African American women -- Social conditions
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 36 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.
Dates: 1926 - 2014
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...
Overview Women of color, reproductive rights, and women's health advocacy organization. The records consist of materials pertaining to the administration and the public outreach work of the Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI), including board of directors files reports, correspondence, conference materials, photograph albums, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials. There is a large amount of promotional and educational materials produced by BWHI including pamphlets, posters, brochures, fact sheets,...
Dates: 1980 - 2018
Overview Health reformer; reproductive rights advocate. Papers document Avery's work as an activist in the field of black women's health and reproductive rights, including clippings, articles, correspondence, financial information, conference materials, speaking engagements, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials. Materials relating to Avery's involvement in the Black Women's Health Imperative are also included.
Dates: 1951-2011 (ongoing)
Overview Women's advocacy group. The records document the daily activities of a feminist non-prift research and advocacy group. Major topics covered: women's rights, women's health, reproductive rights, women of color, affirmative action, and domestic violence.
Dates: 1990 - 2010
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: 1979 - 2012
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 33, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Fourteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. By 1936 convention are expected to be interracial with accommodations providing adequate accommodations to all without discrimination. The National Board's commitment to this ideals is reflected in the planning materials and an account of an issue with accommodating a delegate in the dorms of Colorado College. In addition to this matter, the Convention Committee...
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 105, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Industrial Department. National industrial council lists include of listings of council committee members, officers, project leaders, regional representatives, and other members. Organization materials document the regional, territorial, and national structure of the industrial council. Project materials concern initiatives, activities, and campaigns led by the industrial council. These letters and documents provide instruction on how to run and...
Dates: circa 1921-1951
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 107, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA work with African American women and girls. Materials begin with documents regarding an incident of mistreatment of Ms. Barnett, a YWCA secretary, on a train and the subsequent legal activity pursued by Ms. Barnett and the YWCA of the U.S.A. Also included are documents concerning YWCA branch associations for African American women, summaries of civil rights laws and activities, and a report on "Fourteen Civil Rights Studies Made by Local Associations."
Dates: circa 1933-1949
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 107, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with and for African Americans women and girls. Conference materials provide an overview of the work being done regarding social justice, civil rights, and YWCA work with African American women and girls. The materials regarding the Commission on Interracial Cooperation and the National Interracial Conference concern cooperation with national movements. Following these materials are documents concerning the death of Juliette Derricotte and another...
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 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 295, microdex: 4
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File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 295, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the southern regional YWCA of the U.S.A. Action Program workshops. Action Program is a YWCA of the U.S.A. initiative to fully integrate their program, associations and leadership. These southern region workshops bring local association leaders to discuss the issues of racism and segregation in their communities and associations, examine the role of each leadership position in bringing about the changes necessary to integrate programs and associations, and determine a...
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 295, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Action Program, an initiative to fully integrate all aspects of their program, associations and leadership. Western region documents include proposals made by Research and Action Associates on achieving desegregation in associations as well as a proposal for achieving equal housing. Minutes and reports from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division's sub-committee on the Action Program include progress reports and discussion of some of the...
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 295, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning issues of race, civil rights and racism internal and external to the YWCA of the U.S.A. including black power, Apartheid in South Africa, a consultation on black leadership in the YWCA of the U.S.A., and integration and desegregation. In the 1960's the YWCA of the U.S.A. increases its push towards an integrated movement and public affairs platforms concerning civil rights through programming, education and activism. Though civil rights and racism have long been a part of...
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 296, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s Racial Justice Fund, racial justice institutes and staff meetings aimed at addressing racism in the context of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The YWCA of the U.S.A. Racial Justice Fund is a fund to support programs and activities fighting fascism with half the funds earmarked for the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organizations (IFCO). Fund raising letters to potential donors explain the program and its potential impact while progress memos and...
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 296, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s programs and initiatives fighting racism, student movement actions against racism, a study of interracial Y-Teen conferences, and additional documents concerning interracial policy, committees and education efforts. Through the YWCA of the U.S.A. One Imperative passed at the 1970 national convention, the YWCA of the U.S.A. made the elimination of racism their priority for the following triennium. Program packets, pamphlets and correspondence...
Dates: circa 1961-1970
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 296, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. internal issues of racism and race relations as well as their involvement in the civil rights movement and activism. These initiatives address racism towards Native Americans and Mexican Americans but the majority of the materials specifically address racism faced by African Americans. Articles and reports concerning economic and social conditions faced by Native Americans in the United States include several reports of the Menominee people and how they...
Dates: circa 1961-1970
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
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...
Overview Labor organizer; Women's rights activist; Author; Activist; Poet. The papers include correspondence, organizing materials, conference materials, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. There is also Louie's course work as both student and instructor. Major topics include women and labor organizing, Asian American women's history, social justice activism, international women's rights, and issues surrounding race, class, immigration and poverty in the U.S. Especially impressive...
Dates: 1970 - 2016
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 187, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the programs, administration and members of the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Saint Louis, Missouri. Letters with local, regional and national staff are often seeking or giving advice about association life and can offer a look into the challenges, management and daily issues that arise in local associations and administration handbooks demonstrate the structure and function of the administrative duties of local associations. Several reports and letters concern the...
Dates: circa 1921-1950
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 188, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Omaha, Nebraska and its Northside Branch. Regional and national field secretaries make visits to local associations to assess their program and act as advisors on any challenges the association may have. The resulting visitation reports summarize the findings of the visit and serve as a way to maintain awareness of local club activity. Visitation reports concerning the Northside Branch, the association's branch for African American...
Dates: circa 1921-1950
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 209, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Hanover and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The administrative history of the associations can be traced through constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports describe and assess association programs, leadership and communities. Other documents include lists of professional and volunteer leaders, letters concerning relationships with the YMCA in Harrisburg, materials concerning a...
Dates: circa 1906-1950
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 366, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents The Race Relations Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. maintains an awareness of race relations practices, law and conditions in the national organization, local associations and in their communities. The committee discusses the issues surrounding issues of race, recommends practices for local associations and suggests resolutions and statements to be adopted by the Public Affairs department. Discussions include matters of civil rights laws and legislation, the social, economic and political...
Racial Justice Committee, Committee on Racial Integration and Committee on Racial Inclusiveness minutes and reports, 1957-1970
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 365, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents The YWCA of the U.S.A. has since its beginning a mission of inclusivity. In response to growing racial tensions, the desires of its members and the emphases of the National Board, the YWCA of the U.S.A. forms committees to study the racial issues in the organization and local associations and develop recommendations. The committees include discussions of representation in leadership, the development of educational materials, the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in the civil rights movement,...
Overview YWCA workers. Fourteen audiotaped interviews with women who were involved with the Student Young Women's Christian Association in the southeastern United States between 1920 and 1944 conducted by Frances Sanders Taylor [Anton], 1981-82 as part her doctoral dissertation.