Young Women's Christian Association of Philadelphia (Pa.), Southwest-Belmont Branch Records

Collection ID: 
URB 42, PC-29
Date: 
1920-1977
Footage: 
33.25 cubic feet
Collecting Area: 

 

COLLECTION OVERVIEW

Collection contains administrative records, correspondence, financial records, and photographs related to the YWCA Southwest-Belmont Branch.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT

The records are organized into six series:
  • Series I: Committee and Department Files
  • Series II: Staff Papers
  • Series III: Correspondence
  • Series IV: City, Regional and National YWCA Files
  • Series V: Community and Civic Activities
  • Series VI: Membership and Finances
  • Series VII: Photographs

 

INVENTORY

Series I: Committee and Department Files

Box 1

1 Constitution, By-Laws and Directory
1a Constitution and By-Laws, Undated
1b Founders'-Day Memorial, 1977
2-11 Committee of Management Minutes, 1923-1945

Box 2

12-24 Committee of Management Minutes, 1946-1964

Box 3

25 Committee of Management Minutes, 1965-1967
26-27 Belmont Center Committee of Management Minutes, 1929-1934
28 Adult Committee, 1958-1959
29-31 Business and Professional Department, 1929-1937, 1947-1949
32 Camp Committee, 1941-1942
33 Employment Committee, 1951-1953
34-37 Health Education Department, 1929-1940

Box 4

38-40 Health Education Department, 1941-1946, 1958-1959
41 Industrial Committee, 1920-1922
42-43 Industrial Department, 1935-1939
44-48 Junior Activities Department, 1934-1942
49-52 Membership Committee, 1935-1947

Box 5

53-59 Membership Committee, 1948-1965
60-72 Nominating Committee, 1932-1959

Box 6

73-75 Program Planning Committee, 1953, 1957, 1960-1962
76-79 Public Affairs Committee, 1936-1947
80-82 Publicity Committee, 1935-1947
83-87 Senior Activities Department, 1939-1942, 1947-1953

Box 7

88-89 Staff Agenda Committee, 1937, 1940-1942
90 Volunteer Leadership Committee, 1946-1947
91-95 World Fellowship Committee, 1935-1937, 1948-1950, 1958-1966
96-97 Y-Teen Department, 1948, 1958-1959
98 Young Adult Department, 1952-1955

Box 8

99-111 Committee Lists, 1938-1963
112 Committee Mailing Lists, 1947-1950
113 Committee Responsibilities, 1941
114-115 Annual Reports, 1924-1935

Box 9

116-133 Annual Reports, 1936-1952

Box 10

134-138 Annual Reports, 1954, 1959-1960, 1965, 1967
139-140 Annual Reports - Dinner Tickets, 1947, 1950-1951
141 Branch Committee Reports, 1943
142-143 Department Reports, 1924-1928, 1938
144-150 Executive Director's Reports, 1940, 1946-1948

Box 11

151-154 Executive Director's Reports, 1950-1953, 1958
155-163 General Secretary's Reports, 1927-1949

Box 12

164 Medical Reports, Undated
165-166 Miscellaneous Reports, 1926-1930, 1941-1942
167-175 Narrative Reports, 1923-1925, 1933-1934, 1940- 1944, 1948-1952
176 Procedure Reports, 1939
177 Program Plan Reports, 1947-1948

Box 13

178 Publicity Reports, Undated
179 Setting-Up Report, 1940-1941
180-181 Southwest YWCA Reports, 1924-1928, 1939
182-196 Statistical Reports, 1924-1930, 1937-1946

Box 14

197-206 Statistical Reports, 1947-1954

Box 15

207-212 Statistical Reports, 1954-1957

Box 16

213 Statistical Reports, 1958
214 Summary of Policy's Reports, 1946-1963

Series II: Staff Papers

1-7 Correspondence and Memos, 1937-1944

Box 17

8-14 Correspondence and Memos, 1944-1949

Box 18

15-20 Correspondence and Memos, 1950-1959
21-22 Accident Reports, 1934-1946
23 Activities Schedules, 1947-1948
24 Activities Staff, 1938-1941
25 Administration, 1959
26-27 Administrative Staff Minutes, 1944-1951

