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YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.
Record Group 06. Program: Series III. Public Advocacy, 1870-2002
Collection number: Forms part of MS 324

Abstract:
Records in this series document the formulation of the National Association's public advocacy program, its lobbying efforts on behalf of legislation, and efforts to "interpret" the program to its membership and the general public at local, regional, and national levels. Materials include general historical materials, committee and subcommittee records, mailings to Associations, publications, program materials, reference files on program issues, reports, surveys, and training materials. Forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records. Record Group 6. Program.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

Restrictions on use:

The YWCA of the USA retains copyright ownership of the records, but has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf.

Copyright to materials authored by persons other than YWCA staff may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
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Historical Note

The Public Advocacy activities of the YWCA represent the Association as a social force and have been described as "prayer in motion." They encompass "[a]ny issue affecting our common life which requires collective citizen action, legislation, or the development of public policy or efforts to change or improve the conditions or quality of life for all citizens, or correct inequities."

Cover of pamphlet by Joseph Camp, 1948

Cover of pamphlet by Joseph Camp, 1948

In a January 1911 report to the Department of Method, Economic Secretary Blanche Geary, spurred a new type of activity for the National Association when she pointed out that "preventative work for the girl who is not self-supporting is to a large degree futile if it is not coupled with a determined effort to secure her [a] minimum living wage." When Geary's argument was put before the membership later that year at the Third National Convention the YWCA went on record as in "sympathy with the great purpose of securing the determination by law of a minimum living wage for women." With this resolution, the National YWCA began to make use of its influence as a Christian organization in the public policy sphere.

From this point, part of the goal of the Department of Method was to make each Association, club, and committee within the YWCA "a force for social and industrial righteousness." Most of the National Association's earliest public advocacy activities were related to employment issues in the "economic" sphere. World War I prompted the YWCA to expand its longstanding efforts to foster international understanding (known as its "World Fellowship" work) to include public policy efforts in support of international peace.

At the 1920 YWCA National Convention (the first held after passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the franchise), the membership voted to "make a study of social and economic conditions affecting women, and of the possibilities of improving such conditions through legislation and that it use resources and influence to help secure such legislation as shall promote the welfare of young women." The National Board's recommendation for adoption of the "Social Ideals of the Churches" of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America as the social platform of the YWCA, reads in part: "To secure the practical application of these Social Ideals, there will be needed intelligent public opinion, social reform and wise legislation. Through the experience of the last five years [World War I] women have discovered their potential power in public affairs, and with the granting of the franchise there has come to them the responsibility for active participation in the life of the body politic. Many women are not as yet prepared to meet these responsibilities. Many have need of guidance in adjusting their private life to the challenging demands of full citizenship. There is necessity for careful study of the contribution which women can bring to national and international problems." The result was a resolution to use YWCA resources "to further the preparation of women for responsible citizenship and to direct their energies toward the achievement of social righteousness."

When the Education and Research Division was established in the following year (1921), it coordinated the work of three committees concerned with public policy issues: the Legislative Committee, the Council on International Education (originally Council on International Peace), and the Council on Economic Relations. Acknowledging the "closely related and interwoven" aspects of the work of these three committees, the YWCA decided to merge them in 1929 to form the Committee on Public Affairs.

The Public Affairs Committee had responsibility for formulating the National Public Affairs Program for action at Convention. It was also responsible for "interpretation" and implementation of the Program through the development of educational materials for use by Community and Student Associations. The Committee kept abreast of legislation in Congress and the states, kept files of "current and reliable" information related to the Program, and worked with other organizations expert in particular issues. It had responsibility for initiating suggested action on public policy and drafting statements on public policy issues for the National Board. Committee membership included "resident" (local) members and members-at-large who represented the various regions of the country and all divisions and departments of the National Association.

The Committee worked in characteristic YWCA fashion, studying existing conditions, crafting resolutions or recommendations for Convention, and, once the program was approved by that body, working in various ways to advocate for legislation and sway public opinion through community education.

To formulate the National Public Affairs Program, the Committee solicited suggestions from all departments and divisions of the staff and all members of the Committee. The tentative Program was sent to each Association for comment. Changes were then made at Convention and the final version adopted as the basis for public advocacy work during the following biennium/triennium.

From early days, the Program was organized in categories called "sections" with a Subcommittee assigned responsibility for each section. Though the terms used to describe the various sections changed over time, they generally fell into the following broad, and often overlapping, categories:

-civil liberties and democratic rights (including lynching, prayer in public schools, campus unrest, the House Un-American Activities Committee, loyalty oaths, military conscription, voting rights, gun control, and racial and sexual discrimination).

-international relations (including post-war recovery/reconstruction, international labor issues, trade policy, United Nations, status of women, world government, and peace).

-social and economic welfare (including child welfare, consumers, economic opportunity, employment training, health care and health insurance, housing, labor issues, social security, status of women, and women workers).

-ethnic groups (including affirmative action, fair employment practices, race discrimination in the armed forces, segregation, exclusion laws, alien registration, anti-semitism, and refugee issues)

-government and politics (including political party platforms, citizenship education, and the Supreme Court)

-public education (including federal aid, and support for U.S. Department of Education)

-public health and safety (including health insurance, maternity and infant care, prostitution, reproductive rights, and violence prevention)

-youth (including employment opportunities, juvenile delinquency, and franchise)

Science and the Environment became a new category in the late 1960s.

Beginning in the 1930s through the end of the 1950s, Public Affairs was not so closely allied with other Program staff, being either a separate department or part of General Administration.

In the 1930s, the YWCA worked on issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Social Security Act, lynching, support for public education and the establishment of U.S. Dept of Education, refugees, world peace, and the rights of workers to organize.

Issues in the 1940s included international peace, the relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II, alien registration, fair employment practices, race discrimination in the armed forces, immigrant exclusion laws, European recovery, international human rights conventions, and the establishment of the United Nations. In the 1950s, the Public Affairs Office focused on legislation related to the restriction of civil liberties during the McCarthy era.

Creation of the Bureau of Research and Program Resources in 1960 again grouped Public Affairs staff with other Program staff. Public Advocacy activities during the decade related to civil rights, campus unrest, gun control, the environment, economic opportunity, fair housing, and health care.

The early 1970s Organization Renewal effort called for creation of a Program Development and Public Policy Unit focused on racial justice, religion, health, and the environment. The new "Public Policy Center" (one of various "centers" in the Unit) worked on issues related to women's rights, sex discrimination, affirmative action, school busing, the Vietnam war, reproductive rights, homelessness, agricultural migrant workers, and the minimum wage. Financial struggles prevented full implementation of plans envisioned as part of the Organization Renewal.

In 1991, the National Association established an office in Washington, D.C., to enable the YWCA to become recognized presence in the national capital. To strengthen these efforts, it created the Advocacy and Research Division in 1992. The idea was to aggressively seek opportunities to speak on public policy issues and issues of concern to the YWCA, particularly child care, women's health, racism, domestic violence, and women's political participation. The Division handled financial record-keeping for the Women's Vote Project '96 sponsored by the Council of Presidents of National Women's Organizations. This Project developed a political skills training program for women known as "I Lead." After this experience, the YWCA sought funding from the Ford Foundation for an expanded Women's Political Empowerment Program to develop "program resources" and "training modules" to increase women's political participation. The resulting "I Vote" voter participation program and the "I Speak Out" advocacy training program were designed to augment "I Lead" political skills training program developed by the Women's Vote Project '96.

