720 XTF Search Results (subject=Young Men's Christian Association of Cleveland -- Archives.;subject-join=exact;brand=default)'s%20Christian%20Association%20of%20Cleveland%20--%20Archives.;subject-join%3Dexact;brand%3Ddefault Results for your query: subject=Young Men's Christian Association of Cleveland -- Archives.;subject-join=exact;brand=default Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 GMT Young Men's Christian Association of Cleveland Records, Series II. Young Men's Christian Association of Cleveland 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 20th century the Y worked with the city's social settlements and welfare agencies, conducted fundraising campaigns during World War I, and increased its efforts to work with young boys. By the 1980s there were over 20 branches in the Cleveland area. The collection consists of minutes of the Cedar Avenue Boys' Branch, 1922-1977; also, general files of the Central YMCA, 1880-1975; publications and reports, including some issues of the Cleveland Red Triangle, the Association Boy, the Junior, News and Notes, and the West Side Boy; East End Branch scrapbook, 1929-1930; Cleveland surveys and studies, 1931-1962; Fenn College ... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT