Documents concerning the history, administration and program of the YWCA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Administrative records and correspondence indicate that the association has origins with two women's Christian organizations. Reports and letters concerning a historical study of the association's origins detail the history of the association and the relationship between the two women's groups. Also included is a history of the association in celebration of seventy-five years of work, association fact sheets and constitutions and bylaws. Materials concerning the Carnegie-illinois project document a proposed project where the YWCA or YMCA would take over the programming, title and endowment of the Carnegie libraries of Homestead, Braddock and Duquesne. The YWCA of Pittsburgh studies the financial and program implications and documents include meeting notes, reports and correspondence concerning the proposed program. Additional materials include correspondence concerning association finances, industrial department reports, industrial department visitation reports, an overview of the interracial practices of the association and correspondence concerning interracial practices.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
Young Men's Christian associations
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Pennsylvania, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 210