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Young Men's Christian Association. State Executive Committee of New Hampshire

 

The YMCA was founded in 1844 in London by George Williams, a clerk in a dry-goods firm. The first meeting room was located in a coffeehouse. The American YMCA was established in 1851 in Boston by Thomas V. Sullivan, a retired sea captain. The following year YMCAs were formed in New York City and Buffalo, New York; Worcester and Springfield, Massachusetts; Portsmouth and Concord, New Hampshire; New London and Hartford, Connecticut; Detroit, Michigan; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and New Orleans, Louisiana. By 1860 there were more than 200 YMCAs with more than 25,000 members in the United States.

Each local YMCA is an autonomous corporation with its own board of directors and staff and is responsible to its community and the distinctive needs of the people who live there. Each YMCA is also a part of the national organization as a member-affiliate of the National Council of YMCAs, the legislative and policymaking national body. The National Council in turn is a member of the World Alliance, the YMCA international body.

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Young Men's Christian Association, State Executive Committee of New Hampshire records

MS-1429
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1429
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, address lists, publications and reports documenting the Youth in Government Conference and the Older Girls Conference organized by the State Executive Committee of the Young Men's Christian Association of New Hampshire which were held at Dartmouth College.