African American women
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Comprised of correspondence, reports, research notes, surveys, audiovisual materials, and newspaper clippings from the papers of Aileen C. Hernandez, activist and civic leader. These papers document the life of Aileen C. Hernandez, activist and civic leader.
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.
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 288, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the twenty fifth YWCA of the U.S.A. National Convention as well as the Conference on Black Women in the YWCA held the weekend prior to the start of the national convention. National conventions, held every three years are a time to vote on new leadership, discuss the social, spiritual and political issues affecting members, and decide on policy and program emphases for the coming period. The report of the resolutions and actions taken by the convention body summarize the...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 31, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Thirteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, program and bulletins. Daily bulletins, distributed to each delegate in attendance, provide updates on convention activities and special events, make announcements, and share news or updates in short article form. In addition, daily bulletins have a detailed schedule for the day. The series of bulletins sent to delegates prior to the convention are intended to prepare...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 32, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents National Board reports and guiding principles for the Thirteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Reports from the National Board provide a detailed analysis of the functions, aims, purposes, and divisions of the national organization. These reports include the membership basis, work with immigrant women and girls, work with younger girls, the financial situation of the national organization, the role and structure of the National...
Collection — Box 1
Overview Doris Vivian Wilson worked for many years for the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, and was the first African American executive of that organization.This collection includes awards, photograph of unidentified African American woman under a YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago poster, primitive wood carving, paper parasol, and oher memorabelia.
Dates: 1976 - 2001
Overview Civil rights activist, YWCA worker. The Dorothy Height Papers, which appear to be a reference file compiled by YWCA of the U.S.A. archives staff from YWCA records and other sources, are primarily related to her work with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), dating from 1937 to 2005. The bulk of the materials cover the period between the late 1950s and the mid 1970s and include correspondence, clippings, photographs, awards and tributes,...
Overview Dorothy Pitman Hughes is a civil rights feminist activist, movement leader and author. In the collection there are: fliers, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, proposals, certificates, and photographs. Of special interest, though in very fragile condition, are several issues of The Black Panther,the party's official newspaper. This collection also includes one oversize copy of Dan Bagan's 2014 black and white photograph of Dorothy Pitman Hughes and Gloria Steinem,...
Dates: 1964 - 2016
Overview Elaine Pinderhughes was a professor of social work and highly sought after consultant, as well as a leader and featured speaker at conferences, workshops, and symposia. This collection includes published and unpublished articles and essays, including notes and drafts, as well as research materials for her book, Understanding Race, Ethnicity and Power: The Key to Efficacy in Clinical Practice (1989).
Dates: 1943 - 2012
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Evelyn Corliss White is a writer of books relating to women of African descent. Her papers include research files for her biography of Alice Walker, articles and book reviews by White, research files for The Black Women's Health Book: Speaking For Ourselves, correspondence, photographs, and a small amount of biographical material.
Overview Political sociologist; activist; author. The papers focus primarily on West's activism, research, professional activities, speeches, and writings related to welfare rights and economic justice. Her extensive working files document individuals and organizations working for civil rights, welfare rights, and related social movements from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Organizations represented include the Montclair Welfare Rights and Friends of Welfare Rights, National Welfare Rights Organization...
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 108, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. interracial work and the civil rights issues of the United States. National Council of Negro Women materials include a statement of interracial philosophy from the YWCA and conference proceedings from the round-table "Building better race relations;" a report on the second National Negro Congress follows these materials; Next, the National Urban League includes a report on an interview with Ethel Clark; and. Following this are issues of "Occasional...
Dates: circa 1936-1948
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 108, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. interracial work and civil rights and race issues in the United States. Materials begin with a description of what is known in the YWCA of the U.S.A. as "The Height incident," an incident of racial discrimination against Dorothy Height on a train. Correspondence to and from the Pennsylvanian Railroad Company concern the mistreatment of Dorothy Height on her way from Dayton, OH to Pittsburgh, PA and a written account by Dorothy Height describes the...
Dates: circa 1912-1945
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 108, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documentation concerning local and national policies and practices to address racism in the YWCA of the U.S.A. and work towards "One YWCA." Materials outline local and national practices and implementation techniques for reaching inclusive clubs and leadership, reports and statements from local associations on inclusive efforts, recommendations and practices for a national level, and an outline of groups and their policies. A credo from W. E. B. DuBois can be found in the national policies and...
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 108, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents YWCA of the U.S.A. reports on race and documents concerning race relations. Included are proceedings from the National Planning Conference on Building Better Race Relationships with appearances by Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt. In addition, race relations materials include statements on race relations in the YWCA of the U.S.A., pamphlets on the need for action and background to the situation, a pamphlet on the church and race relations, and reports from various discussions and...
Dates: circa 1920-1946
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 108, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with African American constituencies. Included are records of the challenges of planning interracial conferences in the Southern United States, studies and reports of interracial practices at the national and local levels, policies regarding use of buildings and facilities, pamphlets regarding United Service Organization (USO) service to African Americans, and other materials. A portion of the Southern situation materials address difficulties that...
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 108, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous pamphlets concerning YWCA work with African Americans as well as issues surrounding race and discrimination. Several pamphlets are attributed to Dorothy Height. This microdex contains pamphlets arranged alphabetically by title A through S.
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 109, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous pamphlets concerning YWCA work with African Americans as well as general issues surrounding race and discrimination in the United States. Included here are pamphlets addressing the Christian duty to problems of racism, an overview of YWCA work with African American women and girls, suggestions and advice for fighting racism and segregation, and more. This microdex contains pamphlets arranged alphabetically by title T through Z.
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 109, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with African American women and girls. Materials include demographic data, discussion and conference notes, descriptions of racism and discrimination in the United States, overviews of YWCA of the U.S.A. work with African American girls and women and more.
Dates: circa 1920-1949
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 109, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with African American women and girls. "Proceedings of the Seminar on Racial and Cultural Contacts" summarizes papers given by various authors regarding the treatment of a variety of ethnic groups and nationalities including, but not limited to, African Americans. A report on a workshop on interracial practices discusses the "One YWCA" concept and programs for interracial practice. Other materials may include discussions of discrimination, examples...
Dates: circa 1925-1950
Overview Professor, Author. Papers consist primarily of materials related to Noble's involvement in the National Council of Negro Women (specifically the Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute) in the late 1990s, and the Delta Sigma Theta sorority in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, there are some materials documenting Noble's work on several governmental commissions and committees in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as various community organizations. Also included are essays and speeches by Noble and...
Overview Jennifer Abod is an audio and video documentarian. She hosted and produced programs on community, public, and commercial radio in New Haven, Philadelphia and Boston for nearly twenty years. In 1988, she created Profile Productions to produce and distribute audio and video projects featuring feminist and lesbian activists, cultural workers, particularly women of color. The collection documents a range of topics, primarily second wave feminism and women's rights, abortion, gay and lesbian rights,...
Dates: 1975 - 2007
Overview The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Jewel Graham, including a typescript of her unpublished memoir, which includes reflections on growing up as an African American girl in Springfield, Ohio, her education, her employment as professor at Antioch College, and her life-long service in the YWCA, from age 13, to becoming President of the National Board and of the World YWCA.
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 113, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Reports and policy manuals of the Personnel Bureau of the Leadership Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The Personnel Bureau is responsible for policy, procedure and standards for hiring, recruiting, job analysis, benefits and other human resource needs. Similar to other areas of the YWCA of the U.S.A., careful studies and analysis are used to inform decisions and recommendations. Salary data reports compare wages and job descriptions across all departments of the organization, track changes...
Overview Linda Janet Holmes is a women's health researcher, writer, independent scholar, and activist. She is a research scientist for the New Jersey Department of Public Health, has served as executive director of the New Jersey Office of Minority and Multicultural Affairs, and a board member of the National Black Women's Health Project. This collection contains sixty oral history interviews (audio recordings) with African-American midwives who practiced in the southern United States, primarily...
Overview Loretta J. Ross is a Reproductive Rights advocate, Civil Rights activist, feminist, women's health activist. Her papers contain speeches, writings, correspondence, organization and conference files, and audiovisual materials. The collection pertains primarily to Ross' activism for reproductive justice rights for women of color, anti-violence, international human rights work, and particularly to issues related black women's health. Other topics include abortion, women's health, teenage...
Dates: 1956 - 2014
Overview Marcia Anne Gillespie was Editor in Chief of both Essence Magazine and Ms. Magazine and served as President of Liberty Media for Women, Inc. Her papers include faxes; memoranda; correspondence; electronic mail; magazines, videotapes, and books; pamphlets; reprints of paper and internet articles; typescripts of essays submitted to Ms.; faxes and photocopies of correspondence to and from Gloria Steinem; contracts, correspondence and memoranda re: Gillespie's...
Dates: 1987 - 2002
Minutes and reports concerning YWCA of the USA work with African American women and girls, 1920-1921
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 278, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. work with African American women and girls. Jane Olcott Walters' report on the history of "colored work" in the YWCA of the U.S.A. from 1907-1920 is a compilation of excerpts from records, reports and conferences arranged chronologically. An index provides a guide to topics and types of records that can be found in the compiled report. In 1921 a conference is held in Louisville, Kentucky to assess the progress of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with...
Minutes and reports concerning YWCA of the USA work with African American women and girls, 1915-1931
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 278, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Minutes and reports of YWCA of the U.S.A. committees involved with the organization's work with African American women and girls and issues relating to racism and race relations. Early meetings focus on visitation reports and matters of personnel. By the time the Council on Colored Work of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is formed the focus shifts more to discussions of external trends, social and economic problems faced by the African American community and the YWCA of the...