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Guide to the Young Men's--Young Women's Christian Association at Duke University records, 1968-1979

Abstract

The Young Men's-Young Women's Christian Association was created in 1969, an apparent merger of the men's and women's Y's elements. The YM-YWCA was a student religious organization operating within the Religious Activities Department and overseen by an advisory board and advised by the Associate Directors of Religious Activities.

The collection contains material pertaining to the activities and organization of the YM-YWCA including annual reports, flyers, handbooks, directories, and materials documenting the joint efforts of the YMCA and YWCA around the same period. The dates in the collection range from circa 1968-1979.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
YM-YWCA at Duke University.
Title
Young Men's--Young Women's Christian Association at Duke University records 1968-1979
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet, 1,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains material pertaining to the activities and organization of the YM-YWCA, a social activist religious group, including annual reports, flyers, handbooks, directories, and materials documenting the joint efforts of the YMCA and YWCA around the same period. Includes the logbook (1972/1973; restricted) and related material of the organization’s Draft Counseling and Information Center; "A White Paper on Institutional Racism at Duke: The Curriculum" (1972); listings of vocations for social change produced by OPT, its center for social change information; and copies of the handbook, The University Experience (1969/1970-1978/1979). The handbooks include essays on race relations, sexuality, civil rights and social change, and the experiences of foreign and minority students, as well as University history and administrative information. In an annual report (1970/1971) the book is said to have changed from "a book of interesting facts and figures" to "a rather controversial" alternative view of the University.

Also present in the collection are the records of the Institute for Nonviolent Study and Action (INSA) which was a leftist, activist agency of the Duke YM-YWCA. Their records include brochures, flyers, newsletters, manuals, and information concerning political and social issues of the early 1970s, and activities of the INSA. A sampling of topics include: Buddhism and nonviolence, Indochina; history, politics, and culture during the war, Cuba, UMWA (United Mine Workers Association), University investment, War -- bombing effects, and Wounded Knee. The INSA also collected flyers, brochures, and other printed matter from national organizations. Some organizations include: Committee on New Alternatives in the Middle East, Gandhi Peace Foundation, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and New American Movement.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

The Institute for Nonviolent Study and Action was a leftist, activist agency of the Duke YM-YWCA. This series include brochures, flyers, manuals, and information concerning political and social issues of the early 1970s, and activities of the INSA.

Amnesty, 1973
Box 1
AROD (Army Research Office - Durham), 1970-1972
Box 1
Bibliographies, 1970-1973
Box 1
Buddhism and nonviolence, 1970s
Box 1
Calendars, minutes, announcements, agendas, etc., 1970s
Box 1
Campus Recruiting, 1971-1973
Box 1
Chile Symposium, 1975
Box 1
Clippings, 1974
Box 1
Control Data Corp. (C.D.C.), 1972
Box 1
Cuba, 1974
Box 1
DMS (Defense/Aerospace Contract Quarters), 1970-1972
Box 1
Fasts and Fasting, 1972
Box 1
Films, 1973-1975
Box 1
Film series: orders, invoices, confirmations, 1975
Box 1
Ford Motor Company, 1972
Box 1
Guerilla Theater, 1972
Box 1
Honeywell
Box 1
Indochina; history, politics, and culture during the war, 1968-1973
Box 1
Indochina War: overview and general, 1971-1972
Box 1
Indochina War: weapons, army strategies, air war, 1971-1972
Box 1
Industry involvement in military, 1971-1973
Box 1
IT and T (see Southern Africa), 1971-1972
Box 1
Japan, 1970s
Box 1
Literature Table: orders, invoices, correspondence, 1974-1975
Box 1
Jo Anne Little, 1974
Box 1
Lockheed Aircraft Corp., 1971
Box 1
Movin' On's, 1974
Box 1
Duke NAM Leaflets, 1974
Box 1
NAM organizing, 1972-1975
Box 1
Newspapers, 1972-1975
Box 1
NAM miscellaneous, 1972-1975
Box 1
Natural NAM - general correspondence, 1974
Box 1
N.C. Alliance, 1974
Box 1
Organizing manual draft, 1970s
Box 1
Peace Unity News
Box 1
Planned Poverty and Technical assistance, 1970s
Box 1
"Political economy of sexism" -Somers and Johnson, 1970s
Box 1
Political Education (Internal), 1974
Box 1
Student Network. Materials, 1974
Box 1
Training for nonviolent responses in social conflict, 1970s
Box 1
Treaties and other international acts, 1971-1972
Box 1
UMWA (United Mine Workers Association)
Box 1
University Investment, 1972
Box 1
War -- bombing effects, 1972
Box 1
Wounded Knee, 1973
Box 1

This series include brochures, flyers, and information produced by national organizations and collected by the Institute for Nonviolent Study and Action concerning political and social issues of the early 1970s.

