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Women -- Political activity

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 178 Collections and/or Records:

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 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

Alliance Against Women's Oppression records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00699
Overview International women of color organization, Welfare rights activists, Reproductive rights and Women's health advocates. The Records are primarily related to the Bay Area Chapter of the Alliance and contain documents that articulate and demonstrate the challenges of developing a revolutionary mass organization through position and discussion papers, drafts, and publications produced by the Alliance. There is abundant documentation of the processes of coalition and social investigation that AAWO...
Dates of Materials: 1980-1989

Andrea Ayvazian papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00760
Overview Professional and personal papers, including correspondence, business records, sermons, writings, both published and unpublished, and teaching/workshop materials, especially strong in anti-racism material, of Andrea Ayvazian, labor and delivery nurse, mountaineering guide, anti-racism consultant, a teacher, a folk singer and published poet, a college dean of religous life, and a pastor.
Dates of Materials: 1960 - 2015

Business and Industrial women, Business and professional women, 1919-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 19, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Industrial conferences, committees, and councils, as well as the start of materials concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department. Business and Industrial conference materials include minutes and reports of the weekend state conference conferences for Iowa, the Northwest and Tri-State (North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota). Following state conference materials are documents concerning the Cheyney conference...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1949

Business and professional conferences, 1936-1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 20, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning weekend area conferences of YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women in California, Colorado, Wyoming, Florida and Northern and Southern Illinois. Weekend conferences are held between regional conferences to bring together Business and Professional clubs from a state or smaller region and connect on current issues and program. Minutes, reports, and newsletters give an overview of the events and themes of the conferences. Weekend conferences unify Business and...
Dates of Materials: 1936-1946

Business and professional conferences, 1930-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 20, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning weekend area conferences of YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women in Northern and Southern Indiana, the Inland Empire (Idaho, Utah, Washington and Oregon), Kansas-Missouri, Kentucky-Tennessee, Michigan and Northern and Southern New England. Weekend conferences are held between regional conferences to bring together Business and Professional clubs from a state or smaller region and connect on current issues and program. Minutes, reports, and newsletters give an...
Dates of Materials: 1930-1948

Business and professional conferences, 1935-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 20, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning weekend area conferences of YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women in Eastern and Western New York, New Jersey and Northern and Southern New England. Weekend conferences are held between regional conferences to bring together Business and Professional clubs from a state or smaller region and connect on current issues and program. Minutes, reports, and newsletters give an overview of the events and themes of the conferences. Weekend conferences unify Business and...
Dates of Materials: 1935-1950

Business and professional conferences, 1935-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 20, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning weekend area conferences of YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women in Northern and Southern Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. Weekend conferences are held between regional conferences to bring together Business and Professional clubs from a state or smaller region and connect on current issues and program. Minutes, reports, and newsletters give an overview of the events and themes of the conferences. Weekend conferences unify Business and Professional clubs,...
Dates of Materials: 1935-1949

Business and professional conferences, 1924-1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 20, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning weekend area conferences of YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women in Texas-Louisiana, the Tri-State area (North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota), Virginia and West Virginia. Weekend conferences are held between regional conferences to bring together Business and Professional clubs from a state or smaller region and connect on current issues and program. Minutes, reports, and newsletters give an overview of the events and themes of the conferences. Weekend...
Dates of Materials: 1924-1946

Business and professional women, 1933-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 19, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional summer conferences in the east central region of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Regional conferences bring together employed girls and women with common interest to unify them in their work, provide training and education, convey the national program and method and encourage fellowship beyond one's usual circles. Conference materials give an overview of events of the east central conferences at Forest Beach. In addition, materials...
Dates of Materials: 1933-1950

Business and professional women, 1928-1942

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 19, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional summer conferences in the eastern (Kiskiminetas) region of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Regional conferences bring together employed girls and women with common interest to unify them in their work, provide training and education, convey the national program and method and encourage fellowship beyond one's usual circles. Conference materials give an overview of events of the eastern area conferences. In addition, materials include...
Dates of Materials: 1928-1942

Business and professional women, 1925-1947

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 20, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Council, jobs in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department and YWCA of the U.S.A. Nationwide Observance Day. The Business and Professional Councils represent established areas and are comprised of delegates from Business and Professional clubs. Councils serve as a link between local associations, the gatherings and events of the summer conferences, and the National Assembly. Documents concern...
Dates of Materials: 1925-1947

Business and professional women, 1926-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 21, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. National Council of Business and Professional Women audits, meetings and program. Audits include correspondence and reports from the treasurer concerning budgets. At National Council meetings members evaluate and analyze assembly meetings, decide on national and regional program emphasis, decide on organizational structure and governance and address matters of administration and finance. The National Council also discusses work with other organizations...
Dates of Materials: 1926-1950

Business and professional women, 1920-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 21, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Council of Business and Professional Women. The National Council organizes and conducts business for the department as a whole and communicates emphasis and program to be used by local Business and Professional associations. National Projects is a program from the National Council that creates program materials, bulletins, and discussion guides for topics of emphasis. Local associations can then subscribe to a project and incorporate the...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1948

Business and professional women, 1927-1944

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 21, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Issues of "News and Notes" and program materials a newsletter from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department. "News and Notes" is a department newsletter that keeps local associations aware of how programming is being used in various associations and includes program updates from around the country. In addition to idea sharing the newsletter includes updates on conference preparation and announces governance or organizational changes. Following "News and Notes" are...
Dates of Materials: 1927-1944