Administrative History
1911-Method Department, especially Economic Work Secretary
1921-22Law Reporting Service in Research and Method Department
1923-28 [-31]Legislation and International Education in Education and Research Division
1932Economics, International Affairs in Laboratory Division; Public Affairs Correspondence in National Services Division
1933-53Public Affairs Office in General Administration
1954-59Public Affairs
1960-70Bureau of Research and Program Resources
1970Office of Public Affairs
1971-78Public Policy Center in Program Development and Public Policy Unit
1978-84Public Policy Center in Program Unit
1984-Public Affairs, Public Policy in Program Services Division
1991[Washington Office] Public Policy
Sep 1992Advocacy and Public Policy in Advocacy and Research Division
Committees
1922-Legislative Committee, under Education and Research Division
1929-30 Public Affairs Committee under Education and Research Division
1932-33Public Affairs Committee
1933-39Public Affairs Committee under General Administration
1940-70National Public Affairs Committee
1970-71Public Affairs Core Group [during Organization Renewal process]
1971-73Public Policy Committee
1982-96Public Policy Committee
1998-Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
Scope and Contents

Forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records--Record Group 6. Program.

NOTE: For the most part, the Microfilmed Records and the Original Format Records do not duplicate each other and both should be consulted. This description covers materials in both formats. See the Contents List for a folder-level inventory of the Original Format Records. See the Microfilmed Records Reel Lists for a detailed inventory of the microfilm.

Public Advocacy files include general historical materials, committee and subcommittee records, mailings to Associations, publications, program materials, reference files on program issues, reports, surveys, and training materials dating from 1911 to 2000.

Committee records, publications and a few reference files were kept as part of the organization's Central File and were therefore microfilmed. The extensive Program Subject files, maintained separately from the Central File were not microfilmed. These chronicle the YWCA's activities in a wide variety of public policy areas and are available only in original format.

Committee and Subcommittee records document formulation of the National Public Affairs Program as well as drafting of related correspondence with legislators, letters to editors, and other kinds of public statements. It was the duty of Public Advocacy staff to keep abreast of developments related to the Program, monitoring the progress of legislation and collecting related newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and brochures to gauge public opinion and keep informed about ongoing developments.

Regular mailings to Associations and a variety of publications, including both pamphlets and serials, such as Public Affairs News Service, were tools for "interpretation" of the Program. These materials provided ideas and strategies for use by Community and Student Associations to help mold public opinion.

The records reflect the challenges of dealing with controversy stirred by some of the YWCA's more radical stances, and the effects of those stances on funding of the Association. Though the YWCA came to see its public policy work as part of its Christian duty, many in the general public expected a religious organization to stay out of the public sphere.

Microfilmed Records, 1906-70 only

[see Microfilmed Records Reel List]

Records on the microfilm consist of only those materials kept in the Central File and are less extensive than those that survive in original format. Both should be consulted.

Microfilmed records include minutes and reports of the Public Affairs Committee, general subject files on selected public advocacy issues (such as the U.S. Government, labor, peace, communism, and narcotics), and the extensive serials and other publications produced by the program. They can be found on the microfilm under:

  • Minutes and Reports
    • Public Affairs Committee
  • Subject Files
    • Government-United States
    • Labor
    • Peace
    • Public Affairs [publications]
    • Communism
    • Narcotics

Original Format Records, 1906-2000, 34 linear feet

[see Original Format Records folder list]

The original format records are arranged in two subseries:

Subseries A. General

Subseries B. Program Subject Files

Subseries A. General is divided in nine sections: General and History, Office/Staff, Committees and Subcommittees, Mailings, Programs and Projects, Publications, Reports, Surveys, and Training.

Much of the material in General and History appears to have been gathered or created as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Public Affairs Program which was celebrated jointly with the National Council of Jewish Women in 1961-62. Included are a variety of chronologies and subject indexes detailing the YWCA's public policy activities over time. There are also copies of the Program passed at each Convention.

Office/Staff contains a variety of general materials about the office and its communications with Community Associations and others about the Program and about various controversies associated with it.

Committees and Subcommittees consists primarily of minutes, reports, and rosters. A few notes and working drafts give a sense of the process for formulating the Program. The files are relatively comprehensive up to 1969, but contain almost nothing from the 1970s and 1980s and only a few items from the 1990s.

To keep the membership informed about ongoing developments related to the Program, the Committee sent regular Mailings of "Circular Letters" to Community and Student Associations. Items date from 1922 to 1950 and the late 1980s through 2000.

Records in Programs and Projects consists primarily of files related to Child Care, Political Participation, and Violence Prevention programs dating from the late 1980s to 2000. Included are funding proposals, publications, files from workshops, media kits, correspondence and clippings about events at Community Associations.

Public Advocacy Publications consist of brochures, booklets, program materials, organizing kits, and serials to inform the membership about the issues and provide suggestions for activities aimed at forming public opinon.

Reports consists primarily of Committee/Council reports to the National Board on Program activities, 1920-88.

Surveys document late 1990s-2001 questionnaires to Community YWCAs about programs they offer, particularly anti-violence and child care.

Training contains scattered study course, orientation materials, and kits dating from 1927 to 2002.

Subseries B. Program Subject Files consists of files created and maintained by Public Advocacy staff to be a central source of information accessible by subject. They were maintained separately from the YWCA's Central File and were not microfilmed.

They include copies of pending legislation, correspondence with legislators and other organizations, excerpts clipped from Committee and National Board minutes, excerpts clipped from YWCA publications, a wide variety of pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, and flyers put out by other organizations, congressional testimony, friend of the court briefs, texts of speeches, and press releases.

The files were designed to allow YWCA staff to be well-informed about each topic, including the major arguments for and against it, the Association's past activities related to that subject, and the forces aligned against its position. The files originally contained clippings from the mainstream press (including the New York Times and Post, the Washington Post, The Nation, Congressional Record, and the National Capital Reporter). Due to deterioration of the poor-quality paper, any clippings used on for reference, that did not make mention of the YWCA were discarded.

In some cases, the Program Subject Files contain carbon copies of YWCA officers' correspondence that was not retained as part of the Central File documenting activities that are not reflected elsewhere in the Records.

As is true elsewhere in the Records, not much has survived from 1970s and 1980s.

The Program Subject Files are arranged according to the categories or sections in the "Public Affairs Program" as follows:

  • Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights
  • Education
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Government and Politics
  • International Relations
  • Morality and the Media
  • Public Health and Safety
  • Science and the Environment
  • Social and Economic Welfare
  • Youth

It is not unusual for subject areas to overlap and for similar or even duplicate records to appear in more than one category.

Related Materials

In other Series in this Record Group

Materials produced for presenting the Public Advocacy goals of the National Association, can be found particularly in the SERIES IV. CONSTITUENT GROUPS, especially in Conference files, and in SERIES V. PROGRAM SUBJECTS. The YWCA magazine (in SERIES VI. PUBLICATIONS) has extensive coverage of public advocacy issues.

In other Record Groups

Educational work in international relations appears throughout RECORD GROUP 5. INTERNATIONAL WORK.

RECORD GROUP 4. CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS contains records of the process for formulating and approving the Public Advocacy Program including records of discussion on the floor of the Convention. The files also often contain press coverage with initial reactions to the Program as approved.

The correspondence and controversy sections of SERIES I. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION in RECORD GROUP 3. NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, reveal some of the public response to more controversial positions, and the associated effects on fund-raising, etc.

Records of the Student Work in RECORD GROUP 7. reflect the students' strong influence on the Public Affairs Program.

RECORD GROUP 10. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS includes footage of YWCA participation in a few demonstrations, television coverage and public service announcements related to the Week Without Violence campaigns of the 1990s, and Institute for Public Leadership training sessions from the late 1980s and early 1990s.


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Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

Restrictions on use:

The YWCA of the USA retains copyright ownership of the records, but has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf.

Copyright to materials authored by persons other than YWCA staff may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

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Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

YWCA of the U.S.A. Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

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A copy of the microfilmed records of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records is available to borrow from the William Allan Neilson Library at Smith College via Interlibrary Loan.

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  • Author: Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. National Board
  • Title: Records, 1876-1970 [microform]
  • WorldCat Accession Number: OCLC 57415795
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History of the Collection

The YWCA of the U.S.A. donated a portion of its records to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1964 and the remainder in 2002 and 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Maida Goodwin, Amy Hague, Kara McClurken, Amanda Izzo, 2008 FY 07-08

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Contents List
SERIES III. PUBLIC ADVOCACY



Note:

This is the Contents List for the Original Format Records only. The reel lists for the Microfilmed Records are in a separate file. See Scope and Content note for more description.

Subseries A. General



General and History



History, 1911-74


Box 388: folder 2
Chronology (by subject), 1924-38


Box 388: folder 2
Public Affairs Program as adopted at Convention, 1924-98


Box 388: folder 3-9
Convention and National Board Actions



Public Affairs, 1911-38


Box 388: folder 10
Chronological lists of Convention Actions, 1885-1943


Box 388: folder 11
Index to Convention Actions, 1906-40


Box 388: folder 12
Summary (chronological), 1915-38


Box 389: folder 1
Social Ideals of the Churches, 1920-34


Box 389: folder 2
National Board Public Affairs Actions, 1948-72


Box 389: folder 3
50th Anniversary of Public Affairs Program (celebrated jointly with National Council of Jewish Women), 1961-62



Planning


Box 389: folder 4
Press releases and news clippings


Box 389: folder 5
Program and speeches


Box 389: folder 6
National Council of Jewish Women


Box 389: folder 7
Local Associations


Box 389: folder 8
National Forum on Women: Strategies for the Decade (part of International Women's Year), 18 Nov 1975


Box 389: folder 9
Office/Staff



Legislative Service, 1920-28


Box 389: folder 10
Public Affairs/Public Policy



1928-69


Box 389: folder 11-17
1970-92, n.d.


Box 390: folder 1
Advocacy and Research Division



General, 1994-2000, n.d.


Box 390: folder 2-6
Public Policy text for YW Link, 1997


Box 390: folder 7
Reference book, 1997


Box 390: folder 8-9
Child Care Services and Advocacy



General, 1994-2000, n.d.


Box 391: folder 1
Clippings, 1994, 1997


Box 391: folder 2
Child Care Network, 1995-2001


Box 391: folder 3
Child Care Advisory Panel, 1998-2001, n.d.


Box 391: folder 4
Child Care Affinity Group, 2000


Box 391: folder 5
Correspondence, 1995-2001, n.d.


Box 391: folder 6
Correspondence to legislators from Member Associations, 1998


Box 391: folder 7
Lobbying and testimony, 1994-99, n.d.


Box 391: folder 8
Controversy



General, 1940-97


Box 391: folder 9
Public Affairs Issues, 1920-76


Box 391: folder 10
Correspondence re relations with Community Chests and Councils, 1947-48


Box 391: folder 11
Seattle, Washington, and Eunice P. Clise, 1946-48


Box 391: folder 12
Strategies of other organizations, 1948-70


Box 391: folder 13
Committees and Subcommittees



Legislative Committee



1920-26


Box 391: folder 14-16
1927-28


Box 392: folder 1-3
Council on International Peace/International Education [aka Peace Council], 1924-28


Box 392: folder 4-5
Public Affairs Committee



General, 1941-73


Box 392: folder 6
Appointments, 1940-50


Box 392: folder 7-8
Rosters, 1961-72


Box 392: folder 9
Minutes and reports



1930-40


Box 392: folder 10-18
1941-68


Box 393: folder 1-12
1969


Box 394: folder 1
State members



Rosters, 1935-39


Box 394: folder 2
Correspondence, 1930-49


Box 394: folder 3-6
Subcommittees



Civil Liberties Group/Sub-committee, 1939-49


Box 394: folder 7
Economic Section/Subcommittee, 1933-41, 1947


Box 394: folder 8
International Education/International



General, 1936-49


Box 394: folder 9-10
Minutes, 1929-50


Box 394: folder 11-15
Race Relations



1933-41


Box 394: folder 16-17
1942-50


Box 395: folder 1-5
Social Responsibility (Local Public Affairs)



General, 1940-44


Box 395: folder 6-7
Minutes, 1940-44


Box 395: folder 8
Social Security, 1936-37


Box 395: folder 9
Washington, DC segment of Public Affairs Committee, 1963-71


Box 395: folder 10
Ad-hoc Group on Public Policy, 1969


Box 395: folder 11
Ad-hoc Committee on New Focus for Public Affairs Program, 1969-70


Box 395: folder 12
Public Policy Committee, 1987-97


Box 395: folder 13-25
Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, 1998


Box 396: folder 1-2
Mailings ["Circular Letters"]



Legislative Committee, 1922-28


Box 396: folder 3-6
Public Affairs Committee



1928-43


Box 396: folder 7-16
1944-50


Box 397: folder 1-7
Public Policy



General, 1989, 1997


Box 397: folder 8
Child Care, Dec 1994-2000


Box 397: folder 9-10
Programs and Projects



Child Care



Child Care Marketing Campaign


Box 397: folder 11
Child Care Project: funding proposals, 1995-96


Box 397: folder 12
Family Communications, Inc., anti-bias pilot project, 1998


Box 397: folder 13
Goizueta Foundation grants, 1999-2002


Box 397: folder 14
Lifetime Television "Caring for Kids" Project, 1999


Box 398: folder 1
"Same and Different" anti-bias pilot program, 1995


Box 398: folder 2
21st Century Community Learning Center grants, 1999


Box 398: folder 3
Stand for Children Day 2000 Event Planning Kit


Box 398: folder 4
Mothers' Center Pilot Project, 1987-91


Box 398: folder 5
Political Participation/Empowerment



YWCA/National Women's Education Fund Model Political Campaign Seminars, 1985-86


Box 398: folder 6
Election Year '88 Voter Participation Project, 1988


Box 398: folder 7
1992 Voter Participation Project


Box 398: folder 8
Institute for Public Leadership



General, 1985-90, n.d.


