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COLLECTION Identifier: 89-M3--2015-M220

Records of Boston Young Women's Christian Association (Massachusetts), 1858-2005 (inclusive), 1858-1988 (bulk)

Reports, minutes, correspondence, etc., of the Boston Young Women's Christian Association.

Dates

  • 1858-2005
  • 1858-1988

Conditions Governing Access

Access. Most records are open for research; restricted folders are noted. Personnel records created before 1989 are closed until January 1, 2070. Closed personnel records may be consulted by the Personnel Office of the Boston YWCA. Individual items throughout the collection are closed as noted to protect personal privacy.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the donated records created by the Boston Young Women's Christian Associations is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Written permission of the Executive Director, Personnel Director, or the President of the Boston YWCA is required for publication of quotations exceeding 250 words. Written permission of the Executive Director, Personnel Director, or the President of the Boston YWCA is required for publication of information from open personnel records.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

134.84 linear feet ((98 cartons, 14 file boxes, 1 card file box, 6 folio boxes, 18 folio+ boxes), 43 oversized volumes, 24 audiocassettes, 17 motion pictures, and electronic records)

An index to major authors, organizations, and subjects is found at the end of the inventory. Additionally, folders access to which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy are restricted as noted.

In 2011, the collection was reviewed, and the processor placed temporary restrictions on some folders to protect individual privacy, and discarded other folders of no research value (#1508, 1863, 1950, 2061, 2197-2307, 2333, 2406, 2483-2486, 2488, and Cartons 112-117), resulting in some gaps in the original numbering system. The discarded folders contained resumes for unsuccessful candidates and other job applicant information, timesheets, and applications for residence in YWCA-operated apartments. Cartons 112-117 contained computer generated payroll reports from 1973-1974. Records concerning individual retirement benefits, including folder #1483, were returned to the YWCA.

Additional materials received in 1992 and 2015 (accession numbers 92-M182, 2015-M220) were added to the collection in February 2016. These materials are housed in #2022av, #3349a and #3502-3512. All other files remain in the same order. Folders are listed in intellectual, not numerical, order.

HISTORY

The Boston Young Women's Christian Association (BYWCA) was founded in 1866; it was one of the first, and the prototype, for all subsequent YWCAs in the United States. It is also one of the oldest extant voluntary agencies in Boston.

In 1858, Mrs. Lucretia Boyd, a city missionary, first voiced concern for the moral and physical welfare of young women and girls coming from the country to work in Boston. In 1866 a group of women led by the civic reformer Pauline Durant, wife of philanthropist Henry Durant, founded the BYWCA modeled on the English YWCA to "serve the temporal, moral, and religious welfare of young women who are dependent upon their own exertions for support." Young women faced with the choice of "starving or sinning" were to be housed in well-regulated boarding houses and given moral and religious training. Accommodations and a reading room were rented on Chauncy Street in 1866 and shortly thereafter two houses on Beach Street were purchased to offer lodgings to Protestant women under the age of 25. Classes - - including Astronomy, Botany, Penmanship, and Bookkeeping - - were offered and a restaurant opened to serve residents and non-residents.

Finding that many young women had no jobs, the BYWCA in 1868 opened an employment agency for domestic servants and an experimental industrial class to teach sewing, dressmaking, and the use of the sewing machine. Such was the success of the early years that new buildings were constructed on Warrenton Street (1875) and Berkeley Street (1884). The first executive secretary, Charlotte Drinkwater (1875-1908), introduced many pioneering programs and established the early goals, to which over the years the BYWCA has consistently adhered: affordable housing, enrichment courses, vocational training, physical education, and career counseling and placement. The BYWCA's initial concern for the religious health of its clients has shifted away from Protestant denominational loyalty to a broad Christian focus. The responsiveness of the BYWCA to social change has depended partly on the differing agendas of the Executive Secretaries and partly on the policies of the volunteer Board of Managers. The settlement and training of immigrants as domestic workers was an early goal under Mary E. Blodgett, who established Travelers' Aid to welcome immigrants at the docks. Assimilation classes were offered by the International Institute in the 1920s. Under Executive Secretary Harriet Broad (1914-21), who trained at the National Board of the YWCA in New York, there was an effort to reach "industrial girls" and the membership was expanded to include clients as well as upper-class managers. Although (unlike the National Board) not a pioneer in race relations, the BYWCA wholeheartedly embraced the multicultural goals of the YWCA movement in the 1970s and introduced innovative programs whose purpose was to strengthen diversity and eliminate racism. The BYWCA has also been outspoken on public policy issues such as apartheid in South Africa. From the 1970s, especially under the direction of Executive Director Juliet Brudney, the BYWCA concentrated on services to youth and teenagers and child care services for working mothers.

The shortfall in funding from private charity, United Way, and state and federal agencies was closed by periodic fundraising campaigns and by the sale of securities. In 1986, in the interests of long range financial stability, the Board decided to rebuild the BYWCA at 140 Clarendon Street in partnership with a commercial developer. At the time when this collection was processed these plans had been postponed.
Highlights of BYWCA history:
  1. 1866: Boston YWCA founded; opens two houses on Beach Street to provide room and board for 80 Protestant workers and students.
  2. 1868: Employment agency for domestic servants opened. Courses offered to residents.
  3. 1874: New building opened on Warrenton Street.
  4. 1879-1914: Training School for Domestics provided up-to-date training for maids.
  5. 1884: Residence on Berkeley Street opened with first YWCA gymnasium.
  6. 1887: Travelers' Aid established to meet immigrants at the docks and provide temporary accommodation at Carver Street; Employment Office expanded to include placement in business and professions.
  7. 1888-1942: School of Domestic Science provides training for professional housekeepers and domestic science teachers in cooking, dressmaking, clay-modeling, wood-working ("sloyd"), and carpentry. School for Christian Workers founded.
  8. 1891: Pauline Durant Gymnasium built. Shorthand and typing courses introduced.
  9. 1892: Home Circle Club for Domestic Servants opened.
  10. 1906: Department of Medical Gymnastics offers corrective treatment.
  11. 1908: National Board of the YWCA (YWCA-USA) organized (1906); Boston joins YWCA-USA becomes open to new ideas and professionally trained leadership of the National office.
  12. 1914: Extension Department began to work with factory girls. Membership expanded to include not just upper-class managers but also women clients. "Now the girls are the Association."
  13. 1916: Jubilee anniversary of founding of BYWCA.
  14. 1917-1918: War work includes War Fund Campaign, hostess house at Fort Devens, and inter-racial Blue Triangle Recreation Center.
  15. 1918: Accommodation for business girls opened at 37 1/2 Beacon Street.
  16. 1921: Camp Winnecunnet on Martha's Vineyard purchased to provide inexpensive summer holidays for working women.
  17. 1926: Extension Department refounded to serve industrial workers in 40 cities and towns within a 15-mile radius of Boston. Warrenton Street building closed. International Institute, which later became autonomous, opened to provide services to immigrant women.
  18. 1927: Cornerstone of new building at 140 Clarendon Street laid.
  19. 1929: New building opened with Pioneer Hotel on top two floors. YWCAs of Newton and Boston merged.
  20. 1931: Adult Education Department formed.
  21. 1942: War efforts includes organizing entertainment for servicemen in Army-Navy Officers Club, providing housing for women doing war work, and raising funds for war relief. Camp Gaywood founded in Maine (open through 1956).
  22. 1948: Beta Gamma Club opened for businesswomen.
  23. 1950: Programs and exhibits honor Blacks and women achievers.
  24. 1951: Berkeley Residence campaign begun.
  25. 1954: Camp Blazing Trail, Denmark, Maine started (open through 1976).
  26. 1960: YWCA/YMCA jointly operate Mt. Bowdoin branch in Dorchester (formerly Greenwood Youth Center).
  27. 1964: West Suburban branch opened in Natick, enlarging programming for youth.
  28. 1970: YWCA-USA adopts "The One Imperative: To Eliminate Racism." Aswalos House opens in Dorchester to serve local minority community in the area and with after-school programs, summer camp, and counseling.
  29. 1974: Campaign for new swimming pool. Virginia Howard Ehrlich Day Care Center opened.
  30. 1976: 140 Clarendon Street renamed for civil rights activist Melnea A. Cass. Women's Resource Center opened at the West Suburban branch. New programs included job training in non-traditional occupations, programs for displaced homemakers, teen support, after-school tutoring, and health and physical fitness programs.
  31. 1986: Concerned about long-term financial stability, the YWCA board votes to rebuild the Clarendon Street site with a commercial developer, to create a Women's Athletic Center as a magnet for businesswomen in Boston, and to commit funds to the renovation of the Berkeley Street residence.

ARRANGEMENT

The records of the BYWCA are divided into the following six series.
  1. Series I, History and foundation (#1-52):
  2. Series II, Publications and publicity (#53v-170, E.1):
  3. Series III, Administration: Records of Board, Board committees, executive directors, and departments (#171v- 1659):
  4. Series IV, Records of programs 1887, 1915-1987 (#1660v-2700):
  5. Series V, Financial records (#2701-3161d):
  6. Series VI, Audio-visual materials (#3162vf-3498mp):

Physical Location

Bulk of collection (except for slides, Series VI-B; and audio- and video-tapes, Series VI-C and Series VI-D) stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 89-M3, 92-M182, 2015-M220

The records of the Boston Young Women's Christian Association were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Association in 1989 and in 1992, and by Sharlene Voogd Cochrane in December 2015.

CONTAINER LIST

  1. Carton 1: Folders #1-32
  2. Carton 2: Folders #33-52
  3. Folio Box 3: Folders #53v-57v
  4. Folio Box 4: Folders #58v-59v
  5. Folio Box 5: Folders #60v-61v
  6. Carton 6: Folders #62v-69v
  7. Carton 7: Folders #70v-72v
  8. Folio Box 8+: Folders #73v-74v
  9. Folio Box 9+: Folders #75v-76v
  10. Folio Box 10+: Folders #77v-78v
  11. Carton 11+: Folders #79v-80v
  12. Carton 12+: Folders #81v-82v
  13. Carton 13: Folders #83v-87v
  14. Carton 14: Folders #88v-90v, 92v-93v
  15. Carton 15: Folders #94v-95v, 97v
  16. Carton 16: Folders #98v-100v
  17. Carton 17: Folders #101v-104v
  18. Carton 18: Folders #105v-107v
  19. Carton 19: Folders #108v-113v
  20. Carton 20: Folders #114-127
  21. Carton 21: Folders #128-147
  22. Carton 22: Folders #148-170
  23. Carton 23: Folders #171v-184v
  24. Carton 24: Folders #185v-205
  25. Carton 25: Folders #206-240v
  26. Carton 26: Folders #241v-258v
  27. Carton 27: Folders #259-279
  28. Folio+ Box 65a: Folder #1667v
  29. Carton 29: Folders #320v-353
  30. Carton 30: Folders #354a-399
  31. Carton 31: Folders #400-462
  32. Carton 32: Folders #463-490, #492-517
  33. Carton 33: Folders #518-554
  34. Carton 34: Folders #555-594
  35. Carton 35: Folders #595-633
  36. Carton 36: Folders #634-659
  37. Carton 37: Folders #660-685
  38. Carton 38: Folders #686-721
  39. Carton 39: Folders #722-744
  40. Carton 40: Folders #745-781
  41. Carton 41: Folders #782-785, #787-823
  42. Carton 42: Folders #824-866
  43. Carton 43: Folders #867-917
  44. Carton 44: Folders #918-973
  45. Carton 45: Folders #974-1014
  46. Carton 46: Folders #1015-1049
  47. Carton 47: Folders #1050-1075v
  48. Carton 48: Folders #1076-1102v
  49. Carton 49: Folders #1103-1139
  50. Carton 50: Folders #1140-1165
  51. Carton 51: Folders #1166-1201
  52. Carton 52: Folders #1202-1203, #1205-1226
  53. Carton 53: Folders #1227-1288
  54. Carton 54: Folders #1289-1341
  55. Carton 55: Folders #1342-1387
  56. Carton 56: Folders #1388-1455
  57. Carton 57: Folders #1458, #1460-1466, #1468, #1470-1477, #1479-1482, #1484-1485, #1491-1507, #1509-1510 [folder #1483 and #1508 discarded 2011]
  58. Carton 58: Folders #1511-1538
  59. Carton 59: Folders #1539v-1582
  60. Carton 60: Folders #1583-1638v
  61. Box 61: Card file of contributors. 1976-1977
  62. Carton 62: Folders #1639-1659
  63. Folio+ Box 63+: Folders #1660v-1661v
  64. Carton 64: Folders #1662v-1665v
  65. Folio+ Box 65: Folder #1666v
  66. Folio+ Box 66: Folders #1668v-1670v
  67. Folio+ Box 67: Folders #11671v
  68. Folio+ Box 68: Folders #1672v
  69. Folio+ Box 69: Folders #1673v
  70. Folio+ Box 70: Folders #1674v-1675v
  71. Folio+ Box 71: Folders #11676v-1678v
  72. Folio+ Box 72: Folders #1679v-1680v
  73. Folio+ Box 73: Folders #11681v-1683v
  74. Folio+ Box 74: Folders #1684-v-1685v
  75. Carton 75: Folders #1686-1697
  76. Carton 76: Folders #1698-1718, #1720-1725, #1727-1728, #1730-1732
  77. Carton 77: Folders #1733-1741, #1743-1766
  78. Carton 78: Folders #1767-1786, #1788-1807, #1809-1818
  79. Carton 79: Folders #1819-1821, #1823-1839, #1841-1862, #1864, #1868-1869 [ folder #1863 discarded in 2011]
  80. Carton 80: Folders #1871-1940
  81. Carton 81: Folders #1942-1949, #1951-1989 [folder #1950 discarded in 2011]
  82. Carton 82: Folders #2020-2039v
  83. Carton 83: Folders #2040-2060, #2062-2082 [folder #2061 discarded in 2011]
  84. Carton 84: Folders #2125-2126, #2128, #2134-2137, #2139-2141, #2144-2145
  85. Carton 85: Folders #2120-2124, #2127, #2129-2133, #2138, #2141-2143, #2146-2151
  86. Carton 86: Folders #2152v-2165v
  87. Carton 87: Folders #2166v-2178
  88. Carton 88: Folders #2179-2187, #2189-2196, #2308-2317 [folders #2197-2307 discarded in 2011]
  89. Carton 89-Carton 90: discarded in 2011
  90. Carton 91: Folders #2318-2326, #2328-2332, #2334-2348, #2352, #2379, #2382-2383, #2385, #2388-2390, #2392, #2398-2402, #2405, #2407-2408, #2411-2413
  91. Carton 92: Folders #2358-2378, #2380, #2384, #2386-2387, #2389, #2391, #2393-2397, #2403-2404, #2409-2410 [folder #2406 discarded in 2011]
  92. Carton 93: Folders #2414-2428, #2430-2431, #2433, #2435-2455
  93. Carton 94: Folders #2482, #2487, #2489, #2492-2498 [folders #2483-2486, 2488 discarded in 2011]
  94. Carton 95: Folders #2499-2515, #2517-2518, #2520-2568
  95. Carton 96: Folders #2569-2621
  96. Carton 97: Folders #2622-2680
  97. Carton 98: Folders #2681-2700
  98. Carton 99: Folders #2701-2797
  99. Carton 100: Folders #2798-2883
  100. Carton 101: Folders #2884-2901
  101. Carton 102: Folders #2902-2921v
  102. Carton 103: Folders #2922-2964
  103. Carton 104: Folders #2965-2982, #2984-3023
  104. Carton 105: Folders #3024-3028, #3031-3043, #3045, #3047, #3049-3060, #3062-3063
  105. Carton 106: Folders #3065-3068, #3070-3072, #3074, #3077-3078, #3080, #3082-3083, #3086-3092
  106. Carton 107: Folders #3093-3105
  107. Carton 108: Folders #3106-3110v
  108. Carton 109: Folders #3111v-3114v
  109. Carton 110: Folders #3115v-3118v
  110. Carton 111: Folders 3119v-3123dv
  111. Carton 112: Payroll deductions printout, 1973-1974 [discarded in 2011]
  112. Cartons 113: Payroll register printouts, 1973 [discarded in 2011]
  113. Carton 114: Payroll register printouts, 1973-1974 [discarded in 2011]
  114. Carton 115: Payroll register printouts, 1974 [discarded in 2011]
  115. Carton 116: Payroll register printouts, 1974 [discarded in 2011]
  116. Carton 117: Misc. recap reports, 1971-1973 [discarded in 2011]
  117. Carton 118: Journal entry printouts, 1970-1971, 1976-1977
  118. Carton 119: Journal entry printouts, 1977-1979
  119. Carton 120: Journal entry printouts, 1979-1980
  120. Carton 121: Carton 120: Journal entry printouts, 1980-1981
  121. Carton122: Check register, 1960-1969
  122. Carton 123: Control account ledger, 1975
  123. Carton 124: Summary of income and expenses, 1970-1974
  124. Folio Box 125: Folders #3162vf, #3168vf
  125. Folio Box 126: Folders #3179f, #3193f, #3196f, #3197f, #3199f, #3294f, #3311vf, #3356f, #3365f, #3375f, #3408f
  126. Folio+ Box127: Folders #3192f+, #3211f+, #3293f+, #3326f+, #3356f+, #3422f+
  127. Folio+ Box 128: Folder #3243vf+
  128. Box 129: Folders #3163-3166v
  129. Box 130: Folders #3167, 3169-3178, #3180-3190
  130. Box 131: Folders #3191, #3194-3195, #3198, #3200-3210
  131. Box 132: Folders #3212-3226
  132. Box 133: Folders #3227-3236
  133. Carton 134: Folders #3431-3455
  134. Carton 135: Folders #3456at-3498mp
  135. Box 136: Folders #3237-3242, 3244-3246
  136. Box 137: Folders #3247-3265
  137. Box 138: Folders #3266-3292, 3295-3299
  138. Box 139: Folders #3300, 3310, 3312-3325, 3327-3335
  139. Box 140: Folders #3336-3355, 3357-3360
  140. Box 141: Folders #3361-3364, 3366-3374, 3376-3391
  141. Box 142: Folders #3392-3407, 3409-3412
  142. Box 143: Folders #3413-3421, 3423-3430, 3499-3501
  143. Box 144: Folders #3502-3509, 3511-3512
  144. Folio Box 145: #91f, 96f
PRELIMINARY INDEX Preliminary index of authors, subjects, committees, and organizations. Numbers beginning with 3162vf refer to photographs or audio-visual material.
PRELIMINARY INDEX
  1. Adult education programs 354-355, 752, 755, 1414, 1670v, 1712-1745, 3276-3324
  2. African-Americans 46, 51, 70v, 215-218, 394, 445-447, 466, 497-498, 596, 602, 948-951, 968-969, 1789-1792, 2598
  3. Anniversaries 8f, 96v, 159-160, 358-361, 394-398, 2955-2956,2999, 3165v, 3254
  4. Aswalos House 512-517, 630-659, 1319-1320, 1363, 1748v-1804,1858-1870, 2419, 2422, 3024-3026, 3171-3175, 3502-3512
  5. Battered women 660, 2563-2565, 2582-2585, 2599-2603, 3027-3031,3052
  6. Berkeley Residence 94v, 667-686, 1001, 1325, 1369-1372, 1472,1535-1547, 1677v, 1805-1808, 2931, 3106v, 3162vf, 3176-3189
  7. Bequaert, Lucia 618-1277 (scattered) 663
  8. Boyd, Lucretia 1
  9. Brooks, Phillips 6
  10. Brudney, Juliet 618-1277 (scattered), 708
  11. Burke-Tatum, Barbara 719-720
  12. Business and Industrial Department 55v, 3205-3208, 3419-3420 See also Labor, industrial relations
  13. Camp Blazing Trail 724-725, 1082, 1692f, 2944-2947, 3212-3214
  14. Camp Gamble 428
  15. Camp Gaywood 429, 1690-1691, 1811, 2950, 3215-3229
  16. Camp Winnecunnet 41, 1690, 2952-2953, 3233-3244
  17. Camp YaWaCa 392, 1691, 3250
  18. Camps 722-725, 1282, 2992, 3209-3252
  19. Cass Branch 735-768, 862, 1379, 1816-1889
  20. Child care 365, 751, 762, 782-795, 878-879, 1304-1308, 1397-1404, 1767-1775, 1825-1837, 1852-1857, 3064, 3172, 3257-3262
  21. Clarendon Street Building 50, 224-225, 796, 1416-1446, 1524-1534, 2925-2927, 2960-2962, 3267
  22. Coit, Eleanor Gwinnell 37v
  23. Coolidge, Calvin 6
  24. Cost, Adrienne 618-1277 (scattered), 808
  25. Counseling Service Committee and Department 414-415, 1463, 1990-2019, 2964
  26. Cox, Channing Harris (Governor) 6
  27. Dance 3291-3299, 3429
  28. Displaced homemakers (includes New Start and Second Wind) 659, 818-821, 973-976, 1148, 1154-1155, 1161, 1163, 1168-1169, 2324-2548v, 2569-2573, 3043
  29. Domestic service 42. See also School of Domestic Science, Training School for Domestics, Home Circle Club for Domestic Servants
