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UA 016.036 Guide to the North Carolina State University, Division of Student Affairs, Office of Religious Affairs records, 1903-1989 (Bulk, 1930-1970)

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The YMCA building and its staff were involved with more than religious services and retreats. At one time or another, the YMCA had a working relationship with a barber shop, the Bar Jonah Coffee House, Hopeline Crisis telephone service, the McKimmon Residence Village, the Presbyterian Campus Chirstian Life Center, Vetville and its community center, and the International Student Center.
This series contains a variety of records that document these relationships from 1947 to 1970 and includes contracts, reports, bulletins, posters, and correspondence.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Bar Jonah Coffee House: announcements and publications, 1967-1969
[Box 1, Folder 2] Barber Shop: contracts, 1955-1964
[Legal Box 19, Folder 1] Hopeline Crisis Telephone Service, 1969-1970
[Box 1, Folder 3] International Student Center: annual reports, 1961-1965
[Box 1, Folder 4] International Student Center: general records and photographs, 1955-1964
[Box 1, Folder 5] International Student Center: Governor's Commission on Foreign Student Relations, 1962-1964
[Legal Box 19, Folder 2] International Student Center: Host Family Program, 1960-1963
[Box 1, Folder 6] International Student Center: Orientation Class for Foreign Students, 1961-1963
[Box 1, Folder 7] International Student Center: United States-Soviet Union Student Exchange Program, 1958-1963
[Box 1, Folder 8] McKimmon Residence Village, 1962-1963
[Box 1, Folder 9] Presbyterian Campus Christian Life Center, 1963-1968
[Legal Box 19, Folder 3] Vetville Community Center, 1947-1956
The records in this series document the activities of the YMCA Board of Directors from 1909 to 1973. The Board was the primary and legal authority of the YMCA and derived its powers from the Articles of Incorporation and Constitution. All other boards, committees, councils and task forces received their authority by delegation of this board. Professional staff members were assigned and approved by the Board. The records in this series include personnel records, annual reports, budget planning, and correspondence.
[Legal Box 19, Folder 4] Athletics Special Committee, 1956-1957
[Box 1, Folder 10] Budget, 1909-1940
[Box 1, Folder 11] Budget, 1940-1971
[Box 1, Folder 12] General Records, 1911-1913
[Box 1, Folder 13] General Records, 1919-1940
[Legal Box 19, Folder 5] General Records, 1941-1945
[Legal Box 19, Folder 6] General Records, 1946-1947
[Legal Box 19, Folder 7] General Records, 1948-1949
[Legal Box 19, Folder 8] General Records, 1950-1952
[Box 2, Folder 1] General Records, 1953
[Legal Box 19, Folder 9] General Records, 1954
[Box 2, Folder 2] General Records, 1955
[Legal Box 19, Folder 10] General Records, 1956
[Legal Box 19, Folder 11] General Records, 1957
[Box 2, Folder 3] General Records, 1959-1966
[Box 2, Folder 4] General Records, 1967-1973
[Box 2, Folder 5] Minutes, 1909-1913
[Box 2, Folder 6] Minutes, 1919-1940
[Box 2, Folder 7] Minutes, 1941-1945
[Legal Box 20, Folder 1] Minutes, 1947-1955
[Box 2, Folder 8] Minutes, 1956
[Box 2, Folder 9] Minutes, 1957
[Box 2, Folder 10] Minutes, 1958
[Box 3, Folder 1] Minutes, 1959
[Box 3, Folder 2] Minutes, 1960
[Box 3, Folder 3] Minutes, 1961-1963
[Box 3, Folder 4] Minutes, 1964-1966
[Box 3, Folder 5] Minutes, 1967-1973
[Box 3, Folder 6] Personnel: Ballot for New General Secretary, 1955
[Box 3, Folder 7] Personnel: Correspondence Pertaining to New General Secretary, 1954-1955
[Box 3, Folder 8] Personnel: General Secretary Qualifications, 1952
[Box 3, Folder 9] Personnel: Staff Secretary, 1969-1971
The records in this series document the history of North Carolina State University's campus YMCA bulding from 1910 to 1973. The bulding was built from 1912 to 1913, renovated in the 1950s, renamed the E. S. King Religious Center in 1959, and demolished in 1975 to make room for an addition to the College of Design. These records document the planning, fundraising, and effort to save the building. Included in this series are architectural plans, committee records, correspondence with donors, contracts, insurance policies, and ceremony brochures.
[Box 3, Folder 10] Addition and Renovation, Bulk, 1956-1960, 1936-1960
[Tube 24] Architectural Plans by Henry E. Bonitz, 1912
[Legal Box 20, Folder 2] Contracts, 1912-1914
[Box 3, Folder 11] Cornerstone Laying, 1912
[Box 3, Folder 12] Correspondence: John D. Rockefeller and Starr Murphy, Bulk, 1910-1913, 1910-1933
[Box 3, Folder 13] Dedication of King Religious Center, 1955-1962
[Box 3, Folder 14] Dedication of YMCA, 1913
[Box 3, Folder 15] Fundraising, 1911
[Box 4, Folder 1] Ground Breaking, 1912
[Box 4, Folder 2] Guest Room: linen inventory and receipts, 1938-1939
[Box 4, Folder 3] Insurance Policies, 1912-1913
[Box 4, Folder 4] Plans and Specifications, 1912
[Legal Box 20, Folder 3] Save King Religious Center Committee, 1968-1973
The records in this series document the activities of the YMCA's Cabinet from 1903 to 1986. The Cabinet was comprised of the program's student officers. These elected officers conducted Cabinet meetings and open meetings; served on committees such as the Children's Committee and the Freshman Committee; and planned retreats. This series includes newsletters, correspondence, handbooks, minutes, installation service bulletins, and other internal documents.
[Box 4, Folder 5] Children Committee, 1969-1970
[Box 4, Folder 6] Circular letters, memoranda, newsletters, Bulk, 1955-1959, 1940-1959
[Box 4, Folder 7] Circular letters, memoranda, newsletters, 1960-1973
[Box 4, Folder 8] Circular letters, memoranda, newsletters, 1976-1986
[Box 4, Folder 9] Committees, general records, 1951-1972
[Box 4, Folder 10] Committee Officers and Program Chairmen, 1903-1975
[Box 5, Folder 1] Freshman Committee, 1956-1977
[Box 5, Folder 2] General records, 1948-1985
[Box 5, Folder 3] Handbooks, 1951-1958
[Box 5, Folder 4] Handbooks, 1959-1960
[Legal Box 20, Folder 4] Installation Service, 1949-1970
[Legal Box 20, Folder 5] Minutes, 1919-1922
[Legal Box 20, Folder 6] Minutes, 1931-1940
[Box 5, Folder 5] Minutes, 1958-1959
[Box 5, Folder 6] Minutes, 1960
[Box 5, Folder 7] Minutes, 1961-1973
[Box 6, Folder 1] Retreats, 1950-1970
[Box 6, Folder 2] Student Secretary Notebook, 1951-1953
Religious Affairs (through the YMCA and the Cooperative Campus Ministry) sponsored many conferences, camps, and programs at North Carolina State University. This series includes meeting minutes and planning records for the various confferences and retreats that Religious Affairs sponsored from 1908 to 1983.
Of particular note is the Climate of Learning Conference, where faculty from all facets of the University would brainstorm at a retreat on how to foster a better learning environment at NCSU. These folders document the faculty's attempts to understand students' concerns and their rejection of "in loco parentis" university regulations. There are meeting minutes, committee reports, and student questionnaires in these folders.
[Box 6, Folder 3] Blue Ridge Assembly, 1941-1969
[Box 6, Folder 4] Blue Ridge Assembly: photographs (transferred from UA 023.023), 1915-1969
[Box 6, Folder 5] Climate of Learning Conference, 1960
[Box 6, Folder 6] Climate of Learning Conference, 1963-1965
[Box 6, Folder 7] Climate of Learning Conference, 1965-1966
[Legal Box 20, Folder 7] Climate of Learning Conference, 1966-1967
[Box 7, Folder 1] College Night, 1908-1920
[Box 7, Folder 2] Faculty Retreat, 1957-1966
[Box 7, Folder 3] Faculty Retreat, Bulk, 1967-1969, 1967-1983
[Box 7, Folder 4] Fraternity Retreats, 1959-1964
[Box 7, Folder 5] Fraternity-Seminarian Program (Greeks and Padres), 1965-1967
[Box 7, Folder 6] Fraternity-Seminarian Program, 1968
[Box 7, Folder 7] Fraternity-Seminarian Program, 1969
[Box 7, Folder 8] Fraternity-Seminarian Program, 1970
[Box 7, Folder 9] Fraternity-Seminarian Program, 1971
[Box 7, Folder 10] Freshman Camps, 1942-1952
[Box 7, Folder 11] Freshman Camps, 1953-1958
[Box 8, Folder 1] Freshman Camps, 1959-1961
[Box 8, Folder 2] Freshman Camps, 1962-1964
[Box 8, Folder 3] Freshman Camps, 1965-1969
[Box 8, Folder 4] Freshman Camps, 1970-1974
[Legal Box 20, Folder 8] Religion in Life Week, 1941-1951
[Flat Folder 26] Religion in Life Week: poster, 1948
[Box 8, Folder 5] Pastoral Counseling Workshop, 1965
[Box 8, Folder 6] Raleigh Intercollegiate Conference, 1958-1966
[Box 8, Folder 7] Sensitivity Program, 1966
[Box 8, Folder 8] Student Night at Raleigh Churches, 1912
[Box 8, Folder 9] United Nations, 1951-1954
[Box 8, Folder 10] Washington Seminar, 1963-1968
[Box 8, Folder 11] YMCA-YWCA conference brochures, 1955-1958
The records in this series document the activies of the Cooperative Campus Ministry (CCM) from 1922 to 1989. The Chaplains' Cooperative Ministry (formerly the Cooperative Campus Ministry) at North Carolina State University is an interfaith organization which both supports individual programs of faith and plans jointly sponsored campus ministries for students, faculty, and staff. Its members, both ordained and non-ordained, strive to be leaders within the University as inquiry, dialogue, development, and truth are pursued with trust at all levels. Each member group, while not denying its own beliefs, is willing to cooperate with and support the other members as they develop their own communities. Its members pledge to respect the established religious convictions of all individuals and to avoid language and behavior whose real or perceived purpose is to pressure or deter persons who are already committed to living out their chosen faith heritage.
Of particular note is the folder entitled "Human Relations," which refers to interracial tensions in the Raleigh area during the 1950s and 1960s. This folder contains correspondence and essays that respond to the lunch counter sit-in movement. More immediate to NCSU, this folder contains records in response to international students from African and Middle Eastern countries being denied admission to Chapel Hill's Varisty Theater.
[Box 8, Folder 12] Budgets and Financial Statements, 1956-1975
[Box 8, Folder 13] Circular letters, correspondence, memoranda, Bulk, 1955-1974, 1955-1989
[Box 8, Folder 14] Essays, 1963-1976
[Box 9, Folder 1] Forum Committee, 1972-1975
[Legal Box 20, Folder 9] Human Relations, 1950-1969
[Legal Box 21, Folder 1] Institutional Service Project (Oasis Society), 1957-1961
[Box 9, Folder 2] Institutional Service Project (Oasis Society), 1962-1974
[Box 9, Folder 3] Long-Range Planning, 1957-1973
[Box 9, Folder 4] Lutheran Campus Ministries newsletters, 1979-1981
[Box 9, Folder 5] Minutes, 1955-1958
[Box 9, Folder 6] Minutes, 1965-1970
[Box 9, Folder 7] Minutes, 1971
[Legal Box 21, Folder 2] Minutes, 1972-1975
[Legal Box 21, Folder 3] Newsletters and 1942 photograph of chapel, Bulk, 1971-1972, 1942-1972
[Box 9, Folder 8] North Carolina Campus Ministers Association, 1960-1967
[Box 9, Folder 9] Questionnaires to students about campus life, undated
[Legal Box 21, Folder 4] Reports, 1966-1975
[Box 9, Folder 10] Rosters and Program Officers, Bulk, 1955-1973, 1922-1973
[Legal Box 21, Folder 5] Supplemental Information and Ephemera, 1958-1981
The records in this series document the history of the Danforth Chapel from 1952 to 1976. The Chapel was named for the generous benefactor, William H. Danforth, who died before the building was completed. The Chapel was used by the Cooperative Campus Ministry and the YMCA for contemporary and traditional worship services as well as wedding ceremonies. The records include architectural plans, fundraising correspondence, service bulletins, and information on the couples who were married in the Chapel.
[Box 10, Folder 1] Architectural Drawings and Specifications, 1955
[Flat Folder 26] Blueprints, 1955
[Box 10, Folder 2] Bulletins for Contemporary Worship Services, 1970-1972
[Box 10, Folder 3] Bulletins for Worship Services, 1956-1963
[Box 10, Folder 4] Construction, 1952-1955
[Box 10, Folder 5] Contemporary Worship: planning and announcements, 1969-1973
[Box 10, Folder 6] Danforth Foundation Interns and Graduate Students, 1956-1963
[Box 10, Folder 7] Dedication, 1955-1956
[Box 10, Folder 8] Fundraising, 1954-1956
[Legal Box 21, Folder 6] Hymns and Music, circa 1956-1970
[Legal Box 21, Folder 7] Proposal for a New Chapel, 1967-1974
[Box 10, Folder 9] Supplemental Information, 1957-1962
[Box 10, Folder 10] Uses of Chapel, 1955-1972
[Box 10, Folder 11] Weddings: chaplains' planning materials, 1956-1971
[Box 11, Folder 1] Weddings: information on couples, 1957-1961
[Box 11, Folder 2] Weddings: information on couples, 1962-1967
[Box 11, Folder 3] Weddings: information on couples, 1968-1970
[Box 11, Folder 4] Weddings: information on couples, 1971-1976
These records document the activities of the YMCA at North Carolina State University from 1907 to 1983. The records include the constitution of the NCSU YMCA, certificate of incorporation, correspondence with alumni, memorandum, newsletters, programs, agendas, time capsule memorabilia, and essays.
The YMCA was a voluntary organization that was controlled by the students under the direction of a general secretary, who was employed with funds subscribed by the Board of Directors. On December 8, 1905, the Board appropriated $300.00 to employ a full-time Y secretary. The first general secretary, E. R. Walton, served for two years. He was succeeded by John W. Bergthold in 1908.
A copper box was recovered from the King Religious Center (also known as the YMCA) cornerstone, in 1975 after a respite of nearly sixty years. This time capsule was found to contain numerous items relating to the college. These items (including) were put in the University Memorabilia collection but then transferred to this collection.
The records address a range of topics including guidance for young men during the Vietnam War draft about concientious objectors and appeals, a folder entitled "Student Revolutions" which documents student and faculty reactions towards criticisms of "in loco parentis" rules in universities, as well as the general internal documents of the YMCA.
[Box 11, Folder 5] Alumni Correspondence, 1957-1958
[Box 11, Folder 6] Alumni Correspondence, 1963-1968
[Legal Box 21, Folder 8] Alumni Correspondence, 1969-1975
[Legal Box 21, Folder 9] Announcements and posters, 1945-1975
[Box 11, Folder 7] Annual Reports, 1908-1940
[Box 12, Folder 1] Annual Reports, 1940-1954
[Box 12, Folder 2] Annual Reports, 1954-1973
[Box 12, Folder 3] Bereavement Letters, 1963-1965
[Box 12, Folder 4] Brochures and Pamphlets, 1953-1973
[Box 12, Folder 5] Brochures and Pamphlets, 1953-1973
[Legal Box 21, Folder 10] Calendars of events and meetings, 1946-1973
[Legal Box 22, Folder 1] Constitution, Bulk, 1947-1958, 1910-1971
[Box 12, Folder 6] Draft Information Service, 1967-1971
[Box 12, Folder 7] Green Bulletin, 1983
[Box 12, Folder 8] History of YMCA, 1938-1969
[Legal Box 22, Folder 2] Incorporation, Bulk, 1911, 1911-1972
[Box 12, Folder 9] Lost and Found Bureau, 1930-1933
[Flat Folder 26] "Love and Will and Rollo May" article by David Demosey, undated
[Box 12, Folder 10] Membership: applications, cards, and lists, circa 1950-1970s
[Box 12, Folder 11] Membership: banquets, 1953-1961
[Box 12, Folder 12] Membership: donation requests, 1908-1970
[Box 13, Folder 1] National Council of YMCA's: annual meeting and rosters, Bulk, 1961-1965, 1943-1972
[Box 13, Folder 2] Newsletters, 1910-1938
[Box 13, Folder 3-6] Other College YMCA Programs: ephemera, 1907-1913
[Box 13, Folder 7] Photographs, meetings and gatherings, undated
[Box 13, Folder 8] Poole, John A. (Dean) records, 1972-1977
[Box 13, Folder 9] Religion on the Campus of North Carolina State College, 1957
[Box 14, Folder 1] Report of the Survey of the YMCA, 1954
[Legal Box 22, Folder 3] Search Party Commissions, 1960-1962
[Box 14, Folder 2] Scrapbook, 1922-1923
[Box 14, Folder 3] Student Religious Preference, 1953-1970
[Box 14, Folder 4] Student Revolutions, 1967-1970
[Box 14, Folder 5] Supplementary records, 1911-1916
[Box 14, Folder 6] Supplementary records, 1922-1958
[Legal Box 22, Folder 4] Time Capsule Contents (transferred from UA20 Memorabilia Collection), 1911-1912
[Flat Box 25] Time Capsule Contents (transferred from UA20 Memorabilia Collection), 1911-1912
[Legal Box 22, Folder 5] Wooldridge, Oscar B. files, circa 1950s
