Young Men's Christian Association Records

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UA 035.13

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Young Men's Christian Association Records


  • 1897-1933 (Creation)


0.42 linear feet (1 document case)

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Since November 14, 1897, the Young Men's Christian Association had an active organization on the campus of South Dakota State College. It was always active and influential in student activities. The aim was to develop the individual in mind, body and spirit. It promoted the growth of Christian faith together with the furtherance of good character, citizenship and leadership. The group held weekly fellowship meeting, promoted deputation work, maintained an employment bureau, and furnished reading rooms, rest rooms and recreational facilities. The group was governed by a cabinet and its members held office for one year. / The Young Women's Christian Association was open to all young women. The aim of this group was to develop a full and creative life, spiritually and socially. It also gave an opportunity for the wholesome expression of Christian activities. This group was also governed by a cabinet and held joint meetings with the YMCA.

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This series is composed of secretary's and treasurer's books, a handbook for members programs for lecture courses, programs for plays, the YMCA Entertainment Series, a student conference, and installation banquets.

The secretary's books consist of minutes from meetings, membership information, and included some loose material in the back (correspondence, notes, etc.).

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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UA 35.13

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