  30. Durant, Pauline 5, 3162vf
  31. Dwyer, Doriot Anthony 3195
  32. Ethnic relations 39v
  33. Ely, Georgia 39v 3020
  34. Finance Committee reports 239v-269
  35. Fuller, Alvan Tufts (Governor) 6
  36. Fund raising campaigns 66v, 68v, 70v, 72v, 94v, 221-222, 275-278, 1416-1446, 1524, 1659, 1665v, 1677v, 3106v
  37. Greenwood, Lois 354-617 (scattered), 434
  38. Hardy, Harriet Louise 3195
  39. Health, physical education, etc. 48v, 279-280, 500-501, 748-749, 766, 861-862, 997, 1021-1038, 1667v, 2035v-2042, 3342, 3351-3355, 3381, 3388-3409
  40. "Hippies" 440
  41. Home Circle Club for Domestic Servants 47
  42. Housing issues 70v, 1413
  43. International Institute 39v, 3020, 3339, 3374-3376
  44. Jacobson, Natalie 3203
  45. Labor, industrial relations 37v, 686
  46. Lamson, Mary Swift 2, 3195
  47. Lawrence, William (Bishop)6
  48. Leigh, Janet 3203
  49. Non-traditional occupations (includes Fortune Telling and Connections) 741, 845, 1207, 1211, 1894-1989, 2024v-2033, 2053-2158, 2592, 2597, 3034-3042, 3050-3051, 3090, 3169
  50. Parlin Apartments 481-485, 914-920, 1376-1378, 2159-2307
  51. Physical education. See Health, physical education, etc.
  52. Pioneer Residence 488-489, 1459, 2826, 3356-3360f
  53. Putnam, Glendora McIlwain 204, 945
  54. Race relations. See African-Americans
  55. Religion 7, 40v, 502
  56. Rockport Branch 503-509, 3210-3211f+
  57. School of Domestic Science 44v, 45v, 58v, 59v, 1686, 2321-2323, 3363-3368
  58. Seeber, Marcia 354-617 (scattered), 509, 521, 3199f
  59. South Africa 348, 988v, 1396, 1411, 2549, 3052
  60. Strapp, Eleanor 354-617 (scattered), 499
  61. Swimming pool 1021-1038
  62. Teenagers (includes Girl Reserve) 542-546, 606, 645, 653, 656,754, 758, 767, 828, 996, 1045-1046, 1290, 1873-1874, 2034,2691-2693, 3056, 3410-3413
  63. Training School for Domestics 56v, 2321-2323
  64. Travelers Aid 53v, 549, 3417
  65. United Fund 557-561, 3011
  66. United Community Planning 1058-1060, 3010
  67. United Community Service 553-556
  68. United Way 1067-1115, 1314, 1959
  69. Volunteers 568-571, 941
  70. Warrenton Street Building 3422
  71. West Suburban Branch 573, 858, 1134-1169, 1193-1196, 1199, 1343,1364, 1374, 2554-2608, 2989, 3060-3081, 3168vf, 3423-3424
  72. Women '76 2609-2661, 3425
  73. Women '77 2662-2684
  74. Women's Athletic Club 1174-1192, 1810, 2689
  75. Women's Resource Center 1203-1206
  76. World War I, 1914-1918--War work 62v, 1660v
  77. World War II, 1939-1945--War work 84v, 305, 1747v, 3344, 3421
  78. World YWCA 579-580
  79. YWCA-YMCA-Mt. Bowdoin 432-433, 583-586, 2991
  80. YWCA-Malden 582
  81. YWCA-South End 587-588
  82. YWCA-South Shore 589
  83. YWCA-USA 512-517, 533-538, 590-615v, 1215-1234, 1394-1396, 3021-3022
  84. YWCA-others 54v, 161-169, 390, 617, 1235-1276, 3019-3020
  85. Youth services. See Teenagers

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: January 1991

By: Jane S. Knowles

Updated: August 2011

By: Paula Aloisio

Updated and additional materials added: February 2016

By: Anne Engelhart
Link to catalog
Title
Boston Young Women's Christian Association (Massachusetts). Records of Boston Young Women's Christian Association (Massachusetts), 1858-2005 (inclusive), 1858-1988 (bulk): A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00219

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