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Young Women’s Christian Association of the U.S.A.

 Organization

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Abel papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00596
Abstract

Public relations specialist, Columnist, Journalist, YWCA worker, Editor. The papers primarily relate to Abel's professional life and include her magazine columns for the YWCA and Community Chests and Councils of America, scripts for skits and plays, and a variety of other pieces written in the course of Abel's work as editor and publicity director for a variety of organizations.

Dates of Materials: 1925-1989

Carole Markus papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00815
Abstract

National Board member of the YWCA. Collection includes organizational records of the National Board, World YWCA, and some materials related to the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Dates of Materials: 1971 - 2012

Carrie Eliza Meares papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00610
Abstract YWCA worker. The Carrie Eliza Meares Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life. Types of materials include correspondence, memorabilia, press releases, reports, journal and newspaper articles, and subject files. The bulk of the papers focus on Meares' work in South Africa for the World YWCA, 1950-53; in Ethiopia for the YWCA of the U.S.A., 1960-61; and on the August 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The papers include general background reference on South...
Dates of Materials: 1932-1982; Majority of material found within 1947-1963

Doris Vivian Wilson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00650
Abstract

Doris Vivian Wilson worked for many years for the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, and was the first African American executive of that organization.This collection includes awards, photograph of unidentified African American woman under a YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago poster, primitive wood carving, paper parasol, and oher memorabelia.

Dates of Materials: 1976 - 2001

Dorothy Irene Height papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00606
Abstract Civil rights activist, YWCA worker. The Dorothy Height Papers, which appear to be a reference file compiled by YWCA of the U.S.A. archives staff from YWCA records and other sources, are primarily related to her work with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), dating from 1937 to 2005. The bulk of the materials cover the period between the late 1950s and the mid 1970s and include correspondence, clippings, photographs, awards and...
Dates of Materials: 1937-2005

Edith M. Lerrigo papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00608
Abstract YWCA executive, YWCA worker, Social welfare worker. The Edith M. Lerrigo Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life, dating from 1922 to 1989. Types of materials include correspondence, sermons, prayers, meditations and worship services, photographs, reports, subject files, and writings. The bulk of the papers date from 1930s to 1981 and consist primarily of notes, outlines, and texts for Lerrigo's many speeches and presentations, the bulk of which were given at YWCA...
Dates of Materials: 1922-1989; Majority of material found within 1930-1981

Eldri Louise Dieson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00602
Abstract

YWCA executive and overseas official. The Eldri Dieson Papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, research notes, and scrapbooks primarily related to Dieson's work for the YWCA of the U.S.A. The bulk of the papers focus on Dieson's work for the YWCA's Foreign Division in Japan and in Chile.

Dates of Materials: 1905-1994

Eleanor Copenhaver Anderson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00622
Abstract YWCA worker, Labor reform advocate. The papers are primarily related to her professional and public life and focus on her work for the YWCA of the U.S.A. Types of materials include correspondence; writings; photographs; press releases; reports; journal and newspaper articles; transcripts of interviews; and memorabilia. Included is a copy of her 1933 Columbia masters thesis on working women in San Francisco. The correspondence is revealing of Anderson's intensely religious family background....
Dates of Materials: 1901-1993; Majority of material found within 1922-55

Eleanor Gwinnell Coit papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00035
Abstract

YWCA official. Papers include correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia; teaching material; writings; records from her work with the American Labor Education Service, Committee of Correspondence, Adult Education Association, New York Education Council, the YWCA, and Church of All Nations.

Dates of Materials: 1913-1974

Elisabeth Luce Moore papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00225
Abstract

Journalist; Editor; Trustee, State University of New York; YWCA official; and International relations specialist. Papers include an scrapbooks; oral history; correspondence; photographs and clippings; travel files from trips to Asia, Europe, Australia, and China; speeches and writings; and files pertaining to organizations concerned with international relations, education, and international development, among them the Young Women's Christion Association and SUNY.