Box 398: folder 9
Local Sponsor Kit, n.d.


Box 398: folder 10
Women's Political Empowerment Program



Overview, 1997-98, 2001


Box 398: folder 11-12
"Campaign Sourcebook," Jan 1995


Box 398: folder 13
"Making Your Workshop a Winner: A Step-by-step Guide to Planning and Marketing Your IPL Workshop," 1995


Box 398: folder 14
Voter registration and education activities at member associations, 1996


Box 398: folder 15-16
Women Empowered to Shape Public Policy Project



Proposal to Ford Foundation, 1996


Box 399: folder 1
Final Report to Ford Foundation, 1998


Box 399: folder 2
Campaign Skills Workshop



Campaign Sourcebook, 1997, 1998, 2002


Box 399: folder 3-5
Step-by-Step Planning and Marketing Guide


Box 399: folder 6
Trainers' Manual


Box 399: folder 7
EmPowerNet News, 2000


Box 400: folder 1
"I Speak Out" advocacy training program



General, 1997, n.d.


Box 400: folder 2
Workshops



Cast packet, May 1997


Box 400: folder 3
Coordinators Sourcebook, 1997


Box 400: folder 4
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 1997


Box 400: folder 5
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mar 1997


Box 400: folder 6
Salem, Oregon, Mar 1997


Box 400: folder 7
Individuals' evaluations, 1997


Box 400: folder 8-9
YWCA of Western New York: Advocacy Sourcebook, Child Care Packet Apr 2000


Box 400: folder 10
"Advocacy Sourcebook," Nov 1999, 2000


Box 400: folder 11
"Step-by-Step Planning and Marketing Guide," Jul 1999


Box 400: folder 12
Follow-up questionnaires, 1998


Box 400: folder 13
"I Vote" voter participation project



General, 1996


Box 400: folder 14
Orientation, Sep 1996


Box 400: folder 15
Reports from participating YWCAs, 1996


Box 401: folder 1
Voter Education Discussion Papers


Box 401: folder 2
Voter Education reference materials, circa 1996


Box 401: folder 3
Women's Vote Project '96: The Deciding Vote



General, 1995-96, n.d.


Box 401: folder 4
Affiliate sites, 1996


Box 401: folder 5
Committees



Administrative, 1995-96


Box 401: folder 6
Grassroots, 1996


Box 401: folder 7
Consultants, 1996-97


Box 401: folder 8
Council of Presidents of National Women's Organizations, 1996


Box 401: folder 9
Financial



General, 1995-97, n.d.


Box 401: folder 10
Reports and tax forms, 1995-97, n.d.


Box 401: folder 11
Final reports to funders, 1997


Box 401: folder 12
Grant applications, 1996


Box 401: folder 13
HumanSERVE: correspondence and reference materials, 1995-96


Box 401: folder 14
Local events, 1995-96


Box 401: folder 15
State Coordinators



General, 1996


Box 401: folder 16
Training, Jul 1996


Box 402: folder 1
Reference materials


Box 402: folder 2-3
YWCA Campaign 2000…We Vote and Our Voices are Heard


Box 402: folder 4
Violence Prevention



Week Without Violence, 1995



General


Box 402: folder 5
Media Kit


Box 402: folder 6
Organizers Kit


Box 402: folder 7
Follow up: Confronting Violence in our Communities


Box 402: folder 8
Week Without Violence, 1996



General


Box 402: folder 9
Organizers Kit


Box 402: folder 10
Alabama: Birmingham


Box 402: folder 11
California



Los Angeles


Box 402: folder 12
Mid-peninsula/Palo Alto


Box 402: folder 13
Orange, North


Box 403: folder 1
Orange, South


Box 403: folder 2
San Francisco


Box 403: folder 3-4
Santa Monica


Box 403: folder 5
Watsonville


Box 403: folder 6
Other YWCA events


Box 403: folder 7
Colorado: Boulder


Box 403: folder 8
Connecticut



Darien-Norwalk


Box 403: folder 9
Greenwich


Box 403: folder 10
Hartford


Box 403: folder 11
Meriden


Box 403: folder 12
District of Columbia


Box 403: folder 13
Florida



Jacksonville


Box 403: folder 14
Palm Beach County


Box 403: folder 15
Georgia



Central Savannah River Area


Box 403: folder 16
Cobb County


Box 403: folder 17
Hawaii



Hawaii Island


Box 403: folder 18
Kauai County


Box 403: folder 19
Idaho: Southeastern


Box 403: folder 20
Illinois



Aurora


Box 403: folder 21
Chicago


Box 403: folder 22
Freeport


Box 403: folder 23
McLean County


Box 403: folder 24
Pekin


Box 403: folder 25
Sauk Valley


Box 403: folder 26
Indiana



Elkhart County


Box 403: folder 27
Fort Wayne


Box 403: folder 28
Gary


Box 403: folder 29
Lafayette


Box 403: folder 30
St. Joseph County


Box 403: folder 31
Iowa



Ames-Iowa State University


Box 403: folder 32
Des Moines


Box 403: folder 33
Washington


Box 403: folder 34
Kansas



Salina


Box 403: folder 35
Topeka


Box 403: folder 36
Wichita


Box 403: folder 37
Louisiana



Baton Rouge


Box 403: folder 38
New Orleans


Box 404: folder 1
Northwest Louisiana (Shreveport)


Box 404: folder 2
Massachusetts



Boston


Box 404: folder 3
Cambridge


Box 404: folder 4
Central Massachusetts


Box 404: folder 5
Lawrence


Box 404: folder 6
Southeastern Massachusetts


Box 404: folder 7
Maryland: Morgan State University


Box 404: folder 8
Maine



Bangor-Brewer


Box 404: folder 9
Lewiston-Auburn


Box 404: folder 10
Mount Desert Island


Box 404: folder 11
Portland


Box 404: folder 12
Michigan



Bay County


Box 404: folder 13
Lansing


Box 404: folder 14
Missouri: Kansas City


Box 404: folder 15
Montana



Billings


Box 404: folder 16
Missoula


Box 404: folder 17
Nebraska



Adams County


Box 404: folder 18
Omaha


Box 404: folder 19
New Jersey



Bergen County


Box 404: folder 20
Eastern Union County


Box 404: folder 21
Montclair-North Essex


Box 404: folder 22
Plainfield/North Plainfield


Box 404: folder 23
Princeton


Box 404: folder 24
North Carolina



Asheville


Box 404: folder 25
Central Carolinas


Box 404: folder 26
Greensboro


Box 404: folder 27
High Point


Box 404: folder 28
Rocky Mount


Box 404: folder 29
Wilmington


Box 404: folder 30
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County


Box 404: folder 31
North Dakota: Fargo/Moorhead


Box 404: folder 32
South Carolina: Upper Lowlands


Box 404: folder 33
Utah: Salt Lake City



1-3 of 5


Box 404: folder 34-36
4-5 of 5


Box 405: folder 1-2
Week Without Violence, 1997



General


Box 405: folder 3
Organizers Kit


Box 405: folder 4
Executive report


Box 405: folder 5
Week Without Violence, 1998-2000, n.d.


Box 405: folder 6-7
Publications



Miscellaneous, 1958-59, n.d.


