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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Argentina, circa 1915-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 66, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian association development and programs in Argentina. YWCA activities begin in Buenos Aires in 1890 with English and North American women organizing meetings of English speaking girls. Activities expand growing into a lively organization serving women and girls in need, employed women, students and women at home. Activities include physical education and recreation, skills training, camps, conferences, social services and advocacy for women's rights....
Dates of Materials: circa 1915-1949

Argentina, circa 1919-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 66, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the finance, development and program of young women's Christian associations in Argentina. The YWCA in Buenos Aires is partially supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A. through finances and by sending staff to serve as leaders, advisors and trainers. Correspondence and reports update the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. of the current activities of the YWCA, assess future needs, evaluate the effectiveness of the program, request further support or resources and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1950

Brazil, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 67, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the history, development and programs of young women's Christian associations in Brazil. Beginning in 1920 with the support of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the YWCA in Brazil is formed to help women and girls adapt to the changing social, economic and domestic conditions facing them. By providing health education skills training, recreation, social opportunities, meetings for employed women and other social services, the YWCA of Brazil seeks to provide a place "for all...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1950

Chile, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 68, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the history, development and program of young women's Christian associations in Chile. Beginning in 1920, the YWCA of Chile works toward the improvement of women's social, spiritual, physical and intellectual growth. YWCA activities in Chile are supported in part by the YWCA of the U.S.A. through financial assistance and through sending secretaries to Chile to serve as advisors and leaders. In addition, the YWCA of the U.S.A. invites Chilean women to visit the Unites...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1950

Conferences, 1957-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 229, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. seminar on staff development and seminar on the role of administrators in staff development. Seminars include lectures and discussions led by professionals in the field of social work and includes common problems in staff development and personnel management, the role of the administrator in staff development, communication practices, staff relationships and volunteer development. Correspondence, worksheets and application forms prepare the attendee...
Dates of Materials: 1957-1960

Conferences, 1957-1958

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 229, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. seminar on administration. Through lectures and discussion groups the seminar for experienced administrators helps the YWCA of the U.S.A. administrator work within the "complex association structure" and manage volunteer staff and community relations. Preparatory materials sent to participants include reports and notes from previous lectures and studies of administrative practices including a workshop on the democratic process in YWCA of the U.S.A....
Dates of Materials: 1957-1958

Conferences, 1950-1951

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 229, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. staff meetings on supervision in the Southwest and Southeast. The two regional seminars are lead by Walter Kindelsperger and cover topics related to the supervision of staff and volunteers. Discussion sessions use records of supervisory conference to stimulate discussion. These supervisory conference records are transcripts of proceedings of a meeting between a supervisor and staff or other supervisor. Meeting results and reactions are recorded in...
Dates of Materials: 1950-1951

Conferences, circa 1950-1959

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 229, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. staff development and training workshops. Staff development and training is an important aspect of leadership and association development in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Workshops cover a wide variety of topics and are targeted at different types of leaders or regions. Topics include program development, communications, community relationships, the democratic process of the YWCA of the U.S.A., managing expanding programs, Y-Teen leadership and programming,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1950-1959

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, 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, fourteenth, 1936

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 32, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Fourteenth 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...
Dates of Materials: 1936

Conventions, fourth, 1913

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 26, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Fourth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America proceedings and reports. Proceedings provide a detailed overview of the discussions, debates and presentations of the convention. Representatives from town and country, city, student, foreign, method, secretarial, finance and publications departments make presentations on their work to the convention audience. These presentations include updates on work and activities, discussion of...
Dates of Materials: 1913

Conventions, sixteenth, 1940

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 34, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents National Board reports to the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Prior to each convention the National Board releases a report assessing the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. over the past biennium, the national progress on the major emphases, its role in leading a national movement and its relationship to local associations. The report for the Sixteenth Convention includes a section of graphic statistics regarding...
Dates of Materials: 1940

Conventions, tenth, 1928

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 29, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Official proceedings and published list of actions from the Tenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Issues discussed at the convention relate to the theme, "Occupation of the field" by looking at how the National Board serves each association and how they in turn are serving their communities. The role of religion in membership is also discussed throughout the convention and includes discussion of the membership basis. The...
Dates of Materials: 1928

Conventions, thirteenth, 1934

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 32, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the assemblies of the Thirteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. During each convention the business and professional, industrial, and student assemblies meet to discuss and act on matters of national importance unique to their groups. Bulletins and correspondence prepare the delegates for the assemblies by providing background information, summarizing past assemblies, and requesting responses to discussion...
Dates of Materials: 1934

India, circa 1919-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 56, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning endowments requests from the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon, annual reports, leadership and physical education. The YWCA of the U.S.A. has a long history of cooperation with India's YWCA through training and sending leaders in addition to financial support. In celebration of their jubilee anniversary, the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon is seeking an endowment fund to build a summer conference site. Later endowment requests seek to support a leadership training...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1948

Leadership, circa 1907-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 115, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. volunteer and leadership training. In addition to employing skilled and trained leaders, the YWCA of the U.S.A. relies on volunteer workers and leaders to carry out aspects of the purpose and aims of the organization. Similar to employed secretaries, volunteers undergo training and have the opportunities to attend seminars for volunteer training. Recruiting pamphlets for volunteers describe the volunteer opportunities, duties and benefits while...
Dates of Materials: circa 1907-1950

Minutes and reports of committees concerning volunteers, 1923-1945

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 379, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents

The Committee on Volunteers of the Leadership Services Department, the Committee on Volunteer Training and the Volunteer Leadership Committee develop training materials and programs for volunteers in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Meetings include discussion of volunteer needs, the development of training materials, assessment of training programs, discussion of the role of the volunteer in the YWCA of the U.S.A. and review of the training services needed by local associations. 

