Guide to the YWCA of Silicon Valley Records

SJSU Library Special Collections and Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0028
Phone: (408) 808-2062
Fax: (408) 808-2063
Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu
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Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the YWCA of Silicon Valley Records

Collection number: MSS-2006-01-01



SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives
Processed by:
Michelle Morton
Date Completed:
July 2007
Encoded by:
Erin M. Louthen
© 2006 Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: The YWCA of Silicon Valley Records
Dates: 1905-2005
Collection number: MSS-2006-01-01
Creator: Silicon Valley YWCA
Collection Size: 14 Cartons, 1 Box, 12-14 Folio, 1 Oversize Folio 18 linear feet
Repository: San Jose State University. Library.
San Jose, California 95192-0028
Abstract: The Young Women's Christian Association of Silicon Valley (YWCA) was established in 1905 to provide fellowship, mutual aid, and spiritual and professional guidance to young working women. The YWCA pioneered services to poor and working women in the valley, valley and continues to offer an array of educational resources and programs designed to improve the community. The records included in this collection, range from 1905 to 2005 and include budgets, clippings, correspondence, financial statements, minutes, memoranda, photographs, printed material, registries, reports, scrapbooks, slides, and videos.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives 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 reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files from or derived from these collections is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

The YWCA of Silicon Valley Records, MSS-2006-01-01, San Jose State University Library, Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the San Jose State University Library by the YWCA of Silicon Valley in 2006.

Processing History

Collection processed and finding aid written in July 2007, by Michelle Morton. Ead Encoded in 2007, by Erin M. Louthen.

