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Canadian Youth Congress

Series 1: Administration. -- 1935-1942. – 12.5 cm of textual records. – Title based on content of series.
This series consists of assorted minutes and reports from various committees established by the executive. Also included is a published brief by K. Woodsworth, clippings, and articles relating to the history and background of the C.Y.C.

Box 1
            F.1      History and Background
                                    Clippings and articles
                                    Canadian Youth Comes of Age by Kenneth Woodsworth
                        
          Typed and written notes for an article tracing the beginnings of the C.Y.C.
            F.2      Minutes (1935-36)
                                    June to December 1935 and February to March 1936
                                    Attendance figures
            F.3      National Committee.(1938-42)
                                    Minutes
            F.4      National Committee.
                                    Memoranda
            F.5      National Committee. (n.d., 1938-1940, 1942)
                                    Letters, reports to members.
            F.6      Miscellaneous reports.
                                    “I live in a box car, a flop house or a jail” by James T. Young. [Ts. 4 pp.]
                                    “Report to the National Youth Camp” by Ken Woodsworth. [Ts. 10 pp.]
                                    “Radio Talk” Dr. E.A. Corbett. [Ts. (Car.) 5 pp.]
            F.7      Administration chairman
                                    Job description
            F.8      Continuations Committee
                                    Minutes, reports
            F.9      Initiatory Committee (1936)
                                    Minutes. March 24th 1936
            F.10    Membership Committee (1935-36)
                                    Minutes
                                    Reports, memoranda
            F.11    Provincial Youth Training Committee (1938-39)
                                    Minutes. December 1938 to February 1939
            F. 12   Section 11 (1935)
                                    Minutes. November 5, 19, 1935
                                    Correspondence
            F.13    Youth Act Committee
                                    Correspondence, reports, memoranda

Series 2: Finances.
-- 1935-1943. – 67 cm of textual records. – Title based on content of series.
The Finance Committee as represented by its Chairman reported to the Executive Committee on all financial matters. Funding of the CYC was an ongoing problem. The Continuations Committee was formed early on to secure financial support. Although there was also an Honourary Treasurer, Ingham Sutcliffe, in his capacity as Treasurer from mid-1935 until the Congress’ dissolution, appears to have handled most of the detailed financial matters such as correspondence and general financing of the CYC-- its operations and activities (including the publishing of “Youth Forum”). The Finance Committee members and the Treasurer also consulted with the local councils regarding their means of financing, their organizational structure, and appeals for funding. As well, the financial aspects of the annual Canadian Congresses, such as the transportation and billeting arrangements for the delegates, were handled by both the Treasurer and the Finance Committee often in conjunction with the local council.

This series consists of statements, signing agreements, reports, account journals, receipts, cheques stubs, savings booklets and other items relating to C.Y.C. operations as accumulated or created by the Treasurer, the Honourary Treasurer, and various members of the Finance Committee and the Continuations Committee. Also included are correspondence, bills, billeting arrangements, and so on relating to financial campaigns and various international, Canadian, and local congresses and conferences. Files are arranged chronologically by year.

