Young Women's Christian Association of Philadelphia (Pa.), Germantown Branch Records

Collection ID: 
Acc. 877, 280, PC-46, PC-89
Date: 
1785-1982 (bulk 1869-1982)
Footage: 
44 linear feet
Collecting Area: 
 
 
COLLECTION OVERVIEW
 
This collection consists of two accessions: Accession 280 (1917-1971, 38 linear feet) Accession 877 (1785, 1869-1982, 4 linear feet), as well as a group of photographs.
 
The materials include original records documenting the history of the YWCA of Germantown, including activities, administration, financial records and special events. The materials also recorded the painstaking preparation for the establishment of this branch.  
 
HISTORICAL NOTE
 
This leadership training organization had a number of branches in Philadelphia and other areas along the East Coast of the United States. Like the other YWCA subdivisions, the YWCA of Germantown is a membership organization organizing the Women’s Christian Association to provide training and assistance "for the temporal, moral and religious welfare of women, especially young women, who are dependent upon their own exertions for support." What is special for the Germantown YWCA, as its particular characteristics, is that the organization mainly served African American women. 
 
In the fall of 1917, the plan of organizing a branch of the Germantown YWCA for African American women and girls was first formulated in midst of World War I. A group of white women interested in African studies became very concerned about the needs of the black community in Germantown. They formed a committee, raising enough money to pay a secretary who, in turn, gathered over 1,000 memberships to start the Branch. An office building in central Germantown (6128 Germantown Avenue) was bought (the central building was at 5820 Germantown Ave.) and in 1918 the “Branch for Colored Girls and Women" opened. 
 
The Germantown YWCA had its own Committee of Management and its own paid director, although the branch was to submit monthly reports to the Board of Directors of the central YWCA, concerning what was going on there, and the latter had to approve most important decisions. The director was from the beginning a black woman and so was the chairperson of the Committee of Management after the first 5 years. As the chairperson of this committee, she became a member of the Board of Directors of the main YWCA and also the first black woman on the Board. As the Germantown YWCA grew in membership, its staff and program grew as well. 
 
Although the programs at the Germantown YWCA were based chiefly on the needs of the black community (the programs at both buildings were not open to members of the other race), the organization worked enthusiastically in furthering race relations. During the 20s and 30s there was a committee on race relations which sponsored many special events. These included the celebration of “Negro Achievement Week" in March 1928, an art display of painting and prints by African American artists in 1935, and a number of interracial tea parties throughout the 30s. They also helped form a community committee, the "Interracial Committee of Germantown", consisted of business people, interested community leaders and other branch organizations of YWCA. 
 
By the 1940s the integration in the YWCA was taken, so that "the purpose of the YWCA be recognized as involving the inclusion of Negroes in the mainstream of Association life and that such inclusion be adopted as a conscious goal." The goal of the integration was decided on that spring and the first step, after discussion by the membership and a vote by the board, was the opening of all programs to all women regardless of color, as "the community patterns do not require such separation." All offices of the program and staff from the 6128 building were moved to the 5820 building in 1947. The staff from both buildings were unified and the program was streamlined; the 6128 and the 5820 committees worked jointly on programs to serve the entire community.  
 
ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION
 
Accession 280 is arranged into 18 series:
 
Series 1, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Series 2. ADMINISTRATION 
Series 3. MEMBERSHIP 
Series 4. CORRESPONDENCE 
Series 5. PERSONNEL 
Series 6. FINANCES
Series 7. BUILDING USE & MAINTENANCE
Series 8. LABOR RELATIONS
Series 9. STATISTICAL REPORTS
Series 10. PUBLIC RELATIONS
Series 11. DEPARTMENT 
Series 12. BRANCHES 
Series 13. CAMP TINICUM
Series 14. NATIONAL BOARD OF YWCA 
Series 15. COORDINATING AGENCIES
Series 16. OUTSIDE AGENCIES
Series 17. SCRAPBOOKS
Series 18. PAPER CLIPPINGS
 
The BOARD OF DIRECTORS series reflects the ongoing activities of the YWCA of Germantown as recorded in the personal files of its board of directors. It includes secretary’s monthly reports, meeting agendas and minutes, annual reports, board meeting minutes, reports of executive directors, and lists of board of directors for years of 1914-1968. 
 
The ADMINISTRATION series shows the regular administrative functions of the Germantown YWCA. It includes all the administration committee minutes, reports, agreements, nominating committee ballots, worksheets, teller’s reports, statistics, and program records. Materials dated were 1918-1971. 
 
The series MEMBERSHIP contains the membership information of the Germantown colored branch. We find in the series membership annual meeting minutes, cards and job descriptions, committee minutes, agenda, correspondence and reports/survey. The dates cross from 1917 to 1970, membership history of over half a century. 
 
The series CORRESPONDENCE keeps the personal correspondence of the branch officials. These are, mostly, administrators of the YWCA of Germantown, from the first secretary to the last chairman of the organization. Some correspondence are personal letters, official communication forms, or business connections. They recorded the relationship between YWCA and coordinating agencies, or other outside agencies. This series has been arranged in the alphabetical order by last names. 
 
The series PERSONNEL dates the years between 1903 and 1970. It contains the YWCA of Germantown personnel records, such as the information of employment applications, letters, job descriptions, salary scales, schedules & guides, staff training (education) programs, and the like. It also contains the health & welfare council survey and insurance plans. Staff conference, meeting minutes are also included in this series. Personnel record file is one of the largest among all series. 
 
Series FINANCES, the bulk of series, contains budget anticipated explanation and reports. This is a broad range of the budget reporting, covering the financial documents of the organization through years -- from 1913 cash disbursement records, cafeteria financial reports (1917-1925), to yearly budget reports in late 60s (1919-1968). Some very detailed reports of expenses or specific purchasing have been kept in the files. 
 
The series BUILDING USE & MAINTENANCE keeps the files of how the buildings of YWCA Germantown had been used and maintained. It covers verities of concepts relating to the building, such as accident reports, administration house reports, contracts & policies for rental, dance license, legal suit and repair costs for use and maintenance. The bulk dates from 1911 to 1968. 
 
It is clear to researchers that the series LABOR RELATIONS covers YWCA staff members’ benefits and labor protection by law through the union. It seems that the union was not formed until early 40s. Thus the record covers a comparatively shorter period between the years of 1939 and 1971. The series reflects how the union worked with agreement, contracts, dues records, grievance files and negotiation committee minutes. 
 
The series STATISTICAL REPORTS contains the YWCA of Germantown official statistical records, mainly of the staff health & welfare, social audit and statistical reports during the years of 1919-1968. It also includes the Branch’s statistical report to the National Board of YWCA. 
 
The next series, PUBLIC RELATIONS, generally describes the relationship between YWCA Germantown Branch and other social organizations. It clearly indicates that none of these organizations was isolated in the society. None could have existed without mutual support. It also shows how YWCA Germantown Branch made themselves well known through their publicity and regular news release. The year period of this file covers 1920-1971. 
 
Series DEPARTMENT contains the records for various departments, programs and clubs of the Germantown YWCA, as well as that of the activities and special events sponsored by YWCA Germantown. They reflect the ongoing efforts the Germantown YWCA made to the colored women in the neighborhood in those well-organized activities. Through most of the activities, the clubs and departments not only provided recreations but also served to provide better quality of life for the minority communities. The series consists of business documents and reports of industrial, professional conferences, of high professional education and recreation departments, and program reports around the neighborhood. This series dedicated the years of 1916-1970. 
 
Series BRANCHES shows the Falls branch and colored branch’s ongoing activities, and agenda or events. It focuses on the integration of white women with girls/ women organizations of other races. 
 
Series CAMP TINICUM gives an overview of the camp in TINICUM area. This series covers all inventories, from purchasing camp building, mortgage lease to the camp staff applications. 
 
NATIONAL BOARD OF YWCA series records the relationship between the Germantown YWCA and other YWCA branches. The main conferences of east regional organizations take a larger part of the series. The materials are dated from 1922 to 1969. 
 
COORDINATING AGENCIES refer to the local coordinating agencies. In this series, the materials document the united campaign of fund raising and health & welfare counseling activities. A specific study of these campaigns describes how the YWCA Germantown shifted its focus to addressing the usage of the united fund. 
 
Series OUTSIDE AGENCIES reflects how local organizational activities informed outside agencies of their discussions and decisions, so as to seek for moral or economical support or help from others. Participants got from their national and regional parent organizations specific tasks -- form analysis of their own constituency and services to discussion among staff and members on policy issues. The series made it clear that the YWCA Germantown Branch scattered their integrate connections with other organizations, both around the neighborhood or nationwide. 
 
Series SCRAP BOOKS is the early record of the YWCA. It could be considered verity of the history or inventory of the branch. 
 
Series PAPER CLIPPINGS is a new series pulled from all inventories. It has collected every clipping and represents different series. 
 
Accession 877 is organized into 8 series:
 
Series 1. Administration
Series 2. Correspondence
Series 3. Financial
Series 4. Activities
Series 5. Colored Branch
Series 6. Other Branches
Series 7. Books
Series 8. Oversize Materials
 
Photographs comprise 5 boxes:
 
Most of the photographs are undated with many also unidentified. The folder headings contain dates when available while most folders will also contain undated photographs. Of special interest are the images depicting a 1933 fashion show, and the 1936 and 1938 Health Week and Health Campaigns including health examinations and a Wasserman test. Some photos depict the Falls of Schuylkill Branch.
 
SPONSOR
 
Funds to process these records were provided by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
PROCESSING NOTE
 
Photographs were removed at one time to two separate photograph collections: PC-46 and PC-89. Finding aids combined and revised according to contemporary archival standards in 2013 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.
 
ACQUISITION INFORMATION
 
Photographs from PC-46 were originally received as part of the Young Men’s Christian Association (Philadelphia, Pa.), Germantown Branch Records (Acc. 260).
 
INVENTORY, ACCESSION 280
 
SERIES I. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
BOX 1
 
1 Activities - Secretary Monthly Reports 1914
2 Advisory Committee 1965
3 Agenda’s Meeting Minutes 1920-25
4 1957-63
5 Annual Reports 1918-24
6 1925-30
7 1933-67
8 Board Meeting - Executive Session 1948-63
9 - Minutes 1915-19
10 1942 
11-12 1943-45
13 1946 -48
14 Committee Minutes 1941-55
15 Correspondence 1941-66
16 Electors Meeting Minutes 1952-57
17 Lists of Board of Directors 1934-70
18 Minutes & Agendas 1967-68
19 New Executive Directors 1965-66
20 Report of Executive Secretary 1924-31
21 “ “ General 1917-19 
22 “ “ “ 1920-37 
 
 
SERIES II. ADMINISTRATION
 
23 Administrative House Reports 1922-37
24 Committee Agreement 1937-48
25 “ Study of Business Staff 1942
26 Executive Committee Agenda 1918-28 
27 “ Correspondence 1929-68
28 “ Minutes 1918-23 
 
