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Collection Overview
Title:Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Boston records
Date:n.d., 1833-2015 (bulk 1851-1980)
Location Code:73/3-4, 63/1-2, 61/4, 45/1, 37/2-3, 42/2, FF5/D1
Reference Code:M13
Extent:69.3 cubic ft. (116 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The records of the YMCA of Greater Boston document the organization's administrative, religious, social, educational, and community activities from 1833 to 2014, with the bulk of the collection dating between 1851 and 1970. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, committee reports, financial records, fund-raising records, photographs, 35mm color slides, negatives, scrapbooks, hymn books, newspaper clippings, newspapers and newsletters, publications, and oral histories.
Historical Abstract:The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Boston was the first YMCA chapter in North America. It was founded in 1851 by Captain Thomas Valentine Sullivan (1800-1859), an American seaman and missionary. He was influenced by the London YMCA and saw the association as an opportunity to provide a "home away from home" for young sailors on shore leave. The Boston chapter promoted evangelical Christianity, the cultivation of Christian sympathy, and the improvement of the spiritual, physical, and mental condition of young men. By 1853, the Boston YMCA had 1,500 members, most of whom were merchants and artisans. Members paid an annual membership fee to use the facilities and services of the association. Because of political, physical, and population changes in Boston during the second half of the century, the Boston YMCA established branch divisions to satisfy the needs of local neighborhoods. From its early days, the Boston YMCA offered educational classes. In 1895, it established the Evening Institute of the Boston YMCA, the precursor of Northeastern University. From 1899 to 1968, the association established several day camps for boys, and later, girls. Since 1913, the Boston YMCA has been located on Huntington Avenue. It continues to offer social, educational, and community programs, and presently maintains 31 branches and centers.
Language and Scripts:English
System of Arrangement:Organized into 7 series: 1) Administration; 2) Branches; 3) Camps; 4) Northeastern University and Affiliated Schools; 5) Subject Files; 6) Regalia and Memorabilia; and 7) Visual Materials.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Boston Young Men's Christian Association
  • Camps -- New Hampshire -- Lake Winnipesaukee

  • Day Camps -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- History
  • Outdoor recreation -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Vocational education -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Young Men's Christian associations -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Conditions Governing Access:The collection is unrestricted.
Accruals:Further accruals are expected.
Related Archival Materials:

The Archives and Special Collections Department captures the website content of the Young Men's Christian Association, which is accessible at: http://wayback.archive-it.org/1747/*/http://www.ymcaboston.org/.

Processor: Finding aid prepared by Christina Stone, Dana Bronson, July 14, 2014, September 12, 2016

Scope and Content Note

The records of YMCA of Greater Boston comprise 58.75 cubic feet of materials, documenting the organization's administrative, religious, social, educational, and community activities from 1833 to 2014. The majority of the records fall within the years 1851 and 1970. The role of former YMCA president Peter Post is well documented through extensive correspondence. Several branches, such as Dorchester, Huntington Avenue, Hyde Park and West Roxbury, and camps, such as the Sandy Island Family Camp and North Woods Day camp, are also well documented. There is also some material relating to Northeastern University's early programs, such as the Evening Institute, the Automotive School, and the School of Law. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, committee reports, financial records, fund-raising records, photographs, 35mm color slides, negatives, scrapbooks, hymn books, newspaper clippings, newspapers and newsletters, and publications. Electronic records such as preservation photography and oral histories related to the 2011 agreement between the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Phoenix Property Company, Northeastern University and the YMCA of Greater Boston are also included in the collection.

Researchers should note that Box 35 no longer exists; the materials were placed in FF5/D1.

Historical Note

The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Boston (Boston YMCA) was the first YMCA chapter in North America. It was founded in 1851 by Captain Thomas Valentine Sullivan (1800-1859), an American seaman and missionary. He was influenced by the London YMCA and saw the association as an opportunity to provide a "home away from home" for young sailors on shore leave. The Boston chapter promoted evangelical Christianity, the cultivation of Christian sympathy, and the improvement of the spiritual, physical and mental condition of young men.

The Boston YMCA first met in rooms rented on the fourth floor of a building on the corner of Washington and Summer Streets but moved in the following year to the second floor of the Tremont Temple. In 1872, the Boston YMCA purchased the Gymnasium Building on Tremont and Eliot Streets. It relocated in 1883 to a larger building at the corner of Berkeley and Boylston Streets. After a fire destroyed the Boylston building in 1910, the Boston YMCA launched a fund-raising campaign for the construction of its present home on Huntington Avenue. In 1911, President William Taft laid the cornerstone. In 1913, the Huntington Avenue building was opened for business.

By 1853, the Boston YMCA had 1,500 members, most of whom were merchants and artisans. Members, who were evangelical Christians, paid an annual membership fee to use the facilities, including a library and reading room, gymnasium, parlor, and auditorium. The Boston YMCA also provided job placements as well as educational, religious, and social activities and services. Membership fees, donations, and funds raised through lectures and fairs paid for operating expenses.

In its nascent years, the Boston YMCA was governed by two bodies: the Standing Committee, which consisted of two elected persons from each evangelical denomination represented in the Boston area, and the Board of Managers, which comprised 12 men from the Standing Committee.  In 1888 the association abolished the Standing Committee and reorganized the Board of Managers as a 21-member Board of Directors with enlarged powers. Members chose the directors for a four-year term, and the Board selected the president and other volunteer officers. In the same year, men were allowed to join the Boston YMCA as active members without regard to religious affiliation. In 1936, women were admitted as members. One year later, the Boston YMCA created the General Assembly, which gave branch units representation on the governing bodies.

Because of political, physical, and population changes in Boston during the second half of the century, the Boston YMCA established branch divisions to satisfy the needs of local neighborhoods. Some early units included: the German Branch (1880); the Tremont Row Branch (1884); Charlestown Branch (1891); the Boston & Maine Railroad Branch (1901); the Ruggles Street Branch (renamed Ford Branch) (1908); the Chinese Branch (1914); and the Army-Navy Branch (renamed the Army-Navy YMCA) (1918). By 1920, each branch had its own Board of Managers with its own branch council. The Board of Directors of the Boston YMCA became a citywide administrative body.

From its early days, the Boston YMCA offered educational classes. In 1853-1854, it sponsored free literary exercises and Bible instruction taught by ministers and qualified lay people. In 1895, the association's educational classes were organized as the "Evening Institute of the Boston YMCA," a vocational school. In the following year, Frank Palmer Speare, Northeastern University's first president from 1917-1940, was appointed the director of educational activities. He urged the development of school facilities for people who could not afford college or who worked during the day. From 1903 to 1909, the Evening Institute opened the Automobile School, the Evening Polytechnic School, the Evening School of Law, the School of Commerce and Finance, and the Day Cooperative School of Engineering. By 1916, the educational department was incorporated as the Northeastern College of the Boston YMCA and in 1922, Northeastern became a university.  In 1948, Northeastern University became a separate organization from the YMCA.

The Boston YMCA was especially interested in providing strong moral guidance and leadership for its youth members.  It sponsored social clubs and community service organizations; provided physical and athletic activities; and organized social events. In 1899, the association hosted its first camping season at Sandy Island Men's Camp (formerly, Camp Buena Vista) at Lake Winnepauskee, NH. In subsequent years, the Boston YMCA purchased or leased property to provide more day camps for its young members. Some of the camps included: Camp Ousamequin (1922), Camp Dorchester (1923), Camp North Woods (1928), and Pleasant Valley Camp (1968).

