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Leadership in women

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2241 Collections and/or Records:

Advocacy: Demonstrations, parades, and protests, circa 1961-1996

 File — Box 1023: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387776], Folder: 2-5
Scope and Contents As part of their activities to work towards social, economic, and racial justice for all, the YWCA of the USA and its members participated in national and local demonstrations to raise awareness for issues important to the organization and its members. Photographed demonstrations include national events such as the 1963 March on Washington, the 1992 March for Women's Lives, and 1968 Solidarity day. Other marches and demonstrations address issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), peace...
Dates of Materials: circa 1961-1996

Advocacy: Institute for public leadership, circa 1980-1989

 File — Box 1023: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387776], Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Contact sheets and participant portraits from a YWCA of the U.S.A. institute for public leadership.
Dates of Materials: circa 1980-1989

Advocacy: Public affairs, circa 1961-1984

 File — Box 1023: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387776], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Public affairs programs and activities in the YWCA of the U.S.A. seek to educate members on important social, economic, and political issues in addition to facilitating actionable programs. Through the public affairs committee the YWCA of the U.S.A. developed a program of emphasis, released statements of position, collaborated with other organizations and supported members in partaking in advocacy. Photographed activities include a tutoring program sponsored by the public affairs committee,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1961-1984

Africa, circa 1950-1981

 File — Box 1002: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387909], Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Photographs of young women's Christian association classes in Africa. Many photographs have brief descriptions on the back but none are labeled by country.
Dates of Materials: circa 1950-1981

Africa, 1953-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 230, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ethiopia. The YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ethiopia is mainly through the Women's Education Project and an adult education center for women though correspondence does indicate an interest in developing a YWCA. These projects involve the cooperation of the International Cooperation Administration, the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the United States Government and the Ethiopian Government. Agreements between the involved parties...
Dates of Materials: 1953-1960

Africa, 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 230, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Liberia. The YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division works to develop associations for women and girls in Africa and to develop leadership so that the associations can one day be independent. American secretaries stationed in Africa develop programming, train local leaders and girls and report back to the Foreign Division. Secretaries' reports and correspondence describe the cultural, social and political context they...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1960

Africa, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 230, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Rhodesia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togoland and Uganda. The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. works to develop associations for women and girls in Africa and to develop leadership so that the associations can one day be independent. American secretaries stationed in Africa develop programming, train local leaders and girls and report back to the Foreign Division. Secretaries' reports and correspondence describe the cultural,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960

Africa, 1954-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 231, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in West Africa and the history of association work throughout Africa. Proceedings, notes and reports of the West Africa conference of YWCA's summarize and assess the conference proceedings and experience. At the conference, women from associations in West Africa hear presentations concerning and discuss topics such as the status of women, western influence in Africa, family and marriage, and leadership. In addition, conference reports...
Dates of Materials: 1954-1960

Africa, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 47, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division work in Ethiopia, Liberia and South Africa. American secretaries from the YWCA of the U.S.A. work in other countries to train leaders, develop programs for women, address local needs, and work towards the development of women in other countries. The foreign program emphasizes working with women and their cultural and local customs. During the conflict in Ethiopia with Italy YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries work to aid local women and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1950

Africa, circa 1915-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 48, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Africa. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in Africa seek to help develop women's social, physical, intellectual, and spiritual selves through developing programs, establishing associations and training leaders. In South Africa, secretaries work with rural and urban women and face issues of racism, segregation and a stratified culture. Correspondence from West Africa contains descriptions of climate and living conditions as the secretaries adjust to a...
Dates of Materials: circa 1915-1949

Africa, 1959-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 292, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning programs of young women's Christian associations in Africa. The YWCA of the U.S.A. as part of the world's movement of YWCA's and the international organization, World YWCA, participates in this network of associations by offering support to associations, maintaining an awareness of YWCA work and needs in other countries and sending representatives abroad to aid in development. Correspondence and reports from visiting secretaries include program updates and...
Dates of Materials: 1959-1970

Africa, 1961-1963

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 293, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the program and development of young women's Christian associations in Rhodesia. The YWCA of the U.S.A. has sent secretaries to advise and direct the development of the association in Rhodesia. In their correspondence and reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. they describe the needs of the women and girls of Rhodesia in addition to the political and racial context in which they are operating. Many letters comment on the effect of the political tensions with Northern and...
Dates of Materials: 1961-1963

Africa, 1960-1969

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 293, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning the program of young women's Christian associations in Africa. The YWCA of the U.S.A. as part of the world's movement of YWCA's and the international organization, World YWCA, participates in this network of associations by offering support to associations, maintaining an awareness of YWCA work and needs in other countries and sending representatives abroad to aid in development. Correspondence and reports from visiting secretaries include program updates...
Dates of Materials: 1960-1969

Alabama, circa 1961-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 323, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its associations in Alabama including the affiliated associations in Birmingham, Mobile, and Montgomery. Documents are arranged alphabetically by city or town with further form and topic designations on the microfilm for the three affiliated cities. The administration and development of the affiliated associations is documented in basic standards reports, national certification documents, constitutions, and bylaws. Visitation reports include...
Dates of Materials: circa 1961-1970

