luncheon, 1951-1961

 

Series 5. Metropolitan Office records, 1861-1980 (box 116-177):

Subseries 1. General Secretary's cabinet agendas and reports (box 116-122)

box 116 - continued:

5-7 Minutes of executive secretaries' meetings, 1913-1925

8 Bulletins to executive secretaries, 1926-1928

 

box 117

1-5 Bulletins to executive secretaries, 1928-1936

 

box 118

1-2 Bulletins to executive secretaries, 1936-1939

3-6 Meeting agendas, 1939-1954

 

box 119

1-5 Meeting agendas, 1954-1956

 

box 120

1-6 Meeting agendas, 1957-1959

 

box 121

1-6 Meeting agendas, 1959-1960

 

box 122

1-6 Meeting agendas, 1960-1962

 

Series 5. Metropolitan Office records, 1861-1980 (box 116-177) - continued:

Subseries 2. Operations manuals and reports 1861-1971 (box 123-126)

box 123

folders:

1 Constitution and by-laws, 1861-

2 Policies and practices manuals, 1861-1939

3-5 Policies and practices manuals: F. A. Hathaway's copies, 1935-1951

6 Business manual, 1916-1921

7 "How the Association Conducts Its Business Affairs", 1928

8 Center Board Handbook, 1921

9 Policy and practice reinvestments in residences, 1938

10 Personnel salary schedules, 1942, 1944-1948

11 Personnel manual, 1954

 

box 124

1 Membership policy and practices manuals, 1939-1951

2-4 Tools, information bulletins of program services offices, 1948-1956

5-7 Administration 221, training course for Y secretaries, 1946-1947

 

box 125

1-3 Administration 329, training course for Y secretaries, 1945-1947

4 Interpretation of Y programs manual, 1948-1949

5 Training manual, 1947-1948

6-8 Public relations literature manual and samples, 1945-1949

 

box 126

1 Public relations literature manual and samples, 1946-1948

2-5 Religious literature samples, 1940-1959

6 Report on structure and organization of YMCA, 1940

7-8 Power plant studies, 1935-1939, 1939-1943

9 "Administrative Duties & Responsibilities of Section Heads of the Board of Managers", 1953

10 Employee morale study, 1957

11 Employee value patterns study, undated

12-13 Y Inventors Club manual and reports, 1955-1960

 

Series 5. Metropolitan Office records, 1861-1980 (box 116-177) - continued:

Subseries 3. Comptroller's reports, 1931-1965 (box 127-134)

box 127

1-5 Auditor's reports, 1931-1938

6 Comptroller's report with report of productive funds, 1939

 

box 128

1-4 Comptroller's report with report of productive funds, 1940-1942, 1945

 

box 129

1-3 Comptroller's report with report of productive funds, 1946, 1949-1950

 

box 130

1-3 Comptroller's report with report of productive funds, 1951-1953

 

box 131

1-3 Comptroller's report with report of productive funds, 1954-1956

 

box 132

1-3 Comptroller's report with report of productive funds, 1957-1959

 

box 133

1-3 Comptroller's report with report of productive funds, 1960-1962

 

box 134

1-2 Comptroller's report with report of productive funds, 1963, 1965

 

Series 5. Metropolitan Office records, 1861-1980 (box 116-177) - continued:

Subseries 4. Reports to National Council, 1936-1948 (box 134-136)

box 134 - continued:

3-4 Reports to National Council, 1936-1937

 

box 135

1-7 Reports to National Council, 1938-1944

 

box 136

1-4 Reports to National Council, 1945-1948

 

Series 5. Metropolitan Office records, 1861-1980 (box 116-177) - continued:

Subseries 5. Miscellaneous records, 1861-1970 (box 136-148)

box 136 - continued:

folders:

5 YMCA of Chicago act of incorporation 1861, 1867, and suit to amend 1873

6 Old property matters, 1888-1898

7 Resale of stock to finance building project, 1889-1891

8 Young Men's Era Publishing Company: Statements & memos re. transfer of ownership from W.W. Vanarsdale, 1889-1892

9 Young Men's Era Publishing Co.: Minutes of corporate meeting 1890

10 Young Men's Era Publishing Co.: Executive Committee reports 1890-1893

 

box 137

1 Young Men's Era Publishing Co.: Correspondence and agreements 1891-1901

2 Young Men's Era Publishing Co.: Bond agreements and stock certificates 1832

3 Young Men's Era Publishing Co.: Monthly statements of income &expenditures 1890-1894

4 Young Men's Era Publishing Co.: Insurance policies, leases, miscellaneous receipts 1894-1895

5 Young Men's Era Publishing Co.: Copyright registrations and royalty accounts 1893-1895

6-7 Alumni Endowment Fund 1900-1901 (2 vols.)

 

box 138

folders:

1 Subscription books, 1868-1870, 1898-1907 (53 vols.)

2 "Question between Mr. L.W. Messer and the Physical Section Committee of the Central Department," 1905

3 50th anniversary of Chicago YMCA: Life sketches of secretaries, 1908

4 50th anniversary of Chicago YMCA: Proceedings and programs, 1908

 

box 139

folders:

1 50th anniversary of Chicago YMCA: Citizens Advisory Committee minutes and correspondence, 1907-1908

2 50th anniversary of Chicago YMCA: Citizens Advisory Committee-James B. Forgan papers correspondence, 1908

3 Forgan, James B. (Board of Trustees) papers 1910-1913

4 Reports on investigation of cheap lodging houses 1911

5 YMCA Employed Officers Conference 1911-1913

6 "Report of the Committee of Five" Seldon P. Spencer, chairman, tentative draft 1913

7 Employees bond 1914

8 War work 1917, 1919

9 Membership of the Board of Trustees, prepared by W.J. Parker 1919

9a Richard Fairchild - Henry Osgood correspondence, Ian. 1919

10 Expansion plan 1920

 

box 140

folders:

1 Expansion plan survey 1921 (1 vol.)

2 Parker, W.J. "YMCA Report on Investments" 1922

3 Butler, Arthur Percival "A Study of a Young Men's Christian Association Dormitory", University of Chicago M.A. thesis 1924 (1 vol.)

4 Hogan, Ralph Montague: "The Technique of Activity and Trait Analysis Applied toYMCA Executive Secretaries as a Basis for Curricular Materials", University of Chicago dissertation 1927 (1 vol.)

 

box 141

folders:

1 Hogan, Ralph Montague: "Activities of YMCA Executive Secretaries: A Shortened-Form Analysis of a List of Activities as Derived in Connection with the Dissertation" 1927 (1 vol.)

2-3 Hogan, Ralph Montague: "Activities of YMCA Executive Secretaries: A Complete Analysis of List of Activities as Derived in Connection with the Dissertation" 1927 (2 vols.)

 

box 142

folders:

1-3 Expansion plan 1928

4-9 Work with women and girls 1927-1941

10 Century of Progress: Committee minutes and reports 1933

 

box 143

folders:

1 Century of Progress: Miscellaneous materials 1933-1934

2 Century of Progress: Report 1933

3 Century of Progress: Reports 1934

3a Edy, Sherwood, "The Delta Cooperative Farm". 1936

4 Hart, Waler T. "Reminiscences Of-An-Idle-Hour" 1936

5-9 Westgate, William T. estate papers 1936-1938

 

box 144

folders:

1 Westgate, William T. estate papers 1864-1938

2 Zeigler, Dr. L. C. H. E. correspondence and memoranda 1938-1949

3 United Service Organization (USO) 1945-1946

4 YMCA Was Prisoners Aid 1944-1945

5-6 Index to publications ca. 1920s

 

box 145

folders:

1-2 Hart, Fred J. correspondence 1944-1945

3 Public opinion survey

4 Expansion survey reports 1949

5 Washington Park building fund contributions 1946-1952

 

box 146

folders:

1-3 Washington Park building fund contributions 1946-1952

4 Washington Park/Wabash contributions 1955-1958

Shelf McClow Fund, Southside Building Fund, Centennial Fund pledge cards 1946-1963 (in card file box)

5 Descendants of original corporate members, Chicago YMCA 1958

6 Wyant, Dr. Andrew R. E.: Pamphlets 1929-1964

 

box 147

folders:

1-3 Wyant, Dr. Andrew R. E.: Papers and correspondence 1957-1964

4 Wyant, Dr. Andrew R. E.: Drafts of papers about Wyant 1964

5 YMCA National Council meeting 1958

6 Vault check-out sheets 1960-1963

7 International Hospitality Center of Chicago 1962-1968

8 Youth Legislature materials 1963, 1965, 1967

 

box 148

folders:

1 "Gangs and Universities" by James F. Short 1967

2 News releases 1968-1970

3 "The Personal Finances of the Secretary" by P.C. Dix, undated

4 Chicago Central College of Commerce of the YMCA Real Estate Law syllabus, undated

5 Biographies of boys' work secretaries, undated

6 Biographies - index cards, undated

 

Series 5. Metropolitan Office records, 1861-1980 (box 116-177) - continued:

Subseries 6. News clippings and leaflets 1887-1980 (box 148-172 & vol. 49-72)

Vol. 49 Programs, notices, news clippings 1887-1903

 

box 148 - continued

folders:

7 YMCA buildings & facilities in other cities ca. 1890-1903 (1 vol.)

 

Vol. 50 50th anniversary: News clippings, programs 1908

Vol. 51 50th anniversary: Financial campaign 1908-1910

 

box 149

folders:

1-2 50th anniversary: 50th anniversary fund - clippings, leaflets 1910-1911 (2 vols.)

 

box 150

folders:

1 50th anniversary: Samples of printed matter, news clippings 1910

Vol. 52 Religious revivals - news clippings 1911-1912

Vol. 53 Membership campaign - mailings & news clippings 1916

Vol. 54 Foreign students activities - McKinlock campus 1916-1933

2 News clippings: 1917

Vol. 55 News clippings: February-October 1917

Vol. 56 News clippings: January-August 1924

Vol. 57 News clippings: September 1924-February 1925

Vol. 58 News clippings: February-August 1925

Vol. 59 News clippings: January-April 1926

Vol. 60 News clippings: August-November 1926

Vol. 61 News clippings: August 1926-February 1927

Vol. 62 News clippings: November 1926-February 1927

Vol. 63 News clippings: February-April 1927

Vol. 64 News clippings: February-August 1927

Vol. 65 News clippings: April-August 1927

Vol. 66 News clippings: August-December 1927

Vol. 67 News clippings: November 1938-January 1943

Vol. 68 News clippings: January 1943-July 1944

Vol. 69 YMCA Centennial: Report of Centennial Plans Committee 1944

Vol. 70 YMCA Centennial: Chicago's observance of YMCA Centennial 1944

 

box 150 - continued:

folders:

3-4 News clippings: 1952-1953

 

box 151

folders:

1-2 News clippings: 1954

 

box 152

folders:

1-2 News clippings: 1955

 

box 153

folders:

1-2 News clippings: 1956

 

Vol. 71 News clippings: 1956-1958

 

box 154

folders:

1-4 News clippings: January-June 1957

 

box 155

folders:

1-4 News clippings: July 1957-January 1958

 

box 156

folders:

1-5 News clippings: February-May 1958

 

box 157

folders:

1-5 News clippings: June-November 1958, 1959

 

box 158

folders:

1-3 News clippings: October-December 1960

4 News clippings: 103rd annual meeting 1961

5-6 News clippings: June-September 1962

 

box 159

folders:

1-2 News clippings: October-December 1962

3-5 News clippings: January-May 15, 1964

 

box 160

folders:

1-4 News clippings: May 16-December 1964

5-7 News clippings: 1965-1967

 

box 161

folders:

1 News clippings: 1968

2 Chicagoland YMCA reports 1967-1972

 

Vol. 72 Report on "Making a New YMCA Symbol" 1968

 

box 161 - continued

folders:

3 News clippings: 1969

4 News clippings: Finance campaign March-April 1970

5-12 News clippings: April, June-December 1970

13-23 News clippings: January-November 1971

 

box 162

folders:

1-9 News clippings: December 1971-August 1972

10 News clippings: Community Employment Training, 1972

11 News clippings: Urban programs 1972-1973

12 News clippings: Daycare 1972-1974

13 News clippings: Fundraising 1972-1974

14 News clippings: 1972-1973

15 News clippings: January-August 1974

16 News clippings: January-August 1974

 

box 163

folders:

1-2 News clippings: June-November 1974

3-6 News clippings: 1976-1979

7 Department 1967-1972 Auburn

8 Department 1967-1972 Berwyn-Cicero

9 Department 1967-1972: Central Community College

10 Department 1967-1972: Countryside

11 Department 1967-1972: Division Street

12 Department 1967-1972: Elmhurst

13 Department 1967-1972: Harvey Memorial

14 Department 1967-1972: Hyde Park

 

box 164

folders:

1 Department 1967-1972: Indian Boundary

2 Department 1967-1972: Irving Park

3 Department 1967-1972: Isham Memorial

4 Department 1967-1972: Lawson

5 Department 1967-1972: Leaning Tower

6 Department 1967-1972: Lincoln-Belmont

7 Department 1967-1972: Northwest Suburban

8 Department 1967-1972: Mont Clare-Leyden

9 Department 1967-1972: Northwest Youth Outreach

10 Department 1967-1972: 111th Street

11 Department 1967-1972: Park Ridge

12 Department 1967-1972: Ravenswood

13 Department 1967-1972: Sears Roebuck

14 Department 1967-1972: Southtown

15 Department 1967-1972: Southwest

16 Department 1967-1972: Symons

17 Department 1967-1972: Wabash Avenue

18 Department 1967-1972: Wabash Community Services

19 Department 1967-1972: Washington Park Day Care

20 Department 1967-1972: West Communities

21 Department 1967-1972: West Suburban

22 Department 1972-1974: Auburn

23 Department 1972-1974: Austin

24 Department 1972-1974: Camps

25 Department 1972-1974: Camp Martin Johnson

 

box 165

folders:

1 Department 1972-1974: Central YMCA Schools

2 Department 1972-1974: Chatham

3 Department 1972-1974: Harvey Memorial

4 Department 1972-1974: High Ridge

5 Department 1972-1974: Hotel

6 Department 1972-1974: Hyde Park

7 Department 1972-1974: Indian Boundary

8 Department 1972-1974: Irving Park

9 Department 1972-1974: Isham Memorial

10 Department 1972-1974: Lawson

11 Department 1972-1974: Leaning Tower

12 Department 1972-1974: Lincoln-Belmont

13 Department 1972-1974: Metropolitan Office

 

box 166

folders:

1 Department 1972-1974: Mont Clare-Leyden

2 Department 1972-1974: North Suburban

3 Department 1972-1974: Northwest District Youth Outreach

4 Department 1972-1974: Northwest Suburban

5 Department 1972-1974: 111th Street

6 Department 1972-1974: Park Ridge

7 Department 1972-1974: Ravenswood

8 Department 1972-1974: Sears Roebuck

9 Department 1972-1974: South Shore

10 Department 1972-1974: Southtown

11 Department 1972-1974: Southwest

12 Department 1972-1974: Symons

13 Department 1972-1974: Transportation Centers

14 Department 1972-1974: Washington Park

15 Department 1972-1974: West Communities

16 Department 1972-1974: West Suburban

17 Subject file 1975-1977: Adult Treatment Center

18 Subject file 1975-1977: Alcohol and drugs

19 Subject file 1975-1977: Answer columns

20 Subject file 1975-1977: Aquacenter

21 Subject file 1975-1977: Auto repair

22 Subject file 1975-1977: Awards

23 Subject file 1975-1977: Bicycle riding

24 Subject file 1975-1977: Black Achievers of Industry dinner 1974-1976

25 Subject file 1975-1977: Black Achievers of Industry dinner 1974-1976

26 Subject file 1975-1977: Black Achievers of Industry dinner 1974-1976

27 Subject file 1975-1977: Black firms

28 Subject file 1975-1977: Successful black people

29 Subject file 1975-1977: Board members

30 Subject file 1975-1977: Camping

31 Subject file 1975-1977: Central YMCA Community College (CYCC)

32 Subject file 1975-1977: Classes

33 Subject file 1975-1977: Class exams

34 Subject file 1975-1977: Coalition for United Community Action (CUCA)

35 Subject file 1975-1977: Coins

36 Subject file 1975-1977: College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

37 Subject file 1975-1977: Commencement

 

box 167

folders:

1 Subject file 1975-1977: Conferences and meetings

2 Subject file 1975-1977: Contests

3 Subject file 1975-1977: Crusade of Mercy

4 Subject file 1975-1977: Daycare

5 Subject file 1975-1977: Directories

6 Subject file 1975-1977: Driving

7 Subject file 1975-1977: Elections

8 Subject file 1975-1977: Events

9 Subject file 1975-1977: Football

10 Subject file 1975-1977: Fundraising

11 Subject file 1975-1977: Gifts and grants

12 Subject file 1975-1977: Ground-breaking

13 Subject file 1975-1977: Hockey

14 Subject file 1975-1977: Human and community development centers

 

box 168

folders:

1 Subject file 1975-1977: Hunting

2 Subject file 1975-1977: Hypnosis

3 Subject file 1975-1977: Interior decoration

4 Subject file 1975-1977: Jaycees

5 Subject file 1975-1977: Juveniles

6 Subject file 1975-1977: Learning for Living

7 Subject file 1975-1977: Life Experience Credentialing

8 Subject file 1975-1977: Mayor Daley Marathon

9 Subject file 1975-1977: Mayor's Office

10 Subject file 1975-1977: Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

11 Subject file 1975-1977: Miscellaneous

12 Subject file 1975-1977: Modeling

13 Subject file 1975-1977: Model Cities - Urban Progress Center

14 Subject file 1975-1977: News articles

15 Subject file 1975-1977: 19 South LaSalle

16 Subject file 1975-1977: NYPUM

17 Subject file 1975-1977: Obituary

18 Subject file 1975-1977: Open House

19 Subject file 1975-1977: Other agencies

20 Subject file 1975-1977: People

21 Subject file 1975-1977: Physical examinations

22 Subject file 1975-1977: Physical fitness

23 Subject file 1975-1977: Play lots

24 Subject file 1975-1977: Public Relations

25 Subject file 1975-1977: Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

26 Subject file 1975-1977: Reading

27 Subject file 1975-1977: Real estate

28 Subject file 1975-1977: Resource

 

box 169

folders:

1 Subject file 1975-1977: Reunions

2 Subject file 1975-1977: Sailing

3 Subject file 1975-1977: Security Technology

4 Subject file 1975-1977: Seminars

5 Subject file 1975-1977: Sewing

6 Subject file 1975-1977: Social Security

7 Subject file 1975-1977: Stamps

8 Subject file 1975-1977: "Struggle, Synthesis, Unity" mural

9 Subject file 1975-1977: Tiny tots activities

10 Subject file 1975-1977: Tours and trips

11 Subject file 1975-1977: Tri-Faith Employment and Training Corporation

12 Subject file 1975-1977: Vision screening

13 Subject file 1975-1977: Volunteers

14 Subject file 1975-1977: Welfare

15 Subject file 1975-1977: Women

16 Subject file 1975-1977: Workshops

17 Subject file 1975-1977: World service

18 Subject file 1975-1977: Wrestling

19 Subject file 1975-1977: Y-Indian Guide Tribe

20 Subject file 1975-1977: Yoga

21 Subject file 1975-1977: Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)

22 Subject file 1978-1980: Adult Care: Classes

23 Subject file 1978-1980: Adult Care: Employment

24 Subject file 1978-1980: Adult Care: Homebound

25 Subject file 1978-1980: Adult Care: Information - referral

26 Subject file 1978-1980: Adult Care: Meals

27 Subject file 1978-1980: Adult Care: Transportation

28 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Canoeing

29 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Competitive

30 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Diving

31 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Handicapped

32 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Kayaking

33 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Learn to Swim

34 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Log burling

35 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Pre-school

36 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Sailing

37 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Skin diving - scuba diving

38 Subject file 1978-1980: Aquatics: Water exercises

39 Subject file 1978-1980: Camping: Day

40 Subject file 1978-1980: Camping: Resident

41 Subject file 1978-1980: Camping: School

42 Subject file 1978-1980: Camping: Seniors

43 Subject file 1978-1980: Camping: Special needs

44 Subject file 1978-1980: Camping: Wilderness

45 Subject file 1978-1980: Clubs & organizations

46 Subject file 1978-1980: Community development: Beautification

47 Subject file 1978-1980: Community development: Housing

48 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Alcohol and drugs

49 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Birth control

50 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Educational

51 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Family

 

box 170

folders:

1 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Incident

2 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Medical

3 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Outreach

4 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Runaway

5 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Street gang

6 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Suicide

7 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Transition Center

8 Subject file 1978-1980: Counseling: Vocational

9 Subject file 1978-1980: education: formal: college

10 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Formal: High school

11 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Formal: Resource information & material

12 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Informal: Art

13 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Informal: Classes

14 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Informal: Cooking

15 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Informal: Dance

16 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Informal: Dog obedience

17 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Informal: Hobbies

18 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Informal: Language

19 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Informal: Music

20 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Informal: Personal development

21 Subject file 1978-1980: Education: Informal: Physical development

22 Subject file 1978-1980: E&T: Comprehensive Employment & Training Act (CETA)

23 Subject file 1978-1980: E&T: Summer Youth

24 Subject file 1978-1980: Facility Development: Facility development or demise

25 Subject file 1978-1980: Facility Development: Open house

26 Subject file 1978-1980: Family programs - Family Focus

27 Subject file 1978-1980: Fitness: Aerobics (dance exercises)

28 Subject file 1978-1980: Fitness: Arica Psycho calisthenics

29 Subject file 1978-1980: Fitness: Cardiac therapy - stress test

30 Subject file 1978-1980: Fitness: Fitness Center promotion 1980

31 Subject file 1978-1980: Fitness classes: General

 

box 171

folders:

1 Subject file 1978-1980: Fitness classes: Seniors

2 Subject file 1978-1980: Fitness: Jogging

3 Subject file 1978-1980: Fitness: Massage

4 Subject file 1978-1980: Fitness: Slim Living

5 Subject file 1978-1980: Fitness: Weights

6 Subject file 1978-1980: Fundraising

7 Subject file 1978-1980: Health education: Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation

8 Subject file 1978-1980: Health education: First aid

9 Subject file 1978-1980: Leadership development: Awards

10 Subject file 1978-1980: Leadership development: Black Achievers

11 Subject file 1978-1980: Leadership development: Board members

12 Subject file 1978-1980: Leadership development: Model United Nations

13 Subject file 1978-1980: Leadership development: Staff

14 Subject file 1978-1980: Leadership development: Volunteers

15 Subject file 1978-1980: Leadership development: YMCA members

16 Subject file 1978-1980: Leadership development: Youth & government

17 Subject file 1978-1980: Meetings & events: Dinner parties, entertainment

18 Subject file 1978-1980: Meetings & events: Elections

19 Subject file 1978-1980: Meetings & events: Residence

20 Subject file 1978-1980: Meetings & events: Seminars, meetings, conventions

21 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Basketball

22 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Chess

23 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Golf

24 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Gymnastics

25 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Handball

26 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Handicapped

27 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Judo - karate

28 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Racquetball

 

box 172

folders:

1 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Self-defense - wrestling

2 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Skiing

3 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Tennis - platform tennis

4 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Track & field

5 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Volleyball

6 Subject file 1978-1980: Sports & recreation: Youth Basketball Association

 

Series 5. Metropolitan Office records, 1861-1980 (box 116-177) - continued:

Subseries 7. Centennial Celebration Files, 1955-1958 (box 172-174 & vol. 73-77)

box 172 - continued

folders:

7 Centennial Fund Campaign: 1957-1958

8 Centennial Fund Campaign: Ketchum, Inc. (Public relations firm) 1956-1958

 

Vol. 73 Memoranda, bulletins and forms 1956-1958

Vol. 74 News clippings 1958

Vol. 75 Memos and reports 1958

 

box 172 - continued

folders:

9 Centennial Fund Campaign: Reports 1961-1965

10 Centennial Fund Campaign: Equipment inventory 1957-1958

11 Centennial Fund Campaign: Material on press conference 1957

12 Centennial Fund Campaign: Film title selections 1957

13 Centennial Fund Campaign: Film 1956-1958

14 Centennial Fund Campaign: Giving, special cabinet committee 1957

15 Centennial Fund Campaign: John B. Rogers payment schedules 1958

16 Centennial Fund Campaign: Giving by general employees 1957-1958

17 Centennial Fund Campaign: Plan, undated

18 Centennial Fund Campaign: Digest of workers' progress reports July 15, 1957

19 Centennial Fund Campaign: Correspondence and reports 1955-1957

20 Centennial Fund Campaign: Correspondence and reports 1955-1957

 

box 173

folders:

1 Centennial Fund Campaign: Correspondence and reports 1955-1957

2 Centennial Fund Campaign: Refusals and rejects 1955-1957

3 Centennial Fund Campaign: Progress report January 1958

4 Centennial Fund Campaign: Solicitation lists February 1958

5 Centennial Fund Campaign: Solicitation lists February 1958

6 Centennial Fund Campaign: Promotional literature 1952-1958

7 Centennial Fund Campaign: Letterhead

8 Centennial Events: 1957-1958

9 Centennial Events: "Y's Up" - presentation based on Great Enterprises 1958

10 Centennial Events: Youth opinion poll 1957

11 Centennial Events: Centennial suggestions, Dasho-Rogers, Inc. (public relations firm) 1957

12 Centennial Events: Spectacular March 22, 1958

13 Centennial Events: News clippings March 1958

14 Centennial Events: Public relations 1957-1958

15 Centennial Events: "Around the Y in Ninety Minutes" centennial program pageant suggestion for March 22, 1958

16 Centennial Events: Membership campaign 1957

17 Centennial Events: United membership promotion packet ca. 1957

18 Centennial Events: Youth conferences 1957

 

box 174

folders:

1 Centennial Events: Youth festival

2 Centennial Events: YMCA Centennials - Chicago and others 1951-1955

3 Centennial Events: YMCA Centennials - Chicago and others 1951-1955

 

Vol. 76 Youth conference planning 1957

Vol. 77 "Y's Up" centennial stage spectacular - publicity scrapbook 1957-1958

 

box 174 - continued

folders:

4 Centennial History: Committee minutes 1955

5 Centennial History: Correspondence 1956-1957

6 Centennial History: Great Enterprises - distribution of book by departments 1957-1958

7 Centennial History: Department quotas 1957

8 Centennial History: Colton, Ethan T. 1957

9 Centennial History: Dedmon, Emmet, 1955-1957

10 Centennial History: Dedmon, Emmett, drafts of chapters

11 Centennial History: Dedmon, Emmett, drafts of chapters

12 Centennial History: Research files of press releases, news clippings, pamphlets 1951-1956

Shelf Research notes for Great Enterprises (2 card file boxes)

 

Series 5. Metropolitan Office Records, 1861-1980 (box 116-177) - continued:

Subseries 8. Association of Retired Secretaries, L. Wilbur Messer Chapter, 1931-1964 (box 175-177)

box 175

1-4 Historical research notes, 1943-1953

5-12 Minutes of annual meetings, 1931-1961

 

box 176

1 Secretary's reports and project notes, 1934-1938

2-3 Financial reports and minutes, 1948-1960

4-9 Correspondence, 1942-1964 and undated

10 Member address lists, 1945-1964

 

box 177

1-2 Member personal data A-Z, 1942

3 Obituaries, 1949-1958

4 Chapter newsletter, 1933-1948

5-6 Chapter newsletter (Palm Sunday Bulletin), 1949-1964

7 Chapter memorial service programs, 1949-1963

8 National newsletter (Old Guard News), 1954-1964

 

Series 6. Department records, 1883-1977 (box 177-189 & vol. 78-150):

Subseries 1. Minutes of Boards of directors 1908-1962 (vol. 78-149)

Vol. 78 Austin: 1913-1937

Vol. 79 Austin: 1938-1941

Vol. 80 Austin: 1942-1945

Vol. 81 Austin: 1946-1948

Vol. 82 Austin: 1949-1951

Vol. 83 Austin: 1952-1955

Vol. 84 Austin: 1956-1962

Vol. 85 Beverly: 1931-1950

Vol. 86 Central: 1913-1941

Vol. 87 Central: 1942-1951

Vol. 88 Central: 1952-1962

Vol. 89 Central YMCA College: 1935-1945

Vol. 90 Chatham: 1943-1955

Vol. 91 Division Street: 1913-1934

Vol. 92 Division Street: 1935-1947

Vol. 93 Division Street: 1948-1956

Vol. 94 Duncan: 1948-1946

Vol. 95 Duncan: 1947-1952

Vol. 96 Duncan: 1953-1959

Vol. 97 Harvey: 1944-1955

Vol. 98 Hotel: 1916-1938

Vol. 99 Hotel: January 1939-June 1948

Vol. 100 Hotel: July 1948-December 1949

Vol. 101 Hotel: January 1950-June 1951

Vol. 102 Hotel: July 1951-December 1953

Vol. 103 Hyde Park: 1913-1928

Vol. 104 Hyde Park: 1929-1942

Vol. 105 Hyde Park: 1943-1946

Vol. 106 Hyde Park: 1947-1949

Vol. 107 Hyde Park: 1950-1951

Vol. 108 Hyde Park: 1952-1953

Vol. 109 Irving Park: 1926-1944

Vol. 110 Irving Park: 1945-1949

Vol. 111 Irving Park: 1950-1954

Vol. 12 Lawson: 1931-1948

Vol. 113 Lincoln-Belmont: 1927-1942

Vol. 113 Belmont Community: 1914-1915

Vol. 114 Lincoln-Belmont: 1943-1945

Vol. 115 Maxwell Street: 1931-1955

Medical Center - see West-Side Professional Schools

Vol. 116 North Avenue-Larrabee: 1920-1930

Vol. 116 North Side Boys Club: 1908-1912

Vol. 116 North Avenue Community: 1915-1916

Vol. 116 North Avenue Larrabee Boys Club: 1916-1920

Vol. 117 North Avenue-Larrabee: 1931-1946

Vol. 118 North Avenue-Larrabee: 1947-1957

Vol. 119 111th Street: 1926-1939

Vol. 120 111th Street: 1940-1947

Vol. 121 111th Street: 1948-1950

Vol. 122 111th Street: 1951-1954

Vol. 123 111th Street: 1955-1949

Vol. 124 Railroad Departments: 1913-1932

Ravenswood - see Wilson Avenue

Vol. 125 Rogers Park: 1934-1947 - name changed to High Ridge, 1945

Vol. 126 Sears-Roebuck: 1914-1934

Vol. 127 Sears-Roebuck: 1935-1948

Vol. 128 Sears-Roebuck: 1949-1952

Vol. 129 Sears-Roebuck: 1953-1962

Vol. 130 South Chicago: 1913-1930

Vol. 131 South Chicago: 1931-1940

Vol. 132 South Chicago: 1942-1946

Vol. 133 South Chicago: 1947-1950

Vol. 134 South Chicago: 1951-1955

Vol. 135 South Shore: 1933-1948

Vol. 136 South Shore: 1949-1959

Vol. 137 South Town: 1921-1939

Vol. 138 South Town: 1940-1948

Vol. 139 South Town: 1949-1955

Vol. 140 Wabash Avenue: 1951-1962

Vol. 141 Washington Park: 1953-1955

Vol. 142 West-Side Professional Schools: 1918-1940

Vol. 143 West-Side Professional Schools: 1941-1948

Vol. 144 West-Side Professional Schools: 1949-1952 name changed to Medical Center, 1949

Vol. 145 West Suburban: 1947-1956

Vol. 146 Wilson Ave: 1913-1933

Vol. 147 Wilson Ave: 1934-1952

Vol. 148 Wilson Ave: 1943-1950

Vol. 149 Wilson Ave: 1951-1959 name changed to Ravenswood, 1959

 

Series 6. Department records, 1883-1977 (box 177-189 & vol. 78-150) - continued:

Subseries 2. Board attendance records, 1928-1975 (box 177-180)

box 177

9-11 Attendance reports, 1928-1934

 

box 178

1-7 Attendance reports, 1935-1951

 

box 179

1-6 Attendance reports, 1952-1957

 

box 180

1 Attendance reports, 1958

2 Lists of boards of directors, 1971

3-6 Changes in boards of directors, 1973-1975

 

Series 6. Department records, 1883-1977 (box 177-189 & vol. 78-150) - continued:

Subseries 3. Miscellaneous department records, 1883-1977 (box 181-189 & vol. 150)

box 181

folders:

1 Athletic Field minutes, 1900-1902 (1 vol.)

2 Beverly proposed plan, ca. 1948

3 Central YMCA College: "Resources and Standards of YMCA Colleges", 1925 (1 vol.)

 

box 182

folders:

1 Central YMCA College: Corporate minutes, 1935-1945 (1 vol.)

2 Central YMCA Community College miscellaneous papers, 1965-1969

3 Central YMCA Schools - students from abroad, 1965

4 Countryside minutes, 1970

5 Chicago Conference on Christian Unity, 1962

6 "The Young Adult in the YMCA", 1968

 

box 183

folders:

1-3 Hotel: Board minutes, 1953-1967

 

box 184

folders:

1 Hotel: Board minutes, 1968-1972 (1 vol.)

2-3 Hotel: Board minutes, 1973-1979

4-5 Hotel: Business Committee minutes, 1916-1947

 

box 185

folders:

1-3 Hotel: Business Committee minutes, 1948-1972 (3 vols.)

4 Hotel: Business Committee minutes, 1973-1977

 

box 186

folders:

1 Hotel: Manager's reports, 1916-1947

2 Hotel: Annual reports of executive secretary, 1920-1923

3 Hotel: 30th anniversary correspondence and speeches, 1946

4-5 Hotel: Historical material, 1916-1943

5 Hotel: Historical material, 1916-1943

6 Hotel: Miscellaneous, 1916-1947

 

box 187

folders:

1 Intercollegiate: Minutes and reports, 1892-1899

2 Intercollegiate: Reports and records, 1892-1899 (1 vol.)

3 Isham 50th anniversary portfolio, 1966

4 Logan Square proposal for building, 1950

5 Park Ridge membership survey, 1961

6 Railway Departments - daily register of general information, 1883-1890 (1 vol.)

7 Sears Roebuck promotional material, 1949-1952

 

box 188

folders:

1 Skokie Valley: Organization meetings, 1954-1955

2 Skokie Valley: Capital fund brochure, ca. 1958

3 South Shore building campaign, 1949

4 Student Departments: Minutes, reports and records, 1899-1900 (1 vol.)

5 Student Departments: Minutes and reports, 1910-1940 (1 vol.)

 

box 189

folders:

1 Wabash Avenue - minutes of Colored YMCA, 1909-1913

2 West Side minutes, 1893-1896

 

Vol. 150 Wilson Avenue buildings campaign leaflets and news clippings, 1902-1907

 

box 189 - continued

folders:

3 Joint meeting (Harvey, 111th Street, Southwest) minutes, 1967

4 Camp Hastings, Camp Martin Johnson, Chinese & Japanese Departments minutes & reports, 1915-1939 (1. vol.)

5 Department statistical reports, 1897-1899 (2 vols.)

6 Department statistical reports, 1897-1899 (2 vols.)

 

Unprocessed boxes of manuscript records

 

Series 7. Original sound recordings - stored separately (0MM.136)

Restriction: For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).

box 190

tape recordings:

1 Annual meeting, Jan. 27, 1955 pt. 1

2 Annual meeting, Jan. 27, 1955 pt. 2

3 Centennial annual meeting, Jan. 23, 1958

4 Centennial annual meeting, Jan. 23, 1958 c. 2

5 Annual meeting, 1959

6 Annual meeting, 1959 pt. 2

7 Annual meeting, probably 1960

8 Address - Dr. Paul Dudley White, undated

9 Annual meeting, Jan. 24, 1961

10 Annual meeting, Jan. 24, 1961 pt. 2

11 Annual meeting, Jan. 24, 1961 pt. 3

12 Annual meeting, Jan. 24, 1961 pt. 4

13 Annual meeting, Feb. 18, 1963

14 Annual meeting, Feb. 18, 1963

 

box 191

tape recordings:

1 Annual meeting, Feb. 18, 1964

2 Annual meeting, Feb. 16, 1965

3 Annual meeting, Feb. 24, 1966

4 Annual meeting, Feb. 23, 1967

5 Annual meeting, Feb. 23, 1967 pt. 2

6 Annual meeting, Feb. 1, 1968

7 Annual meeting, Feb. 14, 1969

8 Annual meeting, Feb. 14, 1969 pt. 2

9 Annual meeting, Feb. 6, 1970

10 Annual meeting, Grede speech, undated

11 Annual meeting rehearsal (poor quality), undated, Byron Stone

12 Annual meeting rehearsal, Byron Stone, undated

13 President of the United States, Nov. 13, 1957

14 Memorial service for C.C. Robbins, Oct. 10, 1960

 

box 192

tape recordings:

1 General Secretary's cabinet conference, Sept. 9, 1962 evening

2 General Secretary's cabinet conference, Sept. 10, 1962 morning

3 General Secretary's cabinet conference, Sept. 10, 1962 evening and Sep 11, 1962 morning

4 General Secretary's cabinet conference, Sept. 11, 1962 all day

5 General Secretary's cabinet conference, Sept. 12, 1962 morning

6 General Secretary's cabinet conference, Sept. 12, 1962 closing remarks

7 WIND radio program: "The Central YMCA--A fabulous operation," July 5, 1962

7 WIND radio program: Report on youth programs in the Soviet Union, July 12, 1962

8 WIND radio program: "The human heart and physical fitness," Aug. 2, 1962

8 WIND radio program: "The YMCA Indian guide for boys and fathers," Aug. 9, 1962

9 WIND radio program: "The golden years--A look at YMCA programs for Chicago senior citizens," Aug. 16, 1962

9 WIND radio program: "A look at YMCA activities for 1962-1963," undated

10 Memorial service for Lloyd McClow, Dec. 21, 1962

11 Welfare tour, April 8, 1965

12 Press conference, "Poverty", Feb. 1966

13 Press conference, "Poverty", Feb. 1966

14 Dale Cox Awards: Warren Thompson, Martha Crane, Ben Kartman, 1966

 

box 193

tape recordings:

1 Dale Cox Awards: Thompson, Crane, Kartman, 1966

2 War on Poverty: Bruce Cole; Crime - Poff, 1967

3 Review of Y programs and newer thrusts, ca. 1968

4 Association building sale, Board of Managers meeting, Mar. 12, 1969 pt. 1

5 Association building sale, Board of Managers meeting, Mar. 12, 1969, pt. 2

6 Metropolitan Cabinet Meeting, Leaning Tower, Oct. 30, 1969

7 Stockholders Luncheon, Dec. 2, 1969

8 1969 Camp, undated

9 YMCA PR Staff meeting, undated

10 John Root and the 70's, April 1970 (poor quality)

11 John Root, "Y" President, Annual Mtg. Philadelphia, April 30, 1970

On shelf: Radio spot announcement - camping 1971 (audio disk)

12 Public service announcements, celebrity speakers, undated

13 "A plea for peace", undated

14 "Camp counselor promotion spot", undated

15 "YMCA basketball" - 60 sec., undated

 

box 194

Tape recordings:

1 John Todd, Inspirational, undated c.1

2 John Todd, Inspirational, undated

3 John Todd, Inspirational, undated c.2

4 Press training tape, undated

5 Travelogue of Peru, undated

6 Kids, guitar, undated

7 Market, soccer, undated

8 Mr. Taxali, travelogue of India, undated

9 John Root - Board of Managers meeting, undated

10 McClelland, undated

11 Campfire singing, interviews, swimming, crafts, Kirk w/PPM, undated (cassette)

12 #203 Beyer - dictation of minutes, undated

13 YMCA ads for camp counselors, undated