Dates of Materials: 1928 - 1989

Elizabeth Dodge Huntington Clarke papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00599
Abstract YWCA volunteer, Volunteer. Papers are primarily related to her work on behalf of the YWCA in the U.S. and around the world, particularly in the Near East. Her memoir, The Joy of Service, chronicles her New York City upbringing, initiation into YWCA work, and her years in Turkey. The correspondence contains small amounts of correspondence with U.S. and World YWCA leaders such as Ruth Rouse, Emma Bailey Speer, Doris Boss, Anna Rice, Theresa Wilbur Paist, Ruth...
Dates of Materials: 1915-1981; Majority of material found within 1915-1966

Elizabeth Steel Genné papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00605
Abstract YWCA volunteer, Reproductive health advocate. The Elizabeth Steel Genné Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life. Types of materials include biographical materials, correspondence, minutes, reports, news clippings, notes, press releases, speeches, and memorabilia. The bulk of the papers date from 1957 to 1980 when Genné was a member of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A., including a term as President, 1973-79. There are significant materials generated by...
Dates of Materials: 1952-2008; Majority of material found within 1957-1980

Elmina Rose Lucke papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00192
Abstract Professor of social work and social studies, founder and director of the Dehli School of Social Work, consultant for social work education, and YWCA official. The Elmina Lucke papers focus on her work abroad as educator, administrator, and consultant for social work. Materials include correspondence with former students and associates in Egypt, India, and Pakistan; photographs of her travels; speeches; writings, including an unpublished memoir; and a transcript and tapes of an oral...
Dates of Materials: 1897-1987

Frances Ticknor papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00266
Abstract

YWCA overseas official. The collection consists primarily of approximately 75 letters Ticknor wrote home to her family from Europe, Lebanon, and Egypt, describing her life and work overseas with the YWCA. In addition there are letters from friends; reports to the YWCA; and 39 photographs of her travels.

Dates of Materials: 1938-1990

Gladys Gilkey Calkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00598
Abstract

YWCA executive. The papers document Calkins' family and personal life, overseas travel, and her work on behalf of the YWCA and other religious and social service organizations. The bulk of the papers consist of diaries made during the Calkins family's 1932-33 trip to Europe, and during Calkins' later travels with Marie Berger to Africa and Asia.

Dates of Materials: 1895-1988

Grace Hoadley Dodge papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00603
Abstract

Social welfare worker, Philanthropist, Educator. Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life and primarily include biographical writings about Grace Dodge and clipping scrapbooks containing articles by Grace Dodge and about her activities and concerns (1882-1914). The scrapbooks focus on Dodge's efforts on behalf of "working girls" in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century urban areas.

Dates of Materials: 1882-1995; Majority of material found within 1882-1915

Grace Loucks Elliott papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00604
Abstract

YWCA executive, Author, Lecturer. Papers primarily document her work with the YWCA. Nearly half of the volume is the contents of three looseleaf notebooks compiled by Elliott entitled "My Fifty Years with the Y.W.C.A., 1917-53," which includes a narrative, photographs, correspondence, reports, and memorabilia. The rest of the papers consist of speeches and writings by Elliott plus a small amount of general biographical information.

Dates of Materials: 1918-1966

Helen Alling Davis typescript of "Around the World in Nine Months"

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630156288]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00767
Abstract

Helen Alling Davis had a long career in the YWCA, serving in many capacitites and traveling to establish the organization in Asia. This collection includes a transcript of Around the World in Nine Months: Letters from Helen Alling Davis, which documents Davis's trip in 1920-1921, traveling through China, Japan and Korea. She spent much of her time in the Philippines where she was working to establish the YWCA there.

Dates of Materials: 1920 - 1921

Jewel Graham papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00525
Abstract

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Jewel Graham, including a typescript of her unpublished memoir, which includes reflections on growing up as an African American girl in Springfield, Ohio, her education, her employment as professor at Antioch College, and her life-long service in the YWCA, from age 13, to becoming President of the National Board and of the World YWCA.

Dates of Materials: 1940-2008

Lilian Sharpley papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00613
Abstract YWCA worker. The Lilian Sharpley Papers are primarily related to her research on the history of the YWCA's work with business and professional women. Types of materials include research files, photographs, and writings. Her research on the history of the business and professional work includes an unfinished typescript history, correspondence, notes on conversations with Business and Professional program participants, copies of pertinent documents from the YWCA records, and an audiotaped oral...
Dates of Materials: 1923-1984

Mabel Cratty papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00600
Abstract

Administrator, Teacher, YWCA executive. Papers primarily relate to her work as General Secretary of the YWCA of the U.S.A., 1906 to 1928. Types of materials include biographical materials, notebooks, "daily reminder" diaries, and a small amount of correspondence. Topics include leadership, women and finance, women and religion, and the Association concept. They provide fascinating insight into her view of her job and the role of the YWCA.

