Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Library System

Finding Aid for the Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Records, 1913-1990



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association
Title: Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
Dates: 1913-1990
Creator Abstract: The Beaumont Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) dates back to 1911 and for several decades it provided enrichment and entertainment activities for women of all ages in the Beaumont area.
Identification: AC-649
Extent: 4.45 cubic feet in ten boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Libraries,  695 Pearl St,  Beaumont, TX 77701

Historical Note

The Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) began in 1911 when a group of 10 Beaumont women met and drew up the organization’s charter. Mrs. W.P.H. McFaddin, Mrs. J. Frank Keith, Mrs. Charles Chaison, Mrs. T.S. Reed, Jr., Mrs. Oscar Norsworthy, Mrs. J.W. Mackey, Mrs. F.N. Law, Mrs. W.A. Shrigley, Mrs. J.A. Glen and Mrs. D. Edward Greer were among the organizers. The Constitution and thirteen By-Laws were written in 1913 by a 21 member board of directors. In July of 1918, the YWCA moved into its permanent home on Calder Avenue. The building was completed at a cost of about $100,000 and included a swimming pool and a cafeteria. Services provided by the organization included low cost living quarters for women, swimming classes including classes for post-polio and cerebral palsy patients, children’s day camp, Y-Teens, ballroom dance classes for all ages, Golden Years sports clubs and a wide variety of enrichment courses and activities for women.


Scope and Content Note

The collection includes business reports, photographs, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings.


 

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized chronologically and by types of materials which include scrapbooks, photographs, and ledgers.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.

Copyright

The Tyrrell Historical Library does not hold copyright for most of its collections. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.


Index Terms

Personal Names
McFaddin, Mrs. W.P.H.
Keith, Mrs. J. Frank
Chaison, Mrs. Charles
Reed, Mrs. T.S.
Norsworthy, Mrs. Oscar
Mackey, Mrs. J.W.
Law, Mrs. F.N.
Shrigley, Mrs. W.A.
Glen, Mrs. J.A.
Greer, Mrs. D. Edward
Organizations
Young Women's Christian Association
Blue Triangle League
Y-Teens
MRS Club
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations--Beaumont (Tex.)
Community centers--Beaumont (Tex.)
Recreation centers--Beaumont (Tex.)
Community development--Beaumont (Tex.)
Community life--Beaumont (Tex.)
Locations
Beaumont (Jefferson county, Texas : inhabited place)
Genres/Formats
Black-and-white photographs
Scrapbooks
Ledgers (account books)

Related Material

Beaumont Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Records, 1900's, AC-152

Patricia Tanner Assortment of Beaumont Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Records, 1920's-2006, AC-526


Separated Material

None.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of photograph or item], Folder Number, Box Number, Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Records, 1913-1990, AC-649, Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Darlene Chodzinski, Director of the Beaumont Heritage Society, 2014 October.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2014 November.

Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 April.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Records, 1913-1990

Box Folder
1 1 Assorted Loose Newspaper Clippings
2 Photographic Negatives
3 Photographs, 1920's
4 ,Photographs, 1930's
5 Photographs, 1940's
6 Photographs (Part 1), 1950's
7 Photographs (Part 2), 1950's
8 Photographs, 1960's
9 Photographs, 1970's
10 Photographs, 1990's
11 Photographs with Some Identification of People and Places (Part 1)
12 Photographs with Some Identification of People and Places (Part 2)
13 Photographs with Some Identification of People and Places (Part 3)
14 Photographs with Some Identification of People and Places (Part 4)
Box Folder
2 1 This is Your Life (Script for Performance) Scrapbook
2 Trip to New York and Washington Scrapbook, 1963
3 Financial Ledger, 1917
4 Minutes of the Board of Directors Notebook, 1913-1916
5 Minutes of the Board of Directors Notebook, 1916-1920
6 Clippings, Photographs, and Articles Scrapbook, 1980's
7 Records Scheduling Notebook, 1954
8 MRS Club Minutes Notebook, 1943-1948
9 Annual Meeting Minutes Notebook, 1920-1924
Box Folder
3 1 YWCA Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, 1933
2 YWCA in the News Scrapbook, 1971-1972
Box Folder
4 1 Blue Triangle League Scrapbook, 1930's
Box Folder
5 1 Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, 1929-1930
Box Folder
6 1 YWCA Newspaper Clippings and Photographs Scrapbook, 1970's
Box Folder
7 1 Clippings Scrapbook, 1933-1943
Box Folder
8 1 Clippings Scrapbook, 1936-1938
Box Folder
9 1 Clippings Scrapbook, 1944-1952
Box Folder
10 1 Clippings Scrapbook, 1953-1963