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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Young men's Christian associations, (search)
Young men's Christian associations, Organizations of young men in the different cities, demanding a profession of Christianity in their active, and good moral character in their associate members, and working by methods in harmony with Christianity for the physical, social, mental, and spiritual improvement of their members, and of young men in general. An organization called Young Men's Christian Association was first formed in London, England, by George Williams, in 1841. The movement extended to the United States and Canada in December, 1851, when societies were formed at Montreal, and Boston, Mass. About twenty-four associations were added during the next two years, and during the next ten years the number reached 200. At the first convention, held in Buffalo, N. Y., June 7, 1854, a confederation was formed, with a central committee, and a yearly convention. This form of affiliation continued till the time of the Civil War. During the war the United States Christian Comm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Young women's Christian associations, (search)
Young women's Christian associations, Societies devoted to the spiritual, mental, social, and physical development of young women. The first young women's association was formed in London, England, in 1855. In the United States these associations grew out of the Ladies' Christian Union of New York, established in 1858, the first Young Women's Christian Association in this country being formed in Boston, Mass., in 1866. In 1871 there were three young women's Christian associations and twenty-seven other women's associations. The associations since 1871 have held biennial conferences. There is a distinct organization of young women's Christian associations in the colleges, all sprung from the first association in the State Normal University, Normal, Ill., in November, 1872. The work in young women's Christian associations was at first modelled on that of the young men's Christian associations, but it was found that women's needs required that it should be different. An import
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