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Guide to the Campus Y Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Campus Y Collection
    Dates: 1953-1997
    Identification: MS-0355
    Creator: Campus Y
    Physical Description: 7.59 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Historical Note:

    In 1930, a donation of $6000 was given to the YWCA for the purpose of building the Ellen Scripps Cottage on the San Diego State College campus. The YWCA gave the money to the college, which contributed another $6000 to the project. Scripps Cottage was built to be "used as a social and activities center for the benefit of the women students of the college" and was put under the general supervision of the Associated Women of the College. The San Diego State College Campus Y was established in 1947 as an informal joint YMCA-YWCA. In 1953, it moved its headquarters to Scripps cottage.
    The Campus Y served as an association of students and faculty who sought to develop an inclusive community where together they could "freely inquire, share, worship, learn, take action and experience the relevance of the Christian faith to problems college students faced." The Y was open to all members of the campus community regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or faith. By offering a number of programs, the Campus Y sought to develop informal contacts between students and faculty.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    San Diego State University -- Students -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Sources
    San Diego State University -- Students -- Societies, etc
    YMCA-YWCA (San Diego State University) -- Archives
    YMCA-YWCA (San Diego State University) -- History -- Sources

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Organizational Records
    Publications

    Geographic Name:

    United States -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

    Topical Term:

    Conscientious objectors -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
    Draft -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Campus Y Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

    Young Women's Christian Association, San Diego Chapter Records

    Scope and Contents

    The Campus Y Collection dates from 1953-1997, with some undated materials.  The collection documents San Diego State University's campus YMCA-YWCA from its beginnings on campus to its last years in the late 1990s.  It consists mostly of paper records.  Included in the collection are: the Campus Y constitution and bylaws, College Y Advisory Board minutes, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous books and brochures on the draft, and several scrapbooks detailing events and camps sponsored by the YMCA-YWCA.  Materials are arranged alphabetically.