BOX 2
 
1 Executive Committee Minutes 1924-27
2 “ “ “ 1928-32
3 “ “ “ 1933-38
4 “ “ “ 1942-67 
5 Nominating Committee Ballot 1936-67 
6 “ “ - Confidential Data Sheets 1963-69 
7 “ “ - Correspondence & Memo 1936-71
8 “ “ Minutes 1925-71
9 “ “ Tellers’ Reports 1943-69
10 “ “ Worksheets 1949-68
11 Office Services Committee Correspondence 1917-61 
12 Personnel Committee - Agenda & Correspondence 1942-70 
13 “ “ Minutes 1938-45 
14 “ “ “ 1946-60 Apr.
15 “ “ “ May 1960-69
16 “ “ Policies 1939-63
17 “ “ Reorganization 1966
18 “ “ Worksheet 1940-53 
19 Program Calendar & Schedule 1939-66
20 Committee Correspondence 1942-49 
21 “ “ “ 1962-69
22 “ “ Minutes 1955-69
23 “ “ “ & Agenda 1941-45
24 “ “ “ “ 1946-54
25 “ “ Recommendation 1960-69
26 “ Development Workshop 1949-59
27 “ Proposal 1950-60 
28 “ Reviewing Committee - Correspondence 1951-61 
 
SERIES III. MEMBERSHIP
 
BOX 3
 
1 Annual Meeting 1918-39
2 “ “ 1940-48
3 “ “ 1949-54
4 “ “ 1959-66
5 “ “ 1967-70
6 Cards & Job Description n. d.
7 Committee Minutes & Agenda 1933-67
8 Correspondence & Memo 1937-65
9 Drives 1941-64
10 Lists 1930-59 
11 1960-70
12 Members meeting 1951-70
13 Reports / Survey 1933-41 
14 “ “ 1947-53
15 “ “ 1954-59
16 “ “ 1960-67 
 
SERIES IV. CORRESPONDENCE
 
17 General 1908-39
18 “ 1940 -69
19 Personal File: - Alexander, Leone (Chairman off Republic Recourse Committee) 1956-62 
20 - Allgood, Evelyn (Chairman of Board Director) 1963-65
21 - Bailey, Helen (Chair of Board of Director) 1968-69
22 - Benrrey, Mary I. (General Secretary) 1937-40
23 - Beslicars, Helen D. (Executive Secretary) 1943-45
24 - Biezmaas, Frances A.(Business Secretary) 1928-42 
25 - Blitz, Katherine (Director of Teen-ager Program) 1965
26 - Boyd, Kate (Executive Secretary) 1923-28
27 - Britt, Oral L. (Younger Girl Secretary) 1945-46
28 - Burn, Helen (General Secretary) 1912-18
29 - Burron, Helen W. (Financial Secretary) 1950-63
30 - Carroll, Anna G. (Associate Executive) 1952-54
31 - Carryl, Charlote F. (Executive Director) 1965-68
32 - Coleman, Catherine B. 1947 
33 - Cowperthnait, Katherine B. (Chair of Financial) 1942-43
34 - Crense, Alfred P. (Acting President) 1959
35   - Crenshaw, Phyllis W. (President) 1946-50
36 - Crosby, Arthur U. (President) 1941-45
37 - Cushman, Leslie (President) 1950-53 
 
BOX 4
 
1 Donnell, Lucy W. (Acting President) 1920-25
2 Eberle, Nan (Secretary of the Board) 1952-60
3 Edgcomb, Ruth (Chairman of world Fellowship Committee) 1954
4 Evans, Anna C. (Chairman Religious Committee) 1946-56
5 Ferguron, Ella B (Secretary Board of Director) 1928
6 Flatcher, Winfred K. 1956-57
7 Foster, Gail D 1962-64
8 Fravell, Mary 1960
9 Gowdy, Sybil (Program Director) 1946
10 Hamill, Sarah M. (Adult Program Director) 1964-65
11 Herbert, Clarice G. (Executive Director) 1968-70
12 Holmes, Erline M. (Employed Girl Director) 1944-46
13 Houpt, Myrng 1961-62
14 Jones, Emily L. 1919-24
15 Kaufman, Floyd (Chairman of Membership Committee) 1951-52
16 Kupisz, Eugenia (Building Manager) 1960
17 Loser, Doris (Board President) 1969-71
18 Lukas, Aino (Director H.P.E.R. Dept.) 1960-61
19 MacDanald, Hellen 1953-65
20 Mahan, Olive E. (Associate Executive Director) 1954
21 Makabdia, Frank J. (President) 1967-68
22 McCornick, Dorothy (Finance Secretary) 1963-67
23 McGregor, Grace (General Secretary) 1932-37
24 Mclean, Sarah 1912-15
25 McNeil, Cora (Adult Program Associate Director 1962-63
26 Meranze, David R. (Corresponding Secretary) 1960-63
27 Monroe, Eleanor P.(Recording Secretary) 1931-35
28 Moore, Lavinia S. (Girl Reserve Secretary) 1940
29 Morris, Charlotte (Executive Director) 1962-63
30 " " " " 1964-65
31 Mumford, Elenor M. (Associate Executive Director) 1946-48
32 Newline, Prudence (Office Secretary) 1925-52
33 Norman, Thelma (Director H.P.E.R. Program) 1966-68
34 Onque, alice S. (Branch Executive) 1939-41
35 Owens, Sarale A. (Associate Executive Director) 1951
36 Paul, Dorothy (Chair Public Affair Committee) 1940-65
37 Paul, Vitor (Chair Yound Adult Dept.) 1950-51
38 Pomeroy, Helen (General Secretary) 1918-23
39 Pratt, Jessie A.(Branch Relation Director) 1945-49
40 Reid, Bernette J. (Program Director) 1946-48
41 Reymolds, William R. (President) 1963-67
42 Riegel, Marguesite L.(Executive director) 1942-46
43 Robinson, Louise E. C. 1945-47
44 Sarvay, Ida W. 1940-41
45 Sawyer, Emma L. 1932-37
46 Sawyer, Emma (Branch Executive) 1938-51
47 Seldon, Paul A.(Chair Publications Committee) 1957
48 Sharpe, Dorothy G. (Younger Girl Secretary) 1944-45
49 Shaw, Helen V. 1961-69
50 Shiprey, Caroline C. 1925-34
51 Snypse, John H. (Associate Director) 1948-49
52 Spurgeon, Marguerite (Chair of the World Fellowship Committee) 1965-67
53 Stead, Marion R.(Chair of the World Fellowship Committee) 1957
54 Sterrett, Claire (President) 1957-68
55 Taylor, Gladys (Executive Director) 1946-49
56 “ “ “ “ 1950 -53
57 “ “ “ “ 1954-57
58 “ “ “ “ 1958-59
59 “ “ “ “ 1960
60 “ “ “ “ 1961
61 “ “ “ “ 1962
62 Taylor, Olivia Y. (Chairman) 1953
63 Taylor, Grace 1932
64 Van Henge, Jeanne P. 1965
65 Wamble, Thelma 1941-43
66 Wistar, Edward 1919-36
67 Womack, Richard D. (Building Director) 1968-70
68 Woodruff, Gertrude 1937-46
69 Yost, Florence (Building Manager) 1950-56 
 
