Young Women's Christian Association Photographs 1913-1965
PC 57

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Young Women's Christian Association Photographs
ID
PC 57
Date [inclusive]
1913-1965
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
A collection of black and white photographs from the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) at WSU. The bulk of pictures are from Seabeck located near Hood Canal where an annual meeting was held.

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Historical Note:

The YWCA of Washington State College was established in 1895. It provided the women of the college a place to worship, held bible classes, locate housing and employment. It also served as a social organization that participated with the YWCA of Washington State College. A popular social event in the 1910's-1930's were the conferences held at Seabeck, (located on Washington's Hood's Canal). Topics at Seabeck focused on issues of the YWCA's and YMCA's of the Pacific Northwest.

During the 1940's the chapter concentrated on global issues, the YWCA had plans to send care packages overseas although the lack of funds prohibited such action. In the 1950's-1960's the organization studied politics and world relations, presenting programs on various subjects, including the war in Vietnam and the Democratic system. In 1969 the YWCA adopted the imperative "the elimination of racism". Programs of the 1970's and the 1980's offered more projects on cultural awareness in the United States.

Membership grew steadily throughout the years, peaking in 1954 with 711 members. In 1972 the membership had dropped to 219 members. The student body provided sole support for the YWCA until 1917 when the University partially funded the secretary's salary. Other assistance was provided by the Helen A. Fuller Endowment Fund established by Fuller in 1929. Presently, the United Way supports over 75% of the YWCA budget.

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Scope and Contents note

All of the images are black and white. The bulk of pictures are from Seabeck; those images are arranged in chronological order. There are additional pictures located in the Washington State Publications Office records, PC 1. Oversized materials are listed at the end of the collection, and stoed separately in map cases.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2012

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) were acquired by the Washington State University Libraries in May of 1987.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • College students -- Religious life -- Photographs.
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Photographs
  • Student activities -- Photographs.
  • Student Life
  • Washington (State)
  • Washington State University -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs.
  • YMCA (Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.) -- Photographs.
  • YWCA (Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.) -- Photographs.

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Freshman Rush 1955 

1

Group Photo 1947-1948 

2

Group Photo, primarily women undated 

3

Group Photo, primarily men undated 

4

Miscellaneous 1950 

5

Miscellaneous undated 

6

National Convention 1922 

7

Nursery School undated 

8

Quartette, The Woods, Officers 1918-1924 

9

Rooms and Houses undated 

10
map_case

 1925-1927 

11
Folder

 1954, undated 

12

 undated 

13

 undated 

14
map_case

Smorgasbord 1955 

15
Folder

Speakers - Educational Functions 1923-1949 

16
map_case

 1924-1932 

12
Folder

Trucks undated 

17

YWCA Conference, Gearhart OR (rolled in box) 1913 

18
oversized

Seabeck 1923-1949 

19

Seabeck 1924-1932 

20

National Convention, Hot Springs AR 1922 

21

Spring 1950 

21