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Guide to the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) at Duke University Records, circa 1923-1985

Abstract

A chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) was established at Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) in 1917. In 1925, a new constitution was drafted and the chapter became the YWCA at Duke University.

The records of the Duke University YWCA span the years 1923 to 1985, with the bulk dating between 1930 and 1970, and include reports, printed matter, correspondence, sermons, clippings, and financial records.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
YWCA at Duke University.
Title
Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) at Duke University records circa 1923-1985
Language of Material
English
Extent
7.2 Linear Feet, 6,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The records of the Duke University YWCA span the years 1923 to 1985, with the bulk dating between 1930 and 1970, and include reports, printed matter, correspondence, sermons, clippings, and financial records. Prominent subjects include race relations, annual activities of YWCA, community service, Edgemont Community and sermons preached at Duke Chapel during the 1960s.

Collection includes publications such as 1931 issue of "Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life," published by the National Urban League and 1931 issue of "Black Justice," published by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Constitution, circa pre-1925-1967, undated
Box 1
By-laws, 1946-1948, 1964, undated
Box 1
Reports, 1929-1936
Box 1
Reports, 1937-1938
Box 1
Reports, 1939-1942
Box 1
Reports, 1943-1945
Box 1
Reports, 1946-1948
Box 1
Reports, 1949-1950
Box 1
Reports, 1951-1952
Box 1
Reports, 1953-1954
Box 1
Reports, 1955-1956
Box 1
Reports, 1957-1960
Box 2
Reports, 1961-1965
Box 2
Reports, 1966-1970
Box 2
Chapter Cabinet Minutes, 1936-1940
Box 2
Chapter Cabinet Minutes, 1945-1948
Box 2
Chapter Cabinet Minutes, 1953-1954, circa 1959, circa 1966
Box 2
Chapter Committee Minutes, 1947-1949
Box 2
Correspondence, 1938-1939
Box 3
Correspondence, 1940-1941
Box 3
Correspondence, 1947-1954
Box 3
Correspondence, 1955-1966
Box 3
Correspondence, 1968-1970
Box 3
Inter-Racial Committee, circa 1924-1934, undated
Box 3
Inter-Racial Committee, printed matter, circa 1930s, undated
Box 3
Chapter Committees, circa 1940-1961
Box 3
Committee Plans, 1952-1953
Box 3
Resident Secretary, circa 1937-1946
Box 3
Advisory Board, 1936-1966
Box 3
Agendas, 1936-1966
Box 3
Freshman and Sophomore Commissions, 1937-1941
Box 3
Freshman Week, 1945-1970
Box 3
Freshman Y Council, 1969-1970
Box 3
Receipt Books, 1938-1946
Box 4
Secretary's Book, 1932-1935
Box 4
Treasurer's Records, 1936-1946
Box 4
Recognition Services, 1927-1966
Box 4
Retreats, 1939-1961
Box 4
Activities, 1937-1961
Box 4
Members, 1970
Box 4
Flyers, 1961, circa 1975-1985
Box 4
Conference, Meetings and Programs, circa 1938-1952
Box 5
Dating at Duke (social relationships), 1938
Box 5
Clippings, 1930-1968
Box 5
YWCA Newsletter, nos. 1-3, circa 1954-1955, 1961
Box 5
Y and Wherefore [newsletter], 1947-1948
Box 5
Live Y'er [newsletter], 1956-1958
Box 5
North Carolina Community Schools [newsletter], 1939 Jan. 15-Apr. 15
Box 5
Humanity, 1966 Oct.-1969 Apr.
Box 5
Wind and Chaff, 1966 Nov.-1967 Nov.
Box 5
Richard C.D. Lyon's Labor Lives and Lyon's Labor Lettres, circa 1938-1939
Box 5
Federation News Sheet [bulletin], 1941 Sept.-Nov.
Box 5
Brochures, circa 1930-1970
Box 5
Pamphlets and Booklets, undated, 1927, 1930-1949
Box 5
Pamphlets and Booklets, 1950-1954
Box 6
Pamphlets and Booklets, 1955-1959
Box 6
YWCA Cabinet Handbook, 1948-1949, 1952-1953
Box 6
YWCA Cabinet Handbook, 1953-1954, 1959-1960
Box 6
Miscellaneous, undated, 1930-1939
Box 6
Miscellaneous, circa 1940-1949
Box 6
Miscellaneous, 1950-1959
Box 7
Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1970
Box 7
General, 1933-1949
Box 7
General, 1950-1964
Box 7
General, 1965-1970, undated
Box 7
National Student Council, 1932-1940
Box 7
National Student Council, 1941-1942
Box 8
National Student Council, 1944-1952
Box 8
National YWCA Minutes, 1950-1952, 1968
Box 8
YM-YWCA Constitution, 1970-1971
Box 8
YM-YWCA Cabinet, 1969-1970
Box 8
YM-YWCA Advisory Board, 1969-1970
Box 8
Abortion, 1963-1969
Box 8
Vietnam, 1966-1967
Box 8
Clergy and Laymen, Vietnam, 1969-1970
Box 8
By-laws, 1955-1956, 1968
Box 9
Reports, 1954-1956
Box 9
Reports, 1957-1963
Box 9
Reports, 1964-1969
Box 9
Minutes, 1942-1967
Box 9
Board, 1969-1970
Box 9
Living-Learning Project, 1969-1970
Box 9
Financial, 1943-1966
Box 9
Miscellaneous, circa 1941-1968
Box 9
Duke MOBE, 1969-1970
Box 10
Duke University Christian Council, 1969-1970
Box 10
Duke University Religious Council, 1957-1963
Box 10
Duke University Religious Council, 1969-1970
Box 10
Community Concerns Committee, 1969-1970
Box 10
Interfaith Fellowship Committee, 1958, 1963
Box 10
North Carolina Intercollegiate Council for Human Rights, 1965
Box 10
National Association of College and University Chaplains, 1962-1963
Box 10
Miscellaneous Documents and Materials, undated
Box 10
Miscellaneous Documents and Materials, circa 1930-1949
Box 11
Miscellaneous Documents and Materials, 1950-1964
Box 11
Miscellaneous Documents and Materials, 1965-1970
Box 11
Writings, Sermons, 1923
Box 11
Writings, Sermons, 1950s
Box 11
Writings, Sermons, 1960-1961
Box 11
Writings, Sermons, 1962
Box 11
Writings, Sermons, 1963
Box 11
Writings, Sermons, 1964
Box 12
Writings, Sermons, 1965-1966, 1970-1971
Box 12
Writings, Sermons, undated
Box 12
Writings, Sermons, undated
Box 12
Scoop Extra, 1939 Apr. 4
Box 13
Extra Edition, 1940 Oct. 16
Box 13
Flyers-Join the Duke 'Y' includes calendar, 1952-1956
Box 13
Onward, 7 February 1926
Box 13
Second Bulletin on Interracial Student Conference to be held in Durham, circa 1938
Box 13
Welcome flyers including map of Duke campus, overview of the YWCA, and a general information sheet tailored to residents of Epworth Inn, circa 1950
Box 13
Y and Wherefore, 1946 Oct.
Box 13

Historical Note

A chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) was established at Trinity College in 1917. In part, it was formed by Trinity women in order to assist with the war effort (World War I). In 1925, a new constitution was drafted and the chapter became the Duke University YWCA. In 1970, the chapter merged with the Duke University YMCA to form the Duke University YM-YWCA.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Young Men's--Young Women's Christian Association at Duke University Records, 1968-1979 (Duke University Archives)
  • Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) at Duke University Records, 1920-1969 (Duke University Archives)
  • Minister to the University (Dean of the Chapel) Records, 1940-1984 (Duke University Archives)
  • Maude Brown Scrapbook, 1924-1937 (Duke University Archives)
  • Odessa Massey Scrapbook, 1924-1928 (Duke University Archives)
  • Blanche H. Clark Scrapbook, 1923-1928 (Duke University Archives)
  • Alice Craven Scrapbook, 1915-1924 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) at Duke University Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) at Duke University Records were received by the University Archives as transfers between 1973-1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, September 2007

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2007

Multiple accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.