Lloyd Stamp fonds. - 1938-1995.
4 albums ; 36 x 36 cm + 1 collage
Pan Politae began as a Hi-Y club organized by twenty-five students at Kitchener Collegiate Institute, Kitchener, Ont. in 1937. Its purpose was to work with the K-W YMCA in organizing boys' groups, to help with repairs and renovations at camps run by the YMCA and to provide fellowship for their group through the use of social and sports facilities of the YMCA. From 1941-1945 the club suspended activity, and in 1945 re-organized as a Y's Men's club. For the next 28 years Pan Politae supported many YMCA programs both through fund raising and through service. The 1970's saw a an increase in YMCA membership and diversity of programming, while Y's Men's membership declined. In 1973 Pan Politae ceased operating as an active Y's Men's Club.
The fonds consists of four large albums entitled "Pan Politae and Friends" which contain photographs, ephemera and text, both original and copies, relative to the history of the Pan Politae Club, as well as photographs and biographical information about its members from 1938 to 1995. The history of Pan Politae is documented through current and historical portraits, group portraits and photographs of activities such as reunions. Also included are photographs of fund raising projects such as Christmas Tree sales and of service projects such as work at YMCA camps. The service work photographs are primarily of Camp Wabanaki at its original location on Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay, and the work done there by Pan Politae members. As the camp was destroyed by fire ca. 1970 these photographs are of particular interest in documenting the site.
These albums were compiled to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association and contain portraits, biographical information and ephemera relating to its history as well as to that of Pan Politae. Included are portraits of and information about K-W YMCA Presidents, influential members, former staff, and information about awards and recipients.
Compiled by Lloyd Stamp.
The album pages were laminated by the compiler.
Donated by Lloyd Stamp in 1995.
Some Pan Politae Club records can be found in Kitchener Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association, Series 5.4: Club Records: Pan Politae.
Call number: GA 98