Since its establishment in 1851, the Boston YMCA has enjoyed a long history as a charitable association dedicated to improving the mind, body, and spirit of its members.  The association continues to offer social and educational activities and programs.  In 1975, the Boston YMCA launched the Black Achievers Branch to recognize African American professionals for their career accomplishments and to develop a mentor program for its young black members. In 1984, the association established Training, Inc., a nationally recognized job training program for adults whose second language is English. The Boston YMCA opened the International Learning Center in 1990 to teach computer classes and provide English language instruction. The association presently maintains 31 branches and program centers.

The Massachusetts Historical Commission, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Phoenix Property Company, Northeastern University and the YMCA of Greater Boston reached an agreement on November 17, 2011, furthering the partnership between these two institutions. The agreement allowed for the Huntington Avenue YMCA's aging gymnasium and connecting structures to be razed, the remaining buildings to be renovated, and Northeastern to build a dormitory onsite. As part of this agreement the history of the YMCA of Greater Boston, its historical structures, and its connection to Northeastern have been documented, preserved, and made accessible through preservation photography, oral histories, online and onsite exhibitions, and a scaled 3D model of the Huntington Avenue Branch to be displayed in perpetuity in its historic lobby.

Bibliography

Annual Reports (1994-1995). (Box 3, Folder 38)

Black Achievers. Brochures (1997). (Box 4, Folder 55B)

Doggett, L.L. History of the Boston Young Men's Christian Association. (Boston: The Young Men's Christian Association, 1901) [BV 1050.B7D64]

“Here's Y!”  Newsletter (Autumn 1996). (Box 18, Folder 265)

Whiteside, William B. The Boston Y.M.C.A. and Community Need: A Century's Evolution, 1851-1951. (New York: Association Press, 1951). [BV 1050.B7W5]

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Series:

1. Administration, n.d., 1852-2012
Volume:17.75 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Summary:

This series consists of records created by Boston YMCA's governing and administrative bodies, such as the Board of Directors (formerly, the Board of Managers) and the Board of Trustees. All Board of Directors and Board of Managers meeting minutes are filed under Board of Directors Minutes. There are additional Board of Managers minutes in series two. Also the folder for the 1945 minutes of the Board of Directors in box 84 is labeled “Executive Committee and General Assembly Minutes”. Materials include minutes, acts and resolutions, constitution and by-laws, annual reports, and statements. The series also includes minutes from the Board of Directors and board committees. Meeting minutes can also be found in meeting packets, which were distributed prior to each regularly scheduled Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings. They consist of documents related to the meeting's discussion, which include but are not limited to internal records, brochures and pamphlets, and minutes from the previous meeting proposed for approval. General committee reports can be found in Series V. Subject Files (Boxes 13-14, 23, Folders 200-208, 331). Also included is a large block of correspondence from Boston YMCA presidents John Ferrell and Peter Post.

BoxTitleDate
1, 66, 82Annual Meeting Minutes (3 folders)1851-1870, 1917-1919, 1939, 1994, 1997
80Annual Meeting Programs1989-1998
1-3, 60, 66, 80, 85Annual Reports (with gaps) (74 folders) 1853-2012
3Annual Reports and Convention Proceedings1862-1965
83Annual Report to the Secretary of State1968-1977
66Articles of Incorporation1852-1977
22Association: Minutes (2 folders)1871-1917
Board of Directors
Committees
22, 80General (2 folders)1890-1903, n.d., 1970, 1985-1997
66Authorizations1968-1971
85Brochures2005-2007
67, 80Buildings and Properties (3 folders)1929, 1937, 1966-1967, 1987-1989
66Directories (2 folders)1971-1993
3Educationaln.d., 1900-1904
3, 67Executive (2 folders)n.d., 1904-1905
85-86Meeting Packets (83 folders)1996-2010
67, 86Minutes (32 folders)1946-1996, 1998-2009
67, 84Executive/Finance: Minutes of Combined Meetings (12 folders)1945, 1948-1952, 1956-1957, 1959, 1988, 1990-1991
3, 67Finance (3 folders)n.d., 1901, 1906, 1983-1984, 1987, 1991
83General Assembly (2 folders)n.d., 1988-1989
3Gymnasium: Minutesn.d., 1904
3Jubilee Executive: Minutes1900-1901
66Manual1996
66Membership1998
68, 80Personnel (2 folders)1970-1971, 1990
3Physical Department: Minutesn.d., 1902-1906
67Planning Conference (2 folders)1982, 1992
3Standing: Noticesn.d., 1870
68Strategic Planning (2 folders)1982-1983
3, 68Vacancies: Nominations (7 folders)1918, 1923, 1970-1998
86-87Meeting Packets (62 folders)1994-2010
3, 22-23, 66, 67, 80, 84, 87Minutes (81 folders) 1871-2012
87Orientation2007
87Roster (5 folders)1994-2000
87Summit2006
3Board of Managers Statementn.d.
Board of Trustees
3, 23General (3 folders)n.d., 1858-1938
3Acts and Resolutions1887-1935
66City of Boston1979-1984
66Clerk's Certificate1981
3“Concerning the Management of the BYMCA”n.d.
3, 68, 87Constitution and By-laws (4 folders)n.d., 1851-1885, 1890, 1932, 1958-1991
Correspondence
68, 80General (2 folders)1901, 1980-1981, 2000
Presidents
68, 69, 70, 87, 88Ferrell, John (51 folders)1991-2001, 2005-2010
70Post, Peter1989-1991
88Washington, Kevin (3 folders)2010-2012
3Executive Manualca. 1973
Facilities
FF5/D1Architectural Plansca. 1970-1999
70Augmented Fire Service Availability1983
70Corporate Properties1989
70Custodial Servicesn.d.
70Hugh B. Smith, Inc.1985-1988
83Hughes Oil Co.1988
70Inspection Reports1991
83Maintenancen.d.
70Management Guideline1984, 1986
83Management Inventoryn.d., 1983
70Property Assessment1992
70Property Inventory1975, 1982
70, 83Property Liquidation (2 folders)1982, 1985
70, 83Swimming Pools (2 folders)ca. 1980, 1989
Financial
70General (2 folders)1969, 1983-1984
70Ambac Assurance Co.1998
70, 80Audited Financial Statements (2 folders)1993-1998
70Budget (Proposed)1997
80Capital Campaignn.d., 1986-1989
83Credit Union1971
83Crisis Letter1970
70Development Study1985
Development
70Overview: Reading, MA1985
Study
70Charles River Branch1985
70Waltham, MA Branch1985
70Endowment Fund1993-1996
70Financial and Executive Summaries1985
Fund Raising
70, 80General (3 folders)1951, 1977, 1981, 1989-1992
70Grants: Charlesbank1991
70, 80“Keeping Families Strong” Campaign (2 folders)1997, 2000
88YMCA Reach Out Campaign2006
80Operating Budget1999
70Pooled Income Fund (2 folders)ca.1978, 1980
70, 83Reports (2 folders)1990-1991, 1998
70Standard and Poors Overview1998
70-71Statements (4 folders)1981-1992,1996-1997
Strategic Plan: Focus 2000
80, 88General (3 folders) 1995-2000
71, 80, 88Focus 2000 Plan Update (3 folders) 1997, 1999, 2000
80Year 5, Association Initiatives Branch Plans2000
83Summary of Operating Units1991
71Tax Status (10 folders)1933-1986, 1988-1990
4, 71General Assembly: Meeting Minutes (3 folders)1943-1991
71History, Administrative (2 folders)1853-199?
71Long Range Planningca. 1974-1976
71Management Philosophyca. 1982
88Marketing Report1986
71Mission Statement and Goalsca. 1985-1987
4New England Area Council of YMCAs: An Introduction to Organization and Operationsn.d.
71Operation Manual1981
71Organizational Structuren.d.
71Pamphlets: “Religious Emphasis in the YMCA and the Association's Relationship to the Church”ca. 1951
Personnel
71, 83General (9 folders)1971-1980, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992
71Benefits Guiden.d.
83, 88Policies (2 folders)1990
71Retirement Plan (2 folders)1978-1980
71Public Policy (4 folders)1989-1992
71Public Relations1976-1979
71Self-Assessment1982
80Services Corporation1974
71Space Planning: 316 Huntington Ave.1985
71Space and Telephone Systems: 316 Huntington Ave.1987
Speeches
Presidents
88Ferrell, John1998
88Washington, Kevin2001
71, 80, 83, 88Strategic Planning (13 folders)1978-2011
83Systems1972-1973
83“Tomorrow: Proposals for Consideration”1967
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Series:

2. Branches , n.d., 1857-2012 (bulk 1959-1968)
Volume:15.85 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Summary:

This series comprises minutes, histories, brochures, scrapbooks, member cards, contracts, reports, and publications that document the activities of branch units. The Huntington Avenue Branch (see also Central Branch) was considered the central unit of the Boston YMCA; some of its activities and programs were citywide, while some were branch-specific.  Materials that particularly related to the Huntington Avenue Branch are organized in this series, while those that were citywide can be found in Series V. Subject Files.

BoxTitleDate
Allston-Brighton
72General1989
83The Children's Place1987
72Correspondence1993
72Facilities (2 folders)1956-1975, 1981-1987
72Financial1984
72, 83Membership (2 folders)1986-1987
94Newsletter1981-1983
4Program Clippings1948-1959
72Renovation1987
Armed Services
72General (2 folders)1973-1984, 1996-1998
72Background Informationca. 1995
72Board1996
72, Correspondence (2 folders)1987, 1997-1998
72Financial1992-1997
72Lease1996
72Membership1997
4, 80, 88, 95Black Achievers (4 folders)n.d., 1981-1986, 1997
Central
72, 80General (2 folders)ca. 1913-1926, 1983-1991
80, 88, 93Brochures (3 folders)n.d., 1992-2006
72By-lawsn.d.
Facilities
72, 83General (5 folders)1985-1987, 1989-1991
83Renovation1989-1991
72Future Planning1988
80National Register of Historic Places1998
80, 88News clippings (2 folders)ca. 1950, 1994
94Newsletter 1981-1982
72Northeastern University1976-1984
FF5/D1Postersca. 1995
72Survey Report1988
Charles River/Needham
72General (2 folders)1987-1991, 1993
Facilities
72General (2 folders)1982, 1986-1987
72Development Committee1984
72Renovation 1988
83Request for Capital Expenditures1990
72Greendale Land Sale1982
72Land Gift1986
83Long Range Report1984
72Meetings (2 folders)1981
73Merger (3 folders)1979
73Parking Dispute1995
80Property (3 folders)1987-1994
Danvers
88Job Descriptionsn.d.
73Dedham: Community Study1972
Dorchester
73General (2 folders)n.d., ca. 1980
73Board of Directors1970
4, 73, 88Brochures, Clippings, Invitations and Programs (3 folders)n.d., 1951-1980,
73By-lawsca. 1986
FF5/D1Community Youth Center Plansn.d., 1949
73Facilities1980
73Financial1971-1973
4Histories1942, 1951
73Lot Purchase1987
83, 94Newsletter: “Dorchester Family Branch”1981, 1992
73Overview1985
73Programsca. 1980
73Renovation (2 folders)1990-1994
88Surveys1948
East Boston
88Brochures2004
83Healthy Families, Healthy Communities Campaignn.d.
Huntington Avenue
4Administrative Study1932
80Adult Education1963
4Annual Meeting Minutes1922
4-5Board of Directors: Minutes (16 folders)n.d., 1923-1970
Boys' Division
6, 23General (6 folders) n.d., 1913-1939
6Scrapbook1931-1932, 1937
6, 88Brochures (3 folders)n.d., 1924-1931, 2012
101Centennial Banners2012
6Clubs and Organizationsn.d., 1919-1921, 1934
80Committees1965-1971
6Committee of Management: Minutes (2 folders)n.d., 1920-1927
6, FF5/D1Corporate members (2 folders)1929,1965
80Correspondence1965-1971
6, 80Events (2 folders)n.d., 1889, 1921-1938, 1964
80Executive Health Clubn.d.
6Member Cards1932-1935
80News clippings1965
80Organization and Plans1972-1975
6World-Wide Extension Movementn.d.
6“Your News”1946-1947
Hyde Park
73Annual Report1968-1969
23Bequests and Endowmentsn.d., 1897-1930
Board of Directors
6, 73General (4 folders)1924-1929, 1971-1979
7, 23Minutes (3 folders)1904-1924
73, 88Brochures (2 folders)n.d., 1969-1983
73Budget1974-1975
FF5/D1Building Campaign1929
73By-lawsn.d., 1954
83Correspondence1987
88Courses and Leagues1968-1969
Facilities
73, 83General (3 folders)1973, 1983-1986
73Roof Collapse1984-1985
Financial
83Estimate Report1972-1973
83Year-End Report1976
7Minutes: Board of Managers1885-1896
83, 88News clippings (2 folders)1973, 1976-1978
94Newsletter1981-1982
73Philip N. Simpson Trust1988
Proposals
73General1972
7Building Fund Campaign1929
7“Coaching the Hyde Park (Chicago) System,” Robert E. Laveagan.d.
7Service Contract 1935
88Songsn.d.
7Trustees of Permanent Fund: Minutes and Accounts1903-1923
73Zoning1986
Needham
94Newsletter1981-1982
North Suburban
73General (2 folders)1978-1992
7Capital Fund1974
94Newsletter1981-1982
83Personnel1991
73Planning Committee1984
Oak Square
88Campaign and New Facility2001
Reading
93Building Addition (12 folders)n.d., 1965-1978
93Campaigns1988
93News clippings1989-1990
73Reading: Planning (4 folders)1985-1989
Reading/Wakefield
88Brochures1999
Roxbury
88Constitution and By-laws1857
7Dedication Ceremony1965
Facilities
73General (2 folders)1987-1989
60Building1966
73Oil Spill1988
74Reports1988
94Newsletter1981
South Cove/Chinatown
74General (7 folders)1970-1976, 1984-1989
74Board of Directors (2 folders)1997-1998
74Boston Redevelopment Authority (3 folders)1984-1990
80, 88Brochuresn.d., 1999
83Capital Development Project Proposal1981
83Downtown Development1997-1998
74Energy1984
74Facilities (3 folders)1986, 1988
74Joint General Board1987-1988
74Planning (3 folders)1993-1999
South Station Railroad Branch
74General1970
7Dedication1953
60Tremont Rown.d., 1885
Southwest Suburban
74General 1980-1981
74Planning (2 folders)1980-1982
94Newsletter1981-1982
Wakefield
74General1993
80, 8815th Anniversary (2 folders)1937-1938
88Annual Meetings1936
88Annual Reports (2 folders)1948-1966
88Brochuresn.d.
88Certificates1966-1967
80, 88Correspondence (2 folders)1928-1945, 1991
80, 88Financial (3 folders)1908-1910, ca. 1991-1993
88Fundraising Campaigns1945
74, 80Merger (3 folders)1991-1993
81, 89Minute Books (3 folders)1903-1971
80, 89, 90, 96-98News clippings (with gaps) (30 folders)1922-1989
83Newsletter: “Wakefield YMCA”1988
74, 90Programs (3 folders)1929-1936, 1941-1968
80Statisticsca. 1993
83Walpole: Expansion Report1981
Waltham
90Brochures and Invitations1989-2001
74Budget1985
74Capital Project (3 folders)1988-1991
7Certificate of Stock Share1887, 1975
80Constitution and By-laws1988
74Development1987
Facilities
74-75General (4 folders)1970, 1984-1989
75Ice Rink1976-1977
75Oil Spill1989-1990
75Sports Arena1976
75Fiske Estate1926-1987
75Historicaln.d., 1975
75Land Sale (3 folders)1983-1985
75, 83Long Range Planning (2 folders)1984-1985
83Motorcycle Accident1979
94Newsletter1981-1982
75Planning Committee1984
83Site Evaluation1982
West Roxbury/Roslindale
75Brochures1950s
75By-lawsca. 1950
FF5/D1Community YMCA Buildingn.d., 1948
Facilities
75General (2 folders)1987, 1989
75Dedication of New Building1951
75Roof Collapse (3 folders)1989
75Financialca. 1987-1988
75Fund Raising1948-1949
75Historicalca. 1982
94Newsletter1981-1982
7, 75Programs (2 folders)1950, 1958, 1986
60Scrapbook1947-1954
7WHEELS Programn.d.
Westwood
75Facilities (2 folders)1987, 1990
75Landscape Plan1986
75Planning1986
75Property1986
75Wetlands Field Report1986
Woburn
90Administrativen.d., 1922-1924
90Campaigns1923
90Events1923-1924
75Fiscal1987
83, 90News clippingsn.d., 1923
Inter-branch
75Directories (2 folders)1993
75Strategic Planning1991-1995
75Sustaining Membership1971-1973
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Series:

