The collection consists of items collected by Laura Klure related to the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Riverside,
a women's organization dedicated to empowering women and advocating for civil rights. Materials in the collection mostly consist
of interviews, research, notes, and other documents related to the Riverside YWCA History Project, which was an effort by
Klure and others undertaken in the early 1990s to document the history of the local branch and create an archive of Riverside
The Riverside Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) was established in 1906 as one of the charter organizations under
the national YWCA. The YWCA, from its founding, was devoted to empowering women and improving their lives, and throughout
its history in Riverside championed such causes as education, racial equality, women's rights, career development and other
1.67 linear feet
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by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other
restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility
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The collection is open for research.