The series documents the external relations of the Quebec YMCA and other YMCA bodies and branches with the public, through publicity and press coverage, between 1871 and 2001.
The records include promotional pamphlets, programs, and brochures for the Quebec YMCA, photocopies of press clippings on activities and events, and transcripts of public addresses for the opening of the Holt Memorial. The records also include 12 scrapbooks containing press clippings, pamphlets, and publicities on subjects such as the opening of the Holt Memorial, the YMCA's involvement with the Second World War, and general YMCA events and activities, with dates ranging from 1871 to 1971.
The records also include 66 objects which evidence the promotional activities of the Quebec YMCA, including pins, flags, trophies, plaques, mostly from the 1980s and 1990s. Notable items include dedication plaques for the first Quebec YMCA building, and 42 printing plates identified as belonging to the Y's Men's Club. The records also include two promotional videocassettes on YMCA Camps and the history of the Quebec YMCA.