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Young Men's Christian Association

 Organization

Found in 28 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, circa 1897-1945

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 23, microdex: 6
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. Materials concern the organization, planning and running of city and metropolitan associations. Guidelines describe the structure of organizations in the city and large metropolitan setting including cooperation with other...
Dates of Materials: circa 1897-1945

Conferences, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 25, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the World Conference of Christian Youth held in Oslo. The conference considers the role of Christian youth in the world, circumstances leading up to the conference, how Christianity applies to various aspects of life and what is important going forward. Materials include a profile of Christian youth in America with purpose statements from various Christian denominations. In addition, there are documents concerning the planning of the conference and the selection of...
Dates of Materials: 1946-1947

Conferences, 1937-1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 25, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the World Conference of Christian Youth held in Amsterdam. The conference considers the role of Christian youth in the world, global politics and circumstances leading up to the conference, how Christianity applies to various aspects of life and what is important in the Christian youth movement going forward to address the changing social and economic culture of the world. In addition documents concerning the planning of the conference and selection of delegates give an...
Dates of Materials: 1937-1940

Conferences, 1907-1951

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 25, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. conference sites and reports of studies of conferences. Materials concerning the conference sites address the leasing, purchase and sale of properties, facilities maintenance and design, profit and financial management of properties, policies regarding use and management of properties and the histories of the sites. Conference sites include Asilomar, Blue Ridge Association, Lake Geneva and Silver Bay. Conference studies address the function and role of...
Dates of Materials: 1907-1951

Conventions, eleventh, 1930

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 30, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Eleventh National convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, convention program, and bulletins. Daily bulletins, distributed to each delegate in attendance, provide updates on convention activities and special events, make announcements, and share news or updates in short article form. In addition, daily bulletins have a detailed schedule for the day. The series of bulletins sent to delegates prior to the convention are meant to...
Dates of Materials: 1930

Conventions, eleventh, 1930

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 30, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Reports from the National Board concerning the Eleventh National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The convention focuses on the changing social, religious, and economic situation in the United States and beyond and include a strong focus on work with immigrants in cities, towns, and points of entry. These detailed reports provide background information and studies regarding in addition to giving an overview of resolutions and actions from...
Dates of Materials: 1930

Conventions, fourteenth, 1936

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 32, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents National Board reports and guiding principles of the Fourteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The National Board report summarizes and assesses their work over the past two years leading up to the convention. The report reflects upon the reduced staff and budget of the past two years and how that has affected local associations and their members. A published report on the study of standards, conducted since the previous...
Dates of Materials: 1936

Conventions, ninth, 1926

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 28, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents The official report from the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. concerning the Ninth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The report begins with a description of the purpose of the National Board and an update on the developments in YWCA associations with groups such as the city, rural, student, and foreign departments, employed women, Native American women and young girls. Following this are summaries of actions taken at the...
Dates of Materials: 1926

Conventions, ninth, 1926

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 29, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Stenotype and printed proceedings for the Ninth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings follow the convention meetings, discussions, and addresses from the opening remarks to the final adjournment. Business sessions present arguments for and discussions about proposed changes to the constitution in addition to other issues to be decided at a national level. A strict democratic procedure is followed to nominate and...
Dates of Materials: 1926

Conventions, sixteenth, 1939-1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 35, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the student assembly at the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Delegates from student associations meet to unite behind National Student Council goals and aims, vote as representatives of their associations on matters of national business and discuss topics unique to their groups. The assembly of the Sixteenth Convention focuses on the role of student associations in the YWCA of the U.S.A., their...
Dates of Materials: 1939-1940

Conventions, sixth, 1920

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 26, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents Reports from the Sixth National Convention for the Young Women's Christian Association of the United States of America. Reports update and assess the needs of departments in the YWCA of the U.S.A. including, foreign work, town and county, student, business and professional, industrial, finance and others. Other reports address war work during World War I, methods for reaching women and achieving YWCA goals in local associations, and National Board business and recommendations. 
Dates of Materials: 1920

Conventions, tenth, 1928

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 29, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Official National Board reports to the Tenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. These detailed reports begin with a introduction of the function and purpose of the National Board stated as, "to establish and develop unity." The report goes on to summarize the "interests and concerns" of member groups including business and professional women, work with immigrants, Native American women, Girl Reserve and others. Relationships with...
Dates of Materials: 1928

