MS - 012 : Robert Weidensall Collection
MS - 012: Robert Weidensall Collection
(2 boxes, .54 cubic feet)
Inclusive Dates: 1857-1992
Processed by: Christine M. Ameduri
Credited with establishing a YMCA branch on the Gettysburg College campus in 1867, Robert Weidensall (1836 - 1922) was elected the first national field secretary of the International Committee of the YMCA in 1868, a position which he held until his retirement in 1918.
Born April 20, 1836 in
He was instrumental in helping to create the YMCA's training schools, state committee organizations and the Worker's Bible Training classes. He is the author of Construction Corps U. S. Military Railroads and numerous YMCA pamphlets and publications. He died September 13, 1922.
Scope and Content Notes:
The collection is almost exclusively comprised of materials relating to Weidensall's work with the International YMCA, much of it authored by himself. No personal information other than his employment history with the association is included. Also see related collection, VFM 168 - YMCA, 1867 - 1872.