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Women -- Religious life

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:

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
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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 minutes, reports and conference proceedings, 1886-1906

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 1, microdex: 2
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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

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

Central America, circa 1919-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 49, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Central America focusing on activities in Panama. Work begins in Panama in the Canal Zone following World War II, and continues until the sale of the YWCA of the U.S.A. building in 1933. American YWCA secretaries develop programming for young women and girls in addition to other service work in the Canal Zone. Correspondence and reports provide background information on the United State's relationship with Central America and the Canal Zone,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1948

Central America, Ceylon, China and Czechoslovakia, 1949-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 231, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Honduras, Ceylon, Taipei, China and Czechoslovakia. Correspondence concerning the development of an association in Honduras concern challenges and progress. Secretaries' reports from the YWCA of Ceylon, previously part of the YWCA of India, Burma and Ceylon, describe the status and needs of the women in Ceylon, the work of the YWCA of Ceylon and note important developments. Additional documents include a pamphlet providing...
Dates of Materials: 1949-1960

China, 1924-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 49, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents

Annual, interim and statistical reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in China. Reports and pamphlets summarize work in China with women through YWCA organizations in many cities, towns, and regions. As the country is disrupted by cultural, political, social and economic changes the YWCA work in China meets new challenges. American secretaries train Chinese women to be leaders, organize programming and associations and advise existing associations.

Dates of Materials: 1924-1950

China, circa 1907-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 50, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of China. Since its beginning as a student association in the late nineteenth century through 1950, the YWCA of China sees women through times of political, social, economic and international change. The organization grows from student associations to serving rural populations, industrial and employed women and women in home life. The YWCA of China employs both Chinese and Western leaders, some of whom come from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Annual reports and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1907-1950

Committees on religion minutes and reports, 1916-1944

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 366, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents The YWCA of the U.S.A. was organized as an evangelical protestant organization to enrich the lives of all women. As the organization grew its religious emphasis evolved as well. The minutes and reports of the committees on religion represented in this microdex include discussion of the role of religion in the YWCA of the U.S.A., the development of religious education programs, the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s relationship with the protestant church and local churches, the religions and beliefs...
Dates of Materials: 1916-1944

Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 33, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Fifteenth 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 and updates in short article form. The series of bulletins sent to delegates prior to the convention are intended to prepare them for convention by reviewing past conventions, informing...
Dates of Materials: 1938

Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 37, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning group meetings, workshops, and vesper services at the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Meetings of special interest groups at the convention discuss and present on topics of unique importance. The newly formed Agricultural Council brings together delegates to discuss labor issues for agricultural families, problems of reaching and engaging rural women and girls, economic challenges of rural...
Dates of Materials: 1946

Conventions, twentieth, 1955 April

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 40, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the Twentieth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings follow general convention sessions beginning with opening remarks through the beginning of the Friday evening session (page 173 of the proceedings). As the YWCA of the U.S.A. celebrates the centennial of women's work in America, the focus of the convention is on progress and history of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and how that applies to...
Dates of Materials: 1955 April

Conventions, twentieth, 1954-1955

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 40, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Workbook, program, and call to the Twentieth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Prior to convention the National Board sends local associations materials to prepare delegates for planning their trip to convention. A workbook is distributed to prepare delegates for the topics of discussion by providing background information to key issues. In 1955 the YWCA is celebrating its centennial anniversary as they are faced with new issues...
Dates of Materials: 1954-1955

Conventions, twentieth, 1955 April

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 40, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the Twentieth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Association of the United States of America. Proceedings begin on page 174 continuing from reel 40, microdex 1. Confronted with social, economic, and political changes, the Convention confronts the implications of life in the atomic age and the role of the Christian organization. Special addresses and panels addresses these issues and include remarks from distinguished guests. In addition to special...
Dates of Materials: 1955 April

Conventions, twentieth, 1955 April

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 40, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Official proceedings of the Twentieth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Confronted with social, economic, and political changes, the Convention confronts the implications of life in the atomic age and the role of the Christian organization. Special addresses and panels addresses these issues and include remarks from distinguished guests. In addition to special remarks, YWCA of the U.S.A. groups and departments present on their...
Dates of Materials: 1955 April

Conventions, twentieth, 1955

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 40, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning special interest group meetings at the Twentieth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. In response to the changing political, social and economic conditions faced by women, the assemblies and group meetings discuss the changing role of women and what it means to be in the workplace, at home, and in society. The National Employed Women's Assembly (N.E.W.) is a combination of all employed women, young adults, and...
Dates of Materials: 1955

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...
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

Conventions, twenty-first, 1957-1958

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 41, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning assemblies held at the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. At each convention special interest groups meet to discuss matters unique to their groups and to develop a national program for the coming triennium. Faced with changing roles for women in work, society, and communities, the student assembly, young adult assembly, and Y-Teen assembly all address the role of women and how to best support...
Dates of Materials: 1957-1958

Conventions, twenty-second, 1961 May

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 42, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the Twenty-second National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings follow the general convention sessions from opening remarks to final adjournment. The addresses, remarks, and discussions concern the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the women's movement in the sixties. Responding to social and demographic changes, new technologies, world politics and space exploration, the women discuss their...
Dates of Materials: 1961 May

Conventions, twenty-second, 1960-1961

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 42, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning assemblies, group discussions, and general proceedings of the Twenty-second National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The convention as a whole addresses the theme of "the responsibility of the YWCA in the sixties." Through small groups and discussions, addresses, dramas and assemblies the role of women and the role of a Christian organization are discussed in relation to changing social, economic, and political...
Dates of Materials: 1960-1961

Czechoslovakia, 1919-1922

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 53, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Reports and correspondence from YWCA of the U.S.A. staff working in Czechoslovakia concerning current YWCA work and programming and assessing those efforts. YWCA work in Czechoslovakia takes on many forms including recreation leadership, the Czech-American Summer School for Social Work, student associations, work with employed women, health education, and general programming. Secretaries' reports and correspondence include description of their travels and impressions of their new culture and...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1922

Diana Lee Beach papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00619
Abstract

The collection documents the work of Diana Beach, an Episcopal priest, including subject files and publications pertaining to women in religion and women's rights issues she encountered in her ministerial work, notably such family issues as alcoholism, divorce, and domestic violence; sex discrimination; and violence against women.

Dates of Materials: 1972-1985

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

Egypt and England, 1951-1953

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 231, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Egypt and England. The YWCA of Egypt began as an association for British women and girls living in Egypt later expanding to include Egyption women. Reports of the work of the YWCA of Egypt provide the historical, cultural and social context in which it works. Reports and correspondence from secretaries to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division describe the work and programs of associations in Europe, advisory activities the...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1953

Elizabeth Dodson Gray papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00648
Abstract

Theologian; Writer. Papers contain lecture notes, writings, and articles and clippings about women and women's issues.

Dates of Materials: 1962 - 2013

Foreign, 1894-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 46, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in other countries. From early in the development of the organization there is an interest in working with women in other countries, to share in the benefits of the Christian women's movement and to assist in working for the enrichment of women's lives around the world. During and after World War II the demands for women in other countries grew with the needs for emergency work and then reconstruction. As it develops over time, the YWCA of the...
Dates of Materials: 1894-1950

International Board conference proceedings, 1875-1905

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 1, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents

Conference proceedings from the YWCA of the U.S.A. predecessor organization the International Board. Digitized version includes renewals originally located on reel 252.

Dates of Materials: 1875-1905

Massachusetts, circa 1925-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 180, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of Boston, a cooperative building project in Hyde Park with the YMCA and the YWCA of Boston's International Institute. Visitation reports of the YWCA of Boston describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. The association's relationship to and cooperation with the local YMCA are documented in correspondence and reports. A cooperative building project in Hyde Park brings out the challenges of working together and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1925-1950

Massachusetts, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 181, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Lawrence and Lowell, Massachusetts and correspondence and reports concerning the development of an affiliated association in Lynn. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include constitutions and bylaws, lists of professional and volunteer leadership, governing documents, residence surveys, a community survey of Lowell and association historical...
Dates of Materials: circa 1906-1950