Box 2
            F. 1    General (1935-37)
                                 Correspondence
            F. 2     General (1935-37)
                                    Statements, bills, and receipts
            F. 3     Canadian Youth Council (1935)
                                    Including “Charter of Youth”, Research Outline,
                                    “The CYC Executive”
            F. 4     Cheque stub book (1935)
            F. 5     General (1936, 1939, 1942)
                                    Signing Officers Agreements
                                    Auditors’ report
            F. 6    First Canadian Youth Congress (Ottawa, 1936)
                                  Correspondence on financial support for the Congress
                                  Pre-Congress receipts and statements
            F. 7    Honorary Treasurer’s files (1936)
                                  Correspondence of the Treasurer
                                  Bank deposits
            F. 8     General (1936-37)
                                  Paid vouchers, receipts, and statements
            F. 9     General (1936-39)
                                    Financial statements
            F. 10   General (1936-1940)
                                    Financial statements
            F. 11   World Youth Congress (1936-39)
                                 Correspondence with headquarters in Geneva
                                 Circulars
                                 Budgets, statements, and receipts
            F. 12   General (1936-42)
                                  Journal of Accounts (Toronto 1937-42, National 1936-42)
            F. 13   Canadian Youth Congress Fund (1936-39)
                                    Ledger book of the Continuations Committee           
            F. 14   General (1936-1943)
                                    Province of Ontario Savings Office passbooks
            F. 15   La Banque d’Epargne (Montreal, 1936-38)
                                    Statements of withdrawals     
                                    Passbook
            F. 16  Second Canadian Youth Congress (Montreal, 1937)
                                  Correspondence
                                  Railway Pool Allocation
                                  Receipts and statements
            F. 17   General and 2nd CYC (1937-38)
                                 Correspondence
                                 Paid vouchers, receipts, and statements         
            F. 18   General (1937-39)
                                    Correspondence
Box 3
            F. 19   General and Continuations Committee (1937-38)
                                 Correspondence with councils and organizations re: finances
                                 Booklets of receipts for contributions and loans
            F. 20   General (1937)
                                    CYC and Toronto Youth Council budgets
            F. 21   General (1937-42)
                                    Working papers, budget, etc.
            F. 22   General and Finance Campaign (1938-39)
                                 Correspondence
            F. 23   Finance Campaign (1938)
                                    Correspondence
                                    Prospect lists
            F. 24   Finance Campaign (n.d. and 1938)
                                    Prospects and canvassers records of contact
            F. 25   Third Canadian Youth Congress (Toronto, 1938)
                                    Railroad pool allocation receipts
                                    Paid vouchers, receipts, and statements
            F. 26   General (1938-39)
                                    Paid vouchers
            F. 27   General (1938-39)
                                    Correspondence, memos, reports, etc.
            F. 28   Finance Committee (1939-40)
                                    Correspondence with affiliated councils requesting aid
            F. 29   Finance Committee (1939-40)
                                    Sustaining contributions: correspondence
            F. 30   Finance Committee (1939-40)
                                    Statements, letters, memos re: financing
            F. 31   Finance Committee (1939-40)
                                    Correspondence with the Councils
            F. 32   General (1939-41)
                                    Correspondence
            F. 33   Continuations Committee (1939-45)
                                    Journal of Accounts
            F. 34   Continuations Committee (1939)
                                    Receipt books
            F. 35   Fourth Canadian Youth Congress (1939)
                                    Treasurer’s report to the delegates inc. Auditors’ report
            F. 36   Fourth Canadian Youth Congress (Winnipeg, 1939)
                                     Billeting correspondence and receipts
            F. 37   General (1939-42)
                                    Invoices-- accounts payable
            F. 38   General (1941-42)
                                    Paid petty cash vouchers

Series 3: Correspondence and reports.
-- 1935-1944. – 1.25 m of textual records. – Title based on content of series.
This series consists of five subseries.

Subseries 1: General correspondence. --1935-1941. – 25 cm of textual records.
This subseries consists of letters to and from the C.Y.C. on a number of topics. Files are arranged chronologically.

Box 4
            F. 1     Undated
            F. 2     January to March 1935
            F. 3     April 1935
            F. 4     May 1935
            F. 5     June 1935
            F. 6     July 1935
            F. 7     August 1935
            F. 8     September 1935
            F. 9     October 1935
            F. 10   November 1935
            F. 11   December 1935
            F. 12   Council members - Correspondence 1935
            F. 13   January to June 1936
            F. 14   July to December 1936
            F. 15   January to December 1937
            F. 16   January to December 1938
Box 5
            F. 1     January to December 1939
            F. 2     January to December 1940
            F. 3     January to December 1941
            F. 4     Agricultural and Industrial Committees 1937 to 1939
            F. 5     Re British Commonwealth Committee
            F. 6     Re Peace and Refugees 1936 to 1939             
            F. 7     Publicity Correspondence 1938 to 1939; (Dorothy Drever, Publicity Secretary)

Subseries 2: Correspondence with and reports by branch councils. -- 1935-1942. – 25 cm of textual records.
This subseries consists of correspondence, minutes and reports relating to provincial congresses and local councils. Files are arranged alphabetically by group, and where applicable, by year.

Box 6  
            F. 1     Alberta Youth Congress (1937-39)
            F. 2     Alberta Youth Congress - minutes (n.d., 1937-38)
            F. 3     Brandon Youth Congress (1939)
            F. 4     British Columbia Youth Congress (1941)
            F. 5     Calgary Youth Council (1935-36)
            F. 6     Calgary Youth Council - minutes (n.d.)
            F. 7     Edmonton Youth Congress (1936)
            F. 8     Fort William Youth Congress (1935-36)
            F. 9     Halifax Youth Congress (1936, 1939)
            F. 10   Hamilton District Youth Council (1935-39)
            F. 11   Hamilton District Youth Council - minutes (n.d.)
            F. 12   Kingston Youth Council (1936, 1938-1939)
            F. 13   Kirkland Lake Youth Council (1938-39)
            F. 14   Lethbridge Youth Council (1936)
            F. 15   Montreal Youth Council - correspondence (1936-39)
            F. 16   Montreal Youth Council - minutes (1938-39)
            F. 17   Montreal Youth Council - reports, activities, etc.(1938-39, 1941)
            F. 18   Niagara Falls Youth Council (1935-36)
            F. 19   North Bay Youth Council (1939)

