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United Service Organizations (U.S.)

 Organization

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

Community Division, 1934-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 23, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division. The Community Division's purpose is to provide direct services to local associations and aid in communication between local associations and the national organization, as well as to other organizations. Branch and center materials concern work with African American women, Asian American women and International Institutes serving women immigrants. A history of the development of the branches and their purpose in addition to...
Dates of Materials: 1934-1950

Community Division, 1922-1954

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 23, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Community Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The Community Division's purpose is to provide direct services to local associations and aid in communication between local associations and the national organization, as well as to other organizations. Materials concern the development and expansion of new community associations. Reports and meeting minutes describe effort made in regions and cities, report on progress and development, and discuss the mission and purpose...
Dates of Materials: 1922-1954

Conventions, cancelled, 1945

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 36, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Due to government restrictions on conventions and other effects of World War II, the Seventeenth National Convention is cancelled in 1945. In lieu of having a convention, the National Board and committees compile the work that went into preparing for the convention into printed materials and a workbook for local associations to meet and discuss the topics provided and report back. The results are then analyzed and compiled into a report and the charter for the years 1945-1948 is developed....
Dates of Materials: 1945

Conventions, eighteenth, 1947-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 37, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Call to convention and workbooks for the Eighteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. In the years following the war, the YWCA of the U.S.A. is facing disillusionment with the resulting international relations and political climate. International cooperation and work in foreign countries is discussed throughout the materials. To prepare delegates for the convention workbooks are sent ahead of time in addition to the National...
Dates of Materials: 1947-1949

Conventions, eighteenth, 1949 March

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 38, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Pages 301 through the end of the stenotype proceedings of the Eighteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Convention business sessions are a chance for delegates representing local associations to hear presentations and reports and vote on their adoption, adopt resolutions regarding YWCA activities or political standings, and elect leadership. The adoption of the public affairs program is included in this section of the proceedings....
Dates of Materials: 1949 March

Conventions, eighteenth, 1949 March

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 38, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Official proceedings and actions of the Eighteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The published proceedings follow general convention business sessions where delegates, acting as representatives of local associations, discuss and vote on matters of national organization, responsibilities and governance. This includes revisions to the constitution continued from previous conventions, deciding on political and social positions,...
Dates of Materials: 1949 March

Conventions, nineteenth, 1952

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 39, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Addresses, worship services, and reports for the Nineteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Addresses from YWCA delegates as well as special guests reflect an interest in international affairs, peace, and freedoms and include a presentation on the international implications of the "Interracial Charter" passed at a previous convention. In addition to addresses, the convention features small discussion groups of special interests...
Dates of Materials: 1952

Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 36, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, workbook, and bulletins. The theme of the convention is "One world under God" and materials focus on international aspects and the Christian purpose. As the first national convention since 1940, the call and preparatory materials give delegates an overview of national progress since the last convention with much focus on how the war affected the direction and work...
Dates of Materials: 1946

Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 36, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. As the first national convention since 1940 and since the end of World War II, the discussion and debate of the convention sessions look at work that was done during the war years and look ahead to what the post war world and nation will bring. Throughout these discussions the role of the organization and Christian women is examined. Special addresses by...
Dates of Materials: 1946

Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 36, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Official proceedings and digest of the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. As the first national convention since 1940 and since the end of World War II, the discussion and debate of the convention sessions look at work that was done during the war years and look ahead to what the post war world and nation will bring. Throughout these discussions the role of the organization and of Christian women is examined through...
Dates of Materials: 1946

Conventions, twentieth, 1955

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 39, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents National Board report to the Twentieth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Prior to the convention the National Board prepares a report summarizing and assessing the work done over the previous three years since the last convention. YWCA of the U.S.A. activities continue to have a strong emphasis on international cooperation and work towards human rights and equality. A special project continuing at the convention is the centennial...
Dates of Materials: 1955

Conventions, twenty-first, 1958 March

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 41, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings for the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings taken by a stenographer follow the general convention sessions from opening remarks to final adjournment. 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, addresses and...
Dates of Materials: 1958 March

Conventions, twenty-second, 1961

 File — Box: 1, 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, 1960-1961

 File — Box: 1, 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

District of Columbia, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 168, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the facilities, affiliation, administration and governance, program, services and history of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in the District of Columbia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Correspondence and reports concerning the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. address the relationship between associations and the conflicting desires to have a centralized association versus a community's desire to organize their own work. The YWCA of the District of...
Dates of Materials: circa 1906-1950

Girl Reserve, circa 1924-1943

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 83, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning adult guides and leaders of the Girl Reserve Department of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserve, the YWCA club for adolescent girls, is an opportunity for girls to meet and to develop their spiritual, physical and intellectual lives through social activities, camps, leadership training and classes. Adult leaders of the Girl Reserve have opportunities for training and exchange of ideas through Adult guidance Council meetings and training classes. Handbooks, guide sheets...
Dates of Materials: circa 1924-1943

