Joel E. Nystrom
Joel E. Nystrom
Young Men's Christian Association of North America; International Young Men's Christian Association;
Nystrom, Joel; YMCA; YMCA Hall of Fame; YMCA College; International YMCA Camp;
Portrait photograph of Joel E. Nystrom circa 1986. Joel Nystrom began his relationship with the YMCA as a student leader at Iowa State University. After completing his undergraduate degree in 1925, he joined the staff of the West Side Branch of the YMCA of Greater New York as the fellowship secretary. In 1930, after earning his graduate degree from Columbia University and his subsequent ordination as a Methodist minister, he was appointed the religious education director at West Side, and later served at the Intercollegiate branch. For 10 years, beginning in 1940, Nystrom worked in Uruguay, first as director of the YMCA College, and then as director of the International YMCA Camp. Beginning in 1952, Nystrom served as the director of development and later director of the International Committee of YMCA of the USA. He retired in 1968.
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RG 103 YMCA Hall of Fame Papers
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