Conventions, tenth, 1928

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 29, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the Tenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings follow the convention from opening remarks to final adjournment. Sessions are opened with a prayer or hymn and each morning Dr. Harold Cooke Phillips directs a worship service. "Occupation of the field" is the convention theme and presentations and discussions concern opportunities for further work in new and established associations. This...
Dates of Materials: 1928

Conventions, tenth, 1928

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 29, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Official proceedings and published list of actions from the Tenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Issues discussed at the convention relate to the theme, "Occupation of the field" by looking at how the National Board serves each association and how they in turn are serving their communities. The role of religion in membership is also discussed throughout the convention and includes discussion of the membership basis. The...
Dates of Materials: 1928

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

Denmark, circa 1921-1939

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 54, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, and other materials concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with the YWCA of Denmark. A cooperative relationship with the YWCA of Denmark allows for American YWCA secretaries to visit and share program ideas, train leadership, and observe association practices. In addition, secretaries from Denmark and the United States arrange visits to conventions and women from Denmark express interest in studying and working in America. Reports from American secretaries are...
Dates of Materials: circa 1921-1939

Foreign Division, circa 1920-1941

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 72, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. acts as an agent of the National Board in cooperation with YWCA's in other countries and the World's YWCA to develop association work in other countries. Functions of the Foreign Division include the management of secretaries in foreign countries, communications and reports to the National Board and members, collaborating with other organizations internationally and managing YWCA activities abroad. Part of managing foreign programs includes...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1941

Girl Reserve, 1942-1944

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 84, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Associated Youth-Serving Organizations. Similar to other departments of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the Girl Reserve Department often cooperates with other youth organizations to meet the needs of young people. To meet the growing needs of youth during World War II, the Associated Youth Serving Organizations(AYSO) is formed with other major organizations with services for young people such as the YMCA, Boy's Clubs of America, Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scouts, the National...
Dates of Materials: 1942-1944

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

Philippines, 1907-1944

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 65, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Reports from young women's Christian associations in the Philippines. Supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A., staff working in the YWCA of the Philippines report to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Board concerning the progress of YWCA work, requests for assistance and the conditions faced by women in the Philippines. YWCA activities include education and skill training opportunities and recreational activities. A report concerning the "period of silence" from the Philippines gives a narrative...
Dates of Materials: 1907-1944

Southern Women, the Student YWCA, and Race collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00679
Overview 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

Southwestern Field Committee minutes and reports, 1913 March-1921 February

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 15, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Minutes and reports from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Southwestern Field Committee. Field committees unite local associations under the general purposes and missions of the National YWCA, assist with emerging and established local associations, arrange conferences and camps, and oversee fundraising campaigns. Materials include reports from field secretaries. These narrative reports summarize work with local associations, make recommendations and requests for personnel and finance, report on...
Dates of Materials: 1913 March-1921 February

World's YWCA, 1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 80, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Reports, worship programs, and conference programming materials for the World YWCA Council conference in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. International conferences of the legislative body of the World YWCA meet periodically to unite under a shared vision and purpose, discuss and agree on positions of political and social action, hear updates from YWCA associations, discuss the relationships within the World YWCA and discuss the role of Christianity and religion in the organization and as it concerns...
Dates of Materials: 1938

World's YWCA, 1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 80, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Addresses, conference statistics, Womans Press articles, conference actions and other documents concerning the World YWCA Council conference in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. International conferences of the legislative body of the World YWCA meet periodically to unite under a shared vision and purpose, discuss and agree on positions of political and social action, hear updates from YWCA associations, discuss the relationships within the World YWCA and discuss the role of Christianity and religion...
Dates of Materials: 1938

YWCA of the U.S.A. records, Record Group 3. National administrative office records

 Record Group
Identifier: SSC-MS-00324-RG3
Overview This record group consists of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s national administrative office files including records from the office of the General Secretary (later Executive Secretary, later Chief Executive Officer), records on buildings and properties owned by the national organization, finance and development files, and records of the departments of data and statistics, library and archives, and publicity. Forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.
Dates of Materials: 1907 - 2002