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Young Women’s Christian Association of Philadelphia (Pa.), Frankford Branch Records

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Acc. 555

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Title
Young Women’s Christian Association of Philadelphia (Pa.), Frankford Branch Records

Dates
1920-1975

Collection ID
Acc. 555
PC-83

Creator
Young Women’s Christian Association of Philadelphia (Pa.). Frankford Branch

Quantity
22.5 linear feet (20 boxes)     

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.
           
Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note
The YWCA of Philadelphia, Frankford Branch, is a membership organization which served the lower Northeast section of Philadelphia from 1920 to 1994. The organization was one of numerous branches that has comprised the YWCA of Philadelphia since its beginnings in 1870. In 1994, facing financial collapse, the Frankford Branch was kept open by a community task force until a new agency called the New Frankford Community Y (NFCY) could open in its place. The NFCY was established in December 1994.

From the beginning, the YWCA was established to provide leadership training for women and girls throughout the United States. Established on November 7, 1920, the Frankford Branch of the YWCA of Philadelphia grew from a storeroom at 4330 Frankford Avenue to a brown stone mansion at 4704 Leiper Street. Expanding membership made it necessary for the Frankford YWCA to relocate three times before purchasing a temporary home at 4681-83 Griscom Street in July 1924. Although the Depression kept the Branch at that location for sixteen years, a cafeteria there continued to be successful, a residence housed eight young women, and club and educational activities were popular. In 1941, the Frankford YWCA purchased its permanent home on Leiper Street. Built in 1866, this brown stone known as the Bromley Estate was a spacious house with ample room and grounds for future development.

From 1941 to 1960, the Frankford Branch continued to offer leadership programs for women, serve community needs, and expand its facilities. Through 1945, its adult program centered on war services, participating in the YWCA of Philadelphia's training of 5,000 hostesses for USO dances and entertainment in local hospitals. A city-wide building campaign in 1950 made the construction of an outdoor play court and additional space for canteens possible. Club activity until the end of the 1950s was varied. Clubs for employed young women, homemakers, and couples aimed at enriching lives and increasing community responsibility. Most of the Branch's activities served area youth, with the Y-Teen clubs for girls and boys and summer camps for girls its core programs. The Frankford YWCA also became a center for community life, offering its facilities to a variety of organizations like the Girl Scouts and Settlement Music School.

From 1960 to 1975, the Frankford Branch continued to offer such multi-service programs and expanded its recreational facilities and its services to the community. By 1960, with a growing population in Northeast Philadelphia, the Branch developed an extension program in new high schools and community locations. With local interest in physical education growing, the Frankford YWCA began exploring the building of an indoor swimming pool. In 1964, it opened in a central location in the Northeast with a new YWCA of Philadelphia branch building at 2840 Holme Avenue. It was not until 1975 that the Frankford Branch built its own swimming pool. Also, during the late 1960s, the Branch became more actively involved in dealing with racial problems in the local community, publishing a paper in 1968 called the Northeast Liberator.

Description of Collection
This collection contains administrative records, correspondence, financial records, minutes, publications, clippings, and other materials documenting the history of the YWCA of Philadelphia, Frankford Branch from 1920 to 1975. The bulk of materials are from the 1940s and 1950s.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is organized in 12 series:

Series 1:  Administrative, 1921-1978
Series 2:  Executive Director, 1926-1970
Series 3:  Committees, 1920-1970
Series 4:  Clubs, 1923-1969
Series 5:  Buildings, 1940-1965
Series 6:  Finance, 1939-1962
Series 7:  Special Events, 1945-1960
Series 8:  Conventions, 1922-1955
Series 9:  Publications, 1922-1971
Series 10:  Certificates, 1946
Series 11:  Reference File, 1969-1973
Series 12: Photographs (PC-83), 1921-circa 1954, undated

Series 1:  Administrative, includes annual meetings (1934-1956), annual reports (1920-1955), board of director minutes and accompanying materials (1925-1978), miscellaneous information on cafeterias (1921-1940), committee representatives (1922-1944), file guides (undated), minutes (1947-1950), personnel files (1939-1954), a personnel time study project (1963), residency services (1928-1932), Settlement Music School correspondence (1950-1961), Social Audit and Community Chest reports (1956-1957), staff minutes (1934-1957), and statistics (1936-1962).

Series 2:  Executive Director, contains the personal files of Frankford YWCA Executive Directors: Mary Emma Farmer (1931-1949), Marion Hamlen (1949-1958), and Margaret Van Hoesen (1959-1967). It also includes similar files for the president or chairperson of the Board of Management of the Frankford YWCA: Miss Elizabeth Brinton (1949-1957), Mrs. Cyril B. Keane (1958-1962), Mrs. Clarence Kester (1963), Mrs. William Robinson (1963-1965), and Mrs. Stanton Greller (1966-1967). Publications included in the series focus on working women (1926-1946), religious services (1941-1945), and teens and recreation (1945-1947).

