Georgia Historical Society
YWCA (Savannah, Ga.)
|Title: ||YWCA of Savannah, Georgia records|
3.5 cubic feet
(6 boxes, 2 volumes)
|Identification: ||MS 1447|
In April of 1903, a small group of Savannah, Georgia, women met at Independent Presbyterian Church with a representative of the Atlanta YWCA to discuss the possibility of organizing a Savannah YWCA. Not feeling that the time was appropriate, the group waited until 1904 to take action. The Young Women's Christian Association of Savannah, Inc. was organized January 20, 1904, at Independent Presbyterian Church. The organization had two hundred charter members and selected Ellen McAlpin as its first president. In 1965, the group's name was changed to the Young Women's Christian Association of Savannah, Georgia, Inc.
The original location of the Savannah YWCA was at Bull and Broughton Streets. This location was quickly outgrown and after other locations, the YWC moved into its new home in March, 1923, at Oglethorpe and Whitaker Streets.
Experiencing severe financial difficulties throughout its existence, the YWCA had to cease operation of some of its programs. In the early 1980s, they closed (and eventually sold) their building. IN 1983, the YWCA ceased operation of its board.
This collection consists of the records of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Savannah, Georgia, Inc., from 1903-1981. In the collection are minutes, annual reports, reports of committees, financial reports, copies of newspaper clippings, one scrapbook, photographs, and several other items relating to the YWCA.
Material was acquired from the creating organization.
[item identification], YWCA of Savannah, Georgia records, MS 1447, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of YWCA of Savannah, through Dorothy W. Courington, 1989.
Collection is open for research.
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Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the
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Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
|1||1||Copy of 1904 charter|
|2||Certificate for charter membership for Savannah Chapter into National YWCA, 1906 October 22|
|3||Revival of charter, 1948 February 5|
|4||Revival and renewal of charter for thirty-five years, 1948|
|5||Petition for charter amendment and revival, 1951 February 2|
|6||Charter amendment, name change, 1965|
|7||Constitution and by-laws, adopted, 1975 August 3|
|8||Lists of YWCA officers and board members, 1904-1943|
|9||Attendance book for board, 1914-1929|
|10||Board of Directors handbook, 1964|
|11||Monthly reports to the board by General Secretary, 1911 January-1920 April|
|13||1909 January-1913 March 5|
|2||14||1913 February-1919 May|
|15||1919 June, 1923 February|
|16||New Building Committee minutes, 1919-1923|
|17-19||Executive Committee minutes, 1921-1923|
|3||31||Annual report, 1931|
|34||Annual report to National Board, 1933|
|36||Annual report to National Board, 1934|
|37-42||Minutes, 1935-1942 February|
|43||Loose items from book in folder 42|
|44||Financial documents loose in book in folder 42|
|4||45||Minutes, 1942 March-1947 October|
|46||Annual meeting and reports, 1944-1947|
|47-50||Annual report, 1943-1946|
|51||Reports to board, 1944-1945|
|52||Minutes, 1947 November-1950 October|
|53||Annual meeting and reports, 1948-1951|
|54-57||Annual report, 1948-1951|
|4||58||1955 January-1960 December|
|79||Financial reports, 1975|
|6||81||Financial reports, 1976|
|83||Financial reports, 1977|
|88||Financial reports, 1980|
|90||Financial reports, 1981|
|91||Policies and procedures for YWCA|
|98||Play presenting history of YWCA, 1954|
|99||Historical notes of YWCA from folder entitled "History Committee")|
|100||Copies of miscellaneous newspaper clippings|
|101||Photographs of front of YWCA building. One photo has a group of women in front (2 items)|
|102||"Story Hour at the YWCA," girls inside building, 1920s|
|103||Photographs from Savannah YWCA 50th Anniversary Banquet, 1954 January 22 (3 items)|
|105||Photograph of portrait of woman, unidentified (possibly Ellen McAlpin)|
|1||Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, programs, etc., 1904-1916|
|2||Ledger, register of people staying at YWCA, 1924 October-1930 April|
|A-1447-001 YWCA banner View online.|
|A-1447-002 Plaque acknowledging a donation to the YWCA View online.|
|A-1447-003 Plaque acknowledging a donation to the YWCA View online.|
|A-1447-004 Plaque acknowledging a donation to the YWCA View online.|
|A-1447-005 Plaque acknowledging a donation to the YWCA View online.|
|A-1447-006 Plaque acknowledging a donation to the YWCA View online.|
|A-1447-007 Plaque acknowledging a donation to the YWCA View online.|
|A-1447-008 YWCA plaque View online.|