Box 19

28 Branch Programs, 1942-1950
29 Branch Questionnaires, 1943-1945
30-32 Building Use, 1951-1955
33 Clerical Salary Study, 1948
34 Committee Agendas, 1935
35 Day Camp Personnel, 1958
36 Electors, 1947
37-38 Employee Evaluation Forms, 1935-1945
39-42 Employee Information, 1934-1947
43 Field Work Supervisors, 1940-1941

Box 20

44 Group Work Seminar, 1935
45-48 Group Work Students, 1938-1941
49 Housewarming Plan, 1949-1950
50 Information Desk
51-52 Job Analyses, 1938-1943
53 Job Applicants, 1934-1935
54-57 Job Descriptions, 1946-1957
58 Job Evaluations, 1958-1959

Box 21

59 Junior Employment Service, 1939-1941
60 Medical Examinations, 1948
61 Monthly Work Sheets, 1942-1943
62-64 N.A.E.O., 1936-1940
65 N.A.P.W., 1949-1950
66 Personnel Classification Study, 1943-1946
67-68 Personnel Collective Bargaining, 1938-1950
69-75 Personnel Committee, 1935-1950

Box 22

76-78 Personnel Policies, 1935-1945, 1951
79 Personnel Records, 1947
80 Professional Staff Minutes, 1945-1947
81 Program-Evaluation, 1958-1959
82-87 Residence Reports, 1936-1951
88 Residence Study, 1937-1945
89 Salaries and Solicitation Practices, 1951-1959

Box 23

90 Senior Activities Applicants, 1946-1947
91 Senior Activities - Mrs. Ryan, 1945-1947
92 Senior Activities Staff Memos, 1952
93-94 Sick Leave, 1941-1944, 1948
95-98 Staff Applications, 1943-1945, 1949-1951, 1958- 1959
99 Staff Emphasis, 1950-1951
100-101 Staff Guides, 1964-1967
102 Staff Manuals, Undated
103-107 Staff Meeting Minutes, 1935-1945

Box 24

108-112 Staff Meeting Minutes, 1945-1953
113 Staff Policies, 1950-1951
114 Staff Projects, 1948-1949
115-117 Staff Reports, 1929-1950
118 Staff Research Reports, 1957-1962
119 Staff Training Visit, 1941

Box 25

120-121 Student-in-Training, 1946-1947
122 Suggested Rules of Procedure, 1936
123 Summary of Staff Reports, 1957-1959
124-127 Summer Schedules, 1947-1953
128 Teen Director Applicants, 1949
129 Teen Position Applicants, 1952
130 Vacancy Registration Forms, 1949
131-132 Volunteers, 1939-1940, 1949-1951
133 Y-Teen Committee Volunteers, 1950

Series III: Correspondence

Box 26

1-13 General Correspondence, 1929-1937

Box 27

14-23 General Correspondence, 1937-1942

Box 28

24-32 General Correspondence, 1942-1944

Box 29

33-44 General Correspondence, 1944-1946

Box 30

45-54 General Correspondence, 1946-1949

Box 31

55-63 General Correspondence, 1949-1951

Box 32

64-69 General Correspondence, 1951-1960
70-72 Arter, Rhetta M., Correspondence, 1942-1941
73-74 Clark, Effie, Correspondence, 1944

Series IV: City, Regional and National YMCA Files

A. City YWCA Files

Box 33

1 Constitution, 1952
2 By-Laws, 1946, 1951
3-8 City Board of Directors' Minutes, 1943-1951, 1958-1960
9-10 Annual Meeting, 1945-1946, 1957-1959
11-12 Administrative and Professional Staff, 1950-1951, 1958-1959
13-14 Business Professional and Industrial Committee, 1943-1952

Box 34

15 Census
16 Employed Personnel Committee, 1958-1959
17-17g Finance Property Committee, 1942-1960

Box 35

18-19 Health Education Committee, 1938, 1949
20 Industrial Committee, 1941-1944
21-22 Joint Planning Committee, 1942-1952
23-24 Membership Committee, 1938-1950, 1958-1959
25 Metropolitan Planning Committee, 1937
26 Metropolitan Survey, 1949
27-28 Newsletters, 1947-1950
29-32 Program Planning Committee, 1937-1938, 1945-1947, 1951, 1958-1959

Box 36

33 Program Study, 1959
34-35 Public Affairs Committee, 1945-1949, 1958-1959
36-39 Publicity Committee, 1939-1951
40 Services Committee, 1958-1960
41 Staff Meeting, 1934-1935 42 Teenager Program Committee, 1948-1950 43 Young Adult Committee, 1950-1952

B. Regional and National Files

44 Big City Conference, 1948
45-46 Business and Professional Club, 1933-1944
47-49 Girl Reserve Committee, 1927-1933

Box 37

50-54 Girl Reserve Committee, 1933-1944
55 Girl Reserve Conferences, 1941-1942
56 Girl Reserve Publicity, 1939-1942
57-61 Industrial Assembly, 1936-1949
62 Industrial Conference, 1947
63-64 Industrial Council, 1941-1943

Box 38

65-66 Industrial Program, 1937-1938
67-69 Industrial Study, 1937
70 Institute on Volunteer Training, 1957
71 Meeting of Big Cities, 1942
72-80 National Board Correspondence, 1937-1951

Box 39

81 National Board Correspondence, 1958-1959
82-88 National Conventions, 1930-1938, 1946, 1949, 1958
89 National Employed Women's Council, 1951-1953
90 National Program Study, 1951
91-93 National YWCA Week, 1950, 1957
94 Nation-wide Observances, 1936-1938
95 Program Packet, 1946

Box 40

96-103 Regional Conferences, 1931-1957
104 Stay-at-Home Convention, 1945
105-107 World Fellowship Week, 1947, 1950-1951, 1957

Series V: Community and Civic Activities

Box 41

1-2 Adult Education, 1944-1949
3 Advisor's Club Minutes, 1935
4-6 Annual Dinner, 1949-1950
7 Applicant Preparation Workshop, 1948-1949
8 Aristocratic Debs, 1940-1941
9 Armstrong Association, 1945-1946
10-11 Badminton League, 1939-1943
12 Better Business Bureau, 1943
13 Birth Control, 1941
14-15 Building Fund Drive, 1950
16-17 Camp Arcola, 1941, 1945-1946
18 Child Labor, 1933-1940

Box 42

19 Children's Program, 1942
20 Christmas Program, 1949-1950
21 Churches, 1943
22-24 Citizen's Council on City Planning, 1948-1951
25 City-wide Interracial Committee, 1943-1944
26 Civil Defense, 1950-1952
27 Club Assembly, 1958
28 Club Lists, 1949-1952
29 Club Work, 1940-1941
30 Colored Locomotive Firemen, 1941
31 Commission on Law and Social Action, 1945-1949
32 Committee of One Hundred, 1958
33 Committee on Race Relations, 1934-1935
34 Community Campaigns, 1951-1952
35 Community Chest, 1948-1953

Box 42-A

35a-b Community Chest, 1946-1950
35c-e Community Contributions, 1947-1960

Box 43

36 Community Crusade, 1943-1944
37 Community Group Lists, Undated
38-39 Community Organizations, 1945-1951
40-42 Community Program Material, 1935-1941, 1950-1952
43-44 Conscription, 1939-1942
45 Consumers' Federation, 1942
46 Cooperating Council of Agencies Serving Negro Youth, 1941-1942
47 Council for International Visitors, 1958
48-49 Council of Social Agencies, 1938-1940
50 Crime Prevention, 1948-1949
51 Crime Wave Committee, 1946
52 Current Material, 1950-1953

Box 44

53-55 Defense Workers' Recreation, 1940-1944
56 Dramatics, 1934-1942
57 Duo-Decs Club, 1941-1942
58 Education, 1936, 1941
59-61 Fair Employment Practices Commission, 1945-1949
62-63 Fall Opening, 1949-1951
64-65 Family Society of Philadelphia, 1935-1938
66 Federal Council of Churches, 1936-1937
67 Federal Works Agency, 1942
68-70 Fellowship Commission, 1949-1951

Box 45

71-77 "Flashes" (Newsletter), 1943-1955
78 Foreign Affairs, 1945-1949
79 General Program Material, 1950-1951
80 Group Work Agency, 1939

Box 46

81-88 Health and Welfare Council, 1948-1959
89 Health Education Program, 1947-1950
90-91 Health Program, 1941-1942

Box 47

92 Health-a-Nality Fair, 1941
93 Hospital and Camp Volunteer Corps, 1946-1947
94 Household Employees, 1945-1946
95-97 Housing, 1937, 1942, 1955-1957
98 Hudson Shore Labor School, 1943-1944
99 Industrial Boosters' Club, 1942
100-101 Industrial League, 1948-1952
102 Industrial Recreation Committee, 1941
103-104 Interclub Council, 1941-1942, 1950-1951
105 Interracial Education Committee, 1933-1936
106-107 Interracial News Service, 1936-1941
108 Invitations, 1950-1951
109-110 Juvenile Delinquency, 1944, 1955-1957
111 King of the Kitchen, 1951

Box 48

112 Labor Education Association, 1943
113 Las Parodes Club, 1940-1941
114 Legislation, 1937
115 Local Education Programs, 1940-1941
116 Lynching, 1934
117 Miscellaneous Community Work, 1930-1940
118-120 N.A.A.C.P., 1936, 1948-1950
121 National Baptist Convention, 1950
122 National Defense, 1941
123-125 National Negro Congress, 1937-1939
126-129 National Youth Administration, 1935-1942

Box 49

130 Negro Defense Workers, 1940-1942
131 Negro Health Week, 1938
132 Negro History, 1934
133 Negro in Industry, 1928-1935
134 Negro Organizations, Undated
135 Negro Research Unit, 1937-1941
136 Negro Schools, 1933
137 Negro Women in Industry, 1940
138 Neighborhood Planning, 1947-1950
139-141 News Releases, 1944-1947, 1955-1957
142 Organized Labor, 1930-1941
143 Other Organizations, 1957-1959
144 Pacemakers Club, 1936, 1942
145 Pennsylvania Conference on Social Welfare, 1934
146 Pennsylvania State Negro Council, 1949

Box 50

147-156 Philadelphia Club Women, 1949-1958

Box 51

157-160 Philadelphia Housing Association, 1944-1951
161 Philadelphia Housing Authority, 1937-1939
162 Philadelphia Resources, 1940-1945
163-165 Philadelphia Service Organizations, 1948-1951
166 Philadelphia Youth Council, 1939
167 Program Units, 1948-1949
168 Progressive Club, 1942
169 Public Affairs, 1930-1938

Box 52

170-174 Public Affairs, 1930-1942

Box 53

175-181 Public Affairs, 1939-1952

Box 54

182 Public Affairs, 1955-1956
183 Public Education and Child Labor Association, 1943-1944
184-188 Publicity, 1933-1948

Box 55

189-190 Publicity, 1942-1950
191 Puerto Rican Community, 1956-1957
192 Recreation, 1937-1942
193 Recreation Tournaments, 1940-1942
194 Red Cross Resolutions, 1942
195 Rededication, 1950
196-197 Rittenhouse Community Council, 1951, 1957-1959
198 School Programs, 1957
199 Scottsboro Defense Committee, 1938
200-204 Senior Activities, 1935-1937, 1947-1959
205 60th Anniversary, Girl Reserves, 1941

Box 56

206-207 Social Legislation, 1922-1940
208 Social Workers' Tea, 1939
209 Society for Crippled Children, 1946
210 Society of Friends, 1945
211-212 South Philadelphia Clean Block Committee, 1958- 1959
213 Special Events Calendar, 1959-1960
214 Special Programs, 1940-1942
215-217 Summer Day Camp, 1954-1959
218-220 Teen-Age Program, 1944-1951

Box 57

221-228 U.S.O., 1941-1953
229-230 United Campaign, 1937-1938, 1942

Box 58

231 United War Chest, 1942-1943
232 Wage and Hour Legislation, 1938-1940
232A War Protest, 1938-1941
233 War Production Material, 1941-1942
234 Wharton Settlement, 1942
235 White House Conference of Children and Youth, 1950-1951
236 Women Defense Workers, 1941-1943
237-240 Women's Christian Alliance, 1949-1955
241 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1945
242 Women's Wage and Hour Information, 1936-1938
243 Worker Education, 1936-1941
244 World Fellowship Campaign, 1937

Box 59

245 Y-ites Club, 1934-1937
246-248 Y.M.C.A., 1947-1951
249 Young Adult Activities, 1952-1960
250 Young People and Citizenship, 1953
251 Zoe-Lympia Club, 1941-1942

Series VI: Membership and Finances

A. Membership

1-3 Breakdown of Membership, 1946-1947, 1953-1954
4 Dropped Membership File, 1956
5 Life Members, 1956
6 Membership Associates, 1947

Box 60

7-19 Membership Campaign, 1926-1947

Box 61

20-28 Membership Campaign, 1948-1958


Box 62

29-34 Membership Campaign, 1958-1960
35 Membership Lists, 1946
36 Membership of Other Organizations, Undated

Box 63

37-40 Membership Reports, 1942-1944, 1948, 1951-1955
41-43 Registration Cards, 1940-1943

B. Finances

44 Auditor's Division Sheets, 1957
45 Auditor's Total Sheets, 1957

Box 64

46-54 Budget, 1935-1953
55 Budget Deficit Study, 1947
56 Budget Summaries, 1943-1948
57 Expense Sheets, 1958-1959
58-61 Financial Memos, 1943, 1948-1951
62 Financial Statements, 1924-1925

Box 65

63-64 Health Education Budget, 1936-1942
65-71 Program Budget Reports, 1940-1954

Box 66

72 Program Budget Reports, 1955-1960
73 Retirement Fund, 1932
74 Senior Activities Department Budgets, 1946-1950
75 Withholding Tax, 1945-1947

Series VII: Photographs

 

1 Undated (49)
       Photographs are of groups of women, meetings (many of the Annual Meeting), dances, awards, some children, actors, singing groups, portraits and includes an autographed group photograph of the Deep River Boys, a singing group.
 
2 1941 (1)
       Two women reading in front of fireplace with wall hanging.
 
3 1944 (1)
       Young ladies with soldiers.
 
4 1947 (1)
       Industrial Club Picnic (Photo stamped Kensington YWCA).
 
5 1948 (2)
       State Fair Committee, Fall Opening, and Marian Anderson with small group of women.
 
6 1949 (2)
       Bellevue Stratford luncheon honoring Mary E. Wood, Executive Director, and portrait of Alyce Byrd.
 
7 1950 (2)
       Group at Annual Meeting and group with Mrs. Ssu Hman of Burma.
 
8 1951 (15)
       King of the Kitchen, luncheon, open house, child being weighed with mother and nurse/doctor, Santa Claus with children, volunteer award.
 
9 1952 (6)
       Employed girls group, Employed Girls' Week End Conference, preparing African exhibit.
 
10 1953 (6)
       Philadelphia Clubwomens' Luncheon and YWCA luncheon.
 
11 1954 (8)
       World Fellowship Tea, teenagers interviewing foreign consul, Card Festival on Skidmore Estate.
 
12 1955 (24)
       Annual Meeting and award ceremony.
 
13 Negatives (5 strips)