Series 3:  Committees, includes Adult Adversary Committee reports (1958); various agendas of the Association Executives Committee (1970-1973); reports of the Building Fund Committee (1976); Business and Industrial (also called Business and Professional) Committee minutes, reports, policies, and objectives (1939-1953); Committee of Management meetings and minutes (1920-1965); Consulting Committee records on joint operations (1933-1935); Defense Worker’s Program reports (1942); documents of the East Frankford Recreation Project (1973); Education Department reports (1945); Executive Committee reports and minutes (1933-1947); Extension Committee minutes (1954-1958), Financial Committee minutes and expense reports (1921-1927, 1937-1939), map and reports of the Health and Welfare Committee; Industrial Committee minutes, reports, and scrapbook (1931-1946); Leadership Council agendas, correspondence, and minutes (1941-1946); Membership Committee membership lists, minutes, reports, services, and philosophy (1929-1960); and Metropolitan Committee meetings, programming, planning, publicity, and finance (1944-1961). Also contains national board statistical reports (1935-1956); national business professional surveys (1954); Programming Committee educational classes (1941), internal leadership (1953), newsletters and economics (1946), women’s issues (1942-1944), and minutes and reports on local and international programming (1946-1961); Recreation Committee leisure time report (1953); records of the Senior Activities Committee (1950-1952); Steering Committee documents (1953-1959); Teenage Committee reports (1950-1954); documents of the Unity Place and Ad Hoc Committee (1967-1968); and Volunteer Leadership Committee minutes (1950-1955, 1970).

Series 4:  Clubs, includes a variety of clubs and the materials (e.g., agendas, ballots, correspondence, membership lists, minutes, publications, reports) that were part of the makeup of an individual club. Many of the clubs activities involved outside resources and interactions with non-members. Information pertaining to these are included in the form of news clippings, pamphlets, and correspondence.

Series 5:  Buildings, contains information on the Adelphia Association (1964), bids (undated), campaigns (1940-1950), a community survey (1949), development plan (undated), financial campaign (1945-1950), inventory (1945-1947), property remodeling (undated), reports (1945-65), and residence property information from the 1940s.

Series 6:  Finance, includes budget explanations (1945-1960), financial reports (1937-1963), a budget statement (undated), inventories of equipment (1928-1940), and treasurer reports (1958-1962).

Series 7:  Special Events, contains records of activities during 1939-1960, including bazaars, a birthday party; camps; a class demonstration, community work, an electors assembly for program planning, a fall setting-up conference, officers training, open house, a program planning conference, and some festival celebrations. Worldwide fellowship reports are also part of the series.

Series 8:  Conventions, includes various meeting materials (e.g. correspondence, workbooks, ballots, proceedings, reports, and follow-up newsletters) received by staff and members before, during, and after national and regional conferences from 1922 to 1955. There are also preparatory notes, internal memos, correspondence, and news clippings created by the Frankford Branch relating to these conferences.

Series 9:  Publications, contains miscellaneous publications (brochures, flyers, programs, song sheets, newsletters, calendars, a family tree, and directories) created by the Frankford Branch, the YWCA of Philadelphia, and the national YWCA from 1922 to 1969. Also included in the series are press releases, news clippings, and scrapbooks from 1932 to 1971.

Series 10:  Certificates, includes thirty-three awards for American Red Cross service during World War II and materials relating to distributing them to volunteers.

Series 11:  Reference File, includes local news clippings and organizational pamphlets drawn from the period between 1969 and 1973. Of general interest are news clippings dealing with African American culture; racial conflict; youth recreation; crime; drugs; educational issues; community involvement at the Frankford and the Northeast YWCAs; welfare and job training; religious philosophy and neighborhood religious organizations; and political issues concerning Frankford and the Northeast. Pamphlets include information concerning education, library resources, safe workplace requirements, education, family planning, special education programs, and Northeast area community groups. A few minutes, reports, and agendas of community organizations and their joint planning meetings are also contained in this reference file (1970-1973), as are one group of community resource "needs" surveys from 1955. Anomalies in this series are one work study report from 1973 and a police surveillance project report from 1979.

Series 12: Photographs (PC-83), includes photographs removed from throughout the collection during processing. Photographs were reportedly photocopied. The photocopies were left in context and the original photographs were removed to this series.

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 of Philadelphia (Pa.), Frankford Branch Records 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 of Philadelphia (Pa.), Frankford Branch Records, Acc. 555, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Donated by Belle Harrison in 1981 and 1983.

Separated Material
The portion of the accession originally was transferred by Belle Henderson to the Urban Archives in 1981 as YWCA of Philadelphia--Metropolitan Branch and assigned the number 529. Materials relating to the Frankford Branch were removed from 529 and placed in 529A. In 1983, when Accession 555 was given by Belle Henderson to the Urban Archives from the Frankford Branch, groups 529A and 555 were merged and formally processed together. All photographs were removed from individual files and placed in the Urban Archives Photographic Collection (PC-83). Xeroxed copies of the photographs can be found in those folders.

