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Young Men’s Christian Association (Philadelphia, Pa.), Germantown Branch Records

Collection ID

Acc. 260

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Collection Summary

Young Men’s Christian Association (Philadelphia, Pa.), Germantown Branch Records


Collection ID
Acc. 260

Young Men’s Christian Association (Philadelphia, Pa.). Germantown Branch

6 linear feet (7 boxes)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English


Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

This collection contains correspondence, minutes, publications, and reports related to the Germantown Branch of the Young Men’s Christian Association in Philadelphia.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is organized in 4 series:

Series 1: Board of Managers.
Series 2: Office Files.
Series 3: Financial/Membership Records.
Series 4: Publications.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5623463~S12

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Young Men’s Christian Association (Philadelphia, Pa.), Germantown Branch Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Temple University holds intellectual property rights only for material donated to the university with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Young Men’s Christian Association (Philadelphia, Pa.), Germantown Branch Records, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center:

Young Men’s Christian Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Young Men’s Christian Association (Philadelphia, Pa.), Christian Street Branch Records

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Young Men’s Christian Association of Germantown, June 1976.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in May 2014 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.


Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Social Services
Young Men's Christian associations

Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:


Series 1: Board of Managers

Box 1

Annual Reports. 1874,1881-1900, 1910-1922, 1930-1936.
Annual Reports and Annual Meetings. 1943-1962.
Board of Managers. Minutes. 1889-1901, 1910-1922, 1938-1955.

Box 2

Board of Managers. Minutes. 1956-1970.
Finance Committee. 1936, 1939, 1944.
Reports to Board of Managers. 1945-1966.

Box 3

Reports to Board of Managers. 1967-1968.
Board Manual. 1966.

Series 2: Office Files

 Buildings for Brotherhood. Receipts. 1958-1959.
 Correspondence. 1940-1944, 1946-1948, 1970-1971.
 Correspondence. Miscellaneous. 1940s-1960s.
 Debt Liquidation. 1940-1944.
 Fifty-fifth Anniversary Building and Extension Fund.
 Subscriptions. 1926, 1928.
 First Presbyterian Church in Germantown. Committee on Retirement Home in Germantown. 1963-1964.
 Insurance Correspondence. 1945-1946, 1948-1967.
 Review of Building Modernization Plans and Listing of Suggested Projects. 1961.
 Rittenhouse YMCA. 1922, 1930-1931, 1935-1939, 1944-1961.

Box 4

Rittenhouse YMCA. 1962-1969.
YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity. Report of a Survey of the Philadelphia YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity. 1945.

Series 3: Financial / Membership Records

 Rittenhouse YMCA. Checkbooks. 1939-1949.
 Budget. 1955-1970.
 Annual Budget Conference. 1971.
 Ledger. 1927-1936.
 Treasure's Reports. 1919-1928.
 Financial Reports. 1939, 1952-1962, 1967-1968.
 Accountants' Reports. 1963-1964. Box 5
 Accountants' Reports. 1965-1969.
 Audit. 1954, 1957, 1959-1965.
 Audit. Camp Carson. 1960-1961, 1963-1964.
 Financial Correspondence. 1953, 1961-1970.
 Membership Record. 1894-1903. OVERSIZE BOX.

Series 4: Publications

 YMCA of Germantown. Monthly Publication. May 1881 (vol. 1)
 December 1900 (vol. 20).
 YMCA of Germantown. Red Triangle . 1945-1964.
 National YMCA. YMCA Bulletin . 1968-1971.

Box 6

The Survey of the Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York. June 1925- July 1926.
John R. Mott. Confronting Young Men with the Living Christ. 1923.
Seal of the Rittenhouse YMCA.

Box 7 (Oversize materials)

Membership Record. 1894-1903.
Mermaid Club. Minutes. 1896-1900.