Dates of Materials: 1923-1945

National defense, 1940-4945

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 120, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. and national defense during World War II. As World War II begins to have a more direct effect on the United States, the YWCA of the U.S.A. assesses its role in civilian defense. A set of guiding principles addresses the overall role and purpose of the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. during this time. A committee on YWCA of the U.S.A. volunteers in civilian defense is formed to manage the volunteer program, explore volunteer opportunities,...
Dates of Materials: 1940-4945

Personnel, 1961-1969

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 298, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the training and development of volunteers and staff of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations. Documents include articles and reports concerning the principles and policies of training programs, a performance review handbook for supervisors, a report of a census of leadership in the YWCA of the U.S.A. and memorandums and correspondence concerning personnel and training matters. 

Dates of Materials: 1961-1969

Philippines, circa 1928-1945

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 64, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents The YWCA of the Philippines is formed in 1926 under the aid of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to provide activities concerning the social, intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being of women and girls. Health education and physical fitness programs are offered at the YWCA center in addition to training programs such as one held at the Philippine Normal School. Pamphlets and reports from these programs demonstrate the wide range of goals and activities such as gymnastics, swimming, dancing,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1928-1945

Philippines, 1907-1944

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 65, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Reports from young women's Christian associations in the Philippines. Supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A., staff working in the YWCA of the Philippines report to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Board concerning the progress of YWCA work, requests for assistance and the conditions faced by women in the Philippines. YWCA activities include education and skill training opportunities and recreational activities. A report concerning the "period of silence" from the Philippines gives a narrative...
Dates of Materials: 1907-1944

Regions, circa 1933-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 126, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes and reports from the eastern region of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Regional offices collect information from local associations, assess association needs and performance, assess regional social and economic needs, share information with local associations and report to the National Board on the region's performance and needs. 

Dates of Materials: circa 1933-1950

Regions, 1934-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 126, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Correspondence, minutes and reports from the southern and northwestern regions of the YWCA. Regional offices collect information from local associations, assess association needs and performance, assess regional social and economic needs, share information with local associations and report to the National Board on the region's performance and needs. Reports include assessments and summaries of the status of local associations. Northwestern regional materials include the "Report of the...
Dates of Materials: 1934-1950

Regions, 1931-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 126, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes and reports from the southwest and western YWCA of the U.S.A. regions. Regional offices collect information from local associations, assess association needs and performance, assess regional social and economic needs, share information with local associations and report to the National Board on the region's performance and needs. Reports include assessments and summaries of the status of local associations. 

Dates of Materials: 1931-1950

Regions, 1930-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 126, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Document concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. regional designations, regional planning and regional program. In order to recognize regional differences while maintaining national unity, the YWCA of the U.S.A. establishes regions to better understand the needs of the different parts of the country and inform the national program and program implementation. Regional offices facilitate a closer relationship between local associations and the national organization. Reports, correspondence, notes and...
Dates of Materials: 1930-1950

Student, circa 1907-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 148, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents

Pamphlets and documents concerning the National Student YWCA. Pamphlets are arranged alphabetically by title and concern such topics as the role of Christianity in the college student's life, the role of Christianity in addressing social and economic problems, Christian education and the purpose, aims and functions of student associations. Other documents include a student issue of "Womans Press" magazine, reports of the student Christian movement, bibliographies and program suggestions. 

Dates of Materials: circa 1907-1950

Student, circa 1936-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 146, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the staff meetings, standards study, Student Volunteer Movement and studies of the National Student YWCA. Staff meeting minutes concern the personnel needs of the student division, leadership training, the implementation of the program and emphases of the National Student Council. Two standards studies are conducted to assess the structure and organization of the student division, its relationship to the parts of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its relationship to other...
Dates of Materials: circa 1936-1950

Student, circa 1936-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 146, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the United Student Christian Council, United Student Peace Committee, University Christian Mission and World Mission of Christianity, organizations working with student associations. The United Student Christian Council is an organization of student Christian organizations to encourage unity between organizations and across denominations, discuss together the common issues faced by students, discuss the role of Christianity in campus life and social problems and decide...
Dates of Materials: circa 1936-1950

Uruguay, circa 1923-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 69, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of Uruguay and the advancement and development of the women of Uruguay. Beginning around 1920 with visits from foreign YWCA secretaries, the YWCA of Uruguay provides a space for women and girls to gather and offers housing, dining facilities, recreation opportunities, classes, camps and more. Reports and correspondence assess the current YWCA work in Uruguay, make recommendations for the future, and discuss matters concerning the staffing, organization and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1923-1950