3. Camps, n.d., 1901-2015
Volume:9.50 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Summary:

This series documents the camps associated with the Boston YMCA and includes correspondence, scrapbooks, committee reports, forms, travel logs, brochures and pamphlets, prospectuses, legal documents, registration books, and publications. Of all the camps represented in this series, only Pleasant Valley Camp (Boxes 9, 23, Folders 141, 324) originally admitted girls. Sandy Island Family Camp, the first Boston YMCA camp, was formerly Camp Buena Vista. Additional information about camping activities can be found in SERIES II. BRANCHES - Huntington Avenue: Boys' Division (Boxes 5-6, 23, Folders 75-80, 321) and SERIES V. SUBJECT FILES - Departments: Youth Division (Box 14, Folder 215).  The collection also contains photographs of the activities of the camps; they can be found in Box 9, Folders 136-139 and in SERIES VI. VISUAL MATERIALS - Camps (Photograph Boxes 2-4, 92 and 99).

BoxTitleDate
75, 90Administrative (2 folders)1952, 1970, 1985-1989
Blue Hills
90Brochures1946
Camp Y-KI-YA
90Brochures1955-1960
Dorchester
General Day Camps
7, 75General (3 folders)1926-1959, 1968, ca.1976
80Brochuresca. 1966
7Correspondence1934
84Financial1923-1973
7New England Camping Association Conference1967
7New Hampshire Reports1968-1970
7Social Agencies Promotion Lettersn.d.
7Scrapbook1936-1938
Halifax
75General1979-1981
83Audit Report1981
83Salen.d., 1987-1988
North Woods
7-8, 80General (6 folders)n.d., 1929, 1935-1940, 1960-1962, 1982
832nd Reunion1961
8Applications (completed)1962
8, 90Brochures (2 folders)1932-1933, 1965, 1989
8Camp Committee (2 folders)1959-1961
8Camper Information1929
8Canadian Camper Exchange1961
Correspondence
8Johnson, Edwin (2 folders)1960-1961
8Roehring, G.H.n.d., 1935
8Counselor-in-Training Program1960-1961
75Development1991
75Director's Report1991
75Evaluation of1986
8Follow-up Form Letter1962
8Forestryn.d., 1958-1961
8Information Formsn.d.
8Junior Aide Information1962
8Letterheadn.d.
8Overnight Accommodations1960-1961
9Pine Island Tax Question1955, 1961-1967
9Premature Departures1962
75Property Sales1985
75Proposals1985
9Prospects1964
Publications
9“The Loon”1938
90“Our 50th Year”1978
9, 90Reports (2 Folders)1928, 1949, 1961, 2002
9Tax Exemption (2 folders)1964-1969
9Travel Log1933
9Trips: Scrapbooks (4 folders)1932-1935
Ousamequin
9General1934-1937
75Drowning1975
75, 76Sale (2 folders)1925, 1975, 1982-1988
Pleasant Valley
10, 23Legal Documents (2 folders)1963, 1967-1968
76Sale1989
Ponkapoag Outdoor Center
76General (3 folders)1977-1999
76, 83, 90Day Camp Collaborative (3 folders)1983, n.d., 1988
76Facilities1982
76Lease1992-1998
83Site Visit Report1983
Robert S. Hale Camping Reservation
10, 76General (6 folders)1958-1975
23Agreements1958-1961
90Brochures and Pamphlets1955
90Reports (2 folders)1958-1970
Sandy Island Family Camp
10, 116General (2 folders)1925, 1936-1968
1050th Anniversary Campaign: Prospects1948
10, 107Accounting Ledger1939-1940, 1954-1962
102Application for Vacation Registration1988-1993
11Attendance Graph1921
102Brochures1935-1998
102Budgets1933, 1963-1980
102Building Maintenance1977
102Cabin Assignments1971-1975
102Cabin Remodel Inventory1960
102Calendars (2 folders)1937, 1945, 2011-2015
60Camp Buena Vista1901-1935
102Camp Licenses1960-1984
102Camp Promotion Scrapbooks (4 folders)1935, 1947
102Camper Enrollment Analysis1965-1967, 1970, 1980
102Camper Instructions and Informationn.d.
102Camper Lists (3 folders)1948-2011
102Camper Satisfaction Evaluations1998-2004
102Camping Division Report1970
102Centennial Celebration Guestbook1998 Nov 7
102Children's Programs1984
102Committee: Meeting Minutes, Memoranda, and Correspondence (3 folders)1947-1972
102Correspondence 1928-1999
102Craft Shop Report1971-1975
23Daily Camper Log1920-1927
102Dining Hall Seating Plan1977
76, 102, 103Director's Reports (11 folders)1921-1938, 1947-2007
77Facilities1987-1988
103Family Camp Established1933 Jul 14
103Fliersn.d., 1978
103Grace Before Meals' Blessings compiled by Bob Andrews, Director2014
103Guestbook1976-2011
103Harlow Report (2 folders)1963, 1975
103History1949
80International Weekend Retreat1991
103Income Reports (2 folders)1968-1974
103Insect Removal1974
103Junior Teen Supervisor's Report1971-1975
103Labor Day Weekend1992
103Launchman's Report: Dock and Boat Maintenance 1974, 1977
103Line Dancesn.d.
103Little Red Schoolhouse Report1971-1975
116Lodge Architectural Plans1923
103Long Range Development1922
104Luggage Policies1984
104Mailing Address Lists1965-1969
104Maintenance Report1971
Maps
3, 116Camp (2 folders)n.d., 1932, 1948, 1963-1966
104Lake Winnipesaukee and Mt. Chocorua, NHn.d.
104Medical Reports1972-1973
108Nathan N. Todaro Activity Centern.d.
104New Yorker Cabin1964
Newsletters
103Grains of Sandy (9 folders)1928-1959, 1962-1968, 1980-1999
104Sandy Island News1928-1929, 1938
104Newspaper Clippings1981-1997
108North Cottage: Guest Register 1938
104Phone Numbers (Internal and Other)2008
104Post Season Groups1969
104Postcardsca. 1926, 1968
104Pre-Season Food1969
104Program Report1971-1975
104Promotional Plans1934
Publications
102100 Anniversary Book (2 folders)1998 Jan 01
102Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul2007
104Lost Moose by Jan Slepian1995
104Lost Moose: Marketing1995
104Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories by John Updike1962
104Postmaster on the Lake by Bruce D. Heald1971
Sands of Time 1899-1949 (50 Year History Book)
104Book1949
104Drafts (3 3.5" diskettes)1998 Aug
104Pages 93-94 (3.5" diskettes)n.d.
104Rates1970, 1999-2000
104Registrations1947-1948
11, 23, 37Registration Books (3 folders)1910-1923, 1928, 1937
104Renovations1968
104Reunion (7 folders)1922, 1948, 1951, 1954-1955, 1962-1963
104Risk Management2002 Jan 11
104Claus Sandwall (Staff, Camper)1962
104"Sandy Isle" Song by Pat Marcoux1962
104"Sandy's Song" by Galway Bay and Ellen Blackwell1984
104Service Crew Director Report1970
104Ship to Shore Radio n.d., ca. 1925-1947, 1989
104Songs1977
104Staff Banquet1975
104Staff Lists1962, 1977-2000
104Staff Policies1971, 1974
104Staff Soapies: Jingles 1976, 1978-1979
104Statistics1962-1967
104Store Report1973-1978
104Storm Damage2005
104Tennis Program Report1974-1975
104Volunteer Tracking Sheetsca. 2000
104Waterfront Director's Reports1970-1974
104Work Weekend1971-1980
104YMCA World Service Camp Kit1969
90Todaro Leadership Centern.d.
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Series:

4. Northeastern University and Affiliated Schools, n.d., 1856-1995 (bulk 1900-1930)
Volume:2.40 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Summary:

Materials arranged in this series record the educational activities of the Evening Institute of the Boston YMCA, Northeastern University, and additional affiliated schools. They comprise course catalogs, flyers, brochures, prospectuses, pamphlets, and reports. Of special interest are reports, publications, and by-laws that document the early history of Northeastern University when it was part of the Boston YMCA (Box 12, Folders 180A, 181-182). Additional information about the relationship between the association and Northeastern University can be found in Series V. Subject Files - Historical Information (Box 17, Folder 241).

BoxTitleDate
11Aquatics, School of1916
11Association School1900, 1909, 1937, 1983
Automobile School
11Generaln.d., 1911-1912, 1924
11Course Catalogs1909-1915, 1922-1923
11Commerce and Finance, School of: Course Catalogs1912-1914
77Community Schools1984
11Day and Evening Schools1909-1915
11Evening Institute: Course Catalogs (11 folders)1895-1913
Huntington School for Boys
90Diplomas1909
1150th Anniversary Commemorative Program1959
90Publications: “The Huntington Record”1948-1949
90Sports and Athleticsn.d.
11-12Yearbooks (5 folders)1917, 1920, 1929, 1940, 1955
Law, School of
12Course Catalogs (4 folders)1898-1910, 1914-1915
12Examinationn.d.
12Lowell Institute1856, 1897
Northeastern University
77General1995
12Easements1957, 1962,1965
12“The Open Door”ca. 1924
12Reports1927-1929, 1945
12Polytechnic School: Course Catalogs1904-1905, 1909
River Street School (Hyde Park, MA)
77General (2 folders)1984-1985
77Closing1984-1985
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Series:

5. Subject Files, n.d., 1833-2014
Volume:8.95 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Summary:

Materials in this series consist of correspondence, brochures and pamphlets, reports, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, newspaper and newsletters, cards, fund-raising records, financial reports, hymn books, receipts, publications, legal documents, writings, prospectuses, and yearbooks. This series contains information about the Boston chapter's affiliation with national and state YMCA federations. Also present are several scrapbooks of newspaper clippings that record athletic, social, and general news of the Boston YMCA. Electronic material such as preservation photography and oral histories related to the 2011 agreement between the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Phoenix Property Company, Northeastern University and the YMCA of Greater Boston can be found in this series.

