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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 159 Collections and/or Records:

Alabama, circa 1903-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 161, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning local associations in Alabama arranged alphabetically by community covering Alabama City through Mobile, beginning with correspondence concerning work in rural areas in Alabama. Local association files may include constitutions, histories of the association, reports from visiting secretaries, documents concerning volunteers and personnel, cooperation with other organizations and buildings and finance. 
Dates of Materials: circa 1903-1950

Alabama, circa 1906-1949

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 161, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning local associations in Alabama arranged alphabetically by community covering Montgomery through Selma. Local association files may include constitutions, histories of the association, reports from visiting secretaries, documents concerning volunteers and personnel, cooperation with other organizations and buildings and finance. 
Dates of Materials: circa 1906-1949

Anniversary, circa 1952-1955

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 227, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. program of activities and fundraising for the 1955 centennial anniversary of the beginning of the YWCA movement worldwide. The Centennial Observance and Celebration is a fundraiser and celebration of Young Women's Christian associations with the aims of increasing membership, community engagement and support. Publications, arranged alphabetically by title, include program guidebooks, fundraising guidebooks, fundraising pamphlets, pamphlets promoting...
Dates of Materials: circa 1952-1955

Arts, circa 1946-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 283, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents The use of arts in the program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations has been prominent from their beginnings. The YWCA of the U.S.A. encourages its associations to use arts, music and drama to help express ideas, start discussions, interpret their purpose and illustrate social and economic issues. By the 1960's the use of arts in the program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. has expanded to include film, dance, slide shows and television in addition to drama, music and other visual...
Dates of Materials: circa 1946-1970

Asia, Australia, Belgium, Burma and Canada, circa 1951-1959

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 231, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Asia, Australia, Belgium, Burma and Canada. Proceedings and reports of the Asian Women's Study Conference document the international conference concerning the role of women in Asia. The conference, hosted by the YWCA of Japan includes delegates from Asian associations and is an opportunity for the women to discuss common problems and share information. A letter from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Leadership Services Division to a program...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1959

Buildings, circa 1920-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 18, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the use, construction, upkeep, and renovation of YWCA of the U.S.A. buildings. Policies and handbooks provide guidance to local associations on the use, construction, costs, furnishing, upkeep and other aspects of building projects. Reports and studies assess building programs and policies. Concerning swimming pools, documents offer use policies and guidance for maintenance. In addition, a study looks into the integration policies concerning swimming pools. Other materials...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1949

Business and professional women, circa 1923-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 22, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department. A cooperative program with the Jewish Welfare Board concerns the problems faced by married women in the workforce. Following this material are various reports analyzing the program and mission of the department's work with employed woman including work with the rising white collar worker. Other materials include program guides and ideas, pamphlets and other planning materials. In addition, documents include...
Dates of Materials: circa 1923-1949

Business, professional, and industrial women, 1948-1952

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 22, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. experimental work with business, professional and industrial women. Materials concern studies of the business, industrial, and professional woman on topics such as motivation for working, ethics in the workplace, effects of class and status on work with employed women, and the self evaluation of local associations. Self evaluations are arranged by region then city. Also included are detailed descriptions of study methodology, analysis of results, and...
Dates of Materials: 1948-1952

Community Division, 1957-1961

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 227, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division study of administrative practices of metropolitan associations that have three or more branches and centers. A planning committee is responsible for the general planning and oversight of the study project. They meet to review progress and first results adjusting the project plan if necessary. The project objectives, context and methods are defined in a project plan. Correspondence to participating associations provide instructions...
Dates of Materials: 1957-1961

Conferences, 1946-1947

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], 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: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], 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, 1953-1956

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 228, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Minutes, proceedings and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. conferences of metropolitan associations. Metropolitan associations often have one or more branches and have unique challenges of management, administration and support as compared to smaller associations. Representatives from metropolitan associations meet in two conferences to discuss leadership in large associations, inclusivity in associations with branches and centers, best practices for program and services and managing the...
Dates of Materials: 1953-1956

Convention, 1964 , 1963-1964

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 287, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the twenty third YWCA of the U.S.A. National Convention including "who's who" sheets for elections, convention workbooks, and additional convention coverage. National conventions are called every three years to vote on leadership for the coming cycle, adopt program emphases, discuss social, political, spiritual and economic issues affecting communities and conduct national business. The booklet "Who's Who" is sent out prior to convention to prepare voting delegates to...
Dates of Materials: 1963-1964

Convention, 1967 , 1967

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 288, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the twenty fourth YWCA of the U.S.A. National Convention general program and Y-Teen sessions. National conventions are called every three years to vote on leadership for the coming cycle, adopt program emphases, discuss social, political, spiritual and economic issues affecting communities and conduct national business. The booklet "Who's Who" is sent out prior to convention to prepare voting delegates to select members of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A., World...
Dates of Materials: 1967

Conventions, eleventh, 1930

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 31, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Eleventh National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Materials include reports and summaries of group discussions, the proposed program of study for the Public Affairs department, worship service programs, a program for an international night, and a general overview of the convention for those planning on attending. Group discussion topics include service to small and large associations, work in rural areas,...
Dates of Materials: 1930

Conventions, fifteenth, 1937-1938

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 34, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the international aspects, news and reports, worship services and program of the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. As part of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s strong ties to work in China and in response to the tensions between China and Japan, Madam Chiang Kai-Shek gives an address to the convention via radio. In addition there is a formal note of appreciation and greetings from the YWCA in China. Newsletters...
Dates of Materials: 1937-1938

