YWCA of Savannah, Georgia records
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YWCA of Savannah, Georgia records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: YWCA (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: YWCA of Savannah, Georgia records
Dates: 1903-1981
Extent: 3.5 cubic feet (6 boxes, 2 volumes)
Identification: MS 1447

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Administrative records.
Annual reports.
Christian women--Georgia--Savannah.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Financial records.
Minutes (administrative records)
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Women--Georgia--Savannah.
Women--Societies and clubs.
YWCA (Savannah, Ga.)
Young Women's Christian Association (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the creating organization.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], YWCA of Savannah, Georgia records, MS 1447, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of YWCA of Savannah, through Dorothy W. Courington, 1989.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Separated Material

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 Digital Image Catalog for further information.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

Box

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11Copy of 1904 charter
 
2Certificate for charter membership for Savannah Chapter into National YWCA, 1906 October 22
 
3Revival of charter, 1948 February 5
 
4Revival and renewal of charter for thirty-five years, 1948
 
5Petition for charter amendment and revival, 1951 February 2
 
6Charter amendment, name change, 1965
 
7Constitution and by-laws, adopted, 1975 August 3
 
8Lists of YWCA officers and board members, 1904-1943
 
9Attendance book for board, 1914-1929
 
10Board of Directors handbook, 1964
 
11Monthly reports to the board by General Secretary, 1911 January-1920 April
 
Minutes

Box

Fldr

1121903-1905
131909 January-1913 March 5

Box

Fldr

2141913 February-1919 May
151919 June, 1923 February
 
16New Building Committee minutes, 1919-1923
 
17-19Executive Committee minutes, 1921-1923
 
20Minutes, 1923
 
21Annual report, 1923
 
22Minutes, 1924
 
23Annual report, 1924
 
24-30Minutes, 1925-1931
 

Box

Fldr

331Annual report, 1931
 
32-33Minutes, 1932-1933
 
34Annual report to National Board, 1933
 
35Minutes, 1934
 
36Annual report to National Board, 1934
 
37-42Minutes, 1935-1942 February
 
43Loose items from book in folder 42
 
44Financial documents loose in book in folder 42
 

Box

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445Minutes, 1942 March-1947 October
 
46Annual meeting and reports, 1944-1947
 
47-50Annual report, 1943-1946
 
51Reports to board, 1944-1945
 
52Minutes, 1947 November-1950 October
 
53Annual meeting and reports, 1948-1951
 
54-57Annual report, 1948-1951
 
Minutes

Box

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4581955 January-1960 December
59-611955-1957

Box

Fldr

562-631958-1959
64-781961-1975
 
79Financial reports, 1975
 
80Minutes, 1976
 

Box

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681Financial reports, 1976
 
82Minutes, 1977
 
83Financial reports, 1977
 
84Minutes, 1978
 
85Financial reports
 
86-87Minutes, 1979-1980
 
88Financial reports, 1980
 
89Minutes, 1981
 
90Financial reports, 1981
 
91Policies and procedures for YWCA
 
Printed material

Box

Fldr

6921907-1920
93-951944-1958
961960-1980
97Undated
 
98Play presenting history of YWCA, 1954
 
99Historical notes of YWCA from folder entitled "History Committee")
 
100Copies of miscellaneous newspaper clippings
 
101Photographs 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
 
103Photographs from Savannah YWCA 50th Anniversary Banquet, 1954 January 22 (3 items)
 
104YWCA officers, 1956
 
105Photograph of portrait of woman, unidentified (possibly Ellen McAlpin)
 
1Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, programs, etc., 1904-1916
 
2Ledger, register of people staying at YWCA, 1924 October-1930 April
 
Artifacts
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.