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Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. National Board

 Organization

Found in 205 Collections and/or Records:

Conventions, twenty-first, 1958

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 41, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents

Completed applications for credentials for the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Credential applications for each student, community, National Board, and special representative group include information from the local association and the name, address, association experience, and church membership for each delegate applying. 

Dates of Materials: 1958

Conventions, twenty-first, 1958 March

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 41, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Official proceedings of the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Association of the United States of America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. in 1958 is focusing on strengthening community work and local associations and using those strengths to serve women of the world as part of the international movement. In addition, discussions concern the social, political, economic, and technological implications of living in the space and nuclear ages. Reports and presentations are...
Dates of Materials: 1958 March

Conventions, twenty-first, 1957-1959

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 41, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Minutes, reports, and correspondence from the Convention Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and miscellaneous documents concerning the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The Convention Committee is formed following the previous convention and is responsible for planning and making assessments of convention arrangements, facilities, organization, and programing. The committee discusses shortening the convention period...
Dates of Materials: 1957-1959

Conventions, twenty-second, 1961

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 42, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Program, workbook, and call to the Twenty-second National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Prior to each convention the National Board distributes a workbook containing a review of YWCA of the U.S.A. work over the past three years, and information to prepare the delegates for what will be discussed at the coming convention. The workbook covers finances, organization and structure of the national and local associations, an update of basic...
Dates of Materials: 1961

Conventions, twenty-second, 1961

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 42, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents

Completed applications for credentials for the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Credential applications for local association include information from the local association and the name, address, association experience, and church membership for each delegate applying.

Dates of Materials: 1961

Conventions, twenty-second, 1960-1961

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 42, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning assemblies, group discussions, and general proceedings of the Twenty-second National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The convention as a whole addresses the theme of "the responsibility of the YWCA in the sixties." Through small groups and discussions, addresses, dramas and assemblies the role of women and the role of a Christian organization are discussed in relation to changing social, economic, and political...
Dates of Materials: 1960-1961

Egypt, 1920-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 54, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with the YWCA in Egypt. Early work in Egypt consists of American secretaries visiting Egypt to offer leadership training, offer advice on starting association work, and assessing the condition of the people and what work needs to be done. Special discussion is given to cooperation with or interaction with other organizations such as the YMCA and other religions in the area such as Copts and Muslims. As World War II comes work in Egypt takes on the...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1949

Exhibits, 1915-1939

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 44, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s participation in the A Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago, New York World's Fair and the Panama-Pacific Exposition. The YWCA of the U.S.A. participates in the expositions to convey the value of their services and share their purpose with the public. Exhibits show examples of work from members, display international work, highlight religious aspects and describe programs. In addition, the YWCA of the U.S.A. hosts teas and...
Dates of Materials: 1915-1939

Fields and field work, 1896-1921

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 44, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Field committees represent the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in established areas of the country connecting areas under the united work of the National Board and national YWCA movement. Field representatives visit their designated areas, provide assistance to local associations and report to the National Board. In addition, recommendations are made regarding the formation and organization of new associations and documents discuss the relationship between field committees, local...
Dates of Materials: 1896-1921

Foreign, 1894-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 46, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in other countries. From early in the development of the organization there is an interest in working with women in other countries, to share in the benefits of the Christian women's movement and to assist in working for the enrichment of women's lives around the world. During and after World War II the demands for women in other countries grew with the needs for emergency work and then reconstruction. As it develops over time, the YWCA of the...
Dates of Materials: 1894-1950

General secretary and president reports to National Board, 1907-1914

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 360, microdex: 12
Scope and Contents

Monthly reports from the general secretary and the president of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The president's reports concern appointments of new positions, budgets and organizational policy. Reports from the general secretary include departmental updates and descriptions of the work of the departments. 

Dates of Materials: 1907-1914

Harriet Bliss Ford papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00059
Abstract Civic leader; editor; YWCA executive; Red Cross official; and Trustee, Smith College. The correspondence and subject files of the Ford Papers document her work with Century Magazine and her political and intellectual life during her residence in Northampton, Massachusetts. Included is material written and published by Ford for the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), and manuscripts of her speeches and writings. Notable correspondents include Carrie Chapman Catt; Grace Coolidge;...
Dates of Materials: 1899-1953

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

Ina Ruth Hillis Lackey papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00292
Abstract

YWCA overseas secretary, YWCA official, USO regional director. Papers document some of her YWCA work, primarily in Brazil, and include circular letters sent annually to friends and relatives plus photographs of YWCA activities.