Processing Information
Collection processed by Marcia Bassett, Helen Heinz, Wanda Newton, Lanzhen Tian, and Laurie Zierer in 1998. Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015. Finding aid updated to add boxes 19 and 20, PC-83, and to adjust linear footage in August, 2016 by Courtney Smerz, Collection Management Archivist.
           
           
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 of Philadelphia (Pa.). Frankford Branch
Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.

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

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Minutes
Pamphlets
Photographs
Publications
Reports

 

Inventory

Series 1:  Administrative, 1921-1978

Series 1 includes annual meetings (1934-1956), annual reports (1920-1955), board of director minutes and accompanying materials (1925-1978), miscellaneous information on cafeterias (1921-1940), committee representatives (1922-1944), file guides (undated), minutes (1947-1950), personnel files (1939-1954), a personnel time study project (1963), residency services (1928-1932), Settlement Music School correspondence (1950-1961), Social Audit and Community Chest reports (1956-1957), staff minutes (1934-1957), and statistics (1936-1962).

1          1          Annual Meetings          1934-1945
1          2          Annual Meetings          1946-1949
1          3          Annual Meetings          1950-1954
1          4          Annual Meetings          1955-1956
1          5          Annual Meetings -City-wide          1934-1944
1          6          Annual Reports          1920-1938
1          7          Annual Reports          1940-1942
1          8          Annual Reports          1943-1949
1          9          Annual Reports          1950-1953
1          10          Annual Reports          1954-1955
1          11          Board of Director-Minutes          1925-1926
1          12          Board of Director-Minutes          1927-1929
1          13          Board of Director-Minutes          1930-1932
1          14          Board of Director-Minutes          1933-1936
1          15          Board of Director-Minutes          1937-1938
1          16          Board of Director-Minutes          1939-1942
1          17          Board of Director-Minutes          1943-1947
1          18          Board of Director-Minutes          1949-1950
1          19          Board of Director-Minutes          1951-1953
1          20          Board of Director-Minutes          1954-1955
1          21          Board of Director-Minutes          1956-1957
1          22          Board of Director -Misc.          1975-1976
1          23          Board of Director -Reports          1970-1978
2          1          Cafeteria          1938-1940
2          2          Cafeteria          1929, 1935-1940
2          3          Cafeteria          1921-1930
2          4          Committee Representatives          1922-1944
2          5          File Guides          undated
2          6          Minutes          1947-1950
2          7          Personnel-Contracts          1940-1949
2          8          Personnel-Correspondence          1944-1948
2          9          Personnel-Correspondence          1952-1954
2          10          Personnel -Evaluationsv1943-1947
2          11          Personnel-Policies & Union Agreements          1939-1948
2          12          Personnel -Staff Records          1942-1949
2          13          Personnel -Time Study          1963
2          14          Personnel -Time Study          1963
2          15          Personnel -Time Study          1963
2          16          Personnel -Time Study          1963
2          17          Personnel -Time Study          1963
2          18          Personnel -Vacancy Forms          1949-1952
2          19          Residency Services          1928-1932
2          20          Settlement Music School Correspondence          1950-1961
2          21          Social Audit and Community Chest Report          1956-1957
2          22          Staff Minutes          1934-1937
2          23          Staff Minutes          1940-1945
2          24          Staff Minutes          1946-1950
2          25          Staff Minutes          1951-1957
3          1          Statistics          1936-1940
3          2          Statistics          1949
3          3          Statistics          1949
3          4          Statistics          1949
3          5          Statistics          1949-1955
3          6          Statistics          1949-1955
3          7          Statistics          1950
3          8          Statistics          1953
3          9          Statistics          1954-1955
3          10          Statistics          1955-1962
3          11          Statistics          1958-1959

Series 2:  Executive Director, 1926-1970

Series 2 contains the personal files of Frankford YWCA Executive Directors: Mary Emma Farmer (1931-1949), Marion Hamlen (1949-1958), and Margaret Van Hoesen (1959-1967). It also includes similar files for the president or chairperson of the Board of Management of the Frankford YWCA: Miss Elizabeth Brinton (1949-1957), Mrs. Cyril B. Keane (1958-1962), Mrs. Clarence Kester (1963), Mrs. William Robinson (1963-1965), and Mrs. Stanton Greller (1966-1967). Publications included in the series focus on working women (1926-1946), religious services (1941-1945), and teens and recreation (1945-1947).

