Young Women's Christian Association records
04.YWCA

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Young Women's Christian Association records
ID
04.YWCA
Date [inclusive]
1896-1948
Extent
2.4 Linear feet 2 record center cartons, 1 archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The Young Women's Christian Association at Michigan State Normal College was a non-sectarian voluntary association founded on Christian principles in order to build a fellowship of students and faculty on campus. The  Young Women's Christian Association records include the materials pertaining to the founding, administration, history, and activities of the organization at Michigan State Normal College. Included in the collection are bound ledgers, notebooks, and scrapbooks, financial records, publications, constitutions, by-laws, and clippings.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

The Young Women's Christian Association at Michigan State Normal College was a non-sectarian voluntary association founded on Christian principles in order to build a fellowship of students and faculty on campus. It was originally located in Starkweather Hall (for more on Mary Ann Starkweather see the Starkweather Hall collection in the University Archives).  The purpose of the group, as stated in their constitution, was to "... promote the spirit of Christian fellowship on this campus with its various dominations and races in such a way that we may know each other in the spirit of our heavenly Father. We shall strive for this goal through worship, directed study, and social activities."

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Scope and Contents

The Young Women's Christian Association records include the materials pertaining to the founding, administration, history, and activities of the organization at Michigan State Normal College. Included in the collection are bound ledgers, notebooks, and scrapbooks, financial records, publications, constitutions, by-laws, and clippings.

The Young Women's Christian Association records are divided into four series:  Ledgers,  Scrapbooks and Notebooks,  Administration and History, and  Finances.

The Ledgers series includes the following bound ledgers: Advisory Board, Committee Reports, Treasurer's Book, and Recording Secretary.

The Scrapbooks and Notebooks series includes bound materials, such as officer's notebooks, committee notebooks, receipt books, and scrapbooks with clippings and photographs. There are several unbound scrapbook pages which have been separated and housed in a flat file.

The Administration and History series includes clippings, correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, a constitution and by-laws, publications, newsletters, and other materials relevant to the activities of the organization.

Finally, the Finances series includes the financial records of the Young Women's Christian Association, specifically audit reports, budgeting materials, and banking records.

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Arrangement of Materials

The Young Women's Christian Association records are divided into four series:  Ledgers,  Scrapbooks and Notebooks,  Administration and History, and  Finances.

The Ledgers series includes the following bound ledgers: Advisory Board, Committee Reports, Treasurer's Book, and Recording Secretary.

The Scrapbooks and Notebooks series includes bound materials, such as officer's notebooks, committee notebooks, receipt books, and scrapbooks with clippings and photographs. There are several unbound scrapbook pages which have been separated and housed in a flat file.

The Administration and History series includes clippings, correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, a constitution and by-laws, publications, newsletters, and other materials relevant to the activities of the organization.

Finally, the Finances series includes the financial records of the Young Women's Christian Association, specifically audit reports, budgeting materials, and banking records.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 January 12

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

  2012 February 22

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Young Women's Christian Association

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Students

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Collection Inventory

Ledgers 1912-1948 

Scope and Contents

This box includes ledgers from the Young Women's Christian Association, which contain committee reports, treasurer's reports, and advisory board reports.

Box

Advisory Board 1912-1948 

Scope and Contents

This ledger includes the minutes of the Advisory Board of the YWCA at Michigan State Normal College from 1912-1948.

1

Committee Reports 1912-1924 

1

Treasurer's Book 1912-1916 

1

Recording Secretary 1912-1927 

1

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Scrapbooks and Notebooks 1899-1948 

Scope and Contents

This box includes receipt books, scrapbooks, and notebooks from the Y.W.C.A. at Michigan State Normal College.

Box

Dues Notebook 1941-1948 

2

Seventeenth Annual Convention Program October 16-19 1902 

Scope and Contents

This item is the program from the seventeenth Annual Convention held in Ypsilanti for the Young Women's Associations of Michigan.

2

Journal 

2

Bible Committee Notebook 1910 

Scope and Contents

This blue notebook contains the minutes of the Bible Committee  of the Young Women's Christian Association at Michigan State Normal College.

2

Secretary  Notebook 1926 

Scope and Contents

This notebook contains the meeting minutes of the secretary of the Y.W.C.A. at Michigan State Normal College.

2

Recording Secretary 1899-1902 

2

Registration Book 1943-1944 

2

Duplicate Money Receipts 1944-1948 

2

Scrapbook 1914-1939 

2
FlatFile

Scrapbook pages 

B23

Receipt Books 1927 

Box

 1927 

2

 1927-1934 

2

 1932-1937 

2

 1942-1946 

2

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Administration and History 1896-1948 

Scope and Contents

This box includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, and newsletters of the Y.W.C.A. at Michigan State Normal College.

Constitution and by-laws 1924-1930 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766363)   3 1

Clippings 1935-1946 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766363)   3 2

Correspondence 1935-1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766363)   3 3

Annual Reports 1914-1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766363)   3 4

Meeting Minutes 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766363)   3 5

Publications and newsletters 1904-1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766363)   3 6

Scope and Contents

Both The Messenger and Weekly Wide Awake were publications of the Yong Women's Christian Association at Michigan State Normal School. Included in this folder for the Messenger is numbers 1-9 published in 1904. There is only one issue of the Weekly Wide Awake included volume 1, number 23 published in 1896.

Reports 1946-1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766363)   3 7

State and National membership 1904-1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766363)   3 8

Planning materials 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766363)   3 9

Quotation Book 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766363)   3 10

Scope and Contents

There are two copies of this item.

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Finances 

Audit reports 1940-1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766363)   3 11

Budget and Financial reports 1933-1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766363)   3 12

Monthly budget reports 1941-1946 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766363)   3 13

Bank statements 1945-1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766363)   3 14

Voided checks 1946-1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766363)   3 15

Deposit books 1941-1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766363)   3 16

Subscription cards 1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766363)   3 17

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