[Box 14, Folder 7] Wooldridge, Oscar B. files, circa 1960s
[Box 14, Folder 8] Wooldridge, Oscar B. files, circa 1970s
[Box 14, Folder 9] YMCA-YWCA Student Assemblies, 1954
A significant aspect of the Relgious Affairs office was to facilitate dialogue. The records in this series document the lectures, classes, and performances that this office sponsored from 1908 to 1976. The records include posters, calendars, announcements, transcripts, and correspondence.
One of the most well known, popular and sometimes controversial program that the office sponsored was Ethel Nash's Courtship and Marriage lecture series. Records pertaining to these lectures include correspondence, advertisements, newspaper articles, and posters.
[Box 15, Folder 1] Apollo Club, 1957-1961
[Box 15, Folder 2] Apollo Club, 1962-1966
[Box 15, Folder 3] Apollo Club: Buckminster Fuller File, 1966
[Box 15, Folder 4] Bible and Mission Study Classes, 1909-1913
[Box 15, Folder 5] Bulletins and Announcements, 1908-1970
[Box 15, Folder 6] Bulletins and Announcements, 1941-1970
[Legal Box 21, Folder 11] Bulletins and Announcements, Circa 1950
[Box 15, Folder 7] Courtship and Marriage Lecture Series: correspondence, 1955-1971
[Box 15, Folder 8] Courtship and Marriage Lecture Series: planning materials, 1941-1971
[Box 15, Folder 9] Crusaders Male Chorus, 1951-1958
[Box 15, Folder 10] Faculty Lectures on Religion, Bulk, 1950-1969, 1942-1969
[Box 16, Folder 1] Faculty Luncheon, 1973-1976
[Box 16, Folder 2] Freshman Diner's Club, 1960-1965
[Box 16, Folder 3] History, Philosophy, and Organization of YMCA Lectures, 1961-1962
[Box 16, Folder 4] Institute for Theological Studies, 1966
[Box 16, Folder 5] Panel of Americans inter-group dialogue, 1958-1964
[Legal Box 22, Folder 6] Radio Programs, undated
[Legal Box 22, Folder 7] Theologian in Residence Lectureship, 1971-1974
The Self-Help Bureau, which was a subsidiary of the campus YMCA, helped students secure employment while in college. Particularly in the 1930s due to the Great Depression, students had to leave the university in alarming numbers due to financial hardship. The Self-Help Bureau appropriated funds and/or set students up with jobs through the following New Deal-era programs: Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), National Youth Administration (NYA), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Public Works Administration (PWA).
The FERA was a Roosevelt Administration relief program enacted in 1933 and terminated in 1935. FERA was the first direct-relief operation under the New Deal. This relief effort emphasized work and its main goal was to alleviate adult unemployment. In order to achieve this goal, FERA provided state assistance for the unemployed and their families. From when it began in May 1933 until it closed its operations in December 1935, it gave states and localities $3.1 billion to operate local work projects and transient programs. The records from FERA in this collection include: newsletters, applications, departmental time allotments, statistics, and other internal records.
The NYA also operated out of Self Help office of the YMCA. The primary purpose of the NYA was to help high school and college students from low-income families to stay in school by giving them part-time paid work.
The TVA was created in 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression. The records in this folder document the TVA's recruting efforts of high-achieving NCSU students from 1934 to 1936.
The PWA concentrated on the construction of large-scale public works such as dams and bridges, with the goal of providing employment, stabilizing purchasing power, and contributing to a revival of American industry. There is one cicular (number 144) from this organization from 1935 in this collection.
[Legal Box 22, Folder 8] Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1934
[Legal Box 22, Folder 9] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: affidavits of financial need, 1934-1935
[Legal Box 23, Folder 1] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: allotments, 1934-1935
[Box 16, Folder 6] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: applications, 1934
[Box 16, Folder 7] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: correspondence and bulletins, 1934
[Box 16, Folder 8] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: correspondence and bulletins, 1935
[Legal Box 23, Folder 2] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: departmental reports, 1933-1934
[Box 16, Folder 9] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: dining hall employees, 1933-1934
[Legal Box 23, Folder 3] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: eligibility lists, 1934-1935
[Legal Box 23, Folder 4] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: forms, 1934-1935
[Box 16, Folder 10] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: general records, 1934
[Box 16, Folder 11] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: student labor department, 1934
[Box 16, Folder 12] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: time records, 1934
[Legal Box 23, Folder 5] Federal Emergency Relief Administration: statistics and data, 1934-1935
[Box 16, Folder 13] National Youth Administration: affidavits, 1935-1942
[Legal Box 23, Folder 6] National Youth Administration: application forms, 1935-1941
[Box 16, Folder 14] National Youth Administration: Brief Digest of the General Report of the NC Youth Survey, circa 1939
[Legal Box 23, Folder 7] National Youth Administration: broadcasts by director of NYA of NC, C. E. McIntosh, 1938
[Box 16, Folder 15] National Youth Administration: Bulletins, 1935-1938
[Box 17, Folder 1] National Youth Administration: "College Aid in North Carolina" study, circa 1939
[Legal Box 23, Folder 8] National Youth Administration: forms, circa 1930s
[Box 17, Folder 2] National Youth Administration: fraternities, 1939-1941
[Box 17, Folder 3] National Youth Administration: manuals for college NYA official representatives, 1940-1942
[Box 17, Folder 4] National Youth Administration: manual and procedures, 1935-1942
[Box 17, Folder 5] National Youth Administration: monthly newsletters, 1938-1940
[Box 17, Folder 6] National Youth Administration: NYA of NC correspondence, 1935-1937
[Box 17, Folder 7] National Youth Administration: NYA of NC correspondence, 1938-1943
[Box 17, Folder 8] National Youth Administration: North Carolina Council of Youth-Serving Agencies, 1937-1940
[Box 17, Folder 9] National Youth Administration: pay period and time reports, 1938-1939
[Box 17, Folder 10] National Youth Administration: payrolls, 1935-1942
[Box 17, Folder 11] National Youth Administration: personnel reports, 1937-1941
[Legal Box 23, Folder 9] National Youth Administration: petitions for continuation of NYA, 1936-1943
[Box 17, Folder 12] National Youth Administration: self help secretary, 1934-1937
[Legal Box 23, Folder 10] National Youth Administration: self help secretary, 1938-1943
[Legal Box 23, Folder 11] National Youth Administration: statistics and data, 1936-1939
[Legal Box 23, Folder 12] National Youth Administration: statistics and data, 1940-1942
[Legal Box 23, Folder 13] National Youth Administration: student work allotment, 1937-1942
[Flat Folder 26] National Youth Administration: time report, 1935
[Half Box 18, Folder 1] National Youth Administration: time report transmittal forms, 1940-1943
[Half Box 18, Folder 2] National Youth Administration: United States Treasury Department, 1940-1941
[Half Box 18, Folder 3] National Youth Administration: War Manpower Commission, 1941-1943
[Half Box 18, Folder 4] National Youth Administration: work plans, 1938-1942
[Flat Folder 26] Public Works Administration: circular number 144, 1935
[Half Box 18, Folder 5] Self-Help Bureau: annual reports, 1930-1939
[Half Box 18, Folder 6] Self-Help Bureau: applications and regulations, 1928-1940
[Legal Box 23, Folder 14] Self-Help Bureau: committees, 1936-1937
[Legal Box 23, Folder 15] Self-Help Bureau: soliciting material, 1934-1937
[Legal Box 23, Folder 16] Self-Help Bureau: University of North Carolina, 1931-1938
[Legal Box 23, Folder 17] Self-Help Bureau: wage rates, 1938
[Half Box 18, Folder 7] Tennessee Valley Authority, 1934-1936


