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Women and religion

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Collections of theologians, ministers, nuns, and other women whose relationship to religion is well documented in their papers. There are also some records of women's religious organizations.

Found in 111 Collections and/or Records:

Andrea Ayvazian papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00760
Abstract

Professional and personal papers, including correspondence, business records, sermons, writings, both published and unpublished, and teaching/workshop materials, especially strong in anti-racism material, of Andrea Ayvazian, labor and delivery nurse, mountaineering guide, anti-racism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

Anna V. Rice papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00777
Abstract Anna Vernon Rice earned her BA in 1904 and a doctorate of Sacred Theology in 1931, both from Syracuse University. Rice taught high school English and History in Madison, New Jersey for two years before joining the YWCA as General Secretary of the Detroit branch. By 1913, she was serving on the National Board as Secretary of Religious Education, eventually serving as a General Secretary on the YWCA National Board from 1929-1938.The Anna V. Rice papers include correspondence, research notes,...
Dates of Materials: 1931 - 1967

Annis Pratt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00491
Abstract

Author; Poet; Political activist; Professor, English. The Annis Pratt Papers contain diaries; writings; class notes from Smith College and the University of Wisconsin; published and unpublished poetry; correspondence; records of the Women's Caucus of Modern Languages; and materials pertaining to Pratt's participation in the Smith Centennial Project and to her involvement in the her 35th Smith reunion.

Dates of Materials: 1954 - 2005

Azalia Emma Peet papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00120
Abstract

Missionary and teacher. The Azalia Peet papers consist of photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, and speeches. Of particular interest in the collection diaries and letters written by Peet from Japan, and from the Japanese American internment camps in the United States during World War II. Her early diaries reflect her home life and her personal struggle to come to terms with her vocation.

Dates of Materials: 1902 - 1974

Batya Bauman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00541
Abstract Batya Bauman is an animal welfare advocate; ecofeminist; feminist; lesbian activist; editor and writer. Her papers consist of biographical information and documents pertaining to Bauman's early life, her feminist lecture businesses, and activism in the realms of lesbian feminism, Jewish feminism, and animal rights. Materials include writings, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, memoranda, articles, photographs, newsletters, personal calendars, and memorabilia. There are also clippings,...
Dates of Materials: 1947 - 2006

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, 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

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

Carolyn McDade papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00724
Abstract

Born June 19, 1935 to a Southern Baptist family, Carolyn McDade is a feminist, a writer of women's music, and self-described activist. The collection includes personal and professional papers, including correspondence, music, writing, and organizational documents.

Dates of Materials: 1940 - 2014

Catholics for Choice records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00742
Abstract

Catholics for Choice (CFC) is an organization which seeks "to serve as a voice for Catholics who believe that the Catholic tradition supports a woman's moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health". The Catholics for Choice records are comprised of organizational records, including correspondence, reports, audiovisual materials, and articles that document the organization's mission and activities.

Dates of Materials: 1973 - 2014

Charlene Spretnak papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00828
Abstract Charlene Spretnak (1946 - ) is an academic, author, and activist who was involved in women’s spirituality and ecofeminism movements within second-wave feminism, as well as the Green Party movement within the United States. She has written articles and books on cultural history, ecological philosophy, feminism and other social change, religion and spirituality, art, and literature. This collection primarily documents her work through publications (articles and books), drafts, lectures,...
Dates of Materials: 1946 - 2020

Clara Barton papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00011
Abstract

Nurse; Founder and President, American National Red Cross. Worked as a nurse in the Civil war and initiated a campaign to develop the American Red Cross. Papers include correspondence, manuscript notes, speeches, writings, photographs, memorabilia, and files documenting her work for the Civil War, Red Cross, and other relief organizations.