Dates of Materials: 1904-1928; Majority of material found within 1913-1928

Mabel Milham Roys papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00222
Abstract

YWCA worker and missionary. Collection documents Chinese culture, social conditions, and politics; and the family's social and domestic life. Other subjects include student life at Smith College, early work as YWCA traveling secretary, work at Wells College, and other post-China activities. Materials include correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1880-1956; Majority of material found within 1904-1920

Margaret Ping papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00700
Abstract

YWCA executive; YWCA overseas official. Letters home to her family while she was working for the YWCA of the USA at the YWCA of Mexico City, published books, and biographical clippings. Also, letters home from her days at the Church of All Nations settlement house on New York City's Lower East Side (1933-1934).

Dates of Materials: 1933-1954

Mary van Kleeck papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00165
Abstract Social reformer, Lecturer, Social researcher, Writer, Social worker. Papers include correspondence, biographical material, clippings, speeches, writings, research notes, subject and organization files, primarily from van Kleeck's professional life. There is a significant amount of material relating to Smith College, her work in social and charitable agencies such as ACLU, National Woman's Party, Bryn Mawr Summer School for Student Workers, Hospites (a refugee rescue organization), the...
Dates of Materials: 1883-1972

Mildred Persinger papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00814
Abstract

Mildred Persinger was a national board member of the YWCA and an international activist for non-governmental organizations who worked for women’s rights, human rights, racial justice, sustainable development, and global disarmament. The collection contains files from her work with the YWCA, including administrative and outreach files, committee files, policy documents, publications, pamphlets, brochures, and books.

Dates of Materials: 1940 - 2013

Odile Sweeney papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00616
Abstract YWCA worker. The Odile Sweeney Papers are almost exclusively related to her work with the Young Women's Christian Association and include correspondence, conference materials, financial records, flyers, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, press releases, and reports. Included are materials from Sweeney's years working for the Student department and on the western region staff of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and a complete packet of preparatory materials for the National Conference of Black...
Dates of Materials: 1961-1982; Majority of material found in 1982

Rhoda Elizabeth McCulloch papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00098
Abstract

Editor; YWCA worker; Women's rights advocate; Pacifist. Papers include McCulloch's published writings and notes on education, religion, social progress, working women, marriage and the women's movement; speeches; biographical material; memorabilia; photographs; a scrapbook kept by McCulloch's mother; and writings by close friend and pacifist Henrietta Roelofs.

Dates of Materials: 1884-1978; Majority of material found within 1915-1944

Sarah Scudder Lyon papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00609
Abstract

YWCA executive. Papers are primarily related to her work in the Foreign Division of the Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A., 1923-1944. Types of materials include correspondence, photographs, reports, a scrapbook, speeches, travel notes, and writings. A large portion documents Lyon's overseas travels for the YWCA through reports and more informal "diary letters."

Dates of Materials: 1867-1966; Majority of material found within 1923-1944

Southern Women, the Student YWCA, and Race collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00679
Abstract

YWCA workers. Fourteen audiotaped interviews with women who were involved with the Student Young Women's Christian Association in the southeastern United States between 1920 and 1944 conducted by Frances Sanders Taylor [Anton], 1981-82 as part her doctoral dissertation.

Dates of Materials: 1920-1944

Virginia Heim George papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00221
Abstract

Virginia Heim George was a YWCA executive, YWCA overseas secretary, and USO official. Most material in the George papers pertains to her foreign secretary work in South America and Czechoslovakia and her USO work in the Caribbean. Personal letters and travel diaries include descriptions of life in Brazil and the Caribbean and in post-war Czechoslovakia and West Germany. Material also includes speeches, clippings and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1925 - 1981

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Young Women's Christian associations 26
correspondence 24
photographs 18
Writings 16
Speeches. 12