Box 7
            F. 1     Oshawa District Youth Council (1938-39)
            F. 2     Ottawa Youth Congress/Federation (1938-39)
            F. 3     Pictou County Youth Council (1936)
            F. 4     Regina Youth Council (1936, 1939)
            F. 5     St. Catherines Youth Council (1938-39)
            F. 6     Saskatchewan Youth Council (1939-40)
            F. 7     Saskatoon Youth Council (1935-39)
            F. 8     Thunder Bay Youth Council (1938-39)
            F. 9     Toronto Youth Council - correspondence (1936-40)
            F. 10   Toronto Youth Council - leaflets and publications (1935-39, 1942)
            F. 11   Toronto Youth Council - minutes (June 17, August 27, 1936)
            F. 12   Toronto Youth Council - National Victory Day. (1941)
            F. 13   Greater Vancouver Youth Council (1937-41)
            F. 14   Victoria and District Youth Council (1938-39)
            F. 15   Winnipeg Youth Council - correspondence (1935)
            F. 16   Winnipeg Youth Council - correspondence (1936)
            F. 17   Winnipeg Youth Council - correspondence, reports (1937-39)
            F. 18   York Township Youth Council (1938-39)

Subseries 3: Correspondence and publications relating to the World Youth Congress. --1936-1939. – 25 cm of textual records.
This subseries consists of correspondence, minutes, circulars, leaflets, reports and other publications relating to the World Youth Congress, and the first and second World Youth Congresses.

Box 8
            F. 1     Correspondence (1936-39)
            F. 2     World Youth Congress - minutes (1936-39)
            F. 3     World Youth Congress - International Youth Camp (1937)
            F. 4     World Youth Congress - circulars (1937-39)
            F. 5     World Youth Congress - leaflets, reports (1936-39)
            F. 6     World Youth Congress - publications (1937-39)

Box 9
            F. 1     First World Youth Congress- published reports, statement by Canadian delegation (n.d., 1936)
            F. 2     Second World Youth Congress - Canadian organizing committee (1936-38)
            F. 3     Second World Youth Congress - correspondence with chief organizers (1937-38)
            F. 4     Second World Youth Congress - programme, publicity (1937-38)
            F. 5     Second World Youth Congress - statements, etc. by other delegations (1938)
            F. 6     Second World Youth Congress - statements by Canadian delegation (1938)
            F. 7     Second World Youth Congress - reports, publications (1938)

Subseries 4: Correspondence with and reports by other Canadian groups.
--1935-1944. – 25 cm of textual records.
This subseries consists of correspondence with, and reports, publications, and press releases by various other Canadian groups. Files are arranged alphabetically by group.

Box 10
            F. 1     Canadian League Against War and Fascism (1936-37)
            F. 2     Canadian League for Peace and Democracy (1938-39)
            F. 3     Canadian National Committee for Refugees (1938-39)
            F. 4     Canadian Student Assembly - correspondence (1936, 1938)
            F. 5     Canadian Student Assembly - leaflets, brochures, reports (1938-39)
            F. 6     Canadian Youth Commission - correspondence, publications (1943-44)
            F. 7     Labour Youth Federation (1944)
            F. 8     League of Nations Society in Canada - correspondence (1936-39)
            F. 9     League of Nations Society in Canada - minutes (1936-37)
            F. 10   League of Nations Society in Canada - publications, leaflets (1935-40)

Box 11
            F. 1     League of Nations Society in Canada - conferences (1936-37)
            F. 2     League of Nations Society in Canada - press releases (1937-39)
            F. 3     National Conference of Canadian University Students (1936-38)
            F. 4     National Young People’s Union of United Church of Canada (1937-39)
            F. 5     Young Communist League of Canada (1938-39)
            F. 6     Young Men’s Christian Association of Canada - correspondence (1936-39)
            F. 7     Young Men’s Christian Association of Canada - leaflets, brochures, reports
                                    (1935-39)
            F. 8     Young Men’s Christian Association of Canada - minutes (1937, 1939)
            F. 9     Young Men’s Christian Association of Canada - National Council correspondence (1936-40)

Subseries 5: Correspondence with and reports by other youth organizations   (non-Canadian). -- 1935-1940. – 25 cm of textual records.
This subseries consists of correspondence, minutes, press releases, brochures and other printed and written material relating to youth organizations in other countries. Files are arranged alphabetically by group.

