Fonds consists mainly of records arising from the interaction between the National Council of the Canadian Y.M.C.A. and various local associations regarding: the construction and maintenance of facilities, recreational programs, and financial, administrative, and staffing problems. Fonds contains correspondence (as well as clippings, circulars, reports, surveys, telegrams, promotional literature, and other material) between the National Council and various local associations. Fonds also includes monthly report of associations along the Canadian National Railway line. Also included are the records of three surveys conducted by the National Council to: gather information on the potential of various communities for the establishment of a new association, to ascertain the recreational needs of various communities, or to assess the quantity of existing recreational facilities. Fonds also contains records of two international Y.M.C.A. clubs, the Hi-Y Club and the Y’s Men’s Club. Fonds contains the following series: Files of Correspondence with Local YMCA's, 1918-1958 (Series A) Monthly Reports of Railroad YMCA's, 1953, 1956 (Series B) Surveys: Surveys for New YMCA's, 1918-1960 (Series C-1) Recreational Surveys, 1927-1959 (Series C-2) a Survey of Services and Facilities, 1962 (Series C- 3) YMCA Clubs: Membership Applications, Hi-Y Clubs Inc., 1954-1961 (Series D- 1) Semester Reports, Y's Men's Clubs, Inc., 1954-1961 (Series D-2) Geneva Park, Miscellaneous Files, 1945-1963 (Series E), Miscellaneous Files (Series F) Photographs/Biographical (Series G).
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