Alabama, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 253, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Administrative records, reports and correspondence concerning the history, program and certification of the YWCA of Birmingham, Alabama followed by documents from registered YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Brundidge, Jasper and Leighton and a report of a study of recreation agencies in Jefferson County. Documents concerning the YWCA of Birmingham, Alabama include completed basic standards report forms, historical overviews, constitutions and bylaws and visitation reports. Basic standards and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960

Alabama, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 253, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Administrative records, reports and correspondence concerning the history, program and certification of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama as well as documents concerning registered YWCA of the U.S.A. clubs in Monroeville, Pell City, and Selma. Administrative records for the Mobile and Montgomery associations include basic standards reports, national certification documents, constitutions, and bylaws. Visitation reports for the associations are more narrative in...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960

Alaska, 1951-1959

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 253, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the development of a YWCA of the U.S.A. club in Anchorage, Alaska. 
Dates of Materials: 1951-1959

Alaska and Arizona, circa 1961-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 323, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the development of YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Alaska followed by documents concerning the administration, development, and program of the YWCA of Bisbee, Arizona, and inter-association council reports from Cochise County, Arizona. The administration and development of the YWCA of Bisbee is documented in basic standards reports, constitutions, and bylaws. Visitation reports include program descriptions, reports of challenges and successes, and discussion of personnel and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1961-1970

American Committee and Joint Committee: Formation of National Board, circa 1899-1951

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 1a, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Reports and correspondence relating to the union of the American Committee and the International board and the formation of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Included are an early proposed constitution, Joint Committee leaflets, the 1907 Act of Incorporation and a 1906 agreement. Also included is a 1951 letter from Anson Phelps Stokes regarding a donation of correspondence from Olivia Phelps Stokes concerning the origins of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Digitized version includes renewals originally located on...
Dates of Materials: circa 1899-1951

American Committee and Joint Committee: Formation of National Board, 1905-1907

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 2, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the American Committee's involvement with the Joint Committee and the formation of the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board. Proceedings and reports recommend that the American Committee affiliated groups unite with the International Board resulting in the National Board of the Young Women's Christian Association. Additional materials concern the decision to unite, recommendations for moving forward and background information on the merger. Also included are summaries of the...
Dates of Materials: 1905-1907

American Committee convention proceedings, 1886-1903

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 1a, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Conference proceedings, minutes and reports from the from the first, third, eighth and ninth conferences of the YWCA of the U.S.A predecessor organization the American Committee.
Dates of Materials: 1886-1903

American Committee convention proceedings, 1905-1906

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 1a, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Conference proceedings, minutes and reports from the 1905 and 1906 conferences of the YWCA of the U.S.A predecessor organization the American Committee. The 1906 conference was a special convention to address the joining of the American Committee with the International Board to form the proposed Young Women's Christian Association of the United States of America.
Dates of Materials: 1905-1906

American Committee correspondence, 1904

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 1a, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Letters between American Committee associations and national leaders. Much of the correspondence is with Mabel Cratty and offer insight into the program and function of the early young women's Christian associations in the United States.
Dates of Materials: 1904

American Committee correspondence, 1905

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 1a, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Correspondence between American Committee associations and leaders. Much of the correspondence is related to the business of the Joint Committee and efforts to align two national organizations of young women's Christian associations into the proposed united Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America.
Dates of Materials: 1905

American Committee correspondence, 1906

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 1a, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Correspondence between American Committee associations and leaders. Much of the correspondence is related to the business of the Joint Committee and efforts to align two national organizations of young women's Christian associations into the proposed united Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America.
Dates of Materials: 1906

American Committee minutes, reports and conference proceedings, 1886-1906

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 1, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Conference proceedings, minutes and reports from the YWCA of the U.S.A predecessor organization, the American Committee. The proceedings and reports reflect the name of the organization at the time of creation as it went through organizational changes. Included are issues of the "Evangel," a publication issued by the International Committee of Young Women's Christian Associations.
Dates of Materials: 1886-1906

American Committee publications, circa 1899-1904

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 1a, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Early materials from the American Committee including constitutions, leadership manuals, annual reports, and a history of the American Committee organization.
Dates of Materials: circa 1899-1904

Anniversary, 1952-1956

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 226, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Centennial executive committee documents concerning the planning of celebrations for the 1955 centennial anniversary of the beginning of the YWCA movement. The Centennial Executive Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for overall policy decisions concerning the centennial celebration programs and activities, oversight of the committees involved in centennial activities, cooperating with the campaign fund chair and director, acting as a liaison to the national staff and...
Dates of Materials: 1952-1956

Anniversary, circa 1950-1955

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 226, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning planning for celebrations of the 1955 centennial anniversary of the beginning of the YWCA movement. Centennial celebrations and programming include a national fundraising campaign, membership drives, publicity campaigns and community engagement. The programs hope to strengthen the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and increase community awareness. Committees are tasked with specific areas of responsibility for centennial celebrations including membership development,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1950-1955

Anniversary, 1955

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 226, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Reports of daily activities concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. centennial celebration activities celebrating the centennial anniversary of Young Women's Christian associations worldwide. Staff and committee members working on the centennial committees report of daily activities and progress towards meeting their assigned responsibilities. 
Dates of Materials: 1955