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YWCA Records, 1905-1970

Collection Overview

Title: YWCA Records, 1905-1970

ID: OGLMC/0037

Creator: Young Women's Christian Association (1903-)

Extent: 6.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 04/12/1989

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

Records of the Grand Forks branch of the Young Women’s Christian Association, 1903-1970

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The YWCA Records regards only the Grand Forks YWCA. The records consist of scrapbooks dated 1905 to 1970 and minutes of meetings from 1925 to 1963. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, programs, pamphlets, invitations, flyers, and photographs of various YWCA activities. Some of the scrapbooks depict daily YWCA activities, while other scrapbooks were devoted to a single group within the YWCA organization, such as the Girl Reserves and the Business and Professional Girl's club. The collection also includes newspaper accounts of the various activities carried on by the Grand Forks YWCA during the Second World War, especially noteworthy was the Junior YWCA group's efforts in selling war bonds and stamps.

Several of the scrapbooks cover the 46-year effort of the Grand Forks YWCA to construct a new YWCA at the corner of North Fifth Street and Second Avenue North. In 1911, a group of local women made a down payment on the site, receiving the deed for the lot six years later. World War I, the Depression, and World War II interfered with their plans to build until 1949. A fund drive conducted that year was not sufficient, with only the shell being completed by 1952. In 1955, a second fund drive was conducted and the new YWCA was completed in 1957.

Board of Directors minutes of meetings and the scrapbooks are filed chronologically. The loose items that were removed from the scrapbooks and placed in folders are also filed chronologically. Box two contains a single scrapbook. Due to its fragile condition, the pages were removed from the binding and placed in separate folders.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional material was donated by Lyle Oechsle, Grand Forks YMCA Director, on April 12, 1989 (Acc.89-1647).

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Method: Donation; the original acquisition records are unavailable.

Related Materials: University YWCA Records: UA 72

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). YWCA Records.  OGLMC 37, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in December 2014.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000941683


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: A letter dated November 27, 1906 to the editor and an article to be printed in the newspaper explaining the purpose and work of the YWCA in Grand Forks.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Board of Directors minutes of meetings, January 1925-January 1929.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Board of Directors minutes of meetings, January 1933-December 1935.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Board of Directors minutes of meetings, December 1937-December 1939.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Board of Directors minutes of meetings, January 1940-January 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Board of Directors minutes of meetings, January 1945-January 1948.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board of Directors minutes of meetings, January 1955-December 1959.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Board of Directors minutes of meetings, January 1960-January 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters, pamphlets, programs, invitations, and administration reports, 1906-1970.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Newspaper clippings January 3, 1955 to February 26, 1955 YWCA Community Center Completion Campaign.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: letters, forms, bulletins, meeting material January 3, 1955- February 26, 1955 YWCA Community Center Completion CampaignAdd to your cart.
Scrapbook 12: Scrapbook: dated 1948-1951 contains newspaper clippings, programs, cards from the YWCA Business and Professional Girls club.Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs from scrapbook dated 1904-1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Newspaper clippings from scrapbook dated 1919-1925.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Eagle's Eye, Girl Reserves camp paper from scrapbook dated 1927-1928.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newspaper clippings from scrapbook dated 1929-1940.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings (Girl Reserve Corner) from scrapbook dated 1930-1941.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Green Leaf, Tri-Y newspaper from scrapbook dated 1938-1948.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Newspaper clippings and letters from scrapbook dated 1938-1952.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper clippings from scrapbook dated 1940-1946.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Newspaper clippings from scrapbook dated 1946-1951.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letter from University Christian Mission, New York from scrapbook dated 1948.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Newspaper clippings, program from scrapbook dated 1948-1951.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Newspaper clippings, pledge cards, and programs of Community Center Completion Campaign from scrapbook dated 1954.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Programs and newspaper clippings from scrapbook dated 1955-1957.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Newspaper clippings and program from scrapbook dated 1958-1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Newspaper clippings and pamphlet from scrapbook dated 1962-1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Pamphlet from scrapbook dated 1966.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Newspaper clippings and pamphlet dated 1967-1970.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 18: Binder: dated 1962-1965 contains master list of stencils--listings include office forms, folders, administration, health education, teenage, adult, and Board activities.Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 1: Scrapbook: dated 1961 contains newspaper clippings of YWCA activities.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 2: Scrapbook: dated September 27, 1904-April 29, 1912 contains YWCA notes (newspaper clippings), invitations, programs, and flyers.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 3: Scrapbook: dated January 1, 1919-May 2, 1925 contains newspaper clippings of YWCA activities.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 4: Scrapbook: dated 1927-1928 contains newspaper clippings, photographs, poems, essays of Girl Reserve activities at Camp Rotary, Union Lake near Erskine, Minnesota.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 5: Scrapbook: dated 1929-1940 contains newspaper clippings, including YWCA calendar of weekly events.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 6: Scrapbook: dated 1930-1941 contains newspaper clippings (the Girl Reserve Corner articles).Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 7: Scrapbook: dated 1938-1948 contains newspaper clippings, programs, and photographs from Central Tri-Y, Grand Forks, North Dakota.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 8: Scrapbook: dated 1940-1946 contains programs, photographs, and newspaper clippings, including war stamp sales.Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Certificate granting YWCA, Grand Forks as a charter member of the YWCA of the United States, October 16, 1906.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Charter for YWCA Membership October 16, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Vesper programs dated 1914-1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Annual meeting programs dated January 27, 1914 to January 29, 1941.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Business Girls Progressive Club programs dated 1928-1940.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Mother-Daughter Banquet programs dated 1926-1937.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Camp programs.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Girl Reserve programs.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous YWCA programs.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous YWCA programs, including nationwide banquet programs.Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 1: Scrapbook: dated May 1946-May 1951 contains newspaper clippings, including discussion of the new YWCA building.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 2: Scrapbook: dated 1951-1954 contains newspaper clippings, flyers, photographs, including floor plans of YWCA Community Center and ground breaking for YWCA's new Community Center.Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 1: Scrapbook: dated 1967-1970 contains pamphlets and newspaper clippings, including the YWCA and YMCA merging into the Y Family Center.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 2: Scrapbook: dated 1948 contains programs, flyers, newspaper clippings from the Grand Forks Herald and Dakota Student, including plans for a campus wide observance of Spiritual Emphasis Week (November 6-11, 1948).Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 1: Scrapbook: dated 1954 contains newspaper clippings of Community Center Completion Campaign.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 2: Scrapbook: dated 1958-1961 contains newspaper clippings and YWCA weekly schedule of activities.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 3: Scrapbook: dated 1966 contains newspaper clippings and pamphlets.Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 1: Scrapbook: dated January 1962-December 1963 contains newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and YWCA newsletter.Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 2: Scrapbook: dated 1955-1957 contains newspaper clippings, flyers, and programs, including the dedication of the new YWCA Community Center.Add to your cart.