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us: YMCA of the USA

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: U.S. YMCA
    • us: Y.M.C.A. of the U.S.A.
    • us: YMCA
    • us: Y.M.C.A.
    • us: Y-USA
  • Additional Information

    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Christian men--Societies, etc.
    • Use For

    • Earlier Established Forms

        National Board of the Young Men's Christian Associations
    • Sources

      • found: Letter from A. Ripley, Assoc. Dir., Communications, YMCA of the USA 8-13-82 (YMCA of the USA; corporate name of the staff of the national office)
      • found: Phone call to YMCA Archives, 10/31/88 (Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States and British Provinces was the earliest name of YMCA of the USA; it had at least 3 name changes before it assumed its current name YMCA of the USA)
      • found: The IV Olympiad, 1999: CIP galley (North American YMCA [no publs. in LC database] was created by United States and Canada in middle 1850s to help spread YMCA's work in South and Central America, Asia, and Oceania)
      • found: Phone call to YMCA of the USA Archives, Dec. 10, 1998 (North American YMCA was never an official name, but was term used for the administrative body representing the YMCAs of the United States and of Canada; this administrative body was in existence from 1912 to the 1970s, and was instrumental in promoting Olympic level international games in all parts of the world)
      • found: Delivering our cause: strategic plan 2014-2017, YMCA of the USA, 2014?, viewed online Sep. 2, 2015: page 2 (YMCA of the USA (Y-USA)) last page (address, 101 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL)
      • found: YMCA of the USA, International Office for Africa. Africa report, 1989?: page 1 (the U.S. YMCA)
    • Editorial Notes

      • [Do not use the generic acronym YMCA without a specific geographic location either as a qualifier or as part of the name as appropriate based on usage.]
    • Change Notes

      • 1983-04-15: new
      • 2015-09-15: revised
    • Alternate Formats