BoxTitleDate
12Advertisement1921
12Advertising Books (2 folders)1926, 1928
83Advertising Guidelinesn.d.
23Advertising Scrapbook1929-1933
77Affirmative Action (2 folders)n.d.
23American Laundry Machinery Company: Proposal1912
13Application Cardsn.d.
27-28Athletics: Newspaper Clippings (Scrapbooks) (4 folders)1916-1934
91Auction1984
80, FF5/D1Awards: Community Service (2 folders)n.d., 1994
13Basketball1961
13, 23, 83Bequests (3 folders)1857, 1859, 1870, 1988
13Bible (Carter, S.B.)1877
13Bible Instituten.d., 1912-1916
13Boston University School of Theologyn.d., 1968-1970
13Boston Young Men's Society: Library Book Catalogue1833
91Boston “Y” Outing Club1951-1975
13, 80, 91Brochures and Pamphlets (5 folders)n.d., 1867-1876, 1881, 1930-2014
13Business Cardsn.d.
77, 91Centennial (2 folders)1944, 1951
77Challenge Program1985
13Class Registers1961-1962
Clubs and Organizations
13Generaln.d., 1910, 1920-1938, 1976
13Greater Boston Area Y-Wives: Minutes (2 folders)1960-1961, 1967-1971
13Right Angle Club1929-1937
77Cluster Servicesca. 1970
77Collaborationsn.d.
Committees
13Generaln.d., 1873-1874, 1881, 1907, 1922, 1930
37Army Committee1865
13, 23Health Club Task Force (2 folders)n.d., 1971-1973
14Long Range Planning1974
14MBA Youth Ministryn.d., 1969
14Objectives and Long Range Plans: Report1964
14Religious Work Report1900
14Committee Members: Information Cards (3 folders)n.d.
83Community and Program Overviewsn.d.
83Community Schools1973
83Contracts and Leases (3 folders) n.d., 1986-1992
77Corporate Fitness1980
Correspondence
14Generaln.d., 1851-1852, 1874, 1913-1924, 1949-1977
14Boston Literacy and Historical Association1911
77Counseling Services1981
Departments
14Generaln.d., 1906, 1924, 1959
23, 32Army Enlisted Men's Club: Cash Records (2 folders)n.d.
14Bible Studyn.d., 1901-1902
60Boston and Maine Railroad Co.1902-1903
14Physicaln.d., 1897-1903
23Religious Work: Scrapbook1916-1919
14Savingsn.d., 1912
36Bank Books1909-1917
14, 91Youth Division: Y-Boys Associates (6 folders)n.d., 1920-1950
Development
Building Fund
23$350,000 Huntington Building Fund Campaign1952
14“A Civic Movement to Meet a Great Civic Deed”1909
23Pledge Listn.d.
32Scrapbookca.1909-1926
15“Spirit of the Fair” (2 folders)1858
24, 33Subscription Books (2 folders)n.d., 1858
60Tremont Templen.d.
15Capital Funds Programn.d., 1968
33Contributors' List (2 folders)1890-1911
24Fund Raising Appeal: WHEELS1971
24Fund Records (2 folders)ca. 1905-1911, 1923-1926
15Kresge Foundation1988-1991
15Metropolitan Boston YMCA Centennial Fund1944-1948
15, 24Pledge Lists (2 folders)1871-1872, 1913
Publications
60“A Decade in Giving”1989
15“You Can Help Youth in the World of Tomorrow”n.d.
15Woodbury Memorial Trust Fund Book1908-1926
15Devotion Bookn.d.
77Devotionsn.d.
83Econoler/USA, Inc.1986
91Elder Arts1997
Employment
29-30Employee Filesn.d., 1913-1924, 1942-1946
60Employee Lists1937
15Job Descriptionn.d., 1970
15Personnel Policy1943-1963
15Retirement Fund1968-1973
FF5/D1Salary List1925
24Salary Payments1925
24Salary Records (2 folders)1905-1917
83Employment Resources, Inc.1986-1987
16Ethier, Napoleon1883-1919
Events
16, 24General (6 folders)n.d., 1852-1939, 1964-1988
16Bazaar of Nations1873-1874
16Centennial1951
16Cornerstone Laying Ceremony (Huntington Avenue Building)1912
FF5/D1Fairs1858
91Hello Party2008
16International Jubilee Convention1901
91Invitations2002-2011
80150th Anniversary2001
91Programs (2 Folders)1930-1932, 2005-2009
80, 91Red Sox Hall of Fame Dinner (2 folders)2000-2004
24Scrapbook1883-1886
77, 83, 91Families in Transition (3 folders)n.d., ca.1985, 1987
Financial Reports
24General1912-1916, 1921, 1931, 1932
24Audit Reports (4 folders)1913-1932
65Audit Reports Huntington Avenue Branch1925-1931
25Audit Northeastern University (2 folders)1924-1931
25Building Fund1912-1915
25Cash-Treasurer Records1885-1889
34Cash Records (2 folders)1903-1906, 1909-1913
65Departments1916-1917, 1921,1925-1931
80Huntington Affordable Housing Limited Partnership1998
28Ledger1912-1913
17Receipts and Expendituresn.d., 1918
65Treasurer's Books (2 folders)1882-1888
83First Non-Profit Risk Pooling Trust1980
77Fitness Centers1990
17Franklin Square House: Pamphletn.d.
77Grants1986
17Guest Book1942
77Harvard Pilgrim Community Health Partnership1996
91Healthy Families, Healthy Communities 2002-2007
Historical Information
17, 80General (2 folders)n.d., 1918, 1926, 1946, 1975-1985,1994
60Boston Association History1901
83Collection Contents1975
79History Notebookn.d., 1951
91Timelines1977
83Hopefield Schools Land grant1968
Huntington Avenue YMCA Massachusetts Historic Commission GrandMarc Project
100National Register of Historic Places2012
Oral Histories
100Ferrell, John2014
100Fielding, Waldo2014
100Fils-Aime, Francois2014
100Onuha, Will2014
100Tavares, David2014
100Vo, Andy2014
Preservation Photography
Exterior & Interior
100Zubricki, Steve (2 disks)2012
100Matison, Kate (4 disks)2012
80Huntington House1996
Hymn Books
17Generaln.d., 1852, 1872
77Civil War Soldierca. 1861
17International Conventions1881-1882, 1894, 1916
International YMCA Training School
17Association Outlook (3 folders)1899-1900
17-18Association Seminar (4 folders)1901-1903
18Introduction Cardsn.d.
77IRS Regulations, Opposition to1987-1989
83Legislative Agents1991
18Library Cardsn.d.
83List of Massachusetts YMCAsn.d.
18List of Topicsn.d.
77Liquor Liabilityca. 1986
18Management1974-1975, 1984
18Massachusetts YMCA Associations1873, 1880
18Massachusetts and Rhode Island YMCA 1851-1951
