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Found in 157 Collections and/or Records:

Advisory correspondence study and procedures, 1932-1933

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 17, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents

Reports of a YWCA of the U.S.A. study of incoming and outgoing advisory correspondence. The study looks at the type of questions received, workflow handling, the distribution and retention of correspondence, and the types of materials needed to answer inquiries. Documents describe the method and procedure of study, summarize data and analyze the results. 

Dates of Materials: 1932-1933

Africa, 1961-1963

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 293, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the program and development of young women's Christian associations in Rhodesia. The YWCA of the U.S.A. has sent secretaries to advise and direct the development of the association in Rhodesia. In their correspondence and reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. they describe the needs of the women and girls of Rhodesia in addition to the political and racial context in which they are operating. Many letters comment on the effect of the political tensions with Northern and...
Dates of Materials: 1961-1963

Anniversary, 1952-1955

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 226, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning planning for celebrations of the 1955 centennial anniversary of the beginning of the YWCA movement. Pamphlets from the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the officers of the American Centennial Observance and Celebration appeal for a centennial fundraising drive describing the national and international work of the YWCA and its effect on the development of young women. Minutes and reports of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Advanced Gifts Committee concern fundraising...
Dates of Materials: 1952-1955

Anniversary, circa 1952-1955

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 226, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Community organization and corporation gifts committee documents concerning fundraising for the YWCA of the U.S.A. Centennial Fund, a fund in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the organization of the first YWCA. The community organization committee is responsible for planning local association engagement and providing guidance to community leaders for leading fund raising. Gudebooks include suggested methods of solicitation, practices for securing and reporting pledges, advice for...
Dates of Materials: circa 1952-1955

Anniversary, circa 1950-1955

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 226, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning planning for celebrations of the 1955 centennial anniversary of the beginning of the YWCA movement. Centennial celebrations and programming include a national fundraising campaign, membership drives, publicity campaigns and community engagement. The programs hope to strengthen the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and increase community awareness. Committees are tasked with specific areas of responsibility for centennial celebrations including membership development,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1950-1955

Anniversary, circa 1952-1955

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 227, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. program of activities and publicity for the 1955 centennial anniversary of the beginning of the YWCA movement worldwide. The Centennial Observance and Celebration is a fundraiser and celebration of Young Women's Christian associations with the aims of increasing membership, community engagement and support. Correspondence and guides sent to local associations suggest activities, services and programs for celebrating the centennial anniversary at...
Dates of Materials: circa 1952-1955

Anniversary, circa 1952-1955

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 227, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. program of activities and fundraising for the 1955 centennial anniversary of the beginning of the YWCA movement worldwide. The Centennial Observance and Celebration is a fundraiser and celebration of Young Women's Christian associations with the aims of increasing membership, community engagement and support. Publications, arranged alphabetically by title, include program guidebooks, fundraising guidebooks, fundraising pamphlets, pamphlets...
Dates of Materials: circa 1952-1955

Arts, circa 1946-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 283, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents The use of arts in the program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations has been prominent from their beginnings. The YWCA of the U.S.A. encourages its associations to use arts, music and drama to help express ideas, start discussions, interpret their purpose and illustrate social and economic issues. By the 1960's the use of arts in the program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. has expanded to include film, dance, slide shows and television in addition to drama, music and other visual...
Dates of Materials: circa 1946-1970

Arts, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 227, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents The YWCA of the U.S.A. encouraged the use of the arts in every part of its national and local program. Music, drama and pageants hold particular importance in interpreting their mission and emphases to members and communities. Lists and descriptions of audio and visual aids available from the national office for publicity use were sent to local associations and include guidelines and instructions for use. Handbooks for the use of audio-visual aids and music suggest ways in which these can be...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960

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

Basic Standards Committee minutes and reports, 1947-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 347, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents In order to become affiliated and maintain affiliation with the YWCA of the U.S.A., local associations must meet a set of basic standards and report on their compliance. The Basic Standards Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. sets those standards revisiting them periodically to make sure they reflect the mission and purpose of the national organization. In addition, the committee develops, collects and assesses the standards report forms submitted by associations. In addition to minutes and...
Dates of Materials: 1947-1970

Buildings, circa 1959-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 283, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Policies, handbooks and other documents concerning the use, maintenance and management of YWCA of the U.S.A. buildings and the buildings of local associations. Handbooks outline policies and suggest best practices addressing legal and practical aspects of building ownership and occupation. Following the disaffiliation of several associations that merge with their local YMCA, the YWCA of the U.S.A. released a set of documents outlining policies concerning merged associations and associations...
Dates of Materials: circa 1959-1970

Buildings, circa 1920-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 18, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the use, construction, upkeep, and renovation of YWCA of the U.S.A. buildings. Policies and handbooks provide guidance to local associations on the use, construction, costs, furnishing, upkeep and other aspects of building projects. Reports and studies assess building programs and policies. Concerning swimming pools, documents offer use policies and guidance for maintenance. In addition, a study looks into the integration policies concerning swimming pools. Other...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1949