Box 12, A-B
            F. 1     American League for Peace and Democracy - handbill (1939)
            F. 2     American Student Union - pamphlet, letter (1938)
            F. 3     American Union for Concerted Peace Efforts - circulars(1938)
            F. 4     American Youth Commission - circulars (1938-39)
            F. 5     American Youth Commission - correspondence (1938)
            F. 6     American Youth Congress - correspondence (1936-39)
            F. 7     American Youth Congress - minutes (1936-39)
            F. 8     American Youth Congress - memoranda, reports, leaflets (1936-40)
            F. 9     American Youth Congress - conference programmes, reports (1935-38)
            F. 10   American Youth Congress - publicity (1938-40)
            F. 11   Australian Council of Youth - correspondence (1936-39)
            F. 12   Australian Council of Youth - circulars, bulletin (1937-38)
            F. 13   Belgium - Comite d’entente de la jeunesse (1938-39)

Box 13, B-W
            F. 1     British Youth Peace Assembly - correspondence (1936-39)
            F. 2     British Youth Peace Assembly - pamphlets, reports, lists of refugees (1936-39)
            F. 3     Germany - Youth Congress (1937)
            F. 4     International Youth Commission - re Spanish Civil War (1937-39)
            F. 5     National Youth Administration - press releases, circulars (1938-40)
            F. 6     Polish Youth Committee - Youth declaration for peace (1939)
            F. 7     Swiss Youth Congress - Appeal for peace (1938)
            F. 8     United Student Peace Committee - handbills (1937)
            F. 9     World Student Association - 3rd International Conference of WSA (1939)

Series 4: C.Y.C. Activities. -- 1935-1941. – 37.5 cm of textual records. – Title is based on content of series.
This series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, pamphlets, invitations, programmes, posters and other printed and written material relating to local conferences and seminars, Canadian congresses, and CYC publications. Issues of Youth Forum have been removed and catalogued for the Research Collections serials collection. Files are arranged, where appropriate, chronologically by year.

Box 14
            F. 1     Correspondence re International Peace Day (1937-38)
            F. 2     Questionnaires (1935, 1940)
            F. 3     Correspondence with federal candidates and questionnaire results (1935)
            F. 4     Conference of Youth Leaders - Report (ca. 1941)
            F. 5     Youth Farm Congress (November 24, 1936)
            F. 6     Hamilton and District Youth Parliament (1938)
            F. 7     First Saskatchewan Youth Congress (1939)
            F. 8     Montreal Model Youth Legislature (May 1939)
            F. 9     Regional Youth Conference, Ontario and Quebec (April 4-12, 1941)
Box 15
            F.1      Congress of Youth, CYC - reports, memoranda, minutes (1935)
            F. 2     Canadian Youth Congress - Organizing Committee reports, agenda (1936)
            F. 3     Canadian Youth Congress - verbatim reports (1936)
            F. 4     Canadian Youth Congress - clippings (1936)
            F. 5     Second Canadian Youth Congress - invitations, correspondence (1937)
            F. 6     Third Canadian Youth Congress - committees, reports, correspondence (1938)
            F. 7     Fourth Canadian Youth Congress - correspondence (1939)
            F. 8     Fourth Canadian Youth Congress - reports (1939)
            F. 9     Fifth Canadian Youth Congress - programme, posters, reports (1940)
Box 16
            F. 1     Programmes of CYC activities (not congresses) (1938-40)
            F. 2     Study outlines (n.d., 1937, 1941)
            F. 3     Inter-Professional Association - reports, addresses, draft resolutions (1938-39)
            F. 4     Correspondence re publication of pamphlets, articles (1939)
            F. 5     Research Bureau - publications, reports (1935)
            F. 6     Brief to Minister of Labour on National Youth Administration (Jan 8, 1937)
            F. 7     Canadian Youth Congress Report (1937)
            F. 8     Youth Forum - correspondence (1936)
            F. 9     Youth Forum - subscription record (1936)
            F. 10   Miscellaneous publications and reports by or about CYC (1936-39)
            F. 11   Miscellaneous publications and reports by or about CYC (1935-39)
            F. 12   Press releases and circulars (1938-41)
            F. 13   CYC Newsletter - 1 issue (1940-41)

Series 5: Research files. -- 1935-1942. – 50 cm of textual records. – Title based on content of series.
This series consists of government publications, pamphlets, circulars, notes and briefs collected in specific subject areas, as well as some correspondence. Files arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box 17, A-E
            F. 1     Agriculture (1936-41)
            F. 2     Agriculture (1936-41)
            F. 3     Civil Liberties (1938-42)
            F. 4     Co-operatives (n.d., 1938)
            F. 5     Education (1935-40)

Box 18, F-S
            F. 1     Health (1936-40)
            F. 2     Housing (1936, 1938-39)
            F. 3     Industry (1935-40)
            F. 4     Marriage (n.d.)
            F. 5     Peace (1936, 1939-41)
            F. 6     Recreation (1936)
            F. 7     Slum Clearance and Re-housing (1936-37)
            F. 8     Slum Clearance Project Activity (1936)

Box 19, T-Y
            F. 1     Transient unemployed (1938-39)
            F. 2     Transportation (1938)
            F. 3     Unemployment (1935-1940)
            F. 4     Unemployment Survey (1935, 1938-39)
            F. 5     War Training (1941-42)
            F. 6     Women (1937-39)
            F. 7     Youth Survey - statistics (1937-39)
            F. 8     Youth Training (1937-40)
            F. 9     Youth Training (1936-40)

Box 20, Y-Z
            F. 1     Youth Training Agreements (1937-39)
            F. 2     Youth Training - notes (1941)
            F. 3     Christian Youth (1941-42)
           
Series 6: Newspaper clippings and scrapbooks. -- 1935-1972; predominant 1935-1942, 1966-1972. – 12.5 cm of textual records. – 1 reel microfilm. – Title based on content of series.
This series consists of newspaper clippings and photographs collected by the C.Y.C. and a microfilm of the Victoria Youth Project office files which consists of three directories, newspaper clippings and photos. Files arranged chronologically by year.

Box 20
            Victoria Youth Project office files [microfilm] -- Directory of Community Services. 1966.
                        Directory of Community Services. 1970-72. Directory of Citizen’s Groups. [n.d.]
                        Clippings and photos (1966-70)

Box 21
            F. 1     Scrapbook 1 - clippings on various topics, CYC and other youth activities (1935-36)
            F. 2     Scrapbook 2 - clippings on various topics, CYC and other youth activities
                                    (1936-37)
            F. 3     Scrapbook 3 - clippings on congresses and youth councils’ activities (1937)
            F. 4     Scrapbook 4 - clippings and photographs from 2nd World Youth Congress (1938)
            F. 5     Clippings - sorted and unsorted on various topics (1938-40)
            F. 6     Autographed album covers (n.d.)
            F. 7     Unclipped newspaper sections --
                         We face critical man power shortage. The Financial Post, Oct 18, 1941
                         Quebec at work. The Financial Post, Feb 7, 1942.
                         1600 students of Tech study plane recognition. The Ottawa Citizen, Feb 7, 1942.

Series 7: Publications received.
-- 1934-1945. – 37.5 cm of textual records. – Title based on content of series.
This series consists of a variety of printed materials, such as pamphlets, leaflets, booklets, and reports, mainly issued by government agencies and received by the C.Y.C. Files are arranged alphabetically by issuing body.

Box 22, A-L
            F. 1     Canada. Department of Labour - Youth training and unemployment (1937-39)
            F. 2     Canada. Department of Trade and Commerce. Dominion Bureau of Statistics. - (1937,1939-42)
            F. 3     Canada. House of Commons - Debates and reports by T.C. Douglas, C.D. Howe, D. Massey and others on issues of peace, youth and unemployment (1937-41)
            F. 4     Canadian Association for Adult Education - Bulletins on wartime issues (1938-41)
            F. 5     Canadian Welfare Council - Pamphlets on social issues (1936, 1938, 1939)

Box 23, M-N
            F. 6     Manitoba. Department of Education - Course books and guidance leaflets (n.d., 1938-40)
            F. 7     National Youth Administration of Illinois - Occupational Information reports (1936-38)
            F. 8     National Youth Administration of Illinois - as above

Box 24, N-Z
            F. 9     National Youth Administration - Reports from various States on youth problems and organizations (1937,1938)
            F. 10   Ontario - Statement by the Government of Ontario to the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations; Book III: Appendices and Tables (April, 1938)
            F. 11   Toronto and District Welfare Council. Council Comments, Vols. I-II, some issues missing - a newsletter (1938-39)
            F. 12   Miscellaneous, American - Addresses, pamphlets, reports on peace, unemployment, Spain (1936-40)
            F. 13   Miscellaneous, International - British, Quebecois, Mexican, French pamphlets on social issues (1936-1941)
            F.14    Miscellaneous, Canadian - Information booklets, policy statements, pamphlets, reports, handbooks, radio scripts on social issues (1934-45)

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