Box 405: folder 8
Backgrounds and Foregrounds in the National Public Affairs Program for the Foreign Born by Mabel Brown Ellis, 1938


Box 405: folder 9
Hunger: An Action Guide, 1969


Box 405: folder 9a
Implementing the Nestle Resolution: A Program Paper, 1980


Box 405: folder 10
Interpreting International Relations and the YWCA, 1930


Box 405: folder 10a
Locally Speaking-being an exchange of program ideas, methods and techniques in the real of Public Affairs, 1941


Box 405: folder 11
The Past is Prelude: Fifty Years of Social Action in the YWCA by Elsie D. Harper, 1963


Box 405: folder 12
A Primer on Economics by Elsie D. Harper, 1935


Box 405: folder 13
A Primer of Public Affairs by Margaret Hiller, 1932


Box 405: folder 14
Program Help on International Relationships, Program series no. 32, 1926


Box 405: folder 15
Public Affairs and the YWCA, 1931, 1933 revised


Box 405: folder 16
The Public Affairs Committee by Elsie D. Harper, 1943


Box 406: folder 1-2
Public Affairs in the YWCA, 1957


Box 406: folder 3
"Reproductive Choice Action Packet," 1995


Box 406: folder 4
Toward International Organization by Margaret E. Burton and "Program Suggestions for the Use of Toward International Organization" by Margaret Hiller, 1940


Box 406: folder 5
Toward World Government by Henrietta Roelofs, 1942


Box 406: folder 6
The Traffic in Arms by Myra A. Smith, 1934


Box 406: folder 7
Uncle Sam at Geneva: The United States and the League of Nations, Programs for Clubs and Committees by Margaret Hiller, 1938


Box 406: folder 8
What About the YWCA and Labor? by Dorothy Hubbard Bishop, 1946


Box 406: folder 9
"What Every YWCA Should Know About Gun Abuse: A Program Paper," Public Policy Center, May 1974


Box 406: folder 9a
The World and All: Programs about the League of Nations and the International Labour Organisation for use by YWCA groups in various countries by Margaret Hiller, 1938


Box 406: folder 10
"Your Vote is Your Voice: A Kit for Voter Registration, Education and Turnout Programs," 1983


Box 406: folder 11
The Y's Word: An All-Association Project, 1931


Box 406: folder 12
YWCA Cares for Children: A Guidebook for YWCA Child Care Centers, 1998


Box 406: folder 13-16
Serials



Public Affairs Newsletter



1946-49


Box 406: folder 17-20
1956-80


Box 407: folder 1-9
Public Affairs News Service



Series 1-2, 1936-Aug 1938


Box 407: folder 10-13
Series 3-8, Oct 1938-May 1944


Box 408: folder 1-10
Series 9-Volume 14, Oct 1944-51


Box 409: folder 1-7
Public Affairs Size 16, parts 1-3 by Margaret Hiller, 1939-40


Box 409: folder 8-9
Public Policy Bulletin



1981-82


Box 409: folder 10
1983-92


Box 410: folder 1-9
1995-2000


Box 411: folder 1-5
Violence Against Women Network Newsletter, 1999-2000


Box 411: folder 6
Womans Press columns, "The Capital Letter" and "Public Affairs," 1939-49


Box 411: folder 7-8
YWCA Cares for Children: A Newsletter for YWCA Child Care Advocates, 1997-2001


Box 411: folder 9-10
Reports



Law Reporting Service/Legislative Service, 1920-28


Box 411: folder 11-12
Peace Council [Council on International Peace], 1924-25


Box 411: folder 13
Public Affairs Committee/Program



1929-45


Box 411: folder 14-16
1946-88


Box 412: folder 1-4
State Members, 1933-41


Box 412: folder 5
Surveys



Anti-Violence Programs of the YWCA, 2000



General


Box 412: folder 6-13
Report


Box 412: folder 14
Child Care and School-Age Programs



General, 2000-2001, n.d.


Box 413: folder 1
Contractors, 2000


Box 413: folder 2
Responses by question


Box 413: folder 3-9
Responses by state



Maine-Massachusetts


Box 413: folder 10-11
Michigan-North Carolina


Box 414: folder 1-5
Telephone Follow-up Survey, 2001



General


Box 414: folder 6
Survey forms, California - Virginia


Box 414: folder 7-9
Use of Vans in Transporting Children, 1999


Box 415: folder 1
"Working Women Count!," 1994, 1999


Box 415: folder 2
Training



Miscellaneous training materials, 1970-99, n.d.


Box 415: folder 3-5
"Do You Know Your Community?" a beginning study course in what all citizens ought to know by Alice Standish Buell, circa 1922


Box 415: folder 6
Pre-Convention Public Policy Event, 1982


Box 415: folder 7
Public Policy Forum: To Promote Empowerment Through Public Policy, May 1990


Box 415: folder 8
Workshop on Freedom and Its Responsibility, Oct 1956


Box 415: folder 9
The YWCA and World Problems, Outline No. II, Mexico, 1927


Box 415: folder 10
Public Policy and Advocacy Orientation, 1999


Box 415: folder 11
YWCA Cares for Children Seminars



8 Nov 2002


Box 415: folder 12
20 Nov 2002


Box 415: folder 13
Subseries B. Program Subject Files



Civil liberties and democratic rights



American defense-civil defense, 1946-62


Box 416: folder 1
Anti-lynching-mob violence, 1932-52


Box 416: folder 2-5
Bible reading and prayers in the public schools, 1962-71, n.d.


Box 416: folder 6-7
Campus unrest



General, 1965-69


Box 416: folder 8
Correspondence in response to National Board Action, 1970-71


Box 416: folder 9-10
Killings at Southern University, 1972-73


Box 416: folder 11
Capital punishment, 1958-76


Box 416: folder 12
Civil liberties



General



1935-43


Box 416: folder 13-14
1944-76


Box 417: folder 1-9
Civil Liberties Group (Public Affairs Committee), 1939-48


Box 417: folder 10-12
Civil rights, President's Commission on, 1946-60


Box 417: folder 13
Communism



General, 1924-58, n.d.


Box 418: folder 1-4
Reference materials


Box 418: folder 5
Behind the Lace Curtains: YWCA response, 1948-49


Box 418: folder 6
House Un-American Activities Committee, 1945-63


Box 418: folder 7-10
Loyalty issue



General



1947-Sep 1950


Box 418: folder 11-13
Oct 1950-70


Box 419: folder 1-3
Dies Committee, 1939-43


Box 419: folder 4
Internal Security Act, 1950, 1971


Box 419: folder 5
Repeal of Emergency Detention Act, 1970-71


Box 419: folder 6
YWCA Panel on Communism, 1947


Box 419: folder 7
Conscription



Compulsory military training and selective service, 1926-46


Box 419: folder 8-10
Conscientious objectors, 1940-70


Box 419: folder 11-12
Conscription of women, 1941-44


Box 419: folder 13-15
YMCA-YWCA Ad Hoc Committee on "War Affected Persons," 1972-74


Box 420: folder 1-2
Criminal Justice Codification, Revision, and Reform, 1972-76


Box 420: folder 3
Fascism: List of typical organizations, 1934-40


Box 420: folder 4
Franchise



Armed forces, 1942-44


Box 420: folder 5
District of Columbia residents, 1959-75


Box 420: folder 6-7
Freedom programs



General, 1936-63, n.d.


Box 420: folder 8-11
Freedom Agenda Program of the Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, 1954-59


Box 420: folder 12-13
Fund for The Republic grant to YWCA, 1955-57


Box 421: folder 1
Library project with National Council of Jewish Women, United Church Women, and National Council of Negro Women, 1954-55


Box 421: folder 2-3
Speak Up for Freedom with National Council of Jewish Women, 1952-54


Box 421: folder 4
Gun control, 1967-98


Box 421: folder 5-11
Hawaii-Alaska statehood, 1946-59


Box 421: folder 12-14
Poll tax, 1939-51


Box 422: folder 1-4
Racism: Angela Davis Case



General, 1970-72


Box 422: folder 5
YWCA Statement of Concern, 1970


Box 422: folder 6
Correspondence, 1970-72


Box 422: folder 7-9
Ad-hoc Committee on the Open Letter to YWCAs, 1971


Box 422: folder 10
Advisory Committee on the trial and the YWCA position, 1971-72


Box 422: folder 11
Sex discrimination: Title IX, 1972-81


Box 422: folder 12-13
Sexual orientation



General, 1973-92


Box 422: folder 14
Conference Call, 1995


Box 422: folder 15
NOW Lesbian Rights Resources Kit, 1993


Box 422: folder 16
Education



Beverly Hills Tri-Y Club project, 1940


Box 423: folder 1
Education for citizenship, 1922-50


Box 423: folder 2
Federal aid to education



General, 1933-71


Box 423: folder 3-16
Higher education legislation, 1957, 1965


Box 424: folder 1
Chronologies, 1940-54


Box 424: folder 2
Public aid to private/parochial schools, 1938-72


Box 424: folder 3
National Board support for a U.S. Department of Education, 1922-39


Box 424: folder 4
Postal rules for educational material, 1953-58


Box 424: folder 5
Reference materials, 1944-50, n.d.


Box 424: folder 6
Ethnic Groups



General, 1945, 1972-95


Box 424: folder 7
African Americans



Affirmative action: The Bakke case, 1976-78


Box 424: folder 8
Civil rights and race relations, 1932-67, 1996-97


Box 424: folder 9-16
Economic opportunities, 1933-41


Box 425: folder 1-2
Fair Employment Practices Commission



General, 1940-54


Box 425: folder 3-11
Summary of National Board Actions, circa 1952


Box 425: folder 12
Race discrimination in the armed forces



General, 1940-53, n.d.


Box 426: folder 1-3
ACLU Conference Against Discrimination in the War Effort, 1943-44


Box 426: folder 4
National Public Affairs Committee Actions and Education towards elimination of race discrimination in the war effort, 1940-42


Box 426: folder 5
Race relations and the YWCA



General, 1920-63


Box 426: folder 6-9
Dodge Hotel interracial practices, 1933-36


Box 426: folder 10
Race relations advisory group, 1946-50


Box 426: folder 11
Scottsboro Case, 1931-48


Box 426: folder 12
Segregation



and integration in education



General, 1931-73, n.d.


Box 426: folder 13-14
School busing, 1971-76


Box 427: folder 1-2
in Washington, D.C., 1948-53


Box 427: folder 3
in transportation, 1942-50


Box 427: folder 4
American Indians



General, 1931-73, n.d.


Box 427: folder 5-6
Handbook of Federal Indian Law, Mar 1940


Box 427: folder 7
Asian-Pacific peoples



Repeal of exclusion laws affecting eastern hemisphere Indians, Filipinos, 1928-46


Box 427: folder 8
Repeal of exclusion laws affecting the Chinese, Koreans, 1940-49


Box 427: folder 9
Japanese/Japanese Americans



Japanese Exclusion Clause, 1922-35


Box 427: folder 10
World War II Relocation and Resettlement



General, 1942-52, 1981, n.d.


Box 427: folder 11-14
YWCA Japanese Evacuee Project, Jan 1942- Sep 1946: report by Esther Briesemeister


Box 427: folder 15-16
Molly Kitajima case, 1946-47


Box 427: folder 17
The Foreign Born



General, 1926-69


Box 428: folder 1-11
Alien registration, 1925-42


Box 428: folder 12-13
Deportation, 1926-40


Box 429: folder 1-2
Separated families 1922-40


Box 429: folder 3
Reference Materials



Common Council of American Unity, 1951-52


Box 429: folder 4
National Committee on Immigration Policy, n.d.


Box 429: folder 5-6
Third Special Conference, Immigration and Naturalization Service in Conjunction with National Conference on Citizenship, n.d.


Box 429: folder 7
Jewish Americans



Anti-Semitism, 1942-60


Box 429: folder 8-9
National Council of Jewish Women, National Committee on Social Legislation, 1943-44


Box 429: folder 10
Mexican- and Latin-Americans



General



1943-51, 1969


Box 429: folder 11-12
1970-71


Box 430: folder 1
Puerto Rico, 1944-51


Box 430: folder 2
Refugees



General, 1922-42


Box 430: folder 3-4
YWCA National Committee on Refugees, 1938-39


Box 430: folder 5
Government and politics



Citizenship



General, 1924-65, 1995


Box 430: folder 6
Voter participation, 1983-99


Box 430: folder 7
Congress



Appropriations, 1939-53, 1995


Box 430: folder 8-10
Blocs in Congress, 1943-44


Box 430: folder 11-12
Congressional reform, proposed YWCA resolution, 1964


Box 430: folder 13
Filibuster



1946-53


Box 430: folder 14-15
1955-59


Box 431: folder 1
Federal-state relations, 1958-65


Box 431: folder 2
Political party platforms, 1948-88


Box 431: folder 3-6
Politics and political action, 1956-67, 1992


Box 431: folder 7
Presidents, 1956-69


Box 431: folder 8
Reorganization of federal government, 1945-60


Box 431: folder 9-12
Supreme Court



General, 1971-75


Box 431: folder 13
Nomination of G. Harrold Carswell, 1970


Box 431: folder 14
International relations



General, 1930-53


Box 431: folder 15
Human welfare



History and general reference, 1938, 1950


Box 431: folder 16
Africa (Angola, Biafra/Nigeria, South Africa), 1958-78


Box 431: folder 17
Bretton Woods Agreement, 1944-46


Box 432: folder 1
European Recovery Program/Marshall Plan



General, 1947-50


Box 432: folder 2-4
Aid to Britain/Lend-Lease Bill, 1941-46


Box 432: folder 5
British Loan, 1946


Box 432: folder 6
Germany, 1946-59


Box 432: folder 7
Greece and Turkey, 1947


Box 432: folder 8
Human Rights, International Covenant/Declaration, 1946-68


Box 432: folder 9-14
India, 1951-58


Box 432: folder 15
Information and Cultural Exchange program, 1944-61


Box 432: folder 16
International Development Association (IDA), 1974


Box 433: folder 1
International Labor Organization (ILO), 1930-77


Box 433: folder 2-3
Korea, 1949-53


Box 433: folder 4
Latin America, 1927-39


Box 433: folder 5-6
Mutual security/Foreign Aid, 1952-71


Box 433: folder 7-11
Narcotics, 1921-32


Box 433: folder 12
National YWCA Institute: The Web of Racism and its International Dimensions, 1970-71


Box 433: folder 13
Nestle boycott, 1980-92, n.d.