Business and Industrial women, Business and professional women, 1919-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 19, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Industrial conferences, committees, and councils, as well as the start of materials concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department. Business and Industrial conference materials include minutes and reports of the weekend state conference conferences for Iowa, the Northwest and Tri-State (North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota). Following state conference materials are documents concerning the Cheyney...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1949

Business and professional conferences, 1924-1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 20, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning weekend area conferences of YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women in Texas-Louisiana, the Tri-State area (North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota), Virginia and West Virginia. Weekend conferences are held between regional conferences to bring together Business and Professional clubs from a state or smaller region and connect on current issues and program. Minutes, reports, and newsletters give an overview of the events and themes of the conferences. Weekend...
Dates of Materials: 1924-1946

Business and professional women, 1927-1944

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 21, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Issues of "News and Notes" and program materials a newsletter from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department. "News and Notes" is a department newsletter that keeps local associations aware of how programming is being used in various associations and includes program updates from around the country. In addition to idea sharing the newsletter includes updates on conference preparation and announces governance or organizational changes. Following "News and Notes" are...
Dates of Materials: 1927-1944

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, professional, and industrial women, 1941-1951

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 23, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. work with employed women. A staff handbook for YWCA staff working with business, professional, and industrial women outlines job duties, describes the mission and purpose of work with employed women, describes activities that may be required, and provides a detailed picture of what is expected as a YWCA employee working with employed women. Other materials include conference planning, project materials and histories of work with employed women.

Dates of Materials: 1941-1951

California, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 165, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in San Francisco, California. Visitation reports assess YWCA programs and services in San Francisco and the needs of the young women. The narrative assessments also address association challenges, leadership and future needs. A 1921 study of the city of San Francisco and the YWCA of San Francisco services provides background information as to the needs of the population and services available. The...
Dates of Materials: circa 1906-1950

Camps, 1907-1944

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 23, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the use, sales, rentals, and purchases of camp grounds. In addition, miscellaneous camp materials describe the planning process for running a camp, give overview of facilities and maintenance, and offer suggestions for camp worship services.

Dates of Materials: 1907-1944

Community Division, 1961-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 283, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents The Community Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for services to local associations that support their role in the community, facilitate relationships with other associations and the national organization, their administrative functions and their role as part of a global organization. One of these services is the administration of a self review system for local associations. This review system is in the form of the basic standards study that is later replaced by the...
Dates of Materials: 1961-1970

Community Division, 1961-1969

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 283, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division resources for new associations.The Community Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for services to local associations that support their role in the community, facilitate relationships with other associations and the national organization, their administrative functions and their role as part of a global organization. These functions include the supporting to new and developing associations. Handbooks and toolkits for new associations include...
Dates of Materials: 1961-1969

Community Division, 1965-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 283, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Community Division handbooks, policies and work tools for local, regional and national staff. The Community Division is responsible for services to local associations that support their role in the community, facilitate relationships with other associations and the national organization, their administrative functions and their role as part of a global organization. These work tools support the Community Division's staff in fulfilling their support to local associations and provide guidance...
Dates of Materials: 1965-1970

Community Division, 1961-1964

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 284, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Community Division handbooks, policies, reports and work tools for local, regional and national staff. The Community Division is responsible for services to local associations that support their role in the community, facilitate relationships with other associations and the national organization, their administrative functions and their role as part of a global organization. These work tools support the Community Division's staff in fulfilling their support to local associations and provide...
Dates of Materials: 1961-1964

Community Division, 1934-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 23, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division. The Community Division's purpose is to provide direct services to local associations and aid in communication between local associations and the national organization, as well as to other organizations. Branch and center materials concern work with African American women, Asian American women and International Institutes serving women immigrants. A history of the development of the branches and their purpose in addition to...
Dates of Materials: 1934-1950

Community Division, circa 1897-1945

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 23, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division. The Community Division's purpose is to provide direct services to local associations and aid in communication between local associations and the national organization, as well as to other organizations. Materials concern the organization, planning and running of city and metropolitan associations. Guidelines describe the structure of organizations in the city and large metropolitan setting including cooperation with other...
Dates of Materials: circa 1897-1945

Community Division, 1919-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 24, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division. The Community Division's purpose is to provide direct services to local associations and aid in communication between local associations and the national organization, as well as to other organizations. Materials concern the formation and organization of metropolitan and small associations. Descriptions of organizational structure are provided as well and overviews of how the associations relate to other parts of the YWCA of the...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1950

Community Division, 1957-1959

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 227, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Workshop materials and documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division study of administrative practices of metropolitan associations that have three or more branches and centers. Three workshops over the course of the project bring together representatives from participating associations for face to face discussion of the topics concerning administration in large associations. Reports of the workshops summarize each discussion session in detail. Project documents sent to the...
Dates of Materials: 1957-1959

Community Division, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 227, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the support community associations through the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division. The Community Division of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for supporting and strengthening associations in cities, towns and rural areas through providing services that support association relations to the national organization, program and administration, leadership and membership development, community studies and community relationships. The Community...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960

Community Division, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 227, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents Publications of the Community Division of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The Community Division is responsible for support services to associations in cities, towns and rural areas. Publications for use by national or local staff include pamphlets and manuals concerning the leadership and administration of associations, handbooks for program planning and conducting local studies, suggested membership practices and a report on community association activities. Publications are...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960