A Guide to the Roanoke Valley YWCA records, 1901-1975 Roanoke Valley YWCA Archives M 180

A Guide to the Roanoke Valley YWCA records, 1901-1975

A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library
Collection Number M 180


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Repository
Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University
Collection number
M 180
Title
Roanoke Valley YWCA records, 1901-1975
Physical Characteristics
9.1 linear feet
Creator
Roanoke Valley YWCA
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Box/folder, Roanoke Valley YWCA records, M 180, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Board of the YWCA on 20 April 1983

Processing Information

Collection processed in May 1983. Finding aid revised in April 2000.


Historical Information

The organization began in 1913 after meeting at the Roanoke home of Mrs. A. J. Kennard. The first permanent organization meeting was held in January of 1914 where it met at the Green Memorial Methodist Church. With 1,153 pledge memberships, the E.W. Tinsley property at 415 Roanoke Street was chosen as the first home of the Association. In 1923 the program was extended to African American girls and women with the formation of the Phyllis Wheatley Branch which by the 1950s was called the Lula Williams Memorial Branch. The organization's headquarters began meeting a structure built specifically for the ssociation at the corner of First Street and Franklin Road., S.W. The building was dedicated on May 28, 1928.

As of 2002, the organization was called the YWCA of the Roanoke Valley. Its Executive Director was Pat Reynolds. An indication as to the services and programs it offers can be found in the organization's stated mission which is to "empower women and eliminate racism, the YWCA provides programs in these core areas: residence, child care and youth development, community and leadership development, advocacy and public policy, racial and social justice, targeted special-needs programs, and health and fitness."

Scope and Content Information

The collection includes minutes, reports, newsletters, records of the organizations multiple activities, photographs and clippings. There are a few files involved in the WPA Writers Program.

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged in six series. Series 1: Board of Directors, 1918-1969; Series 2: Fiscal Records, 1925-1969; Series 3: Executive Director's File, 1901-1951; Series 4: Committees, 1938-1975; Series 5: Photographs and Clippings, 1965-1966, undated; Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1926-circa 1940s.

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Photographs and oversize materials will be removed to appropriate locations as staff permits. The scrapbooks are housed in their own area and are numbered separately. There is only a rough inventory of the collection.

Contents List

Series 1: Board of Directors 1918-1969
  • Box-folder 1:1
    Minutes, 1918
  • Box-folder 1:2
    Minutes, 1922-1925
  • Box-folder 1:3
    Minutes, 1926-1928
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Minutes, 1928-1930
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Minutes, 1930-1932
  • Box-folder 1:6
    Minutes, 1932-1935
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Minutes, 1935-1936
  • Box-folder 1:8
    Minutes, 1937-1939
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Minutes, 1937-1939
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Minutes, 1940
  • Box-folder 1:11
    Minutes, 1940-1941
  • Box-folder 1:12
    Minutes, 1941
  • Box-folder 1:13
    Minutes, 1942
  • Box-folder 1:14
    Minutes, 1942-1943
  • Box-folder 1:15
    Minutes, 1943
  • Box-folder 1:16-1:17
    Minutes, 1944
  • Box-folder 1:18-1:19
    Minutes, 1945
  • Box-folder 1:20-1:21
    Minutes, 1946
  • Box-folder 2:1-2:2
    Minutes, 1947
  • Box-folder 2:3-2:4
    Minutes, 1948
  • Box-folder 2:5
    Story of Roanoke YWCA, 1949
  • Box-folder 2:6-2:7
    Minutes, 1949
  • Box-folder 2:8
    YWCA in Review, 1950
  • Box-folder 2:9-2:10
    Minutes, 1950
  • Box-folder 2:11
    YWCA, 1951
  • Box-folder 2:12-2:13
    Minutes, 1951
  • Box-folder 2:14
    YWCA, 1952
  • Box-folder 2:15-2:16
    Minutes 1952
  • Box-folder 2:17
    All Around the Year around YWCA, 1954
  • Box-folder 2:18
    Minutes, 1953
  • Box-folder 2:19
    Minutes, 1954
  • Box-folder 2:20-2:21
    Minutes, 1955
  • Box-folder 2:22-2:23
    Minutes, 1956
  • Box-folder 2:24-2:25
    Minutes, 1957
  • Box-folder 2:26-2:27
    Minutes, 1958
  • Box-folder 2:28
    Minutes, 1959
  • Box-folder 2:29
    Minutes, 1960
  • Box-folder 2:30
    Minutes, 1961
  • Box-folder 2:31
    Minutes, 1962
  • Box-folder 2:32
    YWCA Annual Report, 1969
  • Box-folder 2:33
    Board and President Correspondence
Series 2: Fiscal Records, 1925-1969
  • Box-folder 3.1
    Budget Manuals
  • Box-folder 3:2
    Maintenance Finance Campaign, 1935-1936
  • Box-folder 3:3
    Advancement Fund, 1952
  • Box-folder 3:4
    Debt Retirement Fund, 1939-1941
  • Box-folder 3:5
    Debt Retirement Fund, 1956
  • Box-folder 3:6
    Centennial Fund, 1955-1957
  • Box-folder 3:7
    Budget, 1929
  • Box-folder 3:8
    Budget, 1929
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Finance, 1930
  • Box-folder 3:10
    Budget, 1931
  • Box-folder 3:11
    Budget, 1932
  • Box-folder 3:12
    Finance, 1933
  • Box-folder 3:13
    Finance, 1934
  • Box-folder 3:14
    Budget, 1935
  • Box-folder 3:15
    Finance, 1936
  • Box-folder 3:16
    Finance, 1937-1940
  • Box-folder 3:17
    Finance Committee, 1937
  • Box-folder 3:18
    Finance Committee, 1938
  • Box-folder 3:19
    Budget, 1938
  • Box-folder 3:20
    Finance Committee, 1939
  • Box-folder 3:21
    Budget, 1939
  • Box-folder 3:22
    Budget (Phyllis Wheatley Branch), 1939
  • Box-folder 3:23
    Budget, 1940
  • Box-folder 3:24
    Budget (Phyllis Wheatley Branch), 1940
  • Box-folder 3:25
    Finance, 1941
  • Box-folder 3:26
    Budget, 1941
  • Box-folder 3:27
    Budget (Phyllis Wheatley Branch), 1941
  • Box-folder 3:28
    Finance, 1942
  • Box-folder 3:29
    Budget (Phyllis Wheatley Branch), 1942
  • Box-folder 3:30
    Audit, 1943
  • Box-folder 3:31
    Budget, 1943
  • Box-folder 3:32
    Audit, 1944
  • Box-folder 3:33
    Budget, 1944
  • Box-folder 3:34
    Finances, 1944
  • Box-folder 3:35
    Audit, 1945
  • Box-folder 3:36
    Budget, 1945
  • Box-folder 3:37
    Finance Committee, 1945
  • Box-folder 3:38
    Finance, 1945
  • Box-folder 3:39
    Audit, 1946
  • Box-folder 3:40
    Finance Committee, 1947
  • Box-folder 3:41
    Finance, 1946
  • Box-folder 3:42
    Audit, 1947
  • Box-folder 3:43
    Finance Committee, 1947
  • Box-folder 3:44
    Finance, 1947
  • Box-folder 3:45
    Finance Committee, 1948
  • Box-folder 3:46
    Finance Committee, 1949
  • Box-folder 3:47
    Finance Committee, 1950
  • Box-folder 3:48
    Budget, 1951
  • Box-folder 3:49
    Finance Statement, 1951
  • Box-folder 3:50
    Finance Committee, 1951
  • Box-folder 4:1
    Finance Statement, 1952
  • Box-folder 4:2
    Budget, 1952
  • Box-folder 4:3
    Finance Committee, 1952
  • Box-folder 4:4
    Budget, 1953
  • Box-folder 4:5
    Finance Statement, 1953
  • Box-folder 4:6
    Finance Committee, 1953
  • Box-folder 4:7
    Audit, 1954
  • Box-folder 4:8
    Budget, 1954
  • Box-folder 4:9
    Finance Statement, 1954
  • Box-folder 4:10
    Finance Committee, 1954
  • Box-folder 4:11
    Audit, 1955
  • Box-folder 4:12
    Budget, 1955
  • Box-folder 4:13
    Finance Statement, 1955
  • Box-folder 4:14
    Finance Committee, 1955
  • Box-folder 4:15
    Audit, 1956