SERIES V. PERSONNEL
 
BOX 5 
 
1 Application File 1954-65
2 Committee Minutes 1943-46
3 Contracts 1943-48
4 Correspondence 1938-52 
5 “ 1953-56
6 1957-59
7 1960-62
8 1963-66
9 Employment Letters 1954-62 
10 “ “ 1963-65
11 “ “ - Professional Maintenance Business Staff 1960-68
12 Job Descriptions 1945-56
13 “ “ Basic Historic 1954-58
14 “ “ Business Staff 1953-58
15 “ “ Classification 1959-65
16 “ “ Professional 1953-55
17 Occupation of the Field Conference 1929
18 Policies 1936-65
19 for Clerical Staff 1941-43
20 Record, Cards, Forms, Contracts (Blank) 
21 Personnel Record File - Alder, J. - Bonesteel, M. n. d. 
22 - Branch, L. - Bushnell, J. n. d.
23 - Camlin, J. - Curries, N. n. d. 
 
BOX 6 
 
1 - Dabney, M. S. - Erieson, M. L. n. d.
2 - Fincke, E. S. - gutierrez, R. n. d.
3 - Hadden, H. - Kysek, M n. d
4 - Jackson, R. - Kupisz, E. n. d.
5 - Landman, W. - Murphy, M. n. d.
6 - Nanavaty, A. S. - Russell, P. n. d
7 - Scale, J. - Taylor, G. n. d.
8 - Vairo, E. B. - Ziegler, E. n. d.
9 Salary Guide of Position Health & Welfare 1953-63
10 “ Scales 1945-57
11 1958-64
12 “ Summaries for Professionals 1945-59
13 Staff Evaluation 1937-61
14 “ “ 1963-65
15 “ Handbook 1948-60
16 “ Insurance Plan & Health Survey 1950-55
17 “ Lists 1938-70
18 “ Meetings 1930-33
19 “ “ 1940-51
20 “ “ 1952-54 
 
BOX 7
 
1 Staff Meetings 1956-59
2 “ “ 1960-67
3 “ Payroll Record 1903-48
4 “ “ “ 1951 -64
5 “ Roll Call 1950-52 
6 “ Schedule 1937-45
7 “ “Setting Up" Conference 1928-66
8 “ Training Course Syllabus 1948-70
9 “ Vacation & Absence form 1956-68
10 “ Weekly Time Book 1924-26
11 Supervisory Conference 1951-52
12 “ “ 1953 -54
13 Vacation Registration Correspondence 1935-67
14 “ “ Form “6128" Building 1956-57
15 “ “ Integration Form 1956-57
16 “ “ Race Related Form 1932-48 
 
SERIES VI. FINANCES
 
17 Accounts 1926-36
18 Auditor’s Reports 1927-34
19 “ “ 1935 -40
20 Bequests 1928-60
21 1961-63 
 
BOX 8
 
1 Budget Anticipated 1966-69 
2 “ Handbook (Worksheets) n. d.
3 “ Preparation 1930-39
4 “ “ 1940 -49
5 “ “ 1950-65 
6 “ Program Development 1966-67
7 “ Reports 1919-23
8 “ “ 1924 -26
9 “ “ 1927-29
10 “ “ 1930-32
11 “ “ 1933-37
12 “ “ 1938-45
13 “ “ 1946-50
14 “ “ 1951-53
 
BOX 9
 
1 Budget Reports 1953-55
2 “ “ 1956-58
3 “ “ 1959-60
4 “ “ 1961-62
5 “ “ 1963-64
6 “ “ 1965-66
7 “ “ 1967-68
8 “ “ Worksheets 1966-68
9 “ Work Paper 1965
10 Cafeteria Financial Reports 1917-25
11 “ “ “ 1926 -31
12 Cash Disbursement Record 1913
 
BOX 10
 
1 Committee Minutes (Blue Book) 1916-21 
2 “ “ 1919-29
3 “ “ 1930-38
4 “ “ 1945-68
5 Correspondence 1912-29 
6 “ 1930-57
7 1960-68
8 Estates 1914-41 
9 1951-64
10 “ Pilling 1947-50 
11 Financing the YWCA - National Board Guideline 1931 
12 Fund Held by Others 1961-64
13 “ Schedule 1913-22
14 Internal Revenue 1942-68
15 Investments 1925-59
16 1960 -68
17 Legacies & Foundation 1955-62 
18 Summary Reports 1921-30
19 Survey 1929-30
20 Taxes - Local 1913-40 - Amusement 1935-39 - State Payroll 1937
21 U. S. O. Finance Statements 1943-44
22 Vacation House Accounts (Ocean City) 1916-20
 