3          12          Board Minutes          1948
3          13          Civil Defense          1942
3          14          Committees-Minutes & Yearly Reports          1946-1947
3          15          Committee of Management          1948-1949
3          16          Diary (Bound)          1943
3          17          Executive Committee -Minutes & Private Memos          1962
3          18          Executive Reports          1948-1952
3          19          Executive Reports          1953-1955
3          20          Extension Program          1945-1950
3          21          Financial Report          1949-1950
3          22          Financial Report          1971-1973
3          23          Fund Raising          1962
3          24          Fund Raising          1963
3          25          Fund Raising          1974
3          26          Metropolitan Camp Committee          1948-1949
3          27          Minutes          1943
3          28          Minutes          1946-1950
4          1          Margaret Van Hoesen, files, personal notes, reports, misc. building files, & notes from Wilma Stringfellow, city Metropolitan Executive Director          1959-1970
4          2          Outline of functions of President & Executive Director          1960
4          3          Northeast Community Calendar Committee, Miss Brinton & Miss Farmer          1949
4          4          Overseas Fund          1949
4          5          Executive Director, minutes collected
by Miss Farmer          1931-1957
4          6          Executive Director, minutes & notes collected by Margaret Van Hoesen          1967
4          7          Planning, Miss Brinton          1949
4          8          Program Planning          1953
4          9          Program Planning          1953
4          10          Program Planning          1953
4          11          Public Affairs          1948
4          12          Publications, Posters, & Flyers          1939-1941
4          13          Publications, Posters, & Flyers -Women's Focus          1926-1946
4          14          Committee Reports, Elizabeth Brinton notes from chairman, Board of Management          1942
4          15          Committee Reports, Elizabeth Brinton notes from chairman, Board of Management          1943
4          16          Committee Reports, Elizabeth Brinton notes from chairman, Board of Management          1944
4          17          Committee Reports, Elizabeth Brinton notes from chairman, Board of Management          1944-1945
4          18          Monthly Narrative Reports, notes by Mary Emma Farmer          1945-1946
4          19          Monthly Narrative Reports, notes by Mary Emma Farmer          1946
4          20          Monthly Narrative Reports, notes by Marion S. Hamlen          1949-1951
4          21          Monthly Narrative Reports, notes by Marion S. Hamlen          1952-1955
4          22          Round Table Reports & YMCA Monthly Meetings of Branch Executive Directors          1948-1956
4          23          Statistical Reports, Wm. B. O'Hara at 4681 Griscom Street          1925-1932
4          24          Statistical Reports, Education, & Recreation programs          1945
4          25          Statistical Reports, Education, & Recreation programs          1946-1947
4          26          Teen-Age Department, Statistics, & Narrative Reports          1952-1953
4          27          Worship Services & Sample Programs          1941-1945

Series 3:  Committees, 1920-1970

Series 3 includes Adult Adversary Committee reports (1958); various agendas of the Association Executives Committee (1970-1973); reports of the Building Fund Committee (1976); Business and Industrial (also called Business and Professional) Committee minutes, reports, policies, and objectives (1939-1953); Committee of Management meetings and minutes (1920-1965); Consulting Committee records on joint operations (1933-1935); Defense Worker’s Program reports (1942); documents of the East Frankford Recreation Project (1973); Education Department reports (1945); Executive Committee reports and minutes (1933-1947); Extension Committee minutes (1954-1958), Financial Committee minutes and expense reports (1921-1927, 1937-1939), map and reports of the Health and Welfare Committee; Industrial Committee minutes, reports, and scrapbook (1931-1946); Leadership Council agendas, correspondence, and minutes (1941-1946); Membership Committee membership lists, minutes, reports, services, and philosophy (1929-1960); and Metropolitan Committee meetings, programming, planning, publicity, and finance (1944-1961). Also contains national board statistical reports (1935-1956); national business professional surveys (1954); Programming Committee educational classes (1941), internal leadership (1953), newsletters and economics (1946), women’s issues (1942-1944), and minutes and reports on local and international

5          1          Adult Adversary          1958
5          2          Association of Associations -Executive Committee          undated
5          3          Association of Associations -Executive Committee -Immediate release          1971-1972
5          4          Association of Associations -Executive Committee -Memberships          undated
5          5          Association of Associations -Executive Committee -Minutes & Agenda          undated
5          6          Association of Associations -Executive Committee -Minutes / Reports          1970-1973
5          7          Association of Associations -Executive Committee -Newsletters          1971
5          8          Association of Associations -Executive Committee -Student Lists          undated
5          9          Association of Associations -Executive Committee -Task Force on Pollution          undated
5          10          Building Fund Committee          1976
5          11          Business & Industry Committee          1945-1953
5          12          Business & Industry Committee          1945-1953
5          13          Business & Industry Committee -Reports          undated
5          14          Business & Industry Committee -Yearly Reports          1942-1943
5          15          Business & Professional Committee          undated
5          15          Business & Industry Committee -Policies & Objectives          1939-1947
5          16          Business & Industry Committee -Reports          1939-1942
5          17          Business & Industry Committee -Reports          1943-1947
5          18          Business & Professional Committee-Minutes          1942
5          19          Business & Professional Committee-Minutes          1943-1946
5          20          Committee of Management          1940
5          21          Committee of Management -Annual Meetings          1957-1961
5          22          Committee of Management -Ballots & Application          1923-1940
5          23          Committee of Management -Elections          1944-1949
5          24          Committee of Management -Elections          1920-1930
5          25          Committee of Management -Elections          1931
5          26          Committee of Management -Minutes          1920-1930
5          27          Committee of Management -Minutes          1931
5          28          Committee of Management -Minutes          1932
5          29          Committee of Management -Minutes          1933
5          30          Committee of Management -Minutes          1934
5          31          Committee of Management -Minutes          1935
5          32          Committee of Management -Minutes          1936
5          33          Committee of Management -Minutes          1937
5          34          Committee of Management -Minutes          1938
5          35          Committee of Management -Minutes          1939
5          36          Committee of Management -Minutes          1940
5          37          Committee of Management -Minutes          1941
5          38          Committee of Management -Minutes          1942
5          39          Committee of Management -Minutes          1943
5          40          Committee of Management -Minutes          1944
5          41          Committee of Management -Minutes          1945
5          42          Committee of Management -Minutes          1946
6          1          Committee of Management-Minutes          1947
6          2          Committee of Management -Minutes          1948
6          3          Committee of Management -Minutes          1949
6          4          Committee of Management -Minutes          1950
6          5          Committee of Management -Minutes          1951
6          6          Committee of Management -Minutes          1952
6          7          Committee of Management -Minutes          1953
6          8          Committee of Management -Minutes          1954
6          9          Committee of Management -Minutes          1955
6          10          Committee of Management -Minutes          1956
6          11          Committee of Management -Minutes          1957
6          12          Committee of Management -Minutes          1958
6          13          Committee of Management -Minutes          1959
6          14          Committee of Management -Minutes          1960
6          15          Committee of Management -Minutes          1961
6          16          Committee of Management -Minutes          1964
6          17          Committee of Management -Minutes          1961-1966
6          18          Committee of Management -Minutes          1962-1965
6          19          Consulting Committee Joint Operations          1933-1935
6          20          Defense Worker’s Program -Reports          1942
6          21          East Frankford Recreation Project          1973
6          22          Education-Reports          1945
6          23          Executive Committee-Reports          1934-1942
6          24          Executive Committee-Reports          1933-1944
6          25          Executive Committee -Minutes          1941-1943
6          26          Executive Committee -Minutes          1945-1949
6          27          Executive Committee -Minutes          1947-1957
6          28          Executive Committee-Reports          1942-1949
6          29          Executive Committee          1944
6          30          Extension Committee-Minutes          1956-1957
6          31          Extension Committee          1954-1958
6          32          Financial Committee-Minutes          1921-1927
6          33          Financial Committee -Expense Reports          1937-1938
6          34          Financial Committee -Minutes & Reports          1938-1939
6          35          Health and Welfare-Map & Reports          undated
6          36          Industrial Committee-Minutes & Reports          1931-1944
6          37          Industrial Committee-Minutes & Reports          1942
6          38          Industrial Committee-Minutes & Reports          1943-1946
6          39          Industrial Committee-Scrapbook          undated
6          40          Leadership Council          1941-1946
7          1          Membership Committee " -Expired Adult Memberships          1957-1960
7          2          Membership Committee -Membership Lists          1953-1957
7          3          Membership Committee -Minutes (Bound Book)          1920-1931
7          4          Membership Committee -Minutes          1929-1947
7          5          Membership Committee -Minutes (Bound Book)          1939-1944
7          6          Membership Committee -Minutes          1939-1944
7          7          Membership Committee -Minutes          1951-1960
7          8          Membership Committee -Minutes          1958-1960
7          9          Membership Committee -Minutes -Philosophy          undated
7          10          Membership Committee -Minutes -Reports          1944-1950
7          11          Membership Committee -Minutes -Services          1952-1953
7          12          Metropolitan Committee-Annual Meetings          1946-1956
7          13          Metropolitan Committee -Joint Program Planning Minutes          1944-1956
7          14          Metropolitan Committee -Misc.          1948
7          15          Metropolitan Committee -Programs & Structures          1944-1948
7          16          Metropolitan Committee -Public Affairs          1950-1953
7          17          Metropolitan Committee -Publicity Minutes          1944-1946
7          18          Metropolitan Committee -Finance Property Minutes          1946-1953
7          19          Metropolitan Committee -Membership Committee Minutes          1949-1950
7          20          Program Planning Units          1959-1961
7          21          Program Planning Units          1959-1961
7          22          Program Planning Units          1959-1961
7          23          Metropolitan Committee -Staff Meetings          1953-1955, 1958-1960
8          1          National-Statistical Reports          1935-1956
8          2          National-Statistical Reports -Business Professional Surveys          1954
8          3          Program Committee-Educational Classes          1941
8          4          Program Committee -Internal Leadership          1953
8          5          Program Committee -Newsletters & Economics          1946
8          6          Program Committee -Women’s Issues          1946
8          7          Program Committee -Women’s Day          1942-1944
8          8          Program Committee -Minutes          1959-1961
8          9          Program Committee -Reports          1958-1961
8          10          Program Committee -Planning          1950-1954
8          11          Program Committee -Narrative Reports          1953-1954
8          12          Projects Committee-International          1953
8          13          Projects Committee-International          1946-1951
8          14          Recreation Committee-Leisure Time Report          1953
8          15          Senior Activities Committee          1950-1952
8          16          Steering Committee          1953-1959
8          17          Steering Committee          1955-1958
8          18          Steering Committee          1956-1958
8          19          Teenage Committee-Reports          1950-1954
8          20          Unity Place and Ad Hoc Committee          1967-1968
8          21          Volunteer Leadership Committee-Minutes          1950-1955, 1970

Series 4:  Clubs, 1923-1969

Series 4 includes a variety of clubs and the materials (e.g., agendas, ballots, correspondence, membership lists, minutes, publications, reports) that were part of the makeup of an individual club. Many of the clubs activities involved outside resources and interactions with non-members. Information pertaining to these are included in the form of news clippings, pamphlets, and correspondence.

9          1          The Bell          1968
9          2          Business & Professional Women-Correspondence          1944-1945
9          3          Business & Professional Women -Correspondence          1946-1945
9          4          Business & Professional Women -Minutes          1938-1943
9          5          Business & Professional Women -Minutes          1943-1947
9          6          Business & Professional Women -Minutes          1955-1956
9          7          Business & Professional Women -Minutes          1956-1957
9          8          Business Girl's League-Correspondence          1941
9          9          Business & Professional Women –Minutes          1941-1948
9          10          Business & Professional Women –Minutes          1941-1948
9          11          Camp Brookside          1955-1957
9          12          Camp Lenimary          1941
9          13          Community Council          1940-1945
9          14          Council of Volunteers          1954
9          15          Family Service          1960-1970
9          16          Fels Group Dynamics          undated
9          17          Girl's Reserve          1933-1945
9          18          Industrial & Booster’s Financial Report          1923-1939
9          19          Matron's Club-Minutes          1949-1962
9          20          Matron's Club -Misc.          1962-1966
9          21          Mother's Club-Ledger          1922
9          22          Mother's Club          1928-1940
9          23          Mother's Club          1940-1965
9          24          Mother's Club -Membership Lists          1937-1941
9          25          Mother's Club -Minutes          1933-1941
9          26          Mother's Club -Minutes          1942-1949
9          27          Mother's Club -Minutes          1949-1954
10          1          Mother's Club-Minutes          1961-1967
10          2          Murphy Association-Correspondence          1963-1964
10          3          National Association of Employed Officers          undated
10          4          National Association of Employed Officers          1944
10          5          North City Congress          undated
10          6          Northeast Coordinating Council          1940-1943
10          7          Northeast & United Services          1951-1952
10          8          Northeast & United Services          1952-1954
10          9          Northeast & United Services          1954-1956
10          10          Northeast & United Services          1954-1956
10          11          Northeast & United Services          1955-1957
10          12          Northeast & United Services          1955-1958
10          13          Other Organizations          1941-1946
10          14          Other Organizations -Slavic Peoples          undated
10          15          Other Organizations -Women's Exchange          1934
10          16          Senior High Program          1952-1953
10          17          Teen-Age Department          undated
10          18          Teen-Age Department -Annual Reports          1958-1960
10          18          Teen-Age Department -Reports          1955-1956
10          19          Teen-Age Department -Reports          1956-1958
10          20          Teen-Age Department -Script          undated
10          21          Teenettes -Minutes          1958
10          22          USO-Discharged Men          1944
10          23          Women's Auxiliary Corps          undated
10          24          Y-Teens-Ledger          1968-1969
10          25          Y-Teens -Outdoor Pool          undated

Series 5:  Buildings, 1940-1965

Series 5 contains information on the Adelphia Association (1964), bids (undated), campaigns (1940-1950), a community survey (1949), development plan (undated), financial campaign (1945-1950), inventory (1945-1947), property remodeling (undated), reports (1945-1965), and residence property information from the 1940s.

11          1          Adelphia Association          1964
11          2          Bids          1940
11          3          Campaign          1940
11          4          Campaign General          1940
11          5          Campaign General -Proposal Relations          1940
11          6          Campaign General -Survey          1940
11          7          Campaign General -Workers          1945-1950
11          8          Community Survey          1949
11          9          Development Plan-Campaign          1949
11          10          Development Plan -Opinion Poll          1947
11          11          Financial Campaign          1950
11          12          Financial Campaign -Donation Report & Appreciate Response          undated
11          13          Financial Campaign -Donation Record          undated
11          14          Financial Campaign -Working List Development          undated
11          15          Financial Campaign -Gift          undated
11          16          Financial Campaign -Special Fund          undated
11          17          Inventory          1945-1947
11          18          Plan          undated
11          19          Program          undated
11          20          Property Remodeling          undated
11          21          Property Remodeling -Repairs & Renewals          undated
11          22          Report          1945-1951
11          23          Report          1964-1965
11          24          Report -Extension          1961-1962
11          25          Report -Facilities          undated
11          26          Residence-Guests          1940
11          27          Service-Room Registry          undated
11          28          Story          undated

Series 6:  Finance, 1939-1962
Series 6 includes budget explanations (1945-1960), financial reports (1937-1963), a budget statement (undated), inventories of equipment (1928-1940), and treasurer reports (1958-1962).

12          1          Budget Explanation          1945-1953
12          2          Budget Explanation          1952-1957
12          3          Budget Explanation          1957-1958
12          4          Budget Explanation          1958-1959
12          5          Budget Explanation          1959-1960
12          6          Budget Report          1937-1959
12          7          Budget Report          1960-1963
12          8          Budge Statement          undated
12          9          Budget Statement          undated
12          10          Fund Raising          undated
12          11          Fund Raising Campaign undated
12          12          Fund Raising Master Lists          undated
12          13          Fund Raising Master Lists          undated
12          14          Inventory of Equipment          1928-1940
12          15          Summary Report          1939-1942
12          16          Summary Report          1943-1944
12          17          Summary Report          1945-1947
12          18          Summary Report          1948-1949
12          19          Summary Report          1950-1952
12          20          Summary Report          1953-1955
12          21          Summary Report          1956-1962
12          22          Treasurer’s Report          1958-1962

Series 7: Special Events, 1945-1960

Series 7 contains records of activities during 1939 to 1960, including bazaars, a birthday party; camps; a class demonstration, community work, an electors assembly for program planning, a fall setting-up conference, officers training, open house, a program planning conference, and some festival celebrations. Worldwide fellowship reports are also part of the series.

13          1          Bazaar          1953
13          2          Bazaar          1954
13          3          Bazaar          1955
13          4          Birthday Celebration          1947
13          5          Camp Arcola          undated
13          6          Camp Brook Side          1954
13          7          Class Demonstration          undated
13          8          Community work          1960
13          9          Electors Assembly for Program Planning          undated
13          10          Fall Setting-up conference          1939
13          11          Hanging of the Green          1950-1960
13          12          Hat Sale Party          undated
13          13          JR Hi Officers Training          1956-1958
13          14          Misc.          undated         
13          15          Open House          1952-1954
13          16          Program Planning Conference          undated
13          17          Silent Auction          undated
13          18          Spring Festival          1945-1946
13          19          Spring Festival & Hanging of the Greens          undated
13          20          World Fellowship Reports from Other Countries          1948-1951


Series 8: Conventions, 1922-1955
Series 8 includes various meeting materials (e.g. correspondence, workbooks, ballots, proceedings, reports, and follow-up newsletters) received by staff and members before, during, and after national and regional conferences from 1922 to 1955. There are also preparatory notes, internal memos, correspondence, and news clippings created by the Frankford Branch relating to these conferences.
14          1          National-Meeting Notes          1934
14          2          National -Clippings          1938
14          3          National -Meeting Materials          1945-1946
14          4          National -Meeting Materials          1946-1955
14          5          National -Meeting Materials          1949-1952
14          6          Regional-Meeting Materials          1948-1954
14          7          Publications          1922-1955

Series 9:  Publications, 1922-1971
Series 9 contains miscellaneous publications (brochures, flyers, programs, song sheets, newsletters, calendars, a family tree, and directories) created by the Frankford Branch, the YWCA of Philadelphia, and the national YWCA from 1922 to 1969. Also included in the series are press releases, news clippings, and scrapbooks from 1932 to 1971.

15          1          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1922-1954
15          2          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1922-1954
15          3          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1943-1944
15          4          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1947-1951
15          5          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1947-1951
15          6          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1953-1967
15          7          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1953-1967
15          8          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1953-1967
15          9          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1953-1967
15          10          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1953-1967
15          11          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1954-1957
15          12          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1955
15          13          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1955
15          14          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1960-1962
15          15          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1961-1963
15          16          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1961-1963
15          17          Frankford-Miscellaneous          1968-1969
15          18          YWCA of Philadelphia Miscellaneous          1948-1960
15          19          YWCA of Philadelphia Miscellaneous          1948-1960
15          20          YWCA of Philadelphia Miscellaneous          1948-1960
16          1          National-Directories          1940-1944
16          2          National-Directories          undated
16          3          National-USO Division          1943-1946
16          4          National-USO Division          1943-1946
16          5          National -Newsletters          1951-1958
16          6          Press Releases          1947-1949
16          7          Press Releases          1947-1949
16          8          Press Releases          1954-1961
16          9          Press Releases          1954-1961
16          10          Press Releases          1954-1961
16          11          Press Releases          1954-1961
16          12          News Clippings          1950-1951
16          13          News Clippings          1952-1953
16          14          News Clippings          1954-1955
16          15          News Clippings          1956-1957
16          16          News Clippings          1958-1961
16          17          News Clippings          1961-1964
16          18          News Clippings          1967-1971
17                    Scrapbooks          1932-1966
19                    Scrapbooks          1932-1966

Series 10:  Certificates, 1946

Series 10 includes thirty-three awards for American Red Cross service during World War II and materials relating to distributing them to volunteers.