91Massachusetts Community Organization Service1946
83Massachusetts Right to Know Law Training1985
83Mayor's After School Time Task Force2000
18Meeting Noticesn.d.
Membership
18Generaln.d., 1852-1896, 1935, 1975, 1978
91Cards1910
39, 77Certificates (2 folders)1864, 1927, 1990
80Handbooksn.d.
39Life Membersn.d.
91Members Getting Members: Membership Campaign1989
18Promotion Plans1926-1930
39Registrar1852-1877
77Sustaining (2 folders)ca. 1971-1981
18Memorandum1922
77Mergers and Consolidations, Guidelinesn.d.
18Metropolitan General Secretaries YMCA: Conference1918
18Miller, ?: Correspondence1873, 1952
18National Council of YMCAs1930-1931, 1951
83National Contact Informationn.d.
Newsletters
18General1877, 1886, 1893, 1921, 1978
80“The Commitments”1992
91“Developments”2001
60“Guideline”1967-1969
18, 80“Here's Y!”(2 folders)1996-1997
91“Horizons”2005
60, 91“Nexus” (2 folders)1986-1991
91“The President's Letter”2004
91“The Pulse” (7 folders)2005-2011
80, 91“Y's Eyes” (2 folders)1988-1991
Newspapers
91“Boston Young Men” (2 folders)1922-1924
31, 99“Boston Young Men's News” (2 folders)1924-1932
40-41, 91“Boston's Young Men” (28 folders)1888-1924
91“Boston's Young Men Magazine”1889, 1893
18, FF5/D1Clippings (2 folders)ca. 1877-1967
26-27, 63-64Scrapbooks (11 folders)1921-1934
83Organizational Analysis1990
Physical Plant
27Berkeley and Boylston Streets1883, 1885, 1903
18-19“Contracts and Specifications for Buildings for Boston YMCA” (4 folders)n.d., 1911
19Fritchman Property1966-1969
Huntington Avenue
FF5/D1Blueprint1909
19Factsn.d.
19, 20, 27Invoices and Receipts (6 folders)1913-1914
37Mortgage Deed1912-1913
20Postcards and Clippingsn.d.
80Property Appraisal1985
37Tremont and Elliot Streets Building Mortgage Deed1879
20Plan for Living1939
91Postcardsn.d., 1915-1941
83Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act1991
Programs
77General1991
77, 91Black Achievers (4 folders)n.d., 1985, 1994, 1996, 2005-2010
FF5/D1Fitnessn.d.
83Introduction to Program Position Statements1985
77Minority Recruitment1985
77Resources1978-1981
77Youth1984
World Services Program
77Generalca. 1951
91Camp Kits1971
91Financial1971
91Postersn.d., 1971
91Publicationsn.d., 1970-1971
20, 60Prospecti (7 folders)n.d., 1884-1903, 1908-1909
Publications
20“After Eighty Five Years”1936
92“Association Men” (2 folders)1919-1920, 1923-1924
60“Association Outlook”1921-1923
20“Association Record”1886-1887
20“Build Youth into Boston's Future”ca. 1956
20“Building a Career”n.d.
92“Bulletin”1906-1907
20“A Clearing House for Young Men”n.d.
20“Conservation of Power”n.d.
92“Critical Issues: Strengthening and Supporting Families Today”2002
92“An Evaluation of the Boston YMCA Secretary”1948
20“The Gist of It”n.d., 1911-1912
92“Leisure Hours”1887-1888
92“National Youth Administration Recreation Bulletin Service”1936
92“The News”1912-1913
92“An Old Friend in a New Boston” (2 folders)n.d.
92“Proud Heritage” 1988
20 Scrapbook1934-1935
92“Shall Boston Adopt the Community Chest”1925
80“Summer Fun at the Greater Boston YMCA”1960
80“Teenagers at the Greater Boston YMCA”1991
20“Thirty Thousand Builders”n.d.
92“Three Sixteen”1921-1922
92“Two States”1929-1930
832000 Monthly Planning Guide2000
92“The Weekly Pocket Reminder” (5 folders)1908-1911
80The Y Coloring Book1960s
92“YMCA 150th Anniversary”2001
92“The YMCA Guide to Adult Fitness”1963
20“A Young Man and His Opportunity”1908-1909
20“The Young Man of Purpose”n.d.
Rent
77Controln.d.
77Equity Board1984
Reports
20“Survey of Boston”1926
60“The YMCA of Greater Boston: A Survey of Image Perceptions”1994
80Revenue Bonds1998
80, 92Rose Kennedy Greenway (2 folders)2003
83Ryan Elliot Market Report1986
77Service Providers1975
77Services Corporationn.d., 1974-1982
20Slide Inventory List1991
20, 92Songs (2 folders)n.d.
Speeches
20Adams, Wilman E.: “The Program Philosophy of the Boston Young Men's Christian Association”1940
20Russell, Charles Theodore1852
20Taft, William H.: Address at Cornerstone Laying1912
20Winthrop, Robert C.1859
21Statement to National Board YMCA1951
77Strategic Planning1985
92Strong Communitiesn.d., 2002-2005
77Tax Status1984-1988
83Telecommunications1985-1986
77, 92Training, Inc. (4 folders)n.d., 1981-1985, 1990, 2010
21, 37Trust, Declaration of (2 folders)1858, 1935-1936
77Tufts Associated Health Plan/YMCA Eastern MA Fitness Collaboration1986-1987
83Tufts International Research Center1990
United Way
77General (4 folders)ca. 1989-1999
78, 92Allocation (3 folders)1989-1993
78Values Education1960s-1980s
21Vocation Bureau1947
78Volunteer Leadership1981
83Washington Park Urban Renewal1962-1964
60WHEELS Outreach Program1972-1973
27Williams, George: Portrait1844
78Winning Farm (2 folders)1989-1990
83Workers Compensation Reform1991
78World Communique1951
Writings
21“Christian Commercial Travelers”n.d.
21Rowland, L.P.n.d., 1881, 1921
21“Tobacco: Letters to a Young Man,” by J.B.T. Marsh1881
21“Why Join the Church,” Charles Jeffersonn.d.
78“Y” Boy Associates of Boston1951
21, 80Yearbooks (2 folders)1904-1908
YMCA
21Central Atlantic Area Council of YMCAsca. 1960
21International Student Project: “A Guide to Greater Boston for Foreign Nationals”1967
North America
21General1901, 1944, 1968
21Association Hymn Book1909
27International Convention: Resolutions1907, 1910
92Long Range Planning 1983
92Yearbooks1901
21, 92Outside Boston: Publications (2 folders)n.d., 1918-1921, 1934, 1976
21YMCA of USA1988, 1996
92YMCA Teen Action Agenda2006
92YMCA Trends2001
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Series:

6. Regalia and Memorabilia, n.d., 1901-2000
Volume:2.75 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Summary:

This series consists of general YMCA regalia and memorabilia and items from the Sandy Island Family Camp.

BoxTitleDate
General
79, 92Buttons/Medals (2 folders)1901
92, 95Plaques (4 folders)n.d., 1994
38Tambourinen.d.
38Wrist Bracelet1973
Camps
Sandy Island Family Camp
10470th Anniversary Trivet1969
108Architect of the Capital Plaque1967 Sep 11
116Big Sandy II Signature Boardn.d.
104Crew Member Buttonn.d.
104Decals, Magnets, Pins, Stickersca. 1980-2000
107Drawer Panel with Signatures ca. 1920-1940
104Patchesn.d.
107Poster1950
108Spear Point 1985 Jul
115United States Flagn.d.
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Series:

7. Visual Materials, n.d., ca. 1900-2015
Volume: 12.1 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical. Organized into 4 subseries: A. Photographs and Negatives, B. Slides, C. Glass Slides, and D. Videos.

Summary:

Contains visual media of the activities and programs of the Greater Boston YMCAs.

BoxTitleDate
A. PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES
Activities and Programs
54Active Older Adultsn.d.
80Archeryn.d.
80Baseballn.d.
42, 80Basketball (2 folders)n.d., 1932, 1959
80Bicycling1900
54Black Achieversn.d.
80Boxingn.d.
54Contact Sheetsn.d., 1984
42Dancen.d., 1976-1978
80Divingn.d.
42Educationn.d., 1911, 1915
42Fencing1965
54Fit Familyn.d.
80First Aidn.d.
42, 80Fitness (2 folders)n.d., 1965-1992
42Footballn.d.
General
49Photo Albumn.d.
42Unidentifiedn.d.
80Golfn.d.
42, 80Gymnastics (2 folders)n.d., 1965
80Handballn.d.
42Hikingn.d.
80Lifeguardingn.d.
42Martial Artsn.d., 1965, 1978
80Massagen.d.
54Outdoor Center1975
54Reach Outn.d., 1991
80Rifelryn.d.
80Scuba Divingn.d.
42Skiingn.d.
42Squash and Racquetballn.d.
54Strong Communitiesn.d.
Swimming
42Generaln.d.
54Childrenn.d., 1965-1991
54Infantn.d.
54Toddlern.d.
54Teenn.d., 1982
80Tennisn.d., 1924
55Toddlern.d., 1982-1990
42Trackn.d.
55Training, Inc.n.d.
42Volleyballn.d., 1965
55, 80Weightlifting (2 folders)n.d., 1982-1983, 1992
42Wrestlingn.d.
59Youth and Government Program Filmstripn.d.
55Youth Basketball Associationn.d., 1977-1979
Branches
55, 78Allston-Brighton (2 folders)n.d., 1985-1986 ca. 1990
55, 92Central (2 folders)n.d., 1992
Dorchester
55, 80General (3 folders)n.d., 1962, 1983, 1990-1992
56Contact Sheetsn.d., 1985, 1987
56Eastern Middlesex/Readingn.d., 1989-1990
56Hyde Parkn.d., 1983, 1992
56Needham (Charles River)n.d., 1985-1988, 1991
56North Suburbann.d., 1990-1992
56, 78Roxbury (2 folders)n.d., 1988
56Physical Plantn.d.
56South Cove: Ted Wongn.d.
92, 99Wakefield (7 folders)n.d., 1915-1975
56Walthamn.d., 1988
57West Roxburyn.d., 1983
Camps
92Blue Hillsn.d.
43Camping Service Branchn.d., 1990
43Camp Dorchestern.d.
43Camp School Allstonn.d.
43, 44, 45North Woods Camp (14 folders)n.d., 1959
49North Woods Camp Photo Albumn.d.
80Ousamequinn.d.
45Pleasant Valleyn.d., 1978, 1983
Sandy Island Family Camp
45Generaln.d.
104Activities and Games (5 folders)ca. 1926-1947, 1950-1960, 1980-1990
112Activities and People Scrapbook (Larry Heinrich, Photographer)1950
104Activities, Landscapes, and People (2 folders)ca. 1903-1905, 1988-1991
104Activities, Landscapes, and People Albumca. 1923, 1940-1949
105Activities, Landscapes, and People Album (Rodman E. Sheen, Photographer)ca. 1907
104Aerial Views (2 folders)1938, ca. 1960-1980
104Beachca. 1940s
104Boat House and Sign1938
104Boats (2 folders)1934-1947
104Charles Butler, Directorn.d.
105Cabins (2 folders) n.d., ca. 1925-1947, 1989
110Camp Buena Vista Album1903-1921
113"Camp Winnecunnet, Martha's Vineyard" Album (compiled by Ruth Porter)1938
105Chapel and Carlesten's Wedding1944, 1992
105Bill and Sandy Collins1939
105, 116Construction (2 folders)1923, 1990
105, 108Craft Shop (2 folders)1964
105Dances (CD-R Disk) (2 folders)n.d., 1949
105Dining Hall (Olmstead Plan) (2 folders)n.d., 1938
105Gustav Duetscher, Charley Johnston, and Gordon Mackayn.d.
105"The Family Album: Sandy Island Family Camp" (compiled by Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. P. Storer)1933
105Walter Jones, Camp Staffn.d., ca. 1960s
105Kitchenca. 1940-1955
105Landscapes and People (Curt Covell, Photographer)1947-1948
105Laundryca. 1940-1956
Little Red Schoolhouse
105Generalca. 1940-1957
116Photograph Boardca. 1950-1955
105Lodge (2 folders)n.d., ca. 1930-1940
105Model of Camp Expansionn.d.
105North Dockca. 1920-1940
105People (Lynne Corbett, Photographer)1960-1968
108People Collagen.d.
105"Sandy Island" Album (compiled by Franzini)2014
112"Sandy Island, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, White Mountains, Fayand Adele Williams" Album (compiled by M. W. Williams)1921
105, 108Scenery and Shoreline (2 folders)ca. 1907-1989
105Scoreboards1909, 1924
110Scrapbook (compiled by R. H. Thompson)ca. 1947
105, 108Staff (4 folders)1974-2005
105Storeca. 1960, 1992
105Talent Showca. 1907-1960
105, 114Tennis and Volleyball (2 folders)n.d.
105Tentsca. 1910-1926
105, 114Unidentified Men (6 folders)n.d., 1907-1924, 1910-1989
105, 116Unidentified Women and Families (3 folders)ca. 1945-1955
105United States Soccer Team Olympics1924
105"Vacation Spent at Sandy Island, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH" (Lewis E. Stoyle, Photographer)1918 Aug 03 - 1918 Aug 17
110"Vacations to Sandy Island, Lake Winnipesaukee" (compiled by Bill Hunt)1944-1948
105Waterfront (5 folders)ca. 1910-1940
106Weather: Microburst2005 Jul
114Winter (Frank Bourgeois, Photographer)1986-1988
112“YMCA Camp on Sandy Island, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH" Album (compiled by M. W. Williams)1914-1917
45, 80Unidentified (2 folders)n.d.
Celebrities
57Generaln.d.
57Boston Celtics1990
57, 80Children (3 folders)n.d., 1976-1990
Clubs and Organizations
42Generaln.d., 1912, 1965
57Heritage Clubn.d.
45Departments and Officesn.d.
Events
80, 92General (2 folders)n.d.
4550th Anniversary (Huntington Avenue Building)1962
57Annual Meetings1989, 1991
57Auctionsn.d., 1982, 1984, 1990
57Awardsn.d., 1983, 1985
45Awards Night Banquets1947
45Boston Pops at Symphony Halln.d.
45Branch Council and Leaders Recognition Dinnern.d.
57Camp Day1988
45Christmas Party1910
58Employee Recognition Luncheonn.d.
58Golf Tournament1996
58Healthy Families Symposium1991
58Higgins-Hood Awardsn.d., 1982-1989
45Honorary Membern.d.
45Honors Night Dinner1938
45, 80Huntington Avenue Cornerstone Ceremony (2 folders)1912
45International Y Men's Conventionn.d.
45Labor Management Forum1946
45Mayor Kevin White's Visit1968
45Membership Drive1933, 1964-1965
45Meserve, George: Tributen.d.
45, 80Mobile Exhibit (2 folders)n.d.
58Participation Challenge1989-1990
58Picnicn.d.
45Roberts Gulick Award Receptionn.d.
58Rocking Center Dedication1982
58Running Races and Triathlonsn.d.
58Tufts Associated Health Plan 10K for Womenn.d.
45Salon Exhibitn.d.
46, 58, 80Unidentified (7 folders)n.d., 1965, 1989
46YMCA Weekn.d.
58Friends n.d., 1978
FF5/D1Older Boys Conference1946
Physical Plant
46, 80General (2 folders)n.d., 1912, 1914, 1951, 1992, 1996
78, 80Gymnasium (2 folders)n.d., ca. 1916
48Photo Albums (2 folders)1911-1912, 1916
Schools
46Automobile Schooln.d.
46, FF5/D1General (2 folders)n.d., 1949-1950
47, FF5/D1Huntington School for Boys (7 folders)n.d., 1918-1948
FF5/D1Unidentifiedn.d.
Staff/Administration
46, 58-59, 80, 92General (13 folders)n.d., 1901-1994
59Board Members (7 folders)n.d., 1984, 1991
FF5/D1Presidentsn.d.
59, 83Unidentifiedn.d., 1989-1992
46Negativesn.d.
B. SLIDES
50Slide Inventoryn.d.
Activities and Programs
50General (7 folders)n.d., 1976-1987
50Athletics/Fitness (2 folders)n.d., 1976-1979, 1984-1986
50Developmentally Challengedn.d.
50Educationn.d., 1984-1986
50Presentations (2 folders)n.d., 1984, 1988
51Swimming (2 folders)n.d., 1975-1986
51Together We Can1987
51Work with Refugeesn.d.
51YMCA of Greater Boston BAA Marathonn.d., 1985
51Youth Basketball Associationn.d.
51Youth Gymnasticsn.d.,1975-1978, 1982-1984
51Branches (4 folders)n.d., 1975, 1983-1990
Camps
Sandy Island Family Camp
106Activities and People (7 Folders)ca. 1947-1948
106Activities, Landscapes, and People (4 folders)ca. 1950-1993
106People (Lynne Corbett, Photographer)1960-1968
106Staff1988-1989, 1990-1993
51Day Camps (5 folders)n.d., 1975-1977, 1982-1987
52Events (13 folders)n.d., 1954-1955, 1962, 1979-1986
53Physical Plant (3 folders)n.d., 1981-1987
53Staff (2 folders)n.d., 1976-1987
C. GLASS SLIDES
Camps
111Sandy Island Family Camp (20 slides)1920, 1947-1948
D. VIDEOS
61Adopt a Fifth Grader1 Dec 1994
62Annual Meeting1994
61Campamento Hispano29 Jul 1994
62Chicago Midnight Basketball League199?
62Dorchester YMCA,WCVB TV8 Feb 1995
61Greater Boston's Roxbury Branch – interview with Frances Nkrumah, summer youth programs; Allston/Brighton Family Branch – YMCA after school program including Governor Weld speech supporting after school programs; Greater Boston's Waltham Branch – summer camp6 June 1994, 8 June 1994, 9 June 1994
61Greater Boston's Dorchester Family Branch – youths and teens enjoy Franklin Park Zoo with WBZ-TV's Jack Williams12 July 1994
61Greater Boston's Dorchester Family Branch – Dorchester Family Branch offers youth and teens a safe alternative this summer with Teen Nights and other activities18 June 1994
61Greater Boston's Dorchester Family Branch – Dorchester teens learn the value of teamwork, peace, and summer employment as they complete their summer mural project in Codman Square; Greater Boston's Roxbury Branch – Roxbury Family Branch Teen Camp run by teens for teens seen as effective means for teaching kids about issues, responsibility, and each other23 Aug 1994, 26 Aug 1994
61Greater Boston's Pleasant Valley/North Woods Summer Camp – Summer residence camps featured as a tried-and-true vehicle for bringing the true meaning of summer to hundreds of inner-city kids16 Aug 1994
61Greater Boston's North Suburban Family Branch – North Suburban teens offer their views on education reform in Massachusetts13 Sept 1994
Sandy Island Family Camp
106Big Sandy IIn.d.
106Centennial (DVD and VHS Tape) (2 folders)1999, 2015
61Tipping the Scales, WCVB 59 Nov 1994
62Training Inc. Chronicle, WCVB-TV 520 Sept 1991
62WHDH – N Volleyball8 Feb 199?
61YMCA Winter Vacation Camp29 Dec 1994
61YMCAs, WBZ News 426 Jan 1995
62The YMCAs of Massachusetts: The Y is...1993
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