Box 433: folder 14
Pan American cooperation



General, 1940-45


Box 433: folder 15
Monroe Doctrine, 1923-63, n.d.


Box 433: folder 16
"Point Four" Program for World Economic Progress Through Cooperative Technical Assistance, 1949-55


Box 434: folder 1-3
Refugees and Relief, 1938-73


Box 434: folder 4-8
Slavery, 1928-36


Box 434: folder 9
South Africa, 1964-86


Box 434: folder 10
Soviet Union, 1937-58


Box 434: folder 11
Spain, 1944-50


Box 434: folder 12-13
Surplus food, "Food for Peace," 1955-75


Box 434: folder 14
Turkey, 1922-27


Box 434: folder 15
United Nations



General



1945-46


Box 434: folder 16-17
1947-78


Box 435: folder 1-10
Bricker Resolution



1952-May 1953


Box 435: folder 11-13
Jun 1953-57, 1973


Box 436: folder 1
Conference on International Organization, 1945


Box 436: folder 2
Economic and Social Council



General, 1946-56


Box 436: folder 3
Status of Women Commission, 1945-68


Box 436: folder 4-5
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO), 1944-76


Box 436: folder 6-8
Expanded Technical Assistance Program (UNETAP), 1954-59


Box 436: folder 9
Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), 1943-63


Box 436: folder 10-11
Founding of



General, 1943-45


Box 436: folder 12-14
Ratification of Treaties, 1943-44


Box 436: folder 15
Human rights conventions, YWCA ratification drive, 1965-87


Box 437: folder 1
International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), 1947-77


Box 437: folder 2-4
International Refugee Organization (IRO), 1946-52


Box 437: folder 5
International Trade Organization (ITO), 1946-50


Box 437: folder 6
International Women's Year, 1974-75, n.d.


Box 437: folder 7-8
North Atlantic Treaty (NATO), 1949-52


Box 437: folder 9-10
Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)



1940-Apr 1946


Box 437: folder 11-14
May 1946-Dec 1947


Box 438: folder 1-4
Women United for United Nations, 1946-47


Box 438: folder 5
World Health Organization, 1947-53


Box 438: folder 6
Vietnam, 1965-75


Box 438: folder 7
White House Conference on International Cooperation, 1965-66


Box 438: folder 8
Women



Status of, 1935-38


Box 438: folder 9-10
Traffic in women, 1933-37


Box 438: folder 11
US follow up to UN Fourth World Conference on Women, 1996


Box 438: folder 12
Women's Charter, 1936-38


Box 438: folder 13-14
World Government, 1948-53


Box 438: folder 15
World without War



General, 1941-56, n.d.


Box 439: folder 1
American policy



Bosnia, 1995


Box 439: folder 2
China, 1920-72


Box 439: folder 3-4
Ethiopian conflict, 1935-36


Box 439: folder 5
Middle East and Far East, 1945-74, 1998


Box 439: folder 6
Panama Canal, 1997-98


Box 439: folder 7
Russia/Soviet Union, 1930-36, 1967


Box 439: folder 8
Sino-Japanese conflict, 1931-43


Box 439: folder 9-11
Spanish Civil War, 1936-39


Box 439: folder 12-13
Vietnam, 1965-75


Box 439: folder 14-16
Anti-ballistic missile system, 1969


Box 440: folder 1-2
Atomic energy/weapons, 1945-74, n.d.


Box 440: folder 3-9
Cause and Cure of War conferences, 1924-40


Box 440: folder 10-11
Displaced persons/Refugees



1938-40


Box 440: folder 12
1941-51, n.d.


Box 441: folder 1-9
Foreign Policy Association, 1939, 1961-64


Box 441: folder 10
Genocide, 1948-73


Box 441: folder 11-12
International Cooperation Year (1965)



Correspondence, 1963-66


Box 441: folder 13
Projects, 1965-66


Box 441: folder 14
Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) International Convocation to examine the requirements for peace, 1965


Box 442: folder 1
International Court of Justice (World Court), 1923-46, n.d.


Box 442: folder 2-3
League of Nations, 1923-40, n.d.


Box 442: folder 4-5
Limitation of armaments



General, 1921-77


Box 442: folder 6-14
Poison gas, 1926-38


Box 442: folder 15
Neutrality



General, 1935-41


Box 443: folder 1-5
Aid to victims of aggression, 1937-40


Box 443: folder 6
Pacifism and isolationism, 1935-40


Box 443: folder 7
Peace



Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organizations, 1931-38, n.d.


Box 443: folder 8-9
National Peace Conference, 1931-42


Box 443: folder 10-11
Party platforms, 1932-52


Box 443: folder 12
Peace pact (Kellogg-Briand treaty), 1927-28, 1934


Box 443: folder 13
Peace and the YWCA, 1938, 1952-59


Box 443: folder 14-15
People's Mandate to End War, 1935-36


Box 443: folder 16
Role of Industrialists, 1935-38


Box 444: folder 1-2
Peace corps, 1960-62


Box 444: folder 3
Sanctions, 1926-39


Box 444: folder 4-5
United Nations trusteeship



General, 1945-47


Box 444: folder 6
South Africa, 1949-51


Box 444: folder 7
Universal military training/Peacetime conscription, 1939-71, n.d.


Box 444: folder 8-13
War profits, 1935-39


Box 444: folder 14
World economic conferences, 1927-39


Box 444: folder 15-16
Morality and the media



Mass media, 1964-69


Box 445: folder 1
Motion pictures, 1924-43


Box 445: folder 2-3
Obscenity and pornography, 1971-73


Box 445: folder 4
Public health and safety



General, 1937-99


Box 445: folder 5-8
Breast and cervical cancer, 1984-97, n.d.


Box 445: folder 9-12
Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics, 1934-68


Box 445: folder 13-14
Highway safety, May-Jul 1967


Box 446: folder 1
Maternity and Infant Care, 1920-52


Box 446: folder 2-4
Mental health, 1940-45, 1975


Box 446: folder 5
Narcotics, 1932-56


Box 446: folder 6-13
Nutrition, 1936-40, 1969-76


Box 446: folder 14
Prostitution



Venereal disease, 1938-51


Box 446: folder 15-16
White slave traffic, 1935-36


Box 446: folder 17
Reproductive rights



Abortion



1966-72


Box 446: folder 18-19
1973-98, n.d.


Box 447: folder 1-5
Birth control and world population, 1923-50, 1962-75, 1985


Box 447: folder 6-10
Smoking and cigarettes, 1964-70


Box 447: folder 11
Violence prevention, 1980-2000


Box 447: folder 12
Science and the environment



Conservation



Flood control, 1947-57


Box 448: folder 1-2
Highway Beautification bill, 1965


Box 448: folder 3
Wilderness Act, 1962-68, n.d.


