Mailing Address:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Library
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Phone:
(843) 953-8016

Title: Young Men's Christian Association Scrapbooks

Collection #: 0057

Dates: 1885-1980

Size: 19 boxes

Biographical Note: The Young Men's Christian Association was founded in London, England on June 6, 1844. Ten years later a group of Charleston ministers and laymen organized the Charleston Association in February 1854 with incorporation on December 21, 1854. The Cannon Street YMCA charter was issued on August 2, 1941. On December 12, 1971 the Cannon Street YMCA and the Young Men's Christian Association merged.

Scope and Content Note: The collection contains scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, 1885-1980, relating to local, state, regional and national YMCA activities. Several scrapbooks relate to the Department of Physical Education. Other scrapbooks contain pamphlets, brochures, leaflets, tickets, broadsides and other ephemera such as receipts, visitor passes, building pledges and other forms related to sponsored lectures, sporting events, dances, concerts, programs and memberships. A bound volume (1894) of the Young Men's Era: the International Young Men's Christian Association Newspaper (a weekly publication) and copies of the News and Courier are included in the collection. The collection includes files pertaining to the history, charter and property of the Charleston YMCA, the Cannon Street YMCA and the Military Service Center YMCA.

Subject Headings:

Young Men's Christian Association (Charleston, S.C.)
YMCA of the USA -- History.
Young Men's Christian associations -- United States -- History.

Inventory:

  1. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Clippings

  2. April 15, 1885 - February 21, 1888

  3. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Clippings

  4. September 24, 1898 - December 31, 1901

  5. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Clippings

  6. February 14, 1888 - March 29, 1900

    September 2, 1903 - February 19, 1908

  7. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Clippings

  8. February 19, 1908 - January 1, 1911

    December 15, 1913 - April 7,1920

  9. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Clippings

  10. August 19, 1919 - January 22, 1926

  11. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Clippings

  12. March 27, 1927 - August 21, 1933

  13. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Clippings

  14. January 15, 1934 - October 30, 1947

  15. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Clippings

  16. December 14, 1947 - December 22, 1958

    January 6, 1959 - July 23, 1961

    May 20, 1964 - September17, 1966

    March 19, 1972 - July25, 1974

    January 22, 1975 - May 29, 1977

    May 31, 1978 - July 29.1980

  17. Charleston YMCA miscellaneous Scrapbook of Clippings

  18. May 3, 1947 - June 11, 1950

    Transferred Memberships

    1911-1915

    Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of out of town Clippings

    September 20, 1911- November 25, 1911

  19. YMCA out of town Clippings

  20. November1911 - May 1912

  21. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of

  22. The Department of Physical Education Newspaper Clippings

    December 13, 1912 - December 5, 1921

  23. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of

  24. The Department of Physical Education Newspaper Clippings

    December 2, 1921 - December 31, 1923

  25. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of

  26. The Department of Physical Education Newspaper Clippings

    November 12, 1926 - April 28, 1929

    September 15, 1936- March 16, 1941

  27. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Pamphlets, Brochures and Ephemera

  28. 1883-1896

  29. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Pamphlets, Brochures and Ephemera

  30. 1896-1900

  31. Charleston YMCA Scrapbook of Pamphlets, Brochures and Ephemera

  32. 1904-1911

  33. Young Menís Era: The International Young Menís Christian Association Newspaper,

  34. January- December 1911

  35. The News And Courier And The Sunday News

  36. March 2,4,5,6,7,10,11,14, and 15, 1911

  37. Files pertaining to the history, institution, by laws, amendments, charters and property