17          1          Certificates          1946

Series 11:  Reference File, 1969-1973

Series 11 includes local news clippings and organizational pamphlets drawn from the period between 1969 and 1973. Of general interest are news clippings dealing with African American culture; racial conflict; youth recreation; crime; drugs; educational issues; community involvement at the Frankford and the Northeast YWCAs; welfare and job training; religious philosophy and neighborhood religious organizations; and political issues concerning Frankford and the Northeast. Pamphlets include information concerning education, library resources, safe workplace requirements, education, family planning, special education programs, and Northeast area community groups. A few minutes, reports, and agendas of community organizations and their joint planning meetings are also contained in this reference file (1970-1973), as are one group of community resource "needs" surveys from 1955. Anomalies in this series are one work study report from 1973 and a police surveillance project report from 1979.

18          1          Airports-Clippings          1970-1973
18          2          Association of Associations-Clippings          1970-1973
18          3          Association of Associations -Meetings          1973
18          4          Black Culture-Clippings          1972
18          5          Community Involvement-Clippings          1970
18          6          Community Involvement          1971
18          7          Community Involvement          1972
18          8          Community Involvement          1973
18          9          Business-Clippings          1971-1972
18          10          Cardinal's Commission on Human Relations          1967-1970
18          11          Crime Prevention-Clippings          1972-1973
18          12          Daycare & Education          1970
18          13          Drugs-Clippings          1972
18          14          Drugs          1973
18          15          Drugs          1970-1972
18          16          Ecology-Clippings          1971-1973
18          17          Ecology -Newsletter          1970
18          18          Education-Clippings          1970-1973
18          19          Ethnic Affairs-Publications          1970
18          20          Far Northeast & Association of Associations          1971
18          21          Health-Clippings          1970
18          22          Frankford Northeastv1971
18          23          Health and Welfare Councilv1972
18          24          Health and Welfare Council -Board Minutes          1971
18          25          Health and Welfare Council -Clippings          1970-1973
18          26          Health and Welfare Council -Misc. Programs          1972
18          27          Health and Welfare Council -Family Pamphlets          1969
18          28          Health and Welfare Council -Professional Advisory Council          1970
18          29          Health and Welfare Council & Resource Council Referral          1970
18          30          Health and Welfare Council & Re-organization          1970
18          31          Health and Welfare Council          1970
18          32          Resources and Personnel Surveys          1955
18          33          Reports          1970-1972
18          34          Staff Meetings          1972
18          35          Housing-Clippings          1971
18          36          Housing -Census Report          1970
18          37          Labor Market Letter          1972
18          38          Letter template & Agenda formats          1970
18          39          Library-Clippings          1971
18          40          Mental Health-Clippings          1969
18          41          Mental Health -Clippings          1970-1973
18          42          Northeast Association-Reports          1973
18          43          Northeast Association -Clippings          1972
18          44          Northeast Area-Clippings          1972
18          45          Northeast Associations--Clippings & Census          1970
18          46          Northeast Community Service Unit-Reports          1971-1972
18          47          Northeast Community Service Unit-Reports          1972
18          48          Northeast Area-Clippings          1972
18          49          NAACP-Clippings          1972
18          50          NAEO Convention          1940
18          51          Northeast Area Health & Welfare Council          1973
18          52          Northeast organizations-Minutes          1955
18          53          Nuclear Plant Protest-Clippings          1971
18          54          One Nation/One Family          1971
18          55          Operation "Prevent" &"Recap"          1972
18          56          Operation "Prevent" Report          1972
18          57          Pedagogical Library          1972
18          58          Personnel-Misc. Publications          1972
18          59          Philadelphia City Planning Commission          1960
18          60          Politics-Clippings          1970-1971
18          61          Politics-Clippings with Crime Focus          1970
18          62          Racial Conflict-Shooting          1968
18          63          Recreation and Operation "Prevent"          1972
18          64          Recreation Task Force & Summer Camps          1972
18          65          Recreation-Clippings          1971-1972
18          66          Religions Against Pornography -Clippings          1972
18          67          Religion-Clippings          1971
18          68          Religion-Rev. Cameron Column "From My Window"          1972
18          69          Resources "Needs Study"          1955
18          70          Resources-Northeast Organizations, Youth Groups, Housing, etc.          1973
18          71          Special Education          1971
18          72          Transportation-Clippings          1973
18          73          Transportation-Clippings          1971-1972
18          74          Welfare          1972
18          75          Work Study-Penn Student          1973
18          76          Urban League- Reports          1972
18          77          YMCA & History of Holmesburg          undated
18          78          YMCA-Clippings          1970-1973
18          79          Zoning-Clippings          1971-1973

Series 12:  Photographs (PC-83), 1921-circa 1954, undated

Series 12: Photographs (PC-83), includes photographs removed from throughout the collection during processing. Photographs were reportedly photocopied. The photocopies were left in context and the original photographs were removed to this series.

20          1          Photographs, 1921-circa 1954, undated