Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Found in 813 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Author, Suffragist, Social reformer. The Abby Morton Diaz Papers include biographical articles; articles and pamphlets written by Diaz; photographs; suffrage leaflets; reports of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union; miscellaneous pamphlets; and a book that includes a speech by Diaz.
Overview Primarily printed materials, plus legislative records, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials documenting the efforts of both the pro-life and pro-choice movements. The Legal status section documents specific court cases, with an emphasis on the Roe v. Wade case (1973). Organizations represented include the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and the Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC).
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 230, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ethiopia. The YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ethiopia is mainly through the Women's Education Project and an adult education center for women though correspondence does indicate an interest in developing a YWCA. These projects involve the cooperation of the International Cooperation Administration, the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the United States Government and the Ethiopian Government. Agreements between the involved parties...
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 230, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Rhodesia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togoland and Uganda. The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. works to develop associations for women and girls in Africa and to develop leadership so that the associations can one day be independent. American secretaries stationed in Africa develop programming, train local leaders and girls and report back to the Foreign Division. Secretaries' reports and correspondence describe the cultural,...
Dates: circa 1951-1960
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
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 253, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Administrative records, reports and correspondence concerning the history, program and certification of the YWCA of Birmingham, Alabama followed by documents from registered YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Brundidge, Jasper and Leighton and a report of a study of recreation agencies in Jefferson County. Documents concerning the YWCA of Birmingham, Alabama include completed basic standards report forms, historical overviews, constitutions and bylaws and visitation reports. Basic standards and...
Dates: circa 1951-1960
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 253, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Administrative records, reports and correspondence concerning the history, program and certification of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama as well as documents concerning registered YWCA of the U.S.A. clubs in Monroeville, Pell City, and Selma. Administrative records for the Mobile and Montgomery associations include basic standards reports, national certification documents, constitutions, and bylaws. Visitation reports for the associations are more narrative in...
Dates: circa 1951-1960
Overview Biographer, editor, and historian. Papers consist primarily of material related to her work on the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, including writings, Congressional reports, and pamphlets. Printed material, writings, and speeches on women's rights, suffrage, and the National Woman's Party; plus a letter from John Stuart Mill.
Dates: 1871-1974; Majority of material found within 1920-1950
Overview 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: 1960 - 2015
Overview Dean, Smith College School for Social Work; Professor, social work; Political activist; Editor. The Ann Hartman Papers consist of professional papers, including activities in professional organizations as editor for the journal Social Work and secretary for the National Association of Social Workers; course material from Smith and the University of Michigan; published writings and miscellaneous research files, including interview tapes for College Settlement House research; correspondence from...
Dates: 1943 - 2012
Overview Journalist; Editor; Playwright. Collection includes books and pamphlets by Richardson, biographical material, and a small amount of correspondence. Scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine articles collected by Richardson on suffrage, women's rights, courtship, marriage, divorce, etiquette, citizenship, civic affairs, consumerism, politics, child-rearing, changing cultural and social mores, and women's clubs. Two scrapbooks focus on the theater and contain clippings about plays by Richardson.
Overview Communist Party official, Labor organizer. Papers include include correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, interviews, audiovisual materials, and an unfinished autobiography. Subject and organization files are a boon to anyone interested in the history of the Communist Party of the U.S.A. (CPUSA), U.S.-Soviet relations, and peace and justice organizations. Timpson's indictments under the Smith and McCarran Act are well documented, as are other U.S. Communists who...
Dates: 1886-2003; Majority of material found within 1912-2003
Overview Suffragist; Birth control advocate; Author; Journalist. Papers include correspondence, minutes, historical sketches of birth control and suffrage movements, files on "delinquent women," brochures, pamphlets, and other papers chiefly related to Porritt's position as secretary of the American Birth Control League and as vice-president of the Hartford League of Women Voters, circa 1920s to 1932; as well as lectures on social problems and parliamentary law, and articles on birth control and...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 17, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the preparation for and celebration of YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board and YWCA of the U.S.A. anniversaries. Materials include programs, correspondence concerning planning events and raising money, histories of YWCA work, timelines of notable milestones and essays regarding achievements. Materials concerning the fiftieth anniversary of young women's Christian associations in the United States follow documents on the anniversaries of the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board.
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 18, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the preparation for and celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of young women's Christian associations in the United States. Materials concern preparation for the Jubilee celebration, history of YWCA work and associations, and how members can become involved in the celebrations.
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, 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...
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, 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: circa 1952-1955
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, 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: circa 1950-1955
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, 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 promoting...
Dates: circa 1952-1955
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, 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. As...
Dates: circa 1915-1949
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, 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 make...
Dates: circa 1919-1950
Overview Grassroots advocacy, low-income rights and social justice organization based in Springfield, Mass. The Records provide a detailed record of the activities, decision-making processes, and political foundation of the organization and its work in coalition with regional, state, national, and international groups. Major topics found in the records include criminal justice, economic justice, HIV/AIDS prevention, homelessness, housing, poverty, social justice, and welfare rights. In addition there...
Dates: 1956 - 2010
Overview Documents women's participation in, and contributions to, the broad field of art. Contains primarily printed material, plus, correspondence, interviews, notes, photographs, postcards, posters, speeches, and typescripts. The collection documents the lives and work of individual designers, landscape architects, women in the fine arts, as well as the status of women in the arts and organizations of feminist artists.
Dates: 1857-1988; Majority of material found within 1920-1980
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, 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: circa 1946-1970
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, 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: circa 1951-1959
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 48, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Australia, Austria, and the Bahamas. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries serve in other countries to develop programs, work for the development of women worldwide and train local leadership. In Australia, YWCA associations work with the growing population of younger working girls. Pamphlets, reports and correspondence describe the YWCA activities in Australia and include a history of the YWCA movement. A pamphlet from Austria describes the history of...
Dates: circa 1930-1947
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 48, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Estonia and Latvia. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in Estonia and Latvia work to develop programming and train local leaders. In addition, efforts are made to form cooperative relationships between the Estonian and Latvian associations including holding joint conferences. YWCA work in Estonia and Latvia is focused on work with younger girls including a Girl Reserve program. Reports and proceedings provide an overview of the...
Dates: circa 1922-1937
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 48, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Estonia and Latvia. American secretaries in Latvia and Estonia work in the newly independent countries to train leaders in the YWCA movement there. YWCA associations work with a variety of women focusing on younger girls through Girl Reserve clubs. Reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. include background information and general demographics before describing and assessing the progress made in the work with YWCA associations and leaders. The...
Dates: circa 1920-1939
Overview 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: 1947 - 2006
Overview This small collection is comprised of mostly books, plus some pamphlets, flyers, and other. Documents uses and misuses of contraception; family planning; sex in marriage; sex instruction; histories of the treatment of contraception by the church; population problems; fertility; and sterility.