Box 448: folder 4
Energy crisis, 1974-76


Box 448: folder 5
Environment, 1969, 1977


Box 448: folder 6
Outer space, 1958-62


Box 448: folder 7
Social and economic welfare



General, 1911-75


Box 448: folder 8
Child welfare



Child Care/Day Care, 1942-99


Box 448: folder 9
Child labor



General, 1922-69


Box 448: folder 10-13
During wartime, 1940-46


Box 448: folder 14
Children's Bureau, 1933-69, n.d.


Box 448: folder 15-18
Illegitimate children, 1973-74


Box 449: folder 1
Maternal and child health and welfare, 1938, 1945-46


Box 449: folder 2
School lunch, 1944-71


Box 449: folder 3-4
Conference on Unfinished Business in Social Legislation, National Council of Jewish Women, May 1946


Box 449: folder 5
Consumers



General, 1933-75


Box 449: folder 6-9
Grade labeling, 1943-44


Box 449: folder 10
Economic Opportunity



National Recovery Act, 1933-35


Box 449: folder 11-13
Economic Opportunity Act/Office of Economic Opportunity



1965-70


Box 449: folder 14-15
1971-74


Box 450: folder 1-3
Employment training and vocational guidance



The aged, 1950-67


Box 450: folder 4
Full and equal employment, 1941-79


Box 450: folder 5-10
Household employment, 1928-64


Box 450: folder 11-14
Unemployment, 1928-38


Box 451: folder 1-5
United States Employment Services (USES) and Social Work Manpower Training Act, 1933-69


Box 451: folder 6-7
Works Progress Administration (WPA) and National Youth Administration (NYA), 1936-42


Box 451: folder 8
Health care and health insurance



1933-47


Box 451: folder 9-15
1948-97, n.d.


Box 452: folder 1-4
Housing



General



1936-49


Box 452: folder 5-13
1950-59, 1989


Box 453: folder 1-7
Fair housing, 1945-71


Box 453: folder 8-11
Homelessness, 1913, 1975-91


Box 453: folder 12
Housing and Home Finance Agency, 1949


Box 454: folder 1-2
Local associations and community housing problems, 1946-63


Box 454: folder 3
Middle income housing, 1949-50


Box 454: folder 4
National Public Housing Conference, Inc., 1946-50


Box 454: folder 5-9
Hunger, 1969


Box 454: folder 10
Labor



YWCA historical summaries, 1956, 1962


Box 454: folder 11
Agricultural migrant workers



General



1942-60


Box 454: folder 12-15
1961-76


Box 455: folder 1-3
United Farm Workers, 1970-76


Box 455: folder 4-5
Continental Congress of Workers and Farmers for Economic Reconstruction, 1932-34


Box 455: folder 6
Disability law, 1951-52


Box 455: folder 7
Labor Advisory Group, 1946-47


Box 455: folder 8
Labor education, Labor Extension Bill, 1947-48


Box 455: folder 9
Labor movement, 1937-72


Box 455: folder 10-13
National defense



Maintenance of fair labor standards in industry, 1939-45


Box 455: folder 14
Migration, 1941-43


Box 455: folder 15
Protection of organized labor, 1940-44


Box 455: folder 16
National Labor Relations Act, 1935-42


Box 456: folder 1-2
Nike, Inc.'s labor practices, 1996-98


Box 456: folder 3-4
Right of workers to organize



General, 1928-34, 1978


Box 456: folder 5
White collar workers, 1934-50


Box 456: folder 6-7
Southern Council on Women and Children in Industry, 1929-33


Box 456: folder 8
Strikes



General, 1947-50


Box 456: folder 9
Brooklyn YWCA strike, 1946-47


Box 456: folder 10-12
U.S. Dept of Labor, 1920-38


Box 456: folder 13
Wages and hours



Fair Labor Standards Act



1911-41


Box 456: folder 14-16
1942-69


Box 457: folder 1-6
Guaranteed annual wage, 1955-58, n.d.


Box 457: folder 7
Minimum wage



National, 1974-77


Box 457: folder 8
New York State, 1936-42


Box 457: folder 9
Portal to Portal Pay Act, 1947


Box 457: folder 10
Walsh-Healy Act (Public contracts), 1935-42


Box 457: folder 11
YWCA and unions, 1933-47, n.d.


Box 457: folder 12-15
Liquor control, 1922-41


Box 457: folder 16-18
Price control



Economic stabilization: Defense Production Act



General, 1951-53


Box 458: folder 1
Rent control, 1946-53


Box 458: folder 2-3
Hearings on cost of living, 1947-48


Box 458: folder 4
Office of Price Administration, 1940-46, n.d.


Box 458: folder 5-11
Recreation



General, 1945-46


Box 458: folder 12
Surplus property, 1958-59


Box 458: folder 13
Rural



Agricultural economic and social problems, 1929-54


Box 458: folder 14-16
Aid to farmers, 1940-58


Box 459: folder 1-2
Social Security



General, 1932-56


Box 459: folder 3
Food stamps, 1940-41, 1971-77


Box 459: folder 4
Health care for the aged



General, 1958-70


Box 459: folder 5-10
Correspondence with American Medial Association, 1961-62


Box 459: folder 11
Community YWCAs, 1961-63


Box 459: folder 12
Organization and Corporation statements, A-Z, 1961-63


Box 459: folder 13-15
Old age pensions, 1929-35


Box 459: folder 16
Social Security Act of 1935



General, 1934-36


Box 460: folder 1
Amendments, 1936-77


Box 460: folder 2-13
Benefits for women, 1960-98


Box 460: folder 14
Social insurance for non-profit organizations, 1935-65


Box 461: folder 1-7
Unemployment insurance, 1929-40


Box 461: folder 8-9
Welfare

[see Social Security Act of 1935-Amendments]



Box 461
Taxation



General, 1946-80


Box 461: folder 10
Tax-exempt status of YWCA, 1941-74


Box 461: folder 11-12
Trade policies



Monopolies, 1943-49


Box 461: folder 13
Reciprocal trade agreements



1932-40


Box 461: folder 14
1943-74, n.d.


Box 462: folder 1-7
Women



General, 1963-75


Box 462: folder 8
Status of women



General, 1962-75


Box 462: folder 9
Equal Rights Amendment



1921-45


Box 462: folder 10-13
1946-83


Box 463: folder 1-11
Women's Bureau, 1941-75


Box 463: folder 12-14
Women workers



General, 1915-96


Box 464: folder 1-2
Equal economic rights for women, 1969-73, 1998


Box 464: folder 3
Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, 1965-72


Box 464: folder 4-5
Equal pay for equal work, 1938-74


Box 464: folder 6-11
Married women at work, 1929-41


Box 464: folder 12
Pregnant women at work, 1977


Box 464: folder 13
Protective labor legislation, 1962-71


Box 464: folder 14
State labor legislation, 1949-71


Box 465: folder 1-2
Virgin Islands, 1935-36


Box 465: folder 3
Youth



General, 1933-77


Box 465: folder 4-9
Employment opportunities, 1940-75


Box 465: folder 10-11
Juvenile justice and delinquency



1946-58


Box 465: folder 12-13
1959-79, 1997


Box 466: folder 1-4
Vote for eighteen-year-olds, 1954-71


Box 466: folder 5

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