Biographical History

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) originally formed in England in 1855. In the United States the YWCA combined evangelism and pragmatic activism to provide for the physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs of young women living on their own. The organization strove to provide “wholesome” activities for women and girls living in cities and to develope civic-minded female leadership. In addition to Christian guidance, local YWCA braches offered residences, cafeterias, job training, daycare, exercise, crafts, camping, dances, and other services. By 1906 the U.S. YWCA had over 186,000 members. In 1907 it incorporated and established its headquarters in New York City. Today YWCA branches function fairly autonomously and respond to local needs and conditions. Currently, there are, nearly 300 U.S. branches serving some 2 million women, and there are chapters in more than 122 countries.
The YWCA of Silicon Valley was organized in 1905 and incorporated in 1914. The organization struggled initially, disbanding in 1909 because of debt, but by 1914 local women were in the midst of a $75,000 fund drive to match a $25,000 donation by Maria Schofield for a YWCA building in San Jose. Julia Morgan, architect for a number of YWCA buildings on the west coast, was hired to design the building and in 1915 the cornerstone was laid on Second and San Antonio Streets in San Jose. An annex was added in 1926, and the expanded building included residences, a cafeteria, a gym and pool, and club rooms. The Morgan building was demolished in 1973 to make way for the San Antonio Plaza urban renewal project. The current YWCA facility, Villa Nueva, opened in 1993 after a $3,000,000 capital campaign matched by state, local, and federal funds. The Villa Nueva facility includes low-income housing, childcare facilities, and administrative offices.The agency was renamed the YWCA of Silicon Valley in 2004.
The YWCA pioneered services to poor and working women in the valley. The national YWCA worked to improve the conditions of girls working in factories, passing resolutions at their 1920 convention calling for an 8-hour day and the right to organize and collective bargaining. The YWCA started the Girl Reserves in 1918, a club devoted to patriotic work and charity, as well as picnics, hiking, and camping at Ayun Mapu in Big Basin and Asilomar in Pacific Grove. The Business Girls League, founded in 1930, offered vocational counseling, classes, and clubs for working women. Between 1942-1946 YWCA, the Red Cross, and the United Service Organization recruited Victory Girls to attend dances with soldiers. When Japanese Americans were interned during World War II, the YWCA accompanied single women and set up branches in the internment camps. By the 1950s the Girl Reserves had become the Y-Teens, with groups at local high schools and conferences at Asilomar and other locales. This shift reflected local youths’ interest in more social and co-educational activities. The Hi-Spot (1944-1959, re-opened briefly in 1961) was a popular teen center governed by a council of high school students with an adult advisory board. The Hi-Spot offered a snack bar, classes and discussions, sports, games, dances, and a Sunday column in the San Jose Mercury entitled “Hi-Spot News.” By the 1950s the majority of its members were Latino youth.
The YWCA also served the needs of older women in this period through programs such as “Ladies Day Out” and clubs such as the Y-Wives. While local programs had served the racially diverse population as early as the 1930s, in the 1960s the YWCA began to address the issue of racial justice more aggressively. Responding to pressure from local branches, the national YWCA passed an "Interracial Charter" in 1946. The charter mandated the active integration of women of color into programs, facilities, and governing bodies. In 1965 the national YWCA created the Office of Racial Justice, and in 1969 the first of eight Racial Justice Institutes was held in Palo Alto. In 1970, the national YWCA adopted the One Imperative: “To thrust our collective power toward the elimination of racism, wherever it exists, by any means necessary.” Locally, the YWCA established a Racial Justice Committee, which published a Directory of Black Businesses, it held race dialogues, and it developed youth programs and multicultural curriculum. In 1973 Inez Jackson became the first African American to be elected Board President of the YWCA.
The YWCA offered a number of innovative programs in this era, including the Young Mother’s Education Program (1967), which partnered with the San Jose Unified School District to keep young mothers in school; the 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline (1973); and the Hispanic Outreach Program (1978), which offered childcare, youth programs, clubs, and citizenship and English as a Second Language courses. Rape Crisis services expanded in the 1970s, developing a speaker’s bureau and collaborating with police, the district attorney, and the county hospital to assist victims of sexual assault. In the 1980s and 1990s YWCA programming expanded to include Child Assault Prevention, Parent Education, Career Development, and two major outreach and fundraising events, a Tribute to Women in Industry (1985) and the Professional Women’s Luncheon (1991). More recent organizational activities and programs include the election of the first men to the Board of Directors (2004, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (2003); an event at which male community leaders walk a mile in women’ shoes to raise awareness about sexual assault. The Social and Racial Justice Program (2006), an anti-bias education program, New Options, a multilingual after school program, and TechGYRLS 2007) and an after-school program that teaches girls technological and engineering skills. Fran Smith was commissioned to write the history of the YWCA of Silicon Valley. Her book, Breaking Ground: The Daring Women of the YWCA in the Santa Clara Valley 1905-2005, was published in 2005.

Scope and Content of Collection

The YWCA began programs to serve women in the United States in 1858. The YWCA slogan “Eliminating racism, Empowering women” reflects their history as a racially integrated agency that pioneered programs to serve poor and working women. The Records of the YWCA contain documents relating to the administration and evolution of the agency; materials about local clubs, programs, and events; and clippings, photos, scrapbooks and slides of YWCA clubs and programs dating from the early years of the organization. Formats include budgets, clippings, correspondence, financial statements, minutes, memoranda, photographs, printed material, registries, reports, scrapbooks, slides, and videos.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 3 series. I. Administrative Files, 1905-2005. II. Programs and Events, 1910-2002. III. Printed and Visual Materials, 1910s-2000s.

Subject Headings

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Young Women’s Christian Association (Association: San Jose, Calif.) – History
Young Women’s Christian Association of the U.S.A. – History
Women – California – Santa Clara County – History
Santa Clara County (Calif.) - History


Collection Contents

Box/Folder 1/68-6/209

 SERIES I. I. Administrative Files. 1905-2005

Physical Description: 6 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged alphabetically, and within that arrangement, chronologically. It includes materials related to the history and administration of the YWCA of Silicon Valley, including board of director minutes dating back to 1915 (note that minutes are missing for 1983, 1984, and 1994), financial records, personnel records, press coverage, and history files created by the organization. These records document the founding, development, and growth of the organization, including membership, staff and operations, