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 YWCA records.
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 social causes.
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The collection is open for research.