  • Box-folder 4:16
    Budget, 1956
  • Box-folder 4:17
    Finance Statement, 1956
  • Box-folder 4:18
    Finance Committee, 1956
  • Box-folder 4:19
    Audit, 1957
  • Box-folder 4:20
    Budget, 1957
  • Box-folder 4:21
    Finance Statement, 1957
  • Box-folder 4:22
    Finance Committee, 1957
  • Box-folder 4:23
    Audit, 1958
  • Box-folder 4:24
    Budget, 1958
  • Box-folder 4:25
    Finance Committee, 1958
  • Box-folder 4:26
    Finance Statement, 1958
  • Box-folder 4:27
    Audit, 1959
  • Box-folder 4:28
    Budget, 1959
  • Box-folder 4:29
    Finance Statement, 1959
  • Box-folder 4:30
    Finance Committee, 1959
  • Box-folder 4:31
    Audit, 1960
  • Box-folder 4:32
    Budget, 1960
  • Box-folder 4:33
    Finance Statement, 1960
  • Box-folder 4:34
    Finance Committee, 1960
  • Box-folder 5:1
    Audit, 1961
  • Box-folder 5:2
    Finance Statement, 1961
  • Box-folder 5:3
    Finance Committee, 1961
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Audit, 1962
  • Box-folder 5:5
    Budget, 1962
  • Box-folder 5:6
    Finance Statement, 1962
  • Box-folder 5:7
    Finance Committee, 1962
  • Box-folder 5:8
    Audit, 1963
  • Box-folder 5:9
    Budget, 1963
  • Box-folder 5:10
    Finance Committee, 1963
  • Box-folder 5:11
    Finance Statement, 1963
  • Box-folder 5:12
    Audit, 1964
  • Box-folder 5:13
    Budget, 1964
  • Box-folder 5:14
    Finance, 1964
  • Box-folder 5:15
    Finance Committee, 1964
  • Box-folder 5:16
    Audit, 1965
  • Box-folder 5:17
    Finance Statement, 1965
  • Box-folder 5:18
    Finance Committee, 1965
  • Box-folder 5:19
    Audit, 1966
  • Box-folder 5:20
    Audit, 1967
  • Box-folder 5:21
    Finance, 1968
  • Box-folder 5:22
    Finance, 1969
Series 3: Executive Director's File, 1901-1951
  • Box-folder 6:1
    History
  • Box-folder 6:2
    Constitution and By Laws
  • Box-folder 6:3
    Brochures and activity promotions
  • Box-folder 6:4
    National Board, 1940-1943
  • Box-folder 6:5
    Protective Agencies of Records 1940
  • Box-folder 6:6
    Schools of Roanoke, 1940
  • Box-folder 6:7
    Fletcher Farm Seminar on Religion, 1935
  • Box-folder 6:8
    General Correspondence - National Board, 1935
  • Box-folder 6:9
    General Correspondence, 1935
  • Box-folder 6:10
    Industrial Department
  • Box-folder 6:11
    Institutes for Southern Social Work Executives, 1934
  • Box-folder 6:12
    Movie, 1941
  • Box-folder 6:13
    National Convention, 1940
  • Box-folder 6:14
    Newsletter
  • Box-folder 6:15
    Program Planning
  • Box-folder 6:16
    Southern Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, 1935
  • Box-folder 6:17
    Staff
  • Box-folder 6:18
    Staff - National Association of Employed Officers of YWCA
  • Box-folder 6:19
    Staff - National Association of Employed Officers of YWCA Union Proposal, 1936
  • Box-folder 6:20
    Bulletin on Union Proposal, 1936-1937
  • Box-folder 6:21
    Bulletin Material, 1931-1937
  • Box-folder 6:22
    National Association of Employed Officers Standards, 1940
  • Box-folder 6:23
    National Association of Employed Officers and Social Change, 1901-1940
  • Box-folder 6:24
    General Secretary's News, 1940
  • Box-folder 6:25
    Report of Professional Relations Committee, 1938-1940
  • Box-folder 6:26
    Report of Finance Chairman, 1938-1940
  • Box-folder 6:27
    Staff Training
Series 4: Committees, 1938-1975
  • Box-folder 7:1
    Adult Activities, 1965-1975
  • Box-folder 7:2
    Branch
  • Box-folder 7:3
    Phyllis Wheatley Branch
  • Box-folder 7:4
    Building
  • Box-folder 7:5-7:6
    Building Inventory, 1938
  • Box-folder 7:7
    Camp
  • Box-folder 7:8
    Camp Kwanianna
  • Box-folder 7:9
    Camp Tree Top
  • Box-folder 7:10
    Clubs
  • Box-folder 7:11
    Club R.I.F.
  • Box-folder 7:12
    Club Second Cup of Coffee
  • Box-folder 7:13
    Club Second Cup of Coffee Minutes, 1951-1955
  • Box-folder 7:14
    Young Adult Council
  • Box-folder 7:15
    Girl Reserves, 1939-1943
  • Box-folder 7:16-7:17
    Girl Reserves
  • Box-folder 7:18
    Health Education
  • Box-folder 7:19
    Industrial and Business Girls
  • Box-folder 7:20
    Membership Committee
  • Box-folder 7:21
    Race Relations
  • Box-folder 7:22-7:23
    Residence
  • Box-folder 7:24
    Solo Parents Club
  • Box-folder 7:25
    Committee World Fellowship
Series 5: Photographs and Clippings, 1965-1966, undated
  • Box Box 8
    Photographs YWCA
  • Box Box 8
    Negatives
  • Box Box 8
    Programs / Clippings, 1965-1966
  • Box Box 8
    Local News
Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1926-circa 1940s
  • Box Box 1
    YWCA Building Accounts, 1926
  • Box Box 2
    YWCA Ledger, circa 1940s
  • Box Box 3
    YWCA, Building Maintenance Ledger, Accounts, Expenses Receipts, 1916-1925