University of Notre Dame

Young Christian Students Records


Origination : Young Christian Students
Extent : 123 linear feet 5 linear inches of photographs
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Gift of Patty Crowley.

Preferred Citation

Young Christian Students Records (YCS), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence (1958-1965); reports from local leaders (1960-1965); records of national committee meetings (1956-1964); records of summer training sessions and national and regional study weeks (1944-1966); files on recruitment, training, and activities of full-time YCS workers (1947-1967); records of staff meetings at national headquarters (1957-1965); financial files, subject files, research files, photographs, reports, programs, bulletins, handbooks, and other publications; with information on YCS chaplains and the YCS at all levels--college, high school, and grade school; and records of the Chicago-area YCS (1968-1980), including correspondence, financial records, subject files, and printed material;


A movement of the lay apostolate involving students in Catholic Action: a national organization, with international affiliations, consisting of local cells of student leaders who meet to observe, judge, and act in accordance with the principles of Canon Joseph Cardijn, founder of the European Jocist movement.


Young Christian Students
Catholic action

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