Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of clippings, pamphlets, promotional materials, and organizational information pertaining to the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in Washington, D.C.
- Creation: 1912-1989
- Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The YWCA of Washington, D.C. was organized on May 5, 1905 and incorporated later that year, on June 30. Bettie G. Francis served as the first President. By the end of its first year, the organization had 193 members. The original mission of the YWCA was “to provide employment, housing, and moral development for young women.” Over the years, however, the organization’s reach expanded to include programs for men, women, and children in all areas of health, fitness, education, career training, youth programs and the arts.
0.5 Linear feet
Series 1: Clippings
This series contains clippings from local newspapers regarding the YWCA.
Series 2: Pamphlets and publications
This series includes pamphlets and publications on membership, educational, recreational and health programs, and organizational information related to the YWCA.
The provenance of this collection is unknown.
Standard archival procedures were used at the time of processing.
- Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Collection
- An inventory of Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Collection at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by Rachel Telford.
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