AFSC (American Friends Service Committee), 1971-1972
Box 1
Another Mother for Peace, 1970/1972
Box 1
Anti-War Union, 1972
Box 1
A.P.G.A. Peace Commission, 1972
Box 1
Appalachian South Folklife Center, 1972
Box 1
Atlanta Workshop in Nonviolence, 1972
Box 1
Bay Area Nonviolent Community, 1972
Box 1
Center for Conflict Resolution (Madison), 1971-1973
Box 1
Center for the Study of Development and Social Change
Box 1
The Christophers
Box 1
Charleston (S.C.) G.I. Office
Box 1
Churches of Christ, 1972
Box 1
Committee on New Alternatives in the Middle East, 1972
Box 1
Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars, 1972-1973
Box 1
Community Concerns Committee: 1970-1971
Box 1
Community Study Group, 1972
Box 1
Correspondence, 1972-1973
Box 1
Cuban Studies
Box 1
Elections: 1970-1971
Box 1
Episcopal Peace Fellowship
Box 1
Fasting
Box 1
Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1970-1972
Box 1
Friends Committee on National Legislation, 1972
Box 1
Gandhi Peace Foundation (India), 1972
Box 1
Greensboro Peace Center, 1972-1973
Box 1
Greenville CALC (Clergy and Laity Concerned)
Box 1
Institute for Nonviolent Study and Action, 1972-1973
Box 1
INSA Project Journal
Box 1
INSA Workshop, Oct. 1972
Box 1
Institute for Study of Nonviolence (Palo Alto), 1970-1973
Box 1
Institute Mountain West, 1972
Box 1
Institute for Nonviolent Study and Action Veteran's Day Fast for Life, Oct. 20-23, 1972
Box 1
Jewish Peace Fellowship
Box 2
Journal of World Education, 1972
Box 2
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, 1971
Box 2
Movement for a New Society (also AQAG), 1972
Box 2
War Resister's League, 1972-1973
Box 2
Shanti: Nonviolent Action Center (Fresno) and Joyas Struggle NRG, 1972
Box 2
National American Congress on Latin American (NaCLA)
Box 2
Southern Conference Education Fund (SCEF) Louisville, KY, 1972-1973
Box 2
SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), 1971-1972
Box 2
South Jersey Peace Center (Moorestown, NJ), 1972
Box 2
Sunflower Life Center (Newton, Kansas), 1972
Box 2
Third World Coalition, 1972
Box 2
The Martin Luther King Center for Social Change, 1972
Box 2
Nonviolent Action: Training (1970s)
Box 2
Money, 1972
Box 2
Reports, 1972
Box 2
Mailing Lists, 1972-1973
Box 2
MNS Provisional Council Madison, Nov. 16-18, 1972
Box 2
Vietnam Children's Fund
Box 2
Unsell the War
Box 2
Times Change Press, 1971-1973
Box 2
Medical Aid for Indochina. Inc., (MAI), 1972-1973
Box 2
Nonviolence Conference, Spring 1972
Box 2
Nonviolence Conference - Bills, Spring 1972
Box 2
Pacific Studies Center, 1972
Box 2
NC Political Prisoners Committee, 1972
Box 2
New World Coalition
Box 2
New American Movement
Box 2
National Peace Action Committee
Box 2
National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, 1972
Box 2
National Committee Against Repressive Legislation, 1972
Box 2
Peace Booth Committee, 1972
Box 2
NAM Records
Box 2
University Experience, 1970-1971
Box 2
Racism Workshop: 1970-1971
Box 2
Vocation for Social Change Conference, 1970-1971
Box 2
Draft Counseling and Information Center Draft Counselors Log Book, 1972-1973--RESTRICTED
Box 2
Women's Caucus of NAM
Box 2
Workers Support Committee NAM (2 folders)
Box 2
Radical Education Project
Box 2
Post American, 1972-1973
Box 2
Philadelphia Resistance, 1972-1973
Box 2
Philadelphia Life Center, 1972
Box 2
People's Bicentennial Commission, (P.B.C), 1972
Box 2
1973-1974
Box 2
War Tax Resistance, 1971
Box 2
White House Daily Meeting, 1971-1972
Box 2

Series contains material pertaining to the activities and organization of the YM-YWCA including annual reports, flyers, handbooks, directories, and materials documenting the joint efforts of the YMCA and YWCA around the same period.

Newspapers
Box 2
A White Paper on Institutional Racism at Duke: the Curriculum, 1972
Box 2
YM-YWCA Annual Report (c.2), 1968/1969 - 1969/1970
Box 2
Flyers, Announcements, Clippings, 1979
Box 2
A.J. Muste "Of Holy Disobedience"
Box 2
Draft Counseling and Information Center. Statements of Religious Bodies on the Conscientious Objector," ca. 1972-1973
Box 2
OPT. Social Change Vocations - Directories, 1971
Box 2
OPT. Social Change Vocations - Directories, 1972
Box 2
The University Experience [Handbook], 1969/1970 - 1972/1973
Box 2
The University Experience [Handbook], 1973/1974-1978/1979
Box 2
The University Experience [Handbook], Duplicates
Box 2
Duke YMCA/Duke YWCA: Joint Efforts: Community Action. Community Concerns Committee
Box 2
Cabinet Meeting, 1970-1971
Box 2
Campus Ministry: 1970-1971
Box 2

Historical Note

A student religious organization operating within the Religious Activities Department and overseen by an advisory board and advised by the Associate Directors of Religious Activities. The YM-YWCA was created in 1969 in an apparent merger of elements of the men's and women's Y's. Among the activities undertaken by the organization were draft counseling, the promotion of vocation for social change, support and/or sponsorship of Black Days in Durham and selective buying campaigns, an international Christmas Bazaar, and the sponsorship of films and presentation of lectures by activists such as Dave Dellinger, Reed Kramer, Ben Ruffin, and Rennie Davis. The organization apparently ceased functioning around 1980-1981.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Young Women's Christian Association. Duke University Chapter records, 1908-1971. (University Archive, Duke University.)
  • Young Men's Christian Association. Duke University Chapter records, 1920-1969. (University Archive, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Young Men's--Young Women's Christian Association at Duke University Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Young Men's--Young Women's Christian Association at Duke University records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1975-1978, 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, December 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, April 2006

Accessions 75-34, 75-74, 77-171, 78-142, 83-77 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.