Dates of Materials: 1822-1982; Majority of material found within 1860-1912

Conferences, 1912-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 24, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Conference documents for YWCA of the U.S.A. Executive Directors conferences, general regional conferences, and general secretaries' conferences. These regional conferences meet to discuss the national YWCA of the U.S.A. emphasis and program directives and assess interpretation to the local associations. In addition, conferences discuss the importance of religion to the organization, discuss problems encountered in specific regions, clarify the relationships to the national organization and...
Dates of Materials: 1912-1950

Conferences, 1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 24, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. International Study Conference. Following World War II, the international conference is held in New York City to discuss the role of women in leadership, reconstruction and service to international communities. The International Study Conference hosts representatives from YWCA's from 26 countries. A summary of the conference includes statements from participants regarding each part of the proceedings. Topics discussed include the role of Christian...
Dates of Materials: 1948

Conferences, 1937-1939

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 24, microdex: 8
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. In addition, conferences look at how the ideas and aims of the National Board are realized in local associations. Reports and minutes may contain updates from local associations or recommendations...
Dates of Materials: 1937-1939

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...
Dates of Materials: 1931-1935

Conferences, 1922-1929

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 25, microdex: 3
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 to YWCA communities. Materials also address the planning of conferences, additions or changes to governing...
Dates of Materials: 1922-1929

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....
Dates of Materials: 1945

Conventions, eighth, 1924

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 28, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Eighth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention and bulletins. Bulletins distributed prior to the start of the convention provide delegates with background information necessary to prepare for the discussions and business of the convention. Major discussion topics include citizenship and legislation, international aspects of the convention and reports on YWCA work in other countries, financing associations and the...
Dates of Materials: 1924

Conventions, eighth, 1924

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 28, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Official proceedings and actions of the Eighth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Detailed proceedings follow the convention from opening remarks to the final adjournments including devotional exercises, addresses, business meetings and assemblies of special interest groups. The focus of the eighth convention concerns the woman's role in national and international movements and the role of religion in their lives. YWCA of the...
Dates of Materials: 1924

Conventions, eighth, 1924

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 28, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Eighth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America assemblies, group meetings and program. Business and professional, industrial, and student assemblies each meet separately during the convention to discuss matters unique to their groups and to united under their common goals. Assemblies discuss cooperation with outside organizations as well as within the YWCA. In addition, assemblies vote on resolutions and actions...
Dates of Materials: 1924

Conventions, eleventh, 1930

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 30, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Eleventh National convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, 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 meant to...
Dates of Materials: 1930

Conventions, eleventh, 1930

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 30, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Reports from the National Board concerning the Eleventh National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The convention focuses on the changing social, religious, and economic situation in the United States and beyond and include a strong focus on work with immigrants in cities, towns, and points of entry. These detailed reports provide background information and studies regarding in addition to giving an overview of resolutions and actions...
Dates of Materials: 1930

Conventions, eleventh, 1930

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 30, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Stenotype and official proceedings of the Eleventh National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings follow the convention from opening remarks through final adjournment. Addresses, discussion, and actions focus on the themes of the changing religious, social, and economic conditions in the United States and how the work of the associations is effected. Work with immigrants in the United States as well as YWCA work in other...
Dates of Materials: 1930

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....
Dates of Materials: 1937-1938

Conventions, fifth, 1916

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 26, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Program, bulletins, and credential blanks for the Fifth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Daily bulletins update attendees on the program for the day and include a page of notices and announcements. Addresses and talks include updates from foreign secretaries, discussion of World War I and religion, recommendations from the National Board, updates from departments and matters of national organization business and...
Dates of Materials: 1916

Conventions, fifth, 1916

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 26, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Reports, proceedings, and other documents from the Fifth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The convention reports provide updates from each YWCA of the U.S.A. department as well as summarizing the events of the convention. Following the convention report, the "First Report of the Commission on Household Employment," a presentation of a study on household employees, addresses the unique challenges faced by household employees and...
Dates of Materials: 1916

Conventions, first, 1906-1964

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 26, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. National Conventions and programs and reports of the First National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. National Conventions are held to discuss matters of national importance, conduct business requiring votes and consensus and to unite under a common cause. Conventions are held every two or three years with a gap during World War II. Materials begin with lists of delegates for conventions through...
Dates of Materials: 1906-1964

Conventions, fourth, 1913

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 26, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Fourth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America program, bulletins, and credential blanks. Convention program and schedule outline the speakers, meetings and special events of the convention. Also included are addresses and reports on city, student, rural and foreign work from YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries from those departments. Daily bulletins update attendees on schedules for the day in addition to conveying notices and making daily...
Dates of Materials: 1913