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Young Men's Christian Association Service Men's Center collection

Identifier: L226

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typed, original and carbon copies of reports, correspondence, notes, invoices, newspaper clippings and photographs from YMCA Service Men's Center in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1965 to 1969 regarding organization and activities.


  • 1965-1969


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Service Men's Center (of Central [Branch] YMCA) at 310 N. Illinois was established approximately Nov. 1965. The planning council consisted of military men stationed at Fort Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana. The executive director and council developed a group of Junior Hostesses or Cadettes, attendance by servicemen was assisted by bus service from Fort Harrison, and the organization provided servicemen with leisure time and social activities, field trips and other activities. Veteran's Day celebrations were held from 1965 through 1969.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Janet Steinhoff on 1977.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/04/11 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/11 by Edythe Huffman.
Young Men's Christian Association Service Men's Center collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.