BOX 11
 
1 Auditors Reports 1915-22
2 “ “ 1925-27
3 “ “ 1959-62
4 Day book 1916-18
5 Journal 1916-28
6 n. d.
7 Ledgers 1914-16 
8 Reports: Budget Estimate of Income & Expense 1922-24
9 “ “ “ “ “ 1933 -35
10 Special Account 1923-40 
 
BOX 12
 
1 Standard Clumnar Book no. 23 1921-28
2 Trial Balance 1928-38 
 
BOX 13
 
Ledgers 1915-60s 
 
BOX 14
 
Ledgers (Over Size) 1964-67 
 
BOX 15
 
Ledgers 1963-68 
 
SERIES VII. BUILDINGS USE & MAINTENANCE 
 
BOX 16
 
1 Accident Reports 1950-54
2 “ “ 1956 -68
3 Administration House Reports 1917-45 
4 Blue Print & Survey of Germantown Ave. 1938-53
5 Committee Minutes 1939-68
6 Contracts & Policies for Rental 1937-68
7 Dance License 1932-62
8 Legal Suit 1964-66 
9 Material Relating to Cost of Building & Repairs - Falls Branch 1911-12
10 Post Office Correspondence 1945-66
11 Related Correspondence 1936-62
12 Repairs & Costs 1913-51
13 Use & Maintenance 1945-51 
14 “ “ 1952
15 1953-59
 
SERIES VIII. LABOR RELATIONS
 
16 Union Agreement 1948-50
17 “ “ 1956 -66
18 “ Contracts (Other Agencies) 1939-59 
19 “ Dues Record 1956-67
20 “ Grievance File 1948-49
21 “ Negotiating Committee Minutes 1948-53 
22 “ “ “ “ 1954-62
23 “ “ “ “ 1963-71
24 “ Staff 1945-50 
 
SERIES IX. STATISTICAL REPORTS
 
BOX 17
 
1 Health & Welfare 1953-54 
2 “ “ 1955
3 “ “ 1956
4 “ “ 1957
5 “ “ 1958
6 “ “ 1959
7 “ “ 1960
8 “ “ 1961
9 “ “ 1962
10 “ “ 1963
11 “ “ 1964
12 “ “ Jan-June 1965
13 “ “ July-Dec.1965
14 “ “ Jan-June 1966
15 “ “ July-Dec.1966 
 
BOX 18
 
1 Health & Welfare Jan-Aug. 1967
2 “ “ Sept. 1967- 68 
3 Membership 1964-65
4 “ Committee Notes 1964
5 Social Audit 1958-63
6 Statistical Reports 1919-29
7 “ “ 1930 -39
8 “ “ 1940-41
9 “ “ 1942
10 “ “ 1943-48
11 “ “ 1949-50
12 “ “ 1951-52
13 “ “ 1962-67
14 “ “ Additional 1949-55
15 “ “ to National Board 1935-50
16 “ “ - Membership Education 1931-35 
 
SERIES X. PUBLIC RELATIONS
 
BOX 19
 
1 Annual Report (Pamphlets) 1961-71
2 Committee for Compiling Volunteers - Handbook 1964
3 Correspondence 1951-70
4 News Release 1952-59 
5 “ “ 1960-69
6 Newsletter 1933-54
7 “ - “Y - Chatter" 1960-68
8 Photos n. d.
9 Publicity Brochures 1932-49
10 “ “ 1950 -59
11 “ “ 1960-64
12 “ “ 1965-71
13 “ “ n. d.
14 Committee Minutes 1937-68
15 Recommended Policies 1963
16 Release (Publicity & Newspaper) 1965-66
17 Reports (Pamphlets) 1932-39 
18 “ “ 1940
19 “ (Publicity Dept.) 1920-68
20 W. I. F. I Program 1966 
 
SERIES XI. DEPARTMENT
 
21 Adult Programs 1960-66
22 B. & I. Conference Reports 1921-46
23 B. & P. Department Record 1944-45 
 
BOX 20
 
1 B. & P. Department Reports 1919-34
2 “ “ “ 1938 -48
3 “ Industry Background 1948 
4 “ “ Committee 1930-40 
5 “ “ Women’s League - Meeting Minutes 1940-48
6 “ “ Women’s Reports 1935-37
7 “ “ “ Dept. Reports 1919-28
8 B. W. L. Reports 1915-38
9 Clubs - Misc. 1928-64
10 Day Camp 1945-63 
11 “ “ 1963-68 
12 Domestic Arts 1919-46
13 Education Committee Meeting Minutes 1920-27 
14 “ “ Recreational - Program Outline 1937 
15 Employed Girls 1944-48
16 Employment Services Dept. Reports 1919-20
17 Extension Committee 1916-20
18 Girl Reserve Dept. Reports 1917-30
19 “ “ “ “ - Secretary 1920-25
20 “ “ Reports 1918-28
21 Health & Education Annual Reports 1922-29
22 ’ “ “ “ 1930 -37
23 H. P. E. R. Dept. - Budget Information 1949-63 
24 “ ’ - Committee Minutes 1948-68 
 
BOX 21
 
1 H. P. E. R. Dept. Correspondence & Memo 1940-62
2 “ “ Flyers Special Projects 1949-62
3 “ “ Record 1948-64
4 “ “ Reports 1940-49
5 “ “ “ 1950 -64
6 Industrial Committee 1919-47 
7 “ “ Correspondence 1933-45 
8 “ “ Membership - Meeting Minutes 1919-22
9 “ “ - Meeting Minutes (Binder) 1920-24
10 “ Dept. Records (Binder) 1918-23
11 “ “ “ 1918 -25
12 “ “ “ 1926-32
13 “ “ “ 1933-37
14 “ “ “ 1939-48
15 “International Dinners" Projects 1939-67
16 Pamphlets 1932-67
17 Parents Council 1938
18 Physical Dept. Reports 1917-21
19 Programs 1960-63
20 “ Resources n. d.
21 “ “ Misc. 1951-58
22 “ “ Plays (Created) n. d. 
23 “ “ Song Sheets 1913-?
24 “ Unit 1946-48
25 “ “ 1949 -51
 
BOX 22
 
1 Public Affairs - Misc. n. d.
2 “ “ - Political Information 1934-66
3 “ “ - Proposals 1960-70
4 “ “ - Reports & Correspondence 1931-70
5 Religious Resources Committee Activities 1951-68 
6 “ “ “ Minutes 1943-69 
7 “ “ Correspondence - & Membership Lists 1944-67
8 “ “ Special Projects 1943-69
9 “ “ Worship 1946-64
10 Senior Activity Committee 1935-39
11 Social Group Work 1936-68
12 Special Projects 1947
13 “ “ 1951 -59
14 “ “ 1960-64 
15 “ “ Christmas Activity 1920-47
16 “ “ “ “ 1951 -67
17 “ “ Christian Movement 1965
18 “ “ “ “ - & Guide for Participation 1964-67
19 “ “ “ “ & Study Outline 1964-67
20 “ “ Committee 1956-70
21 “ “ Data 1940-50
22 “ “ 100 Anniversary 1967-70
23 “ “ Open House 1942-70
24 “ “ Program 1933-41 
 
BOX 23
 
1 Swimming Pool Supervision 1945-64
2 Teen Age - Annual Reports 1946-63
3 “ - Committee Minutes 1952-69
4 “ - Proposals & Survey 1946-68
5-6 “ - Special Program & Club 1946-68
7 Tennis 1930-47 
8 Women’s Program 1946-66
9 “ “ - Club 1948-66
10 “ Workers Membership 1943-44
11 “ “ Program 1943-44
12 World Fellowship - Bibliography 1931-63
13 “ “ - Committee Foreign Fund 1932-49
14 “ “ - “ Minutes 1921-68 
15 “ “ - “ Program - Publicity Kit 1963-65
16 “ “ - Correspondence 1938-66
17 “ “ - Financial Reports 1940-63
18 “ “ - Information 1931-67 
19 “ “ - Projects Information & Bulletin 1939-48
20 “ “ - Sale Lists 1931-38
21 Young Adults 1942-63
22 “ “ - Program 1938-65
23 “ “ - Reports 1947-64
24 “ Girls 1931-47
25 “ “ Reports 1931-46 
 
SERIES XII. BRANCHES 
 
BOX 24
 
1 Attendance Record 1945-48
2 Building Correspondence 1926-55
3 “ House Committee 1918-60
4 By Laws n. d.
5 Committee: Joint Executive Committee - Minutes 1924-34
6 “ of Management Correspondence 1931-48 
7 “ “ “ & Memos 1929-54 
8 “ “ - Membership Lists 1938-52
9 “ “ Minutes 1918-29
10 “ “ “ 1939-42
11 “ “ “ 1943-49
12 “Committee of 22" (to Organize Branch) - Minutes (Binder) 1917-18 
13 Description Reports: Branch to National Board 1918-41 
14 Executive Monthly Reports 1939-41
15 Falls Branch - Annual Reports 1914-15
16 “ - “ “ to General Secretary 1917-21 
17 “ “ “ “ “ 1922-28
18 “ - Cafeteria 1919-31
19 “ - Conference Finding Weekend 1935-38
20 “ - Correspondence 1921-39
21 “ - Finance Committee Minutes Treasurer’s Reports 1920-26
22-23 “ - File One & Two 1913-27
24 “ - Statistical Reports 1918-28
25 Harkness House Reports 1917-30
26 “ “ “ 1931 -40
27 Integration 1928-50 
28 “ Reports 1917-21 
 
BOX 25
 
1 Management Committee - Financial Report 1924-45 
2 “ “ - Membership Reports 1937-46
3 “ “ - Minutes (Binder) 1913-28
4 “ “ - Personnel 1927-48
5 “ “ - Staff Meeting 1934-44
6 “ “ - “ Misc. 1935-42
7 Nominating Committee Minutes 1939-45 
8 Program Committee 1939-46
9 Publicity Committee 1938-47
10 Reports - Branch & Dept. 1942-46
11 “ - Colored Branch 1918-26
12 “ - “ 1927 -30
13 - “ 1931-38 
14 Special Projects 1927-48
15 Statistical Reports 1919-37
16 “ “ 1939 -48
17 “ “ - Laboratory Division 1930-41 
 
SERIES XIII. CAMP TINICUM
 
18 Administrative Policies 1938-46
19 Brochures 1932-33
20 Building & Grounds n. d.
21 Committee Minutes 1925-46
22 Correspondence 1926-39 
23 1940-48
 
BOX 26
 
1 Financial Reports 1929-45
2 Inventories 1928-47
3 Newspaper & Gazette 1935-45
4 Reports 1927-31 
5 " 1932-34 
6 " 1935-38 
7 " 1939-42 
8 Sale - Mortgage, Lease & Bill 1947 
9 Skits 1931-45 
10 Staff Applications 1939 
11 " " 1940 
12 " " 1941 
13 " " 1942 
14 " Information 1931-45 
15 " Personnel Record 1937 -40 
16 " " “ 1941-42
17 Vacation House Committee Minutes 1916-20
 
