Guide to the Young Women's Christian Association Collection

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Young Women's Christian Association Collection

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
01/08/2014
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Young Women's Christian Association collection
Dates: 1919-1977
Creator: East Bay Negro Historical Society.
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The Young Women's Christian Association Collection consists of correspondence, event invitations and programs, meeting minutes, constitution and by-laws, and publications of the Young Women's Christian Association of Oakland collected by the East Bay Negro Historical Society. The collection is organized into two series: YWCA of Oakland and Assorted national YWCA publications. The bulk of the YWCA of Oakland series is administrative records of the Linden St. and Market St. branches of the YWCA of Oakland, the two black branches of the YWCA in Oakland, California. The administrative records include the Linden St. branch constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, and programs and invitation to events held at the Linden St. branch. Publications include a transcript of a 1934 speech delivered by Ernestine Bryant, “The architectural mode of life” and YWCA of Oakland reports and newsletters. The assorted national YWCA publications series includes a March 1960 edition of the The Phyllis Wheatley Reporter newsletter and a 1949 YWCA pamphlet, Interracial policies of the Young Women’s Christian Associations of the United States of America.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the Young Women's Christian Association Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Young Women's Christian Association collection , African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 01/08/2014.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Young Women's Christian Association Collection consists of correspondence, event invitations and programs, meeting minutes, constitution and by-laws, and publications of the Young Women's Christian Association of Oakland collected by the East Bay Negro Historical Society. The collection is organized into two series: YWCA of Oakland and Assorted national YWCA publications. The bulk of the YWCA of Oakland series is administrative records of the Linden St. and Market St. branches of the YWCA of Oakland, the two black branches of the YWCA in Oakland, California. The administrative records include the Linden St. branch constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, and programs and invitation to events held at the Linden St. branch. Publications include a transcript of a 1934 speech delivered by Ernestine Bryant, “The architectural mode of life” and YWCA of Oakland reports and newsletters. The assorted national YWCA publications series includes a March 1960 edition of the The Phyllis Wheatley Reporter newsletter and a 1949 YWCA pamphlet, Interracial policies of the Young Women’s Christian Associations of the United States of America.

Arrangement

Series I. YWCA of Oakland Series II. Assorted publications

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Young Women's Christian Association of Oakland.
Oakland (Calif.) -- History.
Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.--History.
African American women--California--History.
African American women--Societies and clubs.


Collection Contents

 

YWCA of Oakland

Physical Description: 7 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, two letters, event programs and invitations, and assorted publications of the YWCA of Oakland. A majority of the items relate to activities at the Linden and Market St. branches of the YWCA of Oakland.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:1

Constitution and by-laws 1932, 1937, 1939

Box 1:2

Meeting minutes 1919, 1924, 1939-1940, 1944

Box 1:3

Programs 1922-1956

Box 1:4

Invitations 1930-1977 and undated

Box 1:5

Correspondence 1924, 1939

 

Publications

Box 1:6

The architectural mode of life / Ernestine Bryant 1934

Box 1:6

A review of the year 1931, Y.W.C.A. Oakland, California [reproduction] 1931

Box 1:6

Open house and annual meeting program and report 1930

Box 1:6

The spectator: journal of the Linden St. branch Y.W.C.A. [reproduction] 1931

Box 1:6

Y’s Spectator 1943

Box 1:6

Y.W.C.A. news September 1977

Box 1:6

Y.W.C.A. yearbook 1931

Box 1:7

Newspaper clippings 1924, 1965-1973

 

Assorted publications

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes a March 1960 edition of the YWCA's newsletter The Phyllis Wheatley Reporter, and a pamphlet Interracial policies of the Young Women’s Christian Associations of the United States of America.
Box 1:8

The Phyllis Wheatley Reporter, vol. 1, no. 1 March 1960

Box 1:8

Interracial policies of the Young Women’s Christian Associations of the United States of America 1949