Dates of Materials: 1909-1988; Majority of material found within 1909-1988

India, circa 1920-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 55, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the National YWCA of India, Burma and Ceylon. Conference reports summarize the proceedings of the conventions held quadrennially to address the changing role of women in India and internationally. Following this, annual reports and conference proceedings discuss the YWCA's efforts to meet the social, physical, mental, and spiritual needs of women in India including assessments and suggestions for future work. The YWCA of the U.S.A. has an established partnership with the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1948

India, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 56, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents The Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon works towards the development of women's spiritual, mental, education, and physical well being. Beginning in the nineteenth century as bible studies, the YWCA of India, Burma and Ceylon has a long and rich history including early cooperation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. Through reports, conference reports and conference proceedings the needs and challenges of women in India are made clear. In response to the growing need for social workers in India, the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1950

India, circa 1919-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 56, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning endowments requests from the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon, annual reports, leadership and physical education. The YWCA of the U.S.A. has a long history of cooperation with India's YWCA through training and sending leaders in addition to financial support. In celebration of their jubilee anniversary, the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon is seeking an endowment fund to build a summer conference site. Later endowment requests seek to support a leadership training...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1948

India, circa 1918-1943

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 56, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Printed materials from Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon associations, documents concerning fundraising efforts and documents concerning properties. Printed matter from Bombay, Calcutta, Colombo, Madras, Rangoon and Simla are comprised largely of annual reports. These associations work with women and young girls to improve their spiritual, physical and intellectual well-being through programming, housing opportunities, job training and more. YWCA of the U.S.A. support of the YWCA's in...
Dates of Materials: circa 1918-1943

Joint Committee of the YWCA, 1905-1907

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 2, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents

Joint Committee documents concerning the uniting of the American Committee and the International Board to form the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the relationship between the organizations. Materials include leaflets regarding the union, the report of the First Annual Convention of the YWCA's of the U.S.A. and lists of charter member organizations. Leaflets are slightly different versions than those located on reel 1A, microdex 7 of the YWCA of the U.S.A. records.

Dates of Materials: 1905-1907

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

National Board, circa 1961-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 297, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A., its members, functions and sixtieth anniversary celebration. The National Board is the national governing body of the YWCA of the U.S.A. elected at each national convention and enacting the programs and emphases accepted there. The National Board's bylaws establish its functions, relationship to the national organization and administrative structure. Additional documents include proposed changes to the constitution of the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1961-1970

National Board, 1960-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 297, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Year end financial summaries with accompanying auditor's letters followed by publicity kits for National YWCA Week celebrations. National YWCA Week is the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s week chosen to publicize their work and programs with a focus on increasing membership and uniting current members as part of the national organization. Publicity kits sent out to local associations include sample press releases, television and radio spots, interviews and speeches in addition to suggestions for...
Dates of Materials: 1960-1970

National Board, 1960-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 297, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents

Annual reports and additional documents concerning the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Annual reports summarize the work of the national organization and highlighting program emphases and special projects. Additional documents include general letters from the National Board, plans for program emphases and a summary of the functions of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the National Board. 

Dates of Materials: 1960-1970

National Board, 1912-1949

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 116, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s headquarters at 600 Lexington Avenue and descriptions of committees and the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s organizational structure. The National Board has headquarters, referred to as "600," is in New York City. Documents include programs for dedication ceremonies and a twenty-fifth anniversary celebration, correspondence concerning the building's status and use, pamphlets advertising its completion and correspondence with the...
Dates of Materials: 1912-1949

National Board, 1931-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 117, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s National Employed Personnel Committee, national YWCA day and week celebrations, program and their Pay and Play revue. The National Board, the national body of the YWCA of the U.S.A., implements program and facilitates local association activity through administration, divisions and committees, public relations and national decision making. The National Employed Personnel Committee of the National Board creates personnel...
Dates of Materials: 1931-1950

National Board, circa 1906-1935

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 120, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Trustees of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and a survey of the National Board's office by the W.H. Leffingwell Co. The National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is the national body of the YWCA of the U.S.A. responsible for the organization and implementation of program and facilitation of local association activity through administration, divisions and committees, public relations and national decision making. In 1918 W.H. Leffingwell Co. makes a survey...
Dates of Materials: circa 1906-1935

National Board, 1950-1959

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 236, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board charter and documents concerning National Board committees. The National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s is created, according to its charter, "to advance the physical, social, intellectual, moral and spiritual interest of young women in accordance with the aims and methods for the young women's christian associations, and to establish, unite and develop young women's christian associations." The charter goes on to further outline the functions and...
Dates of Materials: 1950-1959

National Board, 1955-1958

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 236, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Minutes, reports and correspondence of the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board Committee on Membership in the National Associations (M.I.N.A.). In order to become affiliated with the national association local associations must meet a set of basic standards and affiliation requirements and the affiliation, disaffiliation and association standing is administered by the committee. The committee tracks the status of associations, makes recommendations for affiliation and disaffiliation, collects...
Dates of Materials: 1955-1958

National Board, 1952-1955

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 236, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Minutes, reports and correspondence of the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board Committee on Membership in the National Associations (M.I.N.A.). In order to become affiliated with the national association local associations must meet a set of basic standards and affiliation requirements and the affiliation, disaffiliation and association standing is administered by the committee. The committee tracks the status of associations, makes recommendations for affiliation and disaffiliation, collects...
Dates of Materials: 1952-1955

National Board, 1951-1959

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 236, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning National YWCA Week. Each year the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations celebrate National YWCA Week to celebrate the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A., rededicate the associations and members to the ideals of the national organization and host special programs to share the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. with the public. The Public Information Department of the YWCA of the U.S.A. circulates programming suggestions, sample press releases, sample radio and television...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1959

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Type
Archival Object 200
Collection 5
 
Subject
Nonprofit organizations -- Management 163
Nonprofit organizations -- Finance 137
Leadership in women 129
reports 104
Nonprofit organizations -- Administration 87