SERIES XIV. NATIONAL BOARD OF YWCA 
 
BOX 27
 
1 Annual Reports (Roll Call) 1945-65 
2 Bulletin 1951-55 
3 " 1956-62 
4 College & University Division Misc. 1959 
5 Conference & Meetings Minutes 1947-66 
6 Correspondence 1906-28 
7 Eastern Board Conference (Attendance Record & Misc.) 1951-65 
8 E. R. Conference 1933-56 
9 " Conference - Mass, NY 1951-66 
10 " " - Neighborhood PA 1954-69 
11 " " - New Jersey 1957-59 
12 " " - Washington DC 1963 
13 " Executive Director Round Table 1943-53 
14 " " " " " 1957-68 
15 " Leadership Workshop 1953 -65 
16 " Newsletters 1960-63
17 " Outdoor Conference 1964-67 
18 " Phila 1947 
19 " Planning Conference 1954-62 
20 " Young Adult Weekend Conference 1959-63 
21 General Communications 1935-54 
22 " " 1955-62 
23 " " 1963-67 
 
BOX 28
 
1 Local & National 1948-67 
2 National Conference - Chicago, Cleveland 1952-64 
3 " " - Denver 1961
4 " " - New York, San Francisco & St. Louis 1949-61 
5 " Convention & World Youth Conference 1936 -67 
6 " Week 1960-65
7 Personnel Services 1951-52 
8 Pledges 1927-52 
9 Programs - International Visitors Training 1954-55 
10 " - National 1939-61 
.11 Public Affairs . (Questionnaire & Newsletters) 1945-60 
12 " Information Dept. Releases 1948-60 
13 Reports - Annual Narrative for Program 1949-53 
14 " " Statistics 1922-30 
15 " - Basic Standards 1951-61 
16 " - Data & Statistics Dept. 1950-60 
17 " - Education 1927-36 
18 " - Statistics 1941-64 
19 " - Students Standards Study 1940 
20 " - Variable 1942-64 
21 Retirement Fund 1947-58 
22 " " 1959-69 
23 " " - Annual Report 1947-66 
24 Savings & Security Plan 1946-66 
 
SERIES XV. COORDINATION AGENCIES 
 
BOX 29
 
1 Community Chests 1945-59 
2 H.& W. C.- Anti-Poverty Material 1964-65 
3 " - Annual Reports 1950-68 
4 " - Community Organizations 1961-68 
5 " - Correspondence 1919-34 
6 " - Education & Recreation 1951 -61
7 " - Home & Foreign Correspondence 1923-61 
8 " - Misc. 1953-67 
9 " - Newsletter & Correspondence 1949-68 
10 " - Philadelphia Council 1956-63 
11 " - Research Dept. 1954-62 
12 United Campaign 1931-39 
13 " " - General Communications 1932-42 
14 " " - Publicity 1933-66 
15 " Fund - Agency Operations Dept. 1959-68 
16 " " - Allocation Reports 1960 -63 
17 " " - Annual Reports (By Law) 1960-68
18 " " - Budget 1959-68 
19 " " " & Hearing 1951-62 
20 " " - Campaign 1953-65 
21 " " - Committee Meetings 1961-67 
22 " " - General Award & Fair Share 1919,63 
23 " " " Communications 1954-68 
 
BOX 30
 
1 United Fund - Pledges 1967-68
2 " " - Presentation Cahrlotte Carryl 1966-67
3 " " - Social Audit 1957-58
4 " " - Solicitation Committee 1962-68
5 " " - Supplementary Pension Plan 1958-65
6 V. A. V. S Advisory Committee 1952-59
 
SERIES XVI. OUTSIDE AGENCIES
 
7 Civil Council Right 1950-53
8 Community Organization: Education 1950-65
9 East Falls Community Council Reports 1958-61
10 Federation of Jewish Agencies 1950-64
11 Germantown Community Audit 1950-51
12 " Week: Conference & Plan 1948-68
13 " " : Concern for GTN 1959-65
14 " " : Religious Council 1943-65
15 Health Care Association 1956-61
16 Local Organizations: GTN Community - Council 1945-68
17 " " : " " " - Recreation & Misc. 1960-67
18 " " : Intern Agency Council 1945
19 Misc.-List of Equipment Used by Red Cross 1921-68
20 N. A. I. R. O & Community Orientations 1936-61
21 N. A. P. W. 1943-54
22 N. A. S. W - Misc. 1937-52
23 " - National News 1955-62
24 " - Personnel 1959-62
25 " - Phila & National Chapter 1954-59
26 " - " Area Chapter 1959-62
27 " - Scout's of America (Boy & Girl) 1918-63
28 Neighborhood Center - Northeast 1959-70
29 Peace Movement 1936-61
30 Penal Council of Church 1937
 
BOX 31
 
1 Phila - Community Organizations 1935-67 
2 " Council of Church 1947-62 
3 " - Dept. of Welfare 1944-62
4 " - Health Council Human relations 1937-57 
5 " - Housing Associations 1948-58 
6 " - Other YWCA 1933-69 
7 " - YWCA Correspondence 1917-65 
8 " - " Institute for Research 1949 
9 " - " Mid City Poverty Kit 1938-46 
10 Red Cross Reports 1917-23 
11 State & National Organization 1947-66 
12 " " " A. A. G. W. 1950-56 
13 " " " " - Memo & Newsletter 1953-56 
14 " " " and Other
American Associations 1937-68 
15 United Nations 1947-52 
16 " States Post Office Zip Code Seminar 1966 
17 U. S. O. Materials & Statistics 1941-46 
18 " " " 1954-64 
19 Women's Club of Germantown 1963 
20 W. P. A. - Correspondence 1936-39 
21 " - Federal Works Agency Release 1938-41 
22 " - Misc. 1938-43 
 
SERIES XVII. SCRAPBOOKS
 
BOX 33-38
 
1918-60 
 
SERIES XVIII. PAPER CLIPPINGS
 
BOX 39
 
1 Branches n. d. 
2 Camp Tinicum n . d. 
3 Departments - World Fellowship 1944-67
4 Outside Agencies 1963-65
5-6 Public Relations n. d. 
 
