Collection P0048 - Sir George Williams Family collection

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Sir George Williams Family collection

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11 photographs

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George Williams was born in 1821 in the County of Somerset, England. He founded the movement known worldwide as the YMCA (the Young Men's Christian Association) in 1844.

The Montreal branch of the YMCA was formed in 1851, the first in North America. In 1873 the YMCA inaugurated evening courses in vocational and general education. The undertaking was first known as the Educational Program, and later the Montreal YMCA Schools. In 1926, it changed its name to Sir George Williams College in honour of the founder of the YMCA movement. S.G.W. was one of the founding institutions of Concordia University.

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The collection provides visual information on Sir George Williams and his family.

The collection consists of photographs of paintings of Sir George Williams, photographs of Sir George Williams, photographs of the church he attended, photographs of his tombstone with his great-granddaughters Pamela Williams-Demetriade and Rosalie Williams Sinclair, and a biography of Sir George Williams by J.E. Hodder.

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These documents were donated to the Concordia University Archives by Pamela Williams-Demetriade, great-granddaughter of Sir George Williams, in 1998.


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