Source: YMCA Biographical Records, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • American: 1900-present
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  • Portrait of John R. Mott, General Secretary of the Inernational Committee of the North American YMCA; Christian Phildius pressed Mott for American funding to support WPA operations in the Ottoman Empire. While the American Association was willing to extend financial support, Phildius was unable to secure official approval from Ottoman authorities until the end of the war. Source: YMCA Biographical Records, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.