 
INVENTORY, ACESSION 877
 
Series I: Administration
 
BOX 1
 
01 Annual Meetings, 1950-1975
02 Annual Reports, 1889-1968
03 Architecture Plans
04 Blueprints
05 Building
06 Bylaws, 1966
07 Cafeteria Agreements, 1919-1922
08 Camp Tinicum, 1947
09 Charter, 1918, 1931
10 Contracts, 1911, 1930, 1951-1983
11 Deeds 1785-1929
12-15 Harkness House, 1860, 1869, 1930-1946
16 Insurance, 1980-1982
17 Minutes, 1885-1897
18 Minutes 1897-1906
19 Minutes, 1906-1916
20 Minutes, Evening Workers for the Junior Auxiliary, 1899-1901
21 Personnel, Supplementary Report of Investigation, 1935
22 Warranties, 1963-1973
23 Wills, Walter L. Dickes, 1927
 
Series II: Correspondence
 
24 Correspondence, 1962-1972
 
Series III: Financial
 
BOX 2
 
01-06,
08 Assorted Financial Files, 1919-1991
09 Contributions, 1947, 1970, 1971
10 Equico Lessors Insurance, 1981
11 IRS Forms, 1932-1976
12 Tax Exemption Form, 1975
 
Series IV: Activities
 
13 Miscellaneous, 1964-1968
14 Programs, 1955
15 Publications, Newsclippings, 1960
16 Photographs
17 Scrapbook
18 Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Booklets, 1945
 
Series V: Colored Branch
 
19 Annual Meeting, 1944
20-21 Deeds, 1869-1955
22 Publications, 1932-1933
 
Series VI: Other Branches
 
23 Falls of Schuylkill, 1913-1916, 1935
 
Series VII: Books
 
BOX 3
 
“Fifty Years of Association Work Among Young Women," Elizabeth Wilson, 1916;
“The First Hundred," Philip Meredith Allen, 1943;
“The First Twenty-Five Years," Mary S. Sims, 1932;
“Follow the Leadership-And Other Skits," Barbara Abel, 1938;
“Handbook of the Young Womens’ Christian Association Movement", Department of Method of the National Board, 1916;
“A History of the World’s Young Women’s Christian Association, Anna V. Rice, 1947;
“A Souvenir of Germantown" (Cover only)
 
Series VIII: Oversize Materials
 
BOX 4 
 
01 Audit Reports, 1960-1974
02 Check stubs, 1918-1921
03 Current Expenses Ledger, 1918-1921
04 Current Expenses Ledger, 1916-1941
05 Administrative Managers Book, 1872-1883
 
PHOTOGRAPHS
 
Box 1 (PC-46)
 
Bake Sale/Picnic (ca. 1920's) 
Career Conference
Charm Course, 1953-54
Christmas, 1958
Day Camp, 1951
Fair, 1951
Falls of Schuylkill YWCA Branch
Fashions, 1951
Camp Tinicum
Groups
Undated
1930
1939
1940
1941
1942
Miscellaneous Activities
Undated (4 folders)
Snapshots from Album
 
Box 2 (PC-46)
 
Federated Clubs of the YWCA, 2nd Annual Picnic, 1914 
Foreign Delegates, Silver Bay, 1922 (all names on back of photograph)
Groups 
Unidentified
Unidentified, Possibly Camp Tinicum
Hi-Jinks Teen Club, 1952
Hi-Y Hat Contest, 1946
J & J Dobson Girls Baseball Team, 1920
Jr. Y-Teen Crafts Club, 1952
Lenten Breakfast, 1966
Membership Campaign, 1951
Membership Month Display, 1965
Membership Tea, 1964
Miscellaneous Activities, 1947, 1951, 1953, 1965 
Mounted Historical Photographs from National YWCA
Mounted Photographs of Girls in Indian Costume, Possibly Camp Tinicum (ca. 1920's)
Open House, 1948, 1953
Portraits
Mrs. Vincent J. Flynn, Jr.
Emily L. Jones
Mrs. Allan Rawlins
Irene Sheppard, Representative in Buenos Aires
Public Affairs Luncheon with Senator Joseph Clark, 1965
Silver Bay, 1915
Swimming Pool
Unknown City and Y Meeting, 1964
Unknown Play
World Fellowship International Fiesta, 1946
Y-Teen Conference, Albright College, 1953
Y-Teen Dinner, 1964
Y-Teen Rally
Y-Teens Preparing Supper, 1965
YWCA Members in Foreign Countries
 
Box 3 (PC-46)
 
Convention Speeches, 1958 (1 reel-to reel tape) Unknown Fair, (12 color slides)
Miscellaneous Activities (1 small reel of 16 mm black and white film)
 
BOX 1 (PC-89)
 
Dances, n.d.
Fashion Show, 1933
Health Campaign Week Activities 1936-1938
Swimming, n.d.
Tennis, Ping Pong, and Badminton, n.d.
USO Activities, n.d. 
 
BOX 2 (PC-89)
 
YWCA-Germantown-Camp Nepahwin-Canton PA 1913
YWCA-Germantown-Camp Tinicum CA 1940’s
YWCA-Germantown-Falls of Schuykill CA 1940’s
YWCA-Germantown-Portraits and Groups Photos CA 1940’s-1960’s
YWCA-Germantown-Portraits and Groups Photos CA 1940’s-1960’s
YWCA-Germantown-Portraits and Groups Photos CA 1940’s-1960’s
YWCA-Germantown-Portraits and Groups Photos CA 1940’s-1960’s