M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

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Finding Aid for the 
YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION YWCA) OF ALBANY, NEW YORK
RECORDS, 1863-1996
(APAP-137)

For reference queries contact M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Reference staff

Finding Aid Compiled by
Beth Sheffer
2002
Heather Harrington
March 2003



 
 
 
 
 
 

M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York 
1400 Washington Avenue / Albany, New York 12222 / (518) 437-3935


VOLUME: 20.21 cubic ft.

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Schenectady YWCA in June 2002.

ACCESS: Access to this record group is unrestricted.

COPYRIGHT: The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative History

Scope and content note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder List:


YWCA of Albany, New York
Administrative History

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In 1888, a group of women in Albany, New York, led by Mrs. Acors Rathbun, formed an organization that would provide inexpensive housing for the young women who were searching for work in the city. This was a national trend for many women coming from rural communities who were forced to look for work in bigger cities. This was during the time of the Industrial Revolution when many of the products produced at home, such as cloth, were being replaced by factory-made materials.

The solution of Rathbun and her committee members was to rent a house at 128 State Street and hire a matron to be in charge of the house. The committee members performed the housekeeping duties. Evening classes were offered to residents in embroidery, penmanship, English and bookkeeping. This marked the beginning of the Albany chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). In 1891, a house at 5 Lodge Street was purchased for the organization's purpose, and in later years, houses at 2, 3, and 4 Lodge Street were also purchased. The Rathbun Memorial Gymnasium and pool were constructed to provide women with physical education classes as well. In 1926 the last private residence on Lodge Street was purchased for the YWCA. In 1964, a major renovation took place, creating two more floors of residential rooms, a new cafeteria and a lobby.[1]

In 1906 the Albany YWCA became a charter member of the national YWCA organization. Like the Albany YWCA, the national organization "literally began as a movement; its name [coming] later. The pulse of the movement was felt first in England in 1855, and then in the United States in 1858."[2] The organization in Boston, MA, formed in 1859, would be the first American organization to officially use the name YWCA in 1866.[3]

The early years of the YWCA brought a number of services to the women of the region. A Glee Club was formed of State Normal College students in 1907. The Y House, a dormitory for women opened in 1918 for students of the State College for Teachers on South Lake Avenue. In 1926, the YWCA rented a building at 219 Ontario Street from the State College for Teachers for use as the Y House.[4]

The first half of the twentieth century brought a number of clubs and programs to the women of the region. The Industrial League brought together girls working in factories, homes, restaurants, and other service industries to offer programs in physical education, citizenship and social activities. The Girls Reserve, a program for junior and senior high school girls, emphasized community service and socializing.[5] The Federated Business and Professional Club promoted citizenship, leadership and cultural education for professional women.[6] The Thursday Afternoon, consisted of young married women who learned dressmaking, knitting, family care, and home decoration. The Club was also involved in war relief work during World War II.[7] The Outing Club, formed in the 1950s, provided trips to New York City, hiking and skiing trips, picnics, bowling, square dancing, and horseback riding to men and women.[8]

In 1977, faced with financial pressures and deteriorating buildings, the Albany YWCA sold their Lodge Street facilities to the City and County of Albany. They moved to 28 Colvin Avenue and renovated the rented quarters in 1982 to provide an updated childcare space, exercise room, kitchen, and offices. In 1988, the YWCA bought the building and renovated the building yet again to meet the current standards and needs of the community.

In 1996, due to a drop in membership and financial troubles, the Albany chapter of the YWCA cancelled all but two programs, and let go 14 of its 17 staff members, transferring many of the programs to the Schenectady YWCA. In 1997, the Albany YWCA sold off its facility at 28 Colvin Avenue, thus closing its doors after 108 years of service to the community.[9]


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1. "History of the YWCA of Albany, New York," Series 1, Box 9, Folder 14.
2. Jennifer Chiu, 1999. The Early Years . Washington, D.C.: YWCA of the U.S.A. http://www.ywca.org/html/B5b1.asp (19 February 2003). The first American YWCA was formed in New York City.
3. Jennifer Chiu, 1999.The First Associations . Washington, D.C.: YWCA of the U.S.A. http://www.ywca.org/html/B5b3.asp (19 February 2003).
4. Geoffrey P. Williams, 2003. Chronological History of the University at Albany, SUNY. Albany: University at Albany Libraries. http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/chronology.htm (26 February 2003).
5. "Albany, New York YWCA 1929-1930," Series 3, Box 1, Folder 5.
6. "Business and Professional Clubs, YWCA, 1941, Handbook," Series 3, Box 1, Folder 6.
7. "Scrapbook, Thursday Afternoon Club," Series 4, Box 3, Folder 1.
8. "Scrapbook, Outing Club," Series 4, Box 3, Folder 5.
9. "Albany YWCA suffers from lack of fiscal fitness." (April 17, 1996) Times Union, p. A1.


