Young Men’s Christian Association of Cleveland Records

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is an international civic and social organization for men and boys. It’s Cleveland, Ohio, branch was established in 1854 and quickly expanded to include numerous branches throughout the Cleveland area which offer a full range of community, recreational and educational activities. The collection consists of minutes, annual reports, publications, and scrapbooks.

Young Men’s Christian Association of Cleveland Records, Series II

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was established in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1854 with a program of lectures, prayer meetings, a Sunday school and a lending library. It initially focused on missionary and religious work. By 1880 the emphasis shifted toward character development and broadened to include boys as well as men, offering educational and physical training programs. During the…