Business and professional women, 1923-1927

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 22, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Issues of "The Exchange Sheet," the predecessor to "The Program Exchange." The publication is used by the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Council of Business and Professional Women to communicate programming ideas and methods to local or regional association secretaries. In addition, the newsletter provides updates of the activities of local associations, reports on internal and related external conferences, and gives advice for implementing projects and programming. 
Dates of Materials: 1923-1927

Canada, 1877-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 49, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of Canada. Materials include suggested constitutions and bylaws, convention reports and the pamphlet, "The Story of the Y.W.C.A. in Canada." Correspondence includes letters between members of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YWCA of Canada on areas of collaboration and cooperation. Also included is "A Scientific Plan of Community Building," an article by Philip Bellows on community building and social and economic problems. 
Dates of Materials: 1877-1948

Committee on Women, Population and the Environment records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00768
Overview The collection contains the business records of the Committee on Women, Population,& the Environment (CWPE), a multi-racial alliance that works on the local, regional, national, and international levels to oppose population control policies that blame overpopulation for poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and political volatility.
Dates of Materials: 1979 - 2012

Conferences, 1942-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 24, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Regional conferences, held in the year prior to a national conference, serve as a forum for delegates to convene, share ideas and discuss the national emphasis and proposals. Conferences invite speakers to address the chosen theme of the conference and host discussion groups around those themes. Materials demonstrate efforts of leaders and the national organization to achieve interracial conferences and to discuss problems of racism and race relations in the YWCA of the U.S.A. International...
Dates of Materials: 1942-1948

Conferences, 1931-1935

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 25, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Regional conferences, held in the year prior to a national conference, serve as a forum for delegates to convene, share ideas, and discuss the national emphasis and proposals. Conferences invite speakers to address the chosen theme of the conference and host discussion groups around those themes. Reports and minutes may contain updates from local associations or recommendations for communities. Materials also address planning of conferences, additions or changes to governing documents, lists of...
Dates of Materials: 1931-1935

Conventions, cancelled, 1945

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 36, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Due to government restrictions on conventions and other effects of World War II, the Seventeenth National Convention is cancelled in 1945. In lieu of having a convention, the National Board and committees compile the work that went into preparing for the convention into printed materials and a workbook for local associations to meet and discuss the topics provided and report back. The results are then analyzed and compiled into a report and the charter for the years 1945-1948 is developed. The...
Dates of Materials: 1945

Conventions, eighteenth, 1947-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 37, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Call to convention and workbooks for the Eighteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. In the years following the war, the YWCA of the U.S.A. is facing disillusionment with the resulting international relations and political climate. International cooperation and work in foreign countries is discussed throughout the materials. To prepare delegates for the convention workbooks are sent ahead of time in addition to the National Board...
Dates of Materials: 1947-1949

Conventions, eighteenth, 1949 March

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 38, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Official proceedings and actions of the Eighteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The published proceedings follow general convention business sessions where delegates, acting as representatives of local associations, discuss and vote on matters of national organization, responsibilities and governance. This includes revisions to the constitution continued from previous conventions, deciding on political and social positions,...
Dates of Materials: 1949 March

Conventions, eighteenth, 1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 38, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Agricultural Assembly and the Business and Professional Assembly of the Eighteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The assemblies meet to discuss matters of national importance, unite under an agreed upon program, elect leaders, and revise or adopt constitutions. The emphases of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Agricultural Council are providing an opportunity to bring together rural girls and women from all...
Dates of Materials: 1949

Conventions, eighteenth, 1948-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 38, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Industrial Assembly of the Eighteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The Industrial Assembly convenes delegates representing industrial women to vote on and discuss national matters and to unite behind a common purpose. The theme of the assembly, "We have a job to do for peace," reflects the international outlook of the Industrial Department and the overall YWCA movement. In addition to issues of employment...
Dates of Materials: 1948-1949

Conventions, eighteenth, 1948-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 38, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the National Employed Women's Coordinating Assembly and Student Assembly at the Eighteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations. In the years leading up to the Eighteenth Convention, a National Employed Women's Coordinating Council and Assembly was discussed and later adopted. The purpose of the new council and assembly is to unite the Business and Professional Assembly and Council and the Industrial Council and Assembly under matters of mutual...
Dates of Materials: 1948-1949

Conventions, eighteenth, 1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 38, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents Reports, skits, speeches, and vesper services of the Eighteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. After the convention has ended reports are prepared to summarize the events of the convention and update members who may not have attended on what occurred. Included in this section is the April 1949 issue of "Womans Press" dedicated to convention coverage. Much of the focus of the convention concerns international relationships and...
Dates of Materials: 1949

Conventions, eighteenth, 1949 March

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 38, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Pages 301 through the end of the stenotype proceedings of the Eighteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Convention business sessions are a chance for delegates representing local associations to hear presentations and reports and vote on their adoption, adopt resolutions regarding YWCA activities or political standings, and elect leadership. The adoption of the public affairs program is included in this section of the proceedings....
Dates of Materials: 1949 March

Conventions, eighteenth, 1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 38, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning group meetings at the Eighteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Small discussion sessions are available to delegates in attendance in order to have more personal interactions surrounding some topics. Preparatory materials and discussion guides for the groups concern the national emphasis, finance, and public affairs programs. In addition to the discussion groups, the Eighteenth Convention hosts group meetings for...
Dates of Materials: 1949