Interracial, 1918-1947

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 108, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with African American constituencies. Included are records of the challenges of planning interracial conferences in the Southern United States, studies and reports of interracial practices at the national and local levels, policies regarding use of buildings and facilities, pamphlets regarding United Service Organization (USO) service to African Americans, and other materials. A portion of the Southern situation materials address difficulties that...
Dates of Materials: 1918-1947

Kansas, circa 1919-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 177, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations and inquires into new associations in Kansas. Smaller communities often begin with unofficial work with women or Girl Reserve clubs. With the assistance of YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries assessments are made of the community interest and needs and affiliated with the national organization. If interest and financing cannot be maintained the association may be disaffiliated. Correspondence, reports,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1950

National Board and executive committee minutes and reports, 1940 January-1944 December

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 5, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Minutes and reports of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its executive committee. There are no microdexes two or three on this reel and the materials for 1943 were filmed out of order and appear following 1944. Minutes concern national business, budgets and finance, committee business, resolutions and recommendations and personnel. Throughout these materials discussion of the international situation continues to increase. In addition, materials may include reports from various...
Dates of Materials: 1940 January-1944 December

National Board and executive committee minutes and reports, 1945 January-1947 November

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 5, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Minutes and reports of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its executive committee. There are no microdexes two or three on this reel. Minutes concern national business, budgets and finance, committee business, fundraising, approval of new clubs, convention planning, resolutions and recommendations and personnel. In addition to meeting minutes materials include reports from committees, summaries of studies, lists of actions and resolutions, updates on international work and...
Dates of Materials: 1945 January-1947 November

National Board and executive committee minutes and reports, 1947 December-1949 December

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 6, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Minutes and reports of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its executive committee. Minutes concern national business, budgets and finance, committee business, fundraising, approval of new clubs, convention planning, resolutions and recommendations and personnel. The meetings address many topics but the issue of spending and budgeting is always prominent in the materials. "Caution," a report from March 1949, urges caution in spending and budgeting capital funds. In addition to...
Dates of Materials: 1947 December-1949 December

National Board and executive committee minutes and reports, 1950 January-1954 December

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 6, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Minutes and reports of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its executive committee. Minutes concern national business, budgets and finance, committee business, fundraising, approval of new clubs and personnel. In addition to meeting minutes materials include reports from committees, summaries of studies, lists of actions and resolutions, updates on international work and annual reports from the General Secretary of the YWCA of the U.S.A. June 1950 materials include citations for...
Dates of Materials: 1950 January-1954 December

National Board and executive committee minutes and reports, 1955 January-1957 June

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 6, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Minutes and reports of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its executive committee. Minutes concern national business, budgets and finance, committee business, fundraising, approval of new clubs and personnel. In addition to meeting minutes materials include reports from committees, summaries of studies, lists of actions and resolutions, updates on international work, and annual reports from the General Secretary. Continuing themes include the role of religion in the YWCA of the...
Dates of Materials: 1955 January-1957 June

National Board and executive committee minutes and reports, 1957 October-1962 December

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 7, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Minutes and reports of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its executive committee. Minutes concern national business, budgets and finance, committee business, fundraising, approval of new clubs and personnel. In addition to meeting minutes materials include reports from committees, summaries of studies, lists of actions and resolutions, updates on international work and annual reports from the General Secretary of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Throughout the minutes and reports,...
Dates of Materials: 1957 October-1962 December

Oklahoma, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 205, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Enid, Lawton, McAlester and Muskogee, Oklahoma. Administrative records and correspondence for the YWCA of McAlester indicate that is discontinued in 1933 due to financial reasons and may have become part of the Oklahoma District YWCA. YWCA of the U.S.A. activities in Lawton began as USO work during World War II and reports suggest a desire to continue the association there after USO work ends. The administrative history of the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1950

Turkey, 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 233, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Annual and quarterly reports concerning young women's Christian associations in Turkey, secretaries' correspondence and reports from Turkey and additional documents concerning association development and program. Reports to the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. describe the political, social and economic conditions in Turkey, association progress and challenges and the needs of the women of Turkey. Advisory secretaries working Turkey write to the Foreign Division to report on their...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1960

United Service Organizations, circa 1941-1973

 File — Box: 1039, Folder: 9-10
Scope and Contents

Photographs of United Service Organization (USO) staff and activities in the United States. Some photographs are identified as YWCA members or clubs and others are unidentified.

Dates of Materials: circa 1941-1973

United Service Organizations: Clubs, circa 1944-1967

 File — Box: 1039, Folder: 13-16
Scope and Contents

Photographs of United Service Organization (USO) clubs in the United States and Vietnam. Photographs include images of programs and activities, anniversary celebrations, dedication ceremonies, and groundbreakings. Some photographs are specified as YWCA USO clubs and other are not identified.

Dates of Materials: circa 1944-1967

United Service Organizations: Staff, circa 1944-1969

 File — Box: 1039, Folder: 17-18
Scope and Contents

Photographs of YWCA of the USA USO Division leaders and staff as well as United Service Organization (USO) staff and leaders.

Dates of Materials: circa 1944-1969

United Service Organizations: Staff conferences, 1952-1969

 File — Box: 1039, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents

Group photographs from area and national United Service Organization (USO) staff conferences.

Dates of Materials: 1952-1969