Conventions, sixth, 1920

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 27, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Sixth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. During the convention evangelical basis for membership is discussed and debated and a personal basis for membership is suggested by some. Reports, studies and pamphlets present materials from both sides. The adoption of the Social Ideals of the Churches and its role in the labor movement is discussed both during the convention and after. In addition, the efforts to...
Dates of Materials: 1920

Conventions, tenth, 1928

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 30, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Materials documenting the student, industrial, and business and professional assemblies at the Tenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Each convention the departments gather to discuss matters unique to their group and of national importance. Industrial, and Business and Professional Assemblies address the progress made in employment for women, the goals for the future status of employed women and cooperation with other...
Dates of Materials: 1928

Conventions, tenth, 1928

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 30, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Materials concerning the Tenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Worship service programs from the convention include a program for a memorial service in remembrance of Mabel Cratty, a long serving and well loved general secretary of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Other materials include the foreign policy for supporting YWCA work in other countries, legislative work and the published collection of addresses given by Harold Cooke Phillips...
Dates of Materials: 1928

Conventions, twentieth, 1953-1955

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 40, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Special addresses and ceremonies and Convention Committee documents for the Twentieth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The Convention Committee is formed following each convention to plan the next one. They discuss and assess previous conventions, take comments and requests from local associations regarding desired content and business, arrange special guests, and organize the format. Following convention, the committee evaluates...
Dates of Materials: 1953-1955

Conventions, twenty-first, 1957-1959

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 41, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Minutes, reports, and correspondence from the Convention Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and miscellaneous documents concerning the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The Convention Committee is formed following the previous convention and is responsible for planning and making assessments of convention arrangements, facilities, organization, and programing. The committee discusses shortening the convention period...
Dates of Materials: 1957-1959

Czechoslovakia, 1920-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 53, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Czechoslovakia. Reports and correspondence from YWCA secretaries in Czechoslovakia concern the troubles and conflict faced by Czechoslovakians and foreign workers during the time leading up to Hitler's occupation and through the end of World War II. YWCA centers assist with refugees, continue work with women, and provide other assistance as needed. Speeches made by the mayor of Prague and the President of Czechoslovakia are included in the...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1950

Economics, circa 1962-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 290, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Reports, correspondence and program materials concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s programs addressing hunger, poverty, consumer education and international trade. As an organization striving to meet the needs of a diverse group of women and girls, the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s programs on hunger and poverty use education, collaboration and practical programming to address the issues and increase public awareness. Their work against hunger include participation in the White House Conference on Food,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1962-1970

Education, 1919-1941

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 44, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning summer schools for industrial and office workers. Workers' education programs include lessons on economics, labor organizing, and topics relating to women workers with some classes taught by faculty of the hosting schools. Materials include lesson plans, program assessments, articles, and the "Manual for teachers in workers' education."
Dates of Materials: 1919-1941

Educational work of the YWCA, circa 1918-1936

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 44, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Educational work in the YWCA of the U.S.A. takes on several forms and purposes but is part of their overall goal to develop the whole woman and girl. Education efforts are directed towards personal growth, social and economic issues, health, home economics and professional guidance. During the Depression, leisure time activities became important due to high levels of unemployment. Teaching the importance of leisure time activities and healthy and productive choices encourages personal growth...
Dates of Materials: circa 1918-1936

Egypt, 1920-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 54, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with the YWCA in Egypt. Early work in Egypt consists of American secretaries visiting Egypt to offer leadership training, offer advice on starting association work, and assessing the condition of the people and what work needs to be done. Special discussion is given to cooperation with or interaction with other organizations such as the YMCA and other religions in the area such as Copts and Muslims. As World War II comes work in Egypt takes on the...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1949

England, circa 1917-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 55, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperation with the YWCA of Great Britain in addition to materials concerning general YWCA work in Great Britain. Having existed through both world wars, the work of the YWCA of Great Britain involves war work and relief efforts in addition to the services for women. During the rise of Nazi Germany and continuing into World War II, there is concern regarding religious freedoms in Germany. Bulletins and pamphlets examine the effect the Nazi regime is...
Dates of Materials: circa 1917-1950

Family relations, 1923-1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 44, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s study of family life and family life education programs for women and girls. Following the 1924 national convention, the Commission on the Family in the Life of Today was formed to study the changing family structures and the needs of women and girls. Using surveys and discussion guides the needs of married women, employed women, children and parents were identified in areas of individual growth, relationships with the opposite sex, dating, sex,...
Dates of Materials: 1923-1946

Food, 1913-1943

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 46, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the food service functions of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Cafeterias are setup as a way to earn money, serve the public, and provide low cost meals to members. Documents concern the operations of cafeterias, budgets and finance, the setup of food preparation areas and overviews of cafeterias in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Other materials concern food service practices, food service in local associations and an article regarding United States food production during World War II.
Dates of Materials: 1913-1943

Food, general administration and United State Government, circa 1961-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 292, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents YWCA of the U.S.A. subject files related to food issues, communications from the YWCA of the U.S.A. General Secretary, and political activity with the United States Government. Documents concerning food in the YWCA of the U.S.A. include a statement concerning the free and reduced lunch program for public school students and a list of resources for local associations considering a food service function. Additional information on hunger, poverty and food security as an issue affecting women and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1961-1970