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Young Men's Christian Association (Charleston, S.C.) scrapbooks

Identifier: Mss 0057

Collection Overview

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.


  • Creation: 1885-1980


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Historical 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.


19 boxes

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Inventory of the Young Men's Christian Association Scrapbooks, 1885-1980
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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