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Springfield Y's Men's Club Poster

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Springfield Y's Men's Club Poster
A poster created by the Springfield Y's Men's Club and signed by members that attended the World Outlook meeting held on Feb. 12, 1949. The front has a map of the world with the International Association of Y's Men's Clubs logo in the middle. There are lines radiating outward from various locations connnecting the world. Underneath it says, "I take the Light of World-wide Friendship and it grows brighter and brighter as I pass it on." On the back it is signed by around 15 members with the countries they come from next to their signature. Underneath it says, "Springfield Massachustts Y's Men's Club World Outlook Meeting Feb. 12, 1949".
Springfield Massachusetts Y's Men's Clubs
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Springfield Mass. Y's Men's Club Papers
International Association of Y's Men's Clubs
International Young Men's Christian Association
Young Men's Christian Association of North America
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Springfield Massachusetts Y's Men's Clubs
The first Y’s Men’s Club was founded by Judge Paul William Alexander in Toledo, Ohio in 1922. It was designed to support the Toledo YMCA. Since the YMCA was usually known as "the Y", and it was designed as a club of "men of and for the Y", it was named the "Y's Men's Club".The Y’s Men’s Club in Springfield Massachusetts was a service club The Y’s Men’s Club in Springfield Massachusetts was a service club for those who were interested in the ideals of the YMCA. It met during the mid-twentieth century, stressed world fellowship, and allowed Springfield residents to meet with students overseas attending American International College and Springfield College.