YWCA of the U.S.A.
- Existence: 1906-
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Overview 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
Overview 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
Overview 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.
Dates of Materials: 1919-1958
Overview 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
Overview 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.
Dates of Materials: 1966 - 2012
File — Box: 4, Reel: 380, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents The United War Work Campaign is a collaborative war relief fund. Its members are national organizations and leaders in war relief efforts. The United War Work Campaign is directed by its Committee of Eleven, a board of representatives from each member organization. The committee develops policy and procedure for the use and management of the fund, discusses budget, assesses war relief programming and needs and discusses the role of each member organization. In addition, the committee discusses...
Dates of Materials: 1918-1921
File — Box: 3, Reel: 251, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates of Materials: 1926-1954
File — Box: 3, Reel: 251, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents Report of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Dodson study, "The Role of the YWCA in the Changing Era." In response to changing programs in the YMCA of the USA and changes in American life, the YWCA of the U.S.A. undertakes a study of their relationship with the YMCA of the USA. The National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. hires Dan W. Dodson to conduct the study and Dodson's report presents his findings and recommendations that ultimately affirms the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s value as an autonomous women's...
Dates of Materials: 1959-1960
File — Box: 3, Reel: 252, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning relationships between the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YMCA of the USA. The YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YMCA of the USA have had cooperative relationships at the local and national level sharing resources, buildings and program ideas. These relationships can be formal or informal and vary between associations and programs. The YWCA of the U.S.A. pays close attention to the nature of their relationship with the YMCA of the USA through the collection of statistics, conducting...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1960
Overview This record group contains reference files compiled from the National Board Library collection and National Board Archives providing general historical information about the YWCA of the U.S.A., its organizational structure, requirements for membership, and affiliation with the World YWCA. Also included are biographical files on staff and board members and reference files on the World YWCA and national YWCAs in other countries. Forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.
Dates of Materials: 1877-2003
Overview This record group contains records of the two national YWCA organizations that merged to form the YWCA of the U.S.A. in 1906-07; plus records of the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board, Executive Committee, National Coordinating Board, Board of Trustees, and National Nominating Committee. Predecessor organization records include conference and convention reports, publications, minutes, and correspondence. YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board Records include minutes, reports, rosters, publications,...
Dates of Materials: 1871-2002
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
Overview This record group consists of planning materials, mailings, local arrangements, preparatory materials, reports, proceedings, addresses, programs, and newspaper clippings for YWCA general and regional conferences and National Conventions. General conferences were some of the primary training and information-sharing opportunities for professional and volunteer staff, and members. National Conventions were held at least every three years to share information and develop program and priorities for...
Dates of Materials: 1906-2001
Overview This record group documents the history, organization, and functions of YWCA international work: the international study of the YWCA and YMCA, conducted in the late 1920s; budgets and finance, including the International Building Fund; World Fellowship; leadership training for national staff and volunteers and YWCA women in other countries; conferences, meetings, and international study seminars; international affairs and development; cooperation with other countries; and relationships with...
Dates of Materials: 1906-2000, and undated; Majority of material found within 1920s-1980s
Overview Record Group 6. Program of the YWCA of the USA records documents national staff and committees' work to achieve the overall goals and program of the Association as directed by the National Convention. Series within this Record Group document Public Advocacy; work with Employed Women, Immigrants, Teen-agers, and Young Adults; Racial Justice work; War Work; and program materials on camping, health, recreation, music, pageantry and drama, and religion. Materials include committee and department...
Dates of Materials: 1870-2002
Overview This record group documents national YWCA work with college and university students. Materials include minutes; newsletters and other publications; reports; subject and reference files; mailings; a small amount of correspondence; work plans; conference and training materials; and files on individual college and university Student Associations. Forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.
Dates of Materials: 1906-2000
Overview This record group documents the National Association's interactions with local YWCAs and other types of general membership groups (such as Registered Groups). Materials include minutes; reports; publications; lists; forms, policies and procedures; correspondence and mailings; constitutions and by-laws; legal files; rosters; spreadsheets; studies and surveys; training materials; and files on individual Associations dating from 1884-2002. Forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.
Dates of Materials: 1874 - 2002
Overview This record group includes photographic prints, negatives, slides and filmstrips documenting the work of the YWCA from the 1890s to the early 2000s. It forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. records.
Dates of Materials: around 1890s to 2001
Overview This Record Group forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records. It includes professionally produced video and audio recordings of program materials, public service announcements, and training materials; audio soundtracks for slideshows. There are also in-house recordings of speeches, lectures, and panels; programs at local, regional, national, and World YWCA events, such as conferences and conventions; staff meetings; teleconferences; some YWCA-themed music; and a few interviews and oral...
Dates of Materials: 1963-2001
Overview Record Group 11. Microfilmed headquarters files, of the YWCA of the U.S.A. records includes the records of importance to the Association as a whole, which were submitted for filing at national headquarters. It includes Minutes and Reports, Subject Files, and Community (or "Local") Associations Files, which were microfilmed and mostly destroyed as a records management strategy beginning in 1964.
Dates of Materials: 1875-1975