YWCA of Albany, New York
Scope & Content Note

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The collection documents the activities of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Albany, NY, from its creation in 1888 to 1995. The organization was originally formed to provide reasonably priced housing for women and a number of professional and recreational activities. Through the years the organization expanded its operations to include clubs, day care programs, aerobics, karate, and ballet classes, essay contests, teen issue programs, and an annual awards dinner honoring women, both local and national.

The collection includes administrative files such as account reports, annual reports, bills of sale, program operating expenses, correspondence, grant applications, insurance policies, incident reports, membership ledger books, mortgages, deeds, bonds, and history of the YWCA papers. Also included in the collection are board of director meeting minutes and correspondence, board of director treasury reports, board of trustee meeting minutes and correspondence, executive committee meeting minutes, various other committee meeting minutes, brochures, programs, newsletters, news clippings, scrapbook material, photographs, negatives, slides (not extensive), videotapes, and posters. The memorabilia includes pins, ornaments, handkerchiefs, inscribed brass plates, banners, a seal imprinter, and a gavel.

The YWCA of the USA is documented in brief. This material consists of several posters, public service announcements, photographs, ornaments, pins, stickers and a history of the organization.

One strength of the collection is the extensive amount of photographic material, including a framed portrait of the founder of the Albany chapter. Other strengths are the board of director and trustee meeting minutes, from 1933 to 1995 and news clippings and scrapbooks from the 1910s to the mid 1990s. The news clippings and much of the scrapbook material were preservation photocopied.

The collection is weak at the beginning and end of the chapter's 108-year history. Correspondence is also limited in quantity. Some papers, such as programs and fliers glued into disintegrating scrapbooks, are extremely brittle. The earliest annual reports are hard bound and vary in condition. Record books and Annual Reports from the turn of the century are damaged. The covers and bindings are broken and pages are loose. They are extremely fragile.

One photograph is available for viewing online from the University at Albany Libraries' Digital Collections database. See also the following related collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives: the Helen Quirini Papers (APAP-102) contain selected annual reports, committee minutes, correspondence, program schedules, speeches, and a history of the Schenectady YWCA; the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (UA-611) contains a subject file on the Black History Month Essay Contest of 1987; and the American Association of University Women, Albany Branch (APAP-002) has correspondence from 1988-1989.

In addition, please note that the Pruyn Collection of Albany History at the Albany Public Library (Main branch) also contains Albany-YWCA materials.


YWCA of Albany, New York
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Administrative Files, 1863-1996, 5.26 cubic ft., Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series contains records dating from 1889 to 1996, with the exception of one bond agreement dating from 1863, prior to the creation of the YWCA of Albany, NY. It includes account reports, annual reports, bills of sale, program operating expenses, correspondence, grant applications, insurance policies, incident reports, membership ledger books, mortgages, deeds, bonds, and the history of the YWCA.

Series 2: Board and Committee Files, 1930-1995, 2.39 cubic ft., Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

This series is comprised of meeting minutes, treasury reports, and correspondence from 1930 to 1995. Minutes are from the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and various other committees within the organization. Annual Meeting minutes are also included.

Series 3: Public Relations, Programs, and Events, 1911-1995, 1.22 cubic ft., Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series documents the YWCA programs, newsletters and special events from 1911 to 1995. Materials include class offerings, Black History Month essay contest programs and essays, annual Tribute to Women award ceremony materials, brochures, and fliers.

Series 4: News Clippings and Scrapbook Material, 1905-1995, 0.99 cubic ft., Arranged chronologically.

This series consists of photocopies of news clippings and scrapbook materials pertaining to the Albany YWCA and/or collected by the Albany YWCA from 1905 to 1995. Whenever possible, the original order of the scrapbooks is maintained, which does not always correspond with chronological order. Loose news clippings and loose scrapbook pages are organized by date. Original items in scrapbooks, such as programs, photographs, postcards, and letters are filed separately within the series.

Series 5: Photographs, 1911-1995, 2.64 cubic ft., Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

This series holds photographs documenting YWCA activities and programs covering 1936 to 1995, particularly the annual Tribute to Women. It consists of color and black and white prints, slides, and negatives. There is tape damage on some prints. The majority of the pictures are from the 1980s and 1990s. One photograph is available for viewing online from the University at Albany Libraries' Digital Collections database.

Series 6: Memorabilia, undated, 7.71 cubic ft., Arranged by Material.

This series holds a number of artifacts, banners, handkerchiefs, videotapes, a framed painting, and framed embroidery. Artifacts include pins, posters, ornaments, a gavel, brass plates, and an imprinter with the Albany YWCA seal.


YWCA of Albany, New York
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Administrative Files, 1863-1996

Box 1
Folder

1. Accountant Report and Supplemental Report, 1944, 1957
2. Accountant Reports, 1958-1960
3. Accountant Reports, 1961-1962
4. Accountant Reports, 1963-1968
5. Accountant Reports, 1969-1970, 1972-1976
6. Accountant Reports, 1977-1982
7. Accountant Reports and Correspondence, 1982-1991
8. Accountant Annual Reports, 1990

Box 2
Folder

1. After School Program, Annual Report, 1994
2. After School Program, Claims to Albany County, 1993-1995
3. After School Program, Youth Bureau Contracts, Applications, Insurance Papers, 1993
4. Annual Reports, 1915-1918
5. Annual Reports, 1920-1926
6. Annual Reports, 1930-1940
7. Annual Reports, 1940-1945
8. Annual Reports, 1945-1950
9. Annual Reports, 1950-1955
10. Annual Reports, 1958-1959, 1962-1966

Box 3
Folder

1. Annual Reports, 1968, 1971-1990
2. Annual Reports, Non-YWCA, 1975-1978
3. Application for Funds from Housing and Development Act, 1974
4. Baby Sitting Certificates, undated
5. Billing and Operations, Handwritten Notes, 1976, undated
6. Bills of Sale, 1939
7. Budget and Financial Ledger, 1980
8. Budget and Financial Ledger, 1980
9. Budget and Financial Ledger, 1981
10-11. Budget, 1991
12. Budget, 1992
13. Buildings and Grounds, 1989-1996
14. Building, 28 Colvin Street, Purchase and Renovation, 1986-1987
15. Building, Lodge Street Purchase, Sale, Correspondence, 1925, 1939, 1971-1977

Box 4
Folder

1. Cafeteria Operations Report, and Proposal Budget, 1963
2. Capital District Builder's of Educational Achievement, Annual Report, 1994
3. Capital District Builder's of Educational Achievement, Budget, 1994
4. Capital District Builder's of Educational Achievement Claim, 1994
5. Capital District Builder's of Educational Achievement, Compliance Reports, 1994-1995
6. Capital District Builder's of Educational Achievement, Correspondence, 1994
7. Capital District Builder's of Educational Achievement, Final Claim, 1993
8. Capital District Builder's of Educational Achievement, On-Site Monitoring by DFY (Division For Youth), 1994-1995
9. Capital District Builder's of Educational Achievement, Program Documentation, 1994
10. Capital District Builder's of Educational Achievement, Virginia Trip, 1994
11. Children's Center, Advancement of Funds, 1994
12. Children's Center Claim, 1994
13. Children's Center, Contracts, Lease Agreements, 1993-1994
14. Children's Center, Correspondence, 1994-1995
15. Children's Center, Expenditures, 1994

Box 5
Folder

1. Children's Center, Head Start Family Worker Job Description and Project Request, 1995
2. Children's Center, Instructions on Filing a Claim, 1994-1995
3. Children's Center, Magazine Articles, undated
4. Children's Center, New York State Bar Association Grant, 1993-1995
5. Children's Center, Policies and Procedures, 1994
6. Children's Center, Volunteer Services, 1994-1995
7. Cleaning Service, Correspondence, 1991, undated
8.Community Directory, 1959, 1963-1968
9. Contributions, 1991
10. Constitution and By-laws, undated
11. Construction and Renovation, 1963
12. Corporate Resolutions and Correspondence, 1977-1993
13. Council of Community Services, Voucher, 1994
14. Day Camp Lawsuit, 1975-1977
15. Department of Labor, Forms and Correspondence, 1988
16. Employee Record, 1950
17. Financial Statement, Preliminary, 1987-1988
18. Financial Papers, Miscellaneous Income, Endowment Funds, 1956-1976
19. Grant Application, Correspondence, 1977
20. Grant Application, Women's Educational Equity Act, undated
21. Grant Booklets and Brochures, 1977-1978
22. Grants, New York State Energy Office, 1991

Box 6
Folder

1. General Correspondence, 1986, undated
2. Incident Reports and Safety Plan, 1971-1978, 1991, 1994, 1995
3. Income and Expenses Ledger, 1982
4. Income and Expenses Ledger, 1988
5. Insurance Correspondence, 1974-1975
6. Insurance Policy, 1938
7. Internal Revenue Service, Payroll Papers, 1990
8. Internship Paper, 1978
9. Investment and Finance Statements, 1959, 1967-1979
10. Investment Loan, 1990-1991
11. Investment Management Agreement, 1974
12. Legal Agreement, National Commercial Bank and Trust Company, 1974
13. Liberty Partnership Program, 1994
14. Mayor's Fund, 1993-1994
15. Membership Ledger, 1981

Box 7
Folder

1. Membership Ledger, 1982
2. Membership Ledger, 1983
3. Membership Ledger, 1984
4. Membership Ledger, 1988
5. Membership Policies and Procedures, 1977
6. Membership Reports, 1980-1993

Box 8
Folder

1. Mortgage Applications, 1987
2. Norstar Bank, Correspondence, 1990-1991
3. Payment Requests, Day Care Services, 1976
4. Personnel Action Report, 1991
5. Personnel Policies and Procedures, undated
6. Personnel Recommendations, 1958-1959
7. Program Cost Information, 1974
8. Program Description and Purpose Statement, undated
9. Publicity Report, 1954
10. Receipt Book, 1980
11. Records Retention Schedule, undated
12. Re-incorporation Act, 1942
13. Report of the Architectural and Engineering Service by B.M. Cadman Associates, 1958
14. Reports to National YWCA, 1977-1978
15. Report of Study, 1958
16. Sheppard, James, Public Accountant, Correspondence, 1989-1993
17. South Africa, Anti-Apartheid Correspondence and Papers, 1985-1989
18. Study Report on Albany YWCA, 1971
19. Summer Camp Scholarship, 1989-1992
20. Swimming Department, Monthly Report, 1959-1960
21. Swimming Pool Rental, College of Saint Rose, 1989
22. Swimming Pool Rental, YMCA, 1990-1992
23. Tax Exemption Papers, 1989-1990
24. Teen Choices, Albany Community Service Project, 1994

Box 9
Folder

1. Teen Choices, Audit, 1994-1995
2. Teen Choices, Budget and Amendments, 1994
3. Teen Choices, Claims, 1993-1994
4. Teen Choices, Contracts and Agreements, 1988-1993
5. Teen Choices, Correspondence and Payment Lists, 1993-1994
6. Teen Choices, Final Claim, 1994
7. United Way, Budget and Funding Applications, 1994
8. United Way, Correspondence and Program Survey, 1994
9. United Way, Program Allocations, 1993
10. Workmen's Compensation, 1979-1990
11. YWCA of Albany Building Fund, Report, 1960
12. YWCA Calendar of Special Projects, 1960
13. YWCA Contracts, undated
14. YWCA History, National and Local, undated
15. YWCA Retirement Fund Report and Papers, 1977, 1993

Box 10

Annual Financial Report, 1932-1935
Annual Reports, 1889-1896
Annual Reports, 1898-1908
Annual Reports, 1899-1909

Box 11

Annual Reports, 1909-1918
Annual Reports, 1918-1928
Annual Reports, 1919-1928
Annual Reports, 1928-1939
Annual Reports, 1939-1948

Box 12

Board of Managers Meeting Minutes, 1897-1902
Board Minutes, 1903-1911
Board Minutes, 1921-1931
Constitution and By-Laws, 1888
Membership Dues, 1903-1908
Membership Lists, 1891-1842
Membership Lists, undated

Box 13

Expenses Account Ledger, 1925-1928
Expenses Account Ledger, 1967-1969
Membership List, 1905-1906

Box 14

Payroll Ledger, 1927-1930

Box 15

Bank Account Ledger, 1963
Membership Cashbook, 1890-1903
Visitors Book, 1888-1905

Box 1A (Legal Size Box)
Folder

1. Affidavit of Title, 1913
2. Assignment of Mortgage, 1916-1921
3. Attendance Lists, Y-Wives, 1974
4. Balance Sheets, undated
5. Bonds, 1911-1925
6. Budgets, Salary Earnings, Sales Numbers, 1979
7. Deeds, 1870-1921
8. Endowment Fund, 1970
9. Instructor Lists, 1991
10. Legal Agreements, 1902-1922
11. Mortgages, 1903-1917
12. New York State Resolutions, 1917, 1925, 1957, 1976
13. Re-incorporation Agreements, 1963-1972
14. Tenant Agreements, 1972
15. Warranty Deeds, 1863-1939
16. Will and Testaments, 1960-1961, 1970
17. YWCA Construction and Renovation, 1963
18. Youth Bureau Agreement and Day Camp Application, 1971-1974

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Folder

1. Bonds, 1906-1913
2. News Page, Tax Exemptions, 1940
3. Payroll, December 1980-1989
4. Treasurer Report, Membership Ledger, 1950, 1978, 1989
5. Trial Balance, 1981-1988


YWCA of Albany, New York
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Series 2: Board and Committee Files, 1930-1995

Box 1
Folder

1. Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, 1966
2. Association Review Committee, National Review Team, 1970-1979
3. Ballots, 1972, 1977
4. Board of Director's Budget Reports, 1989-1991, undated
5. Board of Directors, By-laws, undated
6. Board of Directors, Correspondence, 1951-1956
7. Board of Directors, Correspondence, 1968-1978
8. Board of Directors, Correspondence, 1984-1991
9. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1935-1936
10. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1937
11. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1939-1941
12. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1944-1945
13. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1947-1948
14. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1949-1951
15. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1952-1953
16. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1954-1955
17. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1956-1957
18. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1958-1960

Box 2
Folder

1. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1961-1963
2. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1964-1966
3. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1967-1969
4. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1970-1971
5. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1972-1973
6. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1974-1975
7. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1976-1977
8. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1978-1979
9. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1980-1981
10. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1982-1983

Box 3
Folder

1. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1984
2. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1985
3. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1986
4. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1987
5. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1988
6. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1989
7. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1990-1991
8. Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, undated

Box 4
Folder

1. Board of Directors, and Officer Liability Insurance, 1985-1992
2. Board of Directors, Officer Lists, 1959-1990, undated
3. Board of Directors, Orientation, 1992
4. Board of Directors, Reports and Balance Sheets, 1953
5. Board of Directors, Responsibilities, undated
6. Board of Directors, Statement of Assets and Liabilities, 1978
7. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1928-1944
8. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1956-1957
9. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1959-1960
10. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1961-1963
11. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1964-1966
12. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1967-1969
13. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1970-1971
14. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1972-1973

Box 5
Folder

1. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1974-1975
2. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1976-1977
3. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1980-1982
4. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1983-1984
5. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1985
6. Board of Directors, Treasury Reports, 1986-1987
7. Board of Directors, Trial Balance, 1980
8. Board of Trustees, Correspondence, 1980-1988
9. Board of Trustees, Meeting Minutes, 1933-1964
10. Board of Trustees, Meeting Minutes, 1978-1980
11. Board of Trustees, Meeting Minutes, 1983-1985
12. Board of Trustees, Meeting Minutes, 1986-1987

Box 6
Folder

1. Board of Trustees, Meeting Minutes, 1988-1989
2. Board of Trustees, Meeting Minutes, 1990-1995
3. Board of Trustees, Officer Lists and Organizational Structure, 1983-1989
4. Board of Trustees, Responsibilities, undated
5. Board of Trustees, Retirement Fund, 1976-1990
6. Cafeteria Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1944-1951
7. Cafeteria Committee, Reports, 1944-1951
8. Centennial Committee, Guide for Commemoration, 1955
9. Centennial Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1988
10. Committee and Job Descriptions, undated
11. Department Report, 1963
12. Executive Board, Meeting Minutes, 1985
13. Executive Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1933-1936
14. Executive Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1937-1941

Box 7
Folder

1. Executive Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1954-1955
2. Executive Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1956-1957
3. Executive Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1958-1959
4. Executive Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1969-1970, 1973-1975
5. Executive Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1979-1984
6. Executive Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1985-1989
7. Executive Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1991
8. Executive and Finance Committee, Meeting Minutes, Advisors and Building Committee Meeting Minutes, 1964
9. Finance Committee, Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1983-1994
10. Finance Committee, Notes, 1930-1933
11. Finance Manuals and Treasury Responsibilities, undated
12. Health Department Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1959
13. House Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1934-1945
14. Membership Committee, Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1984-1987
15. National YWCA, Meeting Minutes Concerning Tax Legislation, 1979
16. National YWCA Board, Treasurer's Report, 1980-1981
17. Nominating Committee, Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1984-1988
18. Race Relations Committee, 1983-1985
19. Residence Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1959-1962
20. Resource Development Committee, Meeting Minutes and Correspondence, 1979
21. Staff and Board of Directors Workshop, 1986
22. Staff Meeting, Minutes and Agendas, 1987-1988
23. Supervisory Group Report, 1990
24. Thursday Afternoon Club, Federated Business and Professional Club Papers (from scrapbook), 1939-1940
25. Tribute Committee Report, 1985
26. Various Committee Meeting Minutes, 1962-1974
27. World Fellowship Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1959-1963
28. World Fellowship Committee, Meeting Minutes, undated
29. Youth Committee Meeting, 1978
30. YWCA Organizational Cart, 1987

Box 1A (Legal Size Box)
Folder

19. Board of Directors, Treasurer's Report, 1981
20. Tribute Committee Meeting, 1985


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Series 3: Public Relations, Programs, and Events, 1911-1995

Box 1
Folder

1. Albany YWCA Health Parade Bulletins, 1940
2. American Women; 1607 to Present, 6 volumes, 1978
3. The Association Hymnal, 1926
4. Black History Month Essay Contest, 1985-1991
5. Brochures, Fliers, and Programs, 1911-1939
6. Brochures, Fliers, and Programs, 1940-1949
7. Brochures, Fliers, and Programs, 1959-1984
8. Brochures, Fliers, and Programs, undated

Box 2
Folder

1. Brochures of Workshops and Classes, 1977-1982, undated
2. Brochures of Workshops and Classes, 1983-1987
3. Brochures of Workshops and Classes, 1988-1989
4. Brochures of Workshops and Classes, 1990-1992
5. Brochures of Workshops and Classes, 1993-1995
6. Federated Business Girls Club, Programs and Newsletters, 1939
7. Fliers (non-Albany related), 1941-1949, 1958
8. Guest Book, 1979

Box 3
Folder

1. Guest Book, undated
2. In Behalf of Working Women, YWCA Record, undated
3. The Industrial Awakening and the YWCA, 1920
4. Introducing the YWCA to New Members, 1937
5. Life Process Center for Women, undated
6. Music, Let's Have More of It, 1960
7. Newsletters, 1940
8. Our Faith and Ourselves Today, 1955
9. Public Affairs in the YWCA, 1957
10. Public Affairs Newsletters and Correspondence, 1979
11. Skits and Songs, undated
12. Thursday Afternoon Club, Programs, circa 1940s
13. Tribute to Women, Biographies, undated
14. Tribute to Women, Ceremony Programs, 1979-1985
15. Tribute to Women, Ceremony Programs, 1986-1987
16. Tribute to Women, Ceremony Programs, 1988-1990
17. Tribute to Women, Ceremony Programs, 1991-1994

Box 1A (Legal Size Box)
Folder

21. Citation and Resolution of 100th Anniversary, 1988
22. Black History Month Certificate and Proclamation, 1990
23. Display Descriptions, undated
24. Member Certificate, 1909
25. Newsletter, 1940
26. Proclamation, YWCA of Albany Month, 1988
27. Winter 1998 Program, Rough Draft, 1988

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Folder

6. African American History Month Proclamation, 1994
7. The Albany Review, 1989
8. Citation, 1988
9. Newspapers, 1974, 1989
10. Poster, American Women, 1983
11. Poster, Women Veterans, undated
12-16. Posters, Women's History Week, undated


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Series 4: News Clippings and Scrapbook Material, 1905-1995

Box 1
Folder

1. News Clippings, 1905-1925
2. News Clippings, 1930-1939
3. News Clippings, 1940-1949
4. News Clippings, 1950-1959
5. News Clippings, 1960-1974
6. News Clippings, 1982-1989
7. News Clippings, 1991-1995
8. News Clippings, Poster Photocopy, 1994
9. News Clippings, circa 1950s
10. News Clippings, circa 1980s, 1989-1990
11. News Clippings, circa 1990s
12. News Clippings, undated
13. News Clippings, Thursday Afternoon Club, undated
14. Scrapbook, Originals, circa 1910s-1940s
15. Scrapbook, Photocopies, circa 1910s-1940s
16. Scrapbook, Originals, circa 1930s
17. Scrapbook, Originals, circa 1930s
18. Scrapbook, Photo Album, circa 1930s
19. Scrapbook, Photo Album, circa 1930s
20. Scrapbook, Loose Pages and News Clippings, circa 1930s-1960s

Box 2
Folder

1. Scrapbook, Loose Pages and News Clippings, circa 1957-1959, undated
2. Scrapbook, 1932-1936
3. Scrapbook, 1937-1938
4. Scrapbook, 1938-1939
5. Scrapbook, 1939
6. Scrapbook, 1939
7. Scrapbook, 1939-1940
8. Scrapbook, Originals, 1939-1949
9. Scrapbook, Photocopies, 1939-1949
10. Scrapbook, Originals, Publicity Reports, 1940-1941
11. Scrapbook, Publicity Reports, Photocopies, 1940-1941
12. Scrapbook, 1940
13. Scrapbook, Originals, circa 1940s

Box 3
Folder

1. Scrapbook, Thursday Afternoon Club, 1940-1941
2. Scrapbook, Business and Professional Club, 1941-1942
3. Scrapbook, Girls Reserve, 1941-1945
4. Scrapbook, 1950-1954
5. Scrapbook, Outing Club, Originals, 1952-1953
6. Scrapbook, Outing Club, Photocopies, 1952-1953
7. Scrapbook, 1954
8. Scrapbook, 1956-1958
9. Scrapbook, 1962-1963
10. Scrapbook, 1962-1963
11. Scrapbook, 1964
12. Scrapbook, 1965
13. Scrapbook, 1965-1967
14. Scrapbook, 1981-1983
15. Scrapbook, 1983-1985
16. Scrapbook, 1986-1989
17. Scrapbook, 1989-1990
18. Scrapbook, 1990-1993


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Series 5: Photographs, 1911-1995

One photograph is available for viewing online from the University at Albany Libraries' Digital Collections database.

Box 1
Folder

1. Aerobics, Black and White, 1983-1986
2. Aerobics, Black and White, 1987-1989
3. Aerobics, Black and White, 1990-1995, undated
4. Aerobics, Children, 1987, 1989-1990, undated
5. Aerobics, Color, 1987-1990, undated
6. Annual Dinners, 1983, 1985
7. Black History Month Essay Contest, 1980, 1982-1984
8. Black History Month Essay Contest, 1988, 1990, 1992-1993
9. Black History Month Essay Contest, undated
10. Children, 1958-1960, 1962, 1966

Box 2
Folder

1. Children, 1983-1986
2. Children, 1987-1989
3. Children, 1990-1994
4-7. Children, undated
8. Children, Christmas Parties, 1988, 1991, undated
9. Drop-In Child Center, undated
10. Empire State Plaza, Demonstrations, 1984

Box 3
Folder

1. Empire State Plaza, Demonstrations, 1985
2. Empire State Black Arts and Cultural Festival, 1985
3. Fire Trucks Program, 1990, 1992, 1994, undated
4. Gallery Exhibits, 1978-1979, undated
5. Garage Sale, 1984-1985, 1987-1989
6. Garage Sale, 1990, 1992
7. Golden Rule Awards, 1990
8. Great Escape Trip, 1992
9. Group Activities, 1970-1979
10. Group Activities, 1980-1983, 1985-1989
11. Group Activities, 1990, undated

Box 4
Folder

1. Halloween Parties, 1987-1989, undated
2. Indoor Sports, 1936, 1944, 1980, undated
3. Martial Arts, 1960, 1987, 1989, 1993, undated
4. Mayor's Office Proclamation, 1988
5. Mom and Tot Group, 1984-1986
6. Negatives, 35mm, 1975, 1986, undated
7-10. Negatives, 35mm, Various Activities, undated

Box 5
Folder

1. Negatives, Film Size 110 and 126, Various Activities, undated
2. People, Identified, 1948,1950, 1952, 1957-1962, 1964, 1966-1969
3. People, Identified, 1983-1988, 1990, 1992-1993
4-5. People, Identified, undated
6. People, Unidentified, 1980-1981, 1984-1986
7. People, Unidentified, 1987-1989
8. People, Unidentified, 1990-1993
9. People, Unidentified, undated

