College Christian Union (YMCA) Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Michigan Agricultural College. College Christian Union.
College Christian Union (YMCA) records
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1871-1907
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 2 volumes, 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

The College Christian Union was a group for Christian men and women on the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) campus. Dedicated to ministry in the area, the College Christian Union held prayer meetings, sponsored a Sunday school, organized a Christian library, and sponsored lectures for its members and the public. The group also organized recreational events such as maple sugar socials. The group adopted the YMCA constitution on October 9, 1881.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the College Christian Union (1871-1883) contain one bound volume with the constitution and bylaws of the organization, the names of its members, the minutes of the general meetings, executive meetings, and committee meetings. There is also a brief prelude which outlines how the group initially began. The YMCA volume contains information about the group and its social activities from 1901-1907, and has names of members, the minutes of meetings, and some news clippings pertaining to the group.

Also included is a 1920 advertisement for the Michigan Agricultural College YMCA chapter listing its services as well as a lecture. The advertisement is on an ink blotter.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  September 2010

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See Madison Kuhn, UA 17.107, for additional information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan Agricultural College. College Christian Union.
  • Michigan Agricultural College. Students. Societies, etc.


  • By-laws
  • Constitutions
  • Membership lists
  • Minutes (administrative records)

Personal Name(s)

  • Kuhn, Madison, 1910-1985


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • College students -- Religious life
  • College students -- Societies and clubs
  • Young Men's Christian associations

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Collection Inventory

Box Volume

Volume 1: College Christian Union 1871-1883 

2072H 1

Volume 2: YMCA 1901-1907 

2072H 2
Drawer Folder

Advertisement 1920 

F.D. 1


#40: Faculty and Staff Directory 

#53: Spartan Life Student Handbook 

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