Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Houston Young Women's Christian Association Collection:

An Inventory of their Records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Young Women's Christian Association (Houston, Tex.)
Title Houston Young Women's Christian Association Collection
Date 1907-1986
Identification RG F 017
Extent 20 linear feet; 20 record storage boxes
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,

Restrictions

Access Restrictions:

None

Use Restrictions:

None


Index Terms

Organizations
Young Women's Christian Association (Houston, Tex.)
Young Women's Christian Association (Houston, Tex.). Blue Triangle Branch.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Houston Young Women's Christian Association Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Acquisition Information

Houston YWCA, April 15, 1983

Processing Information

Pamela Wille, 1995


Detailed Description

 

A. History of Young Women's Christian Association

Box Folder
1 1 Miscellaneous Historical Papers (National)
2 Miscellaneous Historical Papers (Houston)
3 YWCA Chronological Highlights and Leaders (Houston)
4 Narrative Histories (Houston YWCA), 1925; 1957 (Sumrall notes)
5 History of the Blue Triangle Branch (no date)
6 "Houston Story" (National YWCA magazine, ) 1952
7 Fifty Golden Years of the Young Women's Christian Association of Houston
8 Houston Young Women, 1915-1926
9 Federation Tales, April 1931
10 YWCA Certificate, April 20, 1957 (replaced May 20, 1907 certificate)
11 National YWCA Week Proclamation - 1958 (Houston)
12 Biography (Lou Nora Spiller), 1957



 

B. Minutes and Administrative Planning

Box Item
1 13 Board of Directors Minutes, 1972-1969
14 Board of Directors Minutes, 1969-1965
15 Board of Directors Minutes, 1964-1960
16 Board of Directors Minutes, 1959-1951
Box Item
2 1 Board of Directors Minutes, 1950-1941
2 Board of Directors Minutes, 1940-1930
3 Board of Directors Minutes, 1929-1915
4 Index to Board of Directors Minutes, 1924-1929
5 Board of Directors Minutes, 1914-1907( 1907, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1914)
6 Board of Directors Minutes, 1951 (Duplicates)
7 Board of Directors Minutes, 1952 (Duplicates)
8 Board of Directors Minutes, 1954 (Duplicates)
9 Board of Directors Minutes, 1955 (Duplicates)
10 Board of Directors Minutes, 1956 (Duplicates)
11 Board of Directors Minutes, 1957 (Duplicates)
12 Board of Directors Minutes, 1957 (Originals)
13 Board of Directors Minutes, 1958 (Duplicates)
14 Board of Directors Minutes, 1959 (Duplicates)
15 Board of Directors Minutes, 1960 (Duplicates)
16 Board of Directors Minutes, 1961 (Duplicates)
17 Board of Directors Minutes, 1962 (Duplicates)
18 Board of Directors Minutes, 1963 (Duplicates)
19 Board of Directors Minutes, 1964 (Duplicates)
20 Board of Directors Minutes, 1965 (Official Copies)
21 Board of Directors Minutes, Sept. 1965 - June 1966
Box Item
3 1 Board of Directors Minutes, 1941-1942 Notebook
(Includes Member List and Role Sheets)
2 Departmental Policies, Guidelines, and Procedures Notebook, 1920s
3 Executive Staff Minutes, 1957
4 Executive Committee Minutes, 1958
5 Executive Committee Minutes, 1959
6 Executive Committee Minutes, 1963-1965
7 Nominating Committee Minutes, 1957-1959
8 Nominating Committee Procedures, 1958
9 Nominating Committee Ballots, 1959
10 Report of Tellers, 1965-1966; 1966-1967
11 Who's Who, 1965 (Nominating Committee)
12 Membership Committee Bulletin, 1939
13 Membership and Annual Meeting Minutes, 1962
14 Membership Committee Minutes, 1965-1966
15 Committee of Administration Agenda and Minutes, 1964
16 Committee of Administration Agenda and Minutes, 1965
17 Committee of Administration Agenda and Minutes, 1966
18 Finance Committee Minutes, 1965
19 Advisory Committee Records, 1957
20 Listings of Board Members, Presidents, and Chairmen of Administrative Committees
21 Downtown Branch Staff Listing, 1965
22 Committee Meeting Schedules and Members, 1950s - 1960s
23 Houston YWCA Program Review, Spring 1951
Extent (2 copies)
24 "Self Study of the Young Women's Christian Association, Houston, Texas," November 13, 1956 - March 29, 1957
25 Constitution and By-laws Study, 1958
26 "Study Project on Administration of YWCAs in Changing Communities, Documents IV and V (From National Board), 1959
27 Development Committee Papers, 1960
28 Spring Branch Center Expansion Program, 1961 (Notes and Correspondence)
29 Travelers' Aid Committee Minutes, 1910



 

C. Financial

Box Folder
3 30 Annual Report January 1, 1917 - January 1, 1918
31 Houston YWCA Annual Report, 1965 and Fourth Annual Award Luncheon
32 Ledger Book, 1924
33 Final Finance Statement, 1964
34 Statement of Expenses, 1964-1965
35 Budget Reports (Downtown Branch), 1964-1966
Box Folder
4 1 Memorial Contributions:
a) 1958-1965
b) Board Memorial Fund, 1960
c) Memorial Gift Fund, 1962
d) Contribution in Memory of Walter E. Heath
Box Folder
4 2 Correspondence - Donation from McKinney Estate



 

D. Correspondence

Box Folder
4 3 Executive Director Correspondence (Thelma Mills), 1956 - 1960
4 Board of Directors Correspondence, 1957-1958
5 Board of Directors Correspondence, 1959
6 Board of Directors Correspondence, 1965
7 President's Correspondence, 1958-1959
8 Advisory Committee Correspondence, 1958
9 Advisory Committee Correspondence, 1959
10 Advisory Committee Correspondence, 1960
11 Residence Staff Correspondence, 1963-1964
12 Residence Correspondence, 1965 (After Closing of Residence)
13 Residence Correspondence, 1966
14 Nominating Committee Correspondence
15 Correspondence with Southern Region, 1959
16 Fund Raising Correspondence and Brochures



 

E. Programs

Box Item
4 17 "1920 Capital Funds Campaign Donor Book"
18 Annual Meeting of the Houston Young Women's Christian Association Signature Book, January 27, 1955
19 Listing of Golden Years Sponsors, 1957
20 "YWCA Memorial Fund Record Book" 1958-1966
21 "I Remember When" Coffee Guestbook, 9-12-1969
22 "YWCA Capital Funds Campaign Donor Book" (List of Donors), 1979
Box Folder
5 1 Annual Meeting of the Young Women's Christian Association, January 27, 1955
2 Recognition Service Program for Junior and Senior Girl Reserves, November 8, 1931
3 Senior High Girl Reserve Ring and Recognition Service Program, May 5,1935
4 1908 Residence Information
5 Casa Del Mar, Radio Script, May 4, 1939
6 Casa Del Mar, Letter to Campers from Sarah Beth Boggues, Including Survey, July 27, 1939
7 Casa Del Mar Scrapbook, 1939
8 Song Sheets (Casa Del Mar), Woman's Press
9 Council of YWCA - Business and Professional Club, Houston, Texas, 1937-1938 (Minutes and Agendas)
10 Club Camillia 2nd Anniversary Dance Program, 1959
11 Drama Festival Program (Roof Top Theatre); no date
12 LaPorte YWCA Recreation Project Folders
13 LaPorte YWCA Recreation Project Folders
14 "YWCA Outstanding Women's" Luncheon Program, no date
15 Leadership Services Correspondence, 1959
16 "Freedom to Be…Power to Move," transcript and audio tape
17 506 Studio Program Brochure
18 506 History and Present Use of Facility
19 YWCA Health Examination Paperwork, 1958
20 Compilation of the Houston Association Activities in Relation to Race Problems, May 18, 1943
21 Special Committee Minutes, 1957 (Cafeteria Integration Policy)
22 "Lets Talk It Over" Committee (Racial Issues), Correspondence, Minutes, etc.



 

F. Publications

Box Item
5 23 Public Relations - Jacobs, Keeper, Newell, and Associates (News Releases, TV, and Radio; May - September, 1963)
24 Houston YMCA Pamphlets and Brochures, no date
25 YWCA Pamphlets, 1970s
26 Houston YWCA News, Spring 1964-1965; Spring 1966
27 Press Releases, 1956-1957



 

G. Scrapbooks and Clippings

Box Item
6 1 Scrapbook, 1916
2 Scrapbook, 1920
3 Scrapbook, 1920-1923
4 Scrapbook, 1922
5 Scrapbook, 1922-1923
6 Scrapbook, 1924 (small)
7 Scrapbook, 1924-1925 (Staff)
Box Item
7 1 Scrapbook, 1924 (large)
2 Scrapbook, 1926
3 Scrapbook, 1927
4 Scrapbook, 1928-1930
5 Scrapbook, 1927-1929 (Health Education)
6 Unbound Scrapbook, 1928-1930
Box Folder
8 1 Scrapbook Pages, 1908-1919
2 Scrapbook Pages, 1913
3 Scrapbook Pages, 1914
4 Scrapbook Pages, 1915
5 Scrapbook Pages, 1916
6 Scrapbook Pages, 1917
7 Scrapbook Pages, 1918
8 Scrapbook Pages, 1919
9 Scrapbook Pages, 1920
10 Scrapbook Pages, 1921
11 Scrapbook Pages, 1922
12 Scrapbook Pages, 1924
13 Scrapbook Pages, 1925
14 Scrapbook Pages, 1920s (no dates)
15 Scrapbook Pages, 1928
16 Newspaper Clippings, 1920s
17 Newspaper Clippings, 1929
Box Item
9 1 Scrapbook, 1931-1936
2 Scrapbook, 1937-1938
3 Scrapbook, 1939
4 Scrapbook, 1939 (Industrial Girls Department)
5 Scrapbook Pages, 1930s
6 Newspaper Clippings, 1934
7 Newspaper Clippings, 1935
8 Newspaper Clippings, 1936
9 Newspaper Clippings, 1937
10 Newspaper Clippings, 1930s (Community Chest Agencies)
11 Newspaper Clippings, 1930s (no dates)
Box Item
10 1 Scrapbook, 1940
2 Scrapbook, 1940-1941 (Industrial Girls Department)
3 Scrapbook, 1941
4 Scrapbook, 1942
5 Scrapbook, 1943
6 Scrapbook, 1944
Box Item
11 1 Scrapbook, 1945
2 Scrapbook, 1946
3 Scrapbook, 1947 (Chain Gang Club)
4 Scrapbook, 1947 (Naval Hospital)
Box Item
12 1 Scrapbook, 1947
2 Scrapbook, 1948
3 Scrapbook, 1949
4 Scrapbook, 1949 (Live Y'ers)
5 Scrapbook, 1949-1950 (Magnolia Branch)
6 Scrapbook, 1949-1950 (Y'd Awake Club)
Box Folder
13 1 Scrapbook Pages, 1940
2 Scrapbook Pages, 1940s
3 Scrapbook, 1950
4 Scrapbook, 1951
5 Scrapbook, 1952
6 Scrapbook, 1953
7 Scrapbook, 1954
8 Scrapbook, 1956 (January - June)
9 Scrapbook, 1956 (July - December)
10 Scrapbook, 1958
Box Folder
14 1 Scrapbook Pages, 1950s
2 Newspaper Clippings, 1950s
3 Scrapbook, 1960-1968
4 Scrapbook, 1969-1974
5 Newspaper Clippings, 1960s
6 Newspaper Clippings During Fund Drive, 1961-1962
Box Item
15 1 Scrapbook, 1970
2 Scrapbook, 1970-1971 (Educational Enrichment Program)
3 Scrapbook Pages, 1970s
4 Newspaper Clippings, 1970s
5 Newspaper Clippings, August 1975-December 1976
6 Scrapbook Pages, (no date)
7 Newspaper Clippings (Houston Buildings), 1960s
8 Scrapbook, 1913



 

H. Blue Triangle Branch

Box Folder
16 1 Committee of Management Ballots, 1929-1942
2 Committee of Management Minutes, 1941-1942
3 Committee of Management Minutes, 1943
4 Committee of Management Minutes, 1943-1945
5 Committee of Management Minutes, 1945
6 Nominating Committee Agenda and Minutes, 1936-1940
7 Nominating Committee Minutes, 1944
8 History of Blue Triangle Branch
9 Contract for Purchase of Blue Triangle Site, 1945
10 Blue Triangle Branch Building Campaign Proposal Book, 1950s
11 Contributors List, Blue Triangle Branch Building Fund, 1950s
12 Formal Dedication and Open House Program, 1952
13 Mural Unveiling Program, 1953
14 Consecration Service Program, 1953
15 25th Anniversary Reunion Dinner Program, 1983
16 Scrapbook, 1954
17 Scrapbook, 1956
Box Item
17 1 Scrapbook, 1957
2 Scrapbook, 1960
3 Scrapbook, 1964
4 Scrapbook, 1964
5 Scrapbook, 1965
6 Scrapbook, 1965
Box Item
18 1 Scrapbook, 1967
2 Scrapbook, 1968
3 Scrapbook, 1969
4 Scrapbook, 1970
5 Scrapbook Pages, 1951-1966
6 Scrapbook pages, 1954
7 Scrapbook pages, 1960s
8 Scrapbook pages, 1970



 

I. National YWCA and District YWCA

National
Box Folder
19 1 USO/YWCA Booklet (1945?)
2 The YWCA Magazine, 1963
3 Preliminary Report from National Commission on "The YWCA As A Christian Movement in This Day" (1966)
4 National Conference - Southern Region, 1966 (Conference Information)
5 National YWCA Convention Scrapbook, 1967
6 YWCA (National) Publications, 1970-1971
7 Standards for the YWCA (1970s)
Region
Box Folder
19 8 Harris County YWCA Minutes Notebook (Handwritten, 1920-1922)
9 Houston-Gulf Coast District YWCA:
a) Reports and Agenda for 1959 Annual Meeting
b) Listing of Board of Directors, 1958
c) Annual Report, 1958
d) Listing of Board of Directors, 1959
e) Electors of Houston-Gulf Coast District YWCA (no dates)
f) Correspondence from Thelma Mills



 

J. Outside Organizations

Box Folder
19 10 Flag of Destiny - 1935
11 Census of Business Reports (Houston YWCA), 1935
12 Census Tracts of Harris County
13 City of Houston Tour Book, 1943
14 Newspaper Clippings - Board Members and Friends of YWCA
15 Community Service Bureau Correspondence and Brochures, 1960
16 United Fund-Community Council - Correspondence and Minutes
17 Council of Churches (Protestant Charities) Brochures
18 PM Events, Fall 1986 (Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church)
19 Waco Tribune-Herald (January 9, 1955), YWCA article
20 The Hannah Harrison School (Washington, D.C.) - Brochures and Correspondence



 

K. Photographs

Box Folder
19 21 1896 Secretary Photographs
22 1320 Rusk Street Building
23 Building Photographs
24 Houston YWCA Residence Post Card
25 Cornerstone Photographs
26 Blue Triangle Branch, 1952
27 International Leadership Training Project Photograph Book, 1953
28 Photographs (Event not identified), names on back of photos, possibly from Magnolia Branch
29 World Fellowship Coffee Photographs, 1968
30 Photographs, 1957-1967
31 Assorted Photographs, 1967-1977
32 Photographs (not identified, dated)
33 Photographs (not identified, not dated)
34 Framed Brochure, "From the Cornerstone of the YWCA at 1320 Rusk, Houston, Texas, February 5, 1922" (in poor condition)
35 Framed Swimming Pool Photograph
36 Framed Swimming Pool Photograph
37 "If For Girls"
38 YWCA Camp Photographs, Casa Del Mar (5)
Box Item
20 1 Houston YWCA Slides
2 Houston YWCA Movie Reels
3 Houston YWCA Prints and Negatives, 1970s