YWCA of the U.S.A.
- Existence: 1906-
Found in 21 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Collection 17
- Archival Object 4
- Young Women's Christian associations 16
- Nonprofit organizations -- Management 6
- correspondence 5
- reports 5
- Nonprofit organizations -- Administration 4
- Nonprofit organizations -- Finance 4
- Race awareness -- United States 4
- United States -- Race relations 4
- Women -- Societies and clubs 4
- Civil rights movements -- United States -- 20th century 3
- Leadership in women 3
- Travelers' writings 3
- Women -- Services for -- United States 3
- Working class women -- United States 3
- Writings 3
- clippings 3
- African American civil rights 2
- Anti-communist movements -- United States 2
- Asia -- Description and travel 2
- Biographical notes 2 + ∧ less