Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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This collection reflects the philosophy and programs of the National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America, later called the YMCA of the USA, during wartime and postwar periods, 1917-1951. One of the services it provided during the second World War was to meet the needs of men away from home in Civilian Public Service. The educational aspects of the YMCA included forums for discussing the Christian response in wartime. The organization did not advocate either pacifism or conscientious objection.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.
- National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America
- YMCA of the USA
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection