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Young Women's Christian Association Photograph Collections: General Philadelphia

Collection ID

PC-32

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
Young Women's Christian Association Photograph Collections: General Philadelphia

Dates
1914-1987      

Collection ID
PC-32

Creator
Young Women's Christian Association

Quantity
5 boxes           

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.          

Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

This collection contains photographs of activities at many of the YWCA branches in Philadelphia including the North American Lace Co. branch. Also includes images depicting the preparation of braille books by the Volunteers Service for the Blind and portraits of famous women such as Princess Grace of Monaco, Coretta Scott King, and Marian Anderson. Photographs are mostly unidentified and undated, and from various branches of the YWCA within the Philadelphia area with a very few National Y materials.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically. The number of photographs in each folder is indicated by the number in parentheses.

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Young Women's Christian Association Photograph Collections: Philadelphia, General are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Young Women's Christian Association Photograph Collections: General Philadelphia, PC-32, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by the YWCA on June 25, 1997.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015.                 

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Young Women's Christian Association

Subjects:
Associations, institutions, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Women -- Services for -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Young Women's Christian associations

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Photographs

Inventory

1          1          Activities at the YWCA, Series (26 Contact Sheets)          January 16-24, 1984

1          2          Anderson, Marian (2) 100th Anniversary Luncheon, see also Southwest Belmont Branch folder          undated

1          3          Annual Meeting          1974 (1)          undated

1          4          Armenian National Dance (1)          undated

1          5          Ballroom Dancing (1 negative page and contact sheet)          November 1985

1          6          Boys Playing Ping Pong and Pool (2)          undated

1          7          Braille, Folder # 1 (6) Members of American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania Binding Books in Braille          undated

1          8          Braille, Folder # 2 (4) Transcription of Books, Music and Diagrams to Braille          undated

1          9          Braille, Folder # 3 (10) Volunteers Service for the Blind, Transcription and Printing, Jack and Jill Series          undated

1          10          Braille, Folder # 4 (25 small prints and one large duplicate) Volunteers Service for the Blind, Transcription, Jack and Jill          undated

1          11          Brookside Day Camp (2)          undated

1          12          Business Office Culture (16) Women using Business Machines, Some at Philadelphia Gas Works, Possibly Southwest Belmont Branch          undated

1          13          Camp Arcola, Prints (18)          undated

1          14          Camp Arcola, Negatives Matching Folder 13          undated

1          15          Camp Arcola Group Shot (1)          July 30, 1946

1          16          Career Day/Teen Week (2 Negative Sheets and 3 Contact Prints)          October 13, 1986

1          17          Central Branch Building, 18th and Arch (13)          undated

Exteriors, Interiors, and Move

1          18          Ceramics Class (2)          1969

1          19          Chestnut House (1 Negative Sheet and Contact Sheet)          undated

1          20          Clubmobile (4)          undated

1          21          Convocation (29 Prints and 2 Contact Sheets) Some Prints In Pieces          undated

1          22          Cotton Spinner (1)          undated

1          23          Crozer Residence, Renaming (1)          undated

1          24          Dance for Adults with Band (4)          undated

1          25          Dances and Parties (7)          undated

1          26          Day Camp (19 Small Prints, Some Color)          1968

1          27          Dilworth, Richardson, Mayor (3)          undated

1          28          Dressing Dolls for Christmas (1)          undated

1          29          Exhibit at Curtis Publishing (5)          1955

2          30          Fashion Show (2)          undated

2          31          Frankford Branch Building, 4681 Griscom and Other (2)          undated

2          32          Friendship Fete (12)             undated       

2          33          Halloween Party (3)          undated

2          34          Handicraft Class, Industrial Department (2)          undated

2          35          Holiday Service (1 Negative Sheet and Contact)          December 17, 1985

2          36          Job Corps, Folder # 1 (7) Various Activities Involving Corpswomen          undated

2          37          Job Corps, Folder # 2 (18) Various Activities Involving Corpswomen: Kensington Branch          undated

2          38          Building, 174 W. Allegheny Interiors and Exteriors          undated

2          39          Coffeehouse (6 Large and 46 Small, Some Color)          1971

2          40          Color Prints (5)          undated

2          41          Girls Repairing Walls, Papering, Etc (4)          undated

3          42          Halloween Party (2 Prints, 1 Contact Sheet)          1957

3          43          Ken-Var USO (15)          undated

3          44          Millinery Class (1)          1948

3          45          Miscellaneous # 1 (11 Large, 11 Small, 1 Contact Sheet, Some Color)          undated

3          46          Miscellaneous # 2 (21 Large, 19 Small, Some Color)          undated

3          47          Sewing Group (2)          undated

3          48          MC Playschool (5)          1970

3          49          Martin Luther King Day Celebration (1) Banner, Frankford Northeast          undated

3          50          Membership Support Campaign (and Christmas Party) (2 Negative Sheets and Contacts)          April 1986

3          51          Metropolitan YWCA: Mid City Branch          undated

3          52          Metropolitan YWCA: Mid City Branch (2)           1956

3          53          Metropolitan YWCA: Mid City Branch (3)           1966

3          54          Metropolitan YWCA: Mid City Branch (4)           1967

3          55          Metropolitan YWCA: Mid City Branch (3)           1969

3          56          Metropolitan YWCA: Mid City Branch (3)           1970

3          57          Board (1)          undated

3          58          Building, Exterior (1 Negative Sheet and Contact Print)          undated

3          59          Miscellaneous (9 Prints and 3 Contact Sheets) Auction, Harmonica Class          undated

3          60          Miscellaneous (30 Large and 14 Small)          undated

3          61          National Board (5) 1914 and Foreign Committee          undated

3          62          North American Lace Company Branch (1)          undated

3          63          North Central Branch Building (Pyramid Club), 1517 W. Girard (1)          undated

Northeast Branch

4          64          Arthritis Water Program (1 Negative Sheet and Contact Print)          January 13, 1987

4          65          Miscellaneous (8)          undated

4          66          100th Anniversary Dinner (5) Princess Grace of Monaco, Margarey Mead, Pauline          undated

4          67          Pennock Centre, League Branch, Building Exterior (2)          undated

4          68          Playing Music (3)          undated

4          69          Playing Music and Dancing (5)          1963

4          70          Playing Music and Dancing (8)          April 1964

Portraits

4          71          Anderson, Rose G. Dr. (1)          undated

4          72          Asai, Haru and Ruth Ragan (1)          undated

4          73          Ashton, Leonard C. Mrs. (1)          undated

4          74          Athanassiou, Athena (2)          undated

4          75          Biddle, Charles J. Mrs. (1)          undated

4          76          Brittain, James Mrs. (1)          undated

4          77          Cooney, Joan Ganz (1)          undated

4          78          D'Ambrosio, Virginia (2)          undated

4          79          Day, Mary Frances (1)          undated

4          80          Eastman, B. Dobson Altemus Mrs (1)          undated

4          81          Evers, Myrlie B. (Mrs. Medgar) (1)          undated

4          82          Frederick, Pauline (1)          undated

4          83          Genne, Elizabeth (1)          undated

4          84          Hood, Beatrice (4)          undated

4          85          Huxtable, Ada Louise (1)          undated

4          86          Kelly, Lena (1)          undated

4          87          King, Coretta Scott (1)          undated

4          88          Mead, Margaret (1)          undated

4          89          Monaco, Princess Grace (1)          undated

4          90          Patried, Ruth Dr. (1)          undated

4          91          Rowan, Carl T. (1)          undated

4          92          Shingfellow, Wilma (1)          undated

4          93          Whittaker, Howard Mrs. (1)          undated

4          94          Rittenhouse Square Flower Market (12)          May 8 and 18, 1972

4          95          Santa Claus with Children (1)          undated

4          96          Singers (8)          undated

Southwest Belmont Branch

4          97          Building Interiors (1 Negative Sheet and Contact)          November 1985

4          98          Miscellaneous (16): Marian Anderson; Membership Campaign; Personal Development Class at Pagano's; Residence Council and Committee; Centennial King and Queen; West Philadelphia Mini-Center          1954-1972

4          99          Sports (4)          undated

4          100          Stage Setting for Meeting (2)          undated

4          101          Swihibada Club (1)          1928

4          102          Swimming (12)          undated

4          103          Teen Canteen (3 Small)          February 14, 1969

4          104          Trick or Treat for UNICEF (1)          undated

4          105          Uganda YWCA (1)          undated

4          106          USO (17 Small and 1 Large)          undated

4          107          Volunteers Posed in Front of American Red Cross Flag (10 Small)          undated

4          108          Women Baking (2)          undated

4          109          Women's Achievement Forum (4 Negative Sheets and Contacts)          May 21, 1986

4          110          Women's Achievement Forum (23 Small)          May 28, 1987

Y-Teen

5          111          Miscellaneous (21 Large, 25 Small)          undated

5          112          Scrapbook (81 Small, Some Color)          undated

5          113          Series # 1 (4 Contact Sheets)          undated

5          114          Series # 2 (8 Contact Sheets)          undated

5          115          Series # 3 (9 Contact Sheets)          undated

5          116          Y-Wives (16)          undated

Mounted Photographs      

5          117          Possibly Kensington; Luncheon, Sewing Group (3)          ca. 1920s

5          118          Mounted Photographs Used in Exhibit (11)          undated

5          119          Members of Pageant or Play          undated