YWCA of the U.S.A.
- Existence: 1906-
Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
YWCA overseas official. Material reflects a small portion of Knights' professional life. Includes photographs (YWCA), information generated by the YWCA, tributes given at her memorial service, and reminiscences she wrote of her service in Uruguay. Much of the correspondence is in Spanish, although there are brief translations attached to some of the letters.
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.
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.
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.
Hazel Vernon joined the staff of the YWCA in 1917. From 1919-1920, she worked for YWCA Turkey/Near East, after which she went on to help establish the YWCA in Czechoslovakia (1920-1922). The Hazel Vernon Miller papers consist of biographical materials, as well as items from her work with YWCA abroad.
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.
YWCA volunteer, World War I, YWCA executive, YWCA overseas secretary. Papers are primarily related to her work as an Overseas Secretary for the YWCA of the U.S.A in France and Belgium during and immediately after World War I. A large portion is a typescript of excerpts from Boyd's letters home to her mother. There is also general biographical material and some materials from her time as General Secretary of the YWCA of Manila, Philippines, 1930-33.
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.
Marion O. Robinson served on the National YWCA Board as a communications editor from 1964-1975. This collection contains research materials for her book, EIGHT WOMEN OF THE YWCA (1966) about Grace Hoadley Dodge, Mabel Cratty, Emma Bailey Speer, Mary Billings French, Vera Scott Cushman, Martha Boyden Finley, Florence Simms, and Theresa Wilbur Paist.
Norma H. Stauffer worked as both teacher and staff member at the YWCA in Honolulu, Denver, Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Minneapolis from 1919 to 1963. Her papers include correspondence to family members, about daily life and work, and printed material.
This record group documents the Change Initiative of the YWCA from around 1998-2013, containing bylaws, meeting minutes, financials, and history of the YWCA regional associations. Through a change of bylaws, regional associations would eventually combine with the National YWCA USA in 2013. The bulk of the material in this series contain official records of the YWCA USA, bylaws of regional associations, surveys, newsletters, and records from the Change Initiative and the SWD Region.
Robert Foust visited the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1962 as part of an official USA-USSR exchange program with the YMCA/YWCA. The collection includes his personal records of the trip and souviners.
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."
Chronological reports on the relationship between the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YMCA of the USA. Reports compile documents concerning the nature, policies and functions of the relationship over time. Each report begins with an index to its contents.
- Collection 38
- Archival Object 4
- Young Women's Christian associations 35
- correspondence 22
- reports 12
- Travelers' writings 11
- Writings 11
- clippings 10
- photographs 10
- Speeches. 9
- Women -- Societies and clubs 8
- articles 8
- memorabilia 8
- Nonprofit organizations -- Management 6
- Notes 6
- Women and religion 5
- Women’s societies and clubs 5
- press releases 5
- scrapbooks 5
- Books 4
- International cooperation 4
- Nonprofit organizations -- Administration 4 + ∧ less