North Carolina State University. Division of Student Affairs.


12.26 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

17 archival boxes, 5 legal sized boxes, 1 half-box, 1 oversized flat box, 1 tube, and 1 flat folder

Location note



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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Transferred from the Division of Student Affairs

Acquisitions Information

Transferred from the North Carolina State University Division of Student Affairs. Consult the University Archivist for additional information.


Processed by: Russell S. Koonts, updated by: Carolyn Chesarino 2010 April; machine-readable finding aid created by: Russell S. Koonts; Pat Webber; updated by Carolyn Chesarino 2010 April

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains announcements, annual reports, applications, architectural drawings and specifications, brochures, bulletins, constitutions, contracts, correspondence, handbooks, manuals, membership lists, minutes, programs, scrapbooks, time reports, and work plans. The records document the activities of the office from 1903 to 1989. From 1908 to 1974, the office of Religious Affairs was nearly synonymous with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), as the records indicate. Hence, the collection also includes the records of the Danforth Chapel from 1955 to 1976, the International Student Center from 1955 to 1965, and the Self-Help Bureau from 1932 to 1941.

Historical note

The Office of Religious Affairs grew out of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and the leadership of Edward S. King, who served North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) through the YMCA from 1919 to 1955. In the fall of 1889 a branch of the YMCA was established on the campus. The YMCA conducted regular Sunday services and Bible study classes, published a monthly paper and a handbook for freshmen and prospective students, and brought carefully chosen and nationally known speakers to the campus. Members of the YMCA gave programs at neighboring colleges and representatives were sent to the annual Southern Student Conference near Asheville and to various other student volunteer conferences. Other activities and services of the YMCA included the provision of a game room for students, a barbershop, and the Self-Help Bureau, which helped students secure employment while in college. Members of this organization met new students at the depot and escorted them to the campus with the intention of becoming the students' servant, friend, and moral guide. The YMCA branch existed on campus until 1982.

In 1975, a copper box was found in the cornerstone of the King Religious Center (also known as the YMCA), where it had been for around sixty years. The contents of this time capsule are primarily documents from the early years of the YMCA and are in this collection.

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