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Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1986/359.htm
Nitrate reference copies available online http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16029coll5/id/1435
Title: 
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago collection of visual materials [graphic].
Author/creator: 
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
Pub./made: 
[ca. 1860-1962, bulk 1890-1959]
Phys. desc: 
3327 photographic prints : b&w ; 62 x 76 cm. (24 1/2 x 30 in.) or smaller.
9 albums (208 photographic prints) ; 29 x 38 cm.
32 photographic prints : col. ; 12 x 25 cm. (4 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.) or smaller.
415 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
85 negatives : cellulose nitrate ; 9 x 15 cm. (4 x 6 in.) or smaller.
26 negatives : col. ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.
1 negative : glass ; 3 1/4 x 4 in.
317 transparencies : lantern slide ; 9 x 11 cm. (3 1/4 x 4 in.) or smaller.
81 transparencies : col. ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
48 transparencies : slide, b&w ; 35 mm.
30 photomechanical prints ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller.
3 collages : design drawing ; 36 x 28 cm. (15 x 11 in.) or smaller.
3 prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
1 folder of non-graphic material.
Restricted: 
To consult lantern slides, glass negative, negatives, or color materials in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: research@chicagohistory.org).
Nitrate negatives restricted from access, see reference copies instead.
Restricted: 
Credit photographer.
Summary: 
Visual materials that chronicle the initial years and subsequent growth of the YMCA, a social service organization in the Chicago metropolitan area. Subjects include staff members (individual and groups); annual meetings; program activities for adults, teens and children; camps in service including war work with the armed forces (both World Wars), and YMCA facilities. Most items are identified.
Finding aid: 
Container list available online (1986-359).
Topical index devised by agency of origin and located in the information file, stops around 1962 and does not always include earlier images.
Note: 
Most negatives printed.
Other copy: 
Nitrate reference copies available online: http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16029coll5/id/1435.
Funding: 
Digitization and preservation of the nitrate negatives was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Related: 
Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago records.
Provenance: 
Gift of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, 1981 (1986.0359).
Subject corp: 
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago -- Photographs.
Subj topic: 
Adult education -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969. lctgm
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Religion.
Anniversaries -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Auditoriums -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Banquets -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Camps -- Illinois -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Camps -- Michigan -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Camps -- Wisconsin -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Children -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969. lctgm
City & town life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Community service -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Organizations -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Organizations' facilities -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Physical education -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1860-1969. lctgm
Recreational facilities -- Illinois -- Chicago. lctgm
World War, 1914-1918 -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Photographs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Photographs.
Subject geo: 
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social life and customs.
Form/genre: 
Advertisements.
Broadsides.
Ephemera.
Group portraits.
Photograph albums.
Portrait photographs.
Cellulose nitrate negatives.
Film negatives.
Glass negatives.
Lantern slides.
Photomechanical prints.
Gelatin silver prints.
Slides.
Slides -- Color.
Transparencies.
Copy/Holding information
Call No.CopyCollectionStatus 
1986.0359 PFL Photos-Use white callslipChecked In
1986.0359 PPL Photos-Use white callslipChecked In
1986.0359 PCLFColor photoprintsPhotos-Use white callslipAdvance Request
1986.0359 PLS0015-0039 PH-lantern slideAdvance Request
1986.0359 PNG PH: Non-graphicChecked In
1986.0359 PPN0041-0044 Photos-orig negativeAdvance Request
1986.0359 PNN PH-orig neg. nitrAdvance Request
1986.0359 PGN0004 PH-orig neg. glassAdvance Request
1986.0359 PCT0023-0025 PH-orig transprncyAdvance Request

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