Box 6
Folder

1-4. People, Unidentified, undated
5. Slides, Aerobics, Children, Christmas, Essay Contest, Swimming, undated
6. Summer Activities, 1961, 1971
7. Summer Fun Day Camp, 1987, 1990, 1992
8. Swimming, 1944, 1959, 1983, 1985-1989, 1991-1992
9-10. Swimming, undated

Box 7
Folder

1. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1980, 1982
2. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1983-1984
3. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1985
4. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1986
5. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1987
6-7. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1988
8-9. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1989
10. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1990

Box 8
Folder

1. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1992
2. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1993
3. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, 1994
4. Tribute to Women, Ceremony and Honorees, undated
5. Workshops, 1983-1984, 1987-1990
6. Workshops, undated
7. YWCA Buildings, Interior and Exterior, 1955, 1980, 1987-1989
8. YWCA of the USA, 1911-1912, 1918-1919, undated


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Series 6: Memorabilia, undated

Box 1

Biblical Quote, Framed Embroidery, 1976

Box 2

Arab Cookbook in English, undated
Australian YWCA, Correspondence, 1958
Baghdad YWCA, Correspondence, 1958
Handkerchief, Australian Flowers, circa 1950s
Handkerchief, Australian Flowers, circa 1950s
Handkerchief, Australian Koala, circa 1950s
Handkerchief, Australia Winter Olympics Design, 1956
Handkerchief, New South Wales Design, circa 1950s
Handkerchief, Nigerian Design, circa 1950s
Handkerchief, Queensland Design, circa 1950s
Nigeria YWCA, Correspondence, 1958

Box 3

1. 8mm Tape, unidentified
2. 31st National Convention, Chicago, VHS Tape, 1988
3. Advertising/Promos, " Master Tape, 1989
4. Celebrating 100 Years, VHS Tape, 1988
5. Public Service Announcements, " Master Tape, 1988
6. Public Service Announcements, " Master Tape, 1989
7. Public Service Announcements Memo, 1988
8. Purpose Study, YWCA of the USA, VHS Tape, 1988-91
9. Services and Fund Raising Promo, VHS Tape, 1988
10. Tribute to Women Ceremony, VHS Tape, 1992
11. Tribute to Women Ceremony, Part 2, VHS Tape, 1992
12. YWCA Retirement Fund, VHS Tape, 1989
13. YWCA Today, VHS Tape, 1988

Box 4

Brass Ornaments, undated
Brass Plaque, 1922
Brass Plaque, 1926
Brass Plaque, undated
Brass YWCA pins, undated
Brass YWCA Pins, White and Blue, undated
International Women's Day, Patch, undated
New York State Council of YWCAs, Gavel, undated
"Y-Teen" Stickers, undated
YWCA of the USA, Pin, 1993
YWCA stickers, undated

Oversize Box 1
Folder

1. Body Conditioning Class, Poster, undated
2. Business Club Dining, Poster, undated
3. Cafeteria, Poster, undated
4. Drawing of YWCA Building, 1989
5. Good Fellowship, Poster, undated
6. Group Photo, 1957
7. Industrial League, Poster, undated
8. Photograph of Mrs. circa Marshall Munson, 1964
9. Purpose Statement, undated
10. Reprint of Lithograph of 1922 YWCA poster, 1983
11. "Rooms are Cozy," Poster, undated
12. Sports Skills Class, Poster, undated
13. Thursday Afternoon Club, Poster, undated
14. World Fellowship Committee, Poster
15. YWCA "Invest in Her," Poster, undated
16. YWCA Women of the Century Poster, 1985

Oversize Box 2

Black History Month, Banner, 1991
Centerport United Methodist Church, Felt Banner, undated
Gold Ribbon, undated
Maroon, Gold, and Silver Striped Banner, undated
World of Difference Banner, undated
YWCA of Albany Banner, undated
YWCA Sheet, Banner, undated

Oversize Box 3

Former YWCA Building, Painting, undated
Pueblo YWCA, Poster, circa 1982
Tribute to Women, Framed Newspaper, 1994

Oversize Box 4
Blueprints of Renovation, 1990

Flat Folder 1
YWCA of the USA, Poster, 1983

Flat Folder 2
Our Purpose, Poster, undated

Flat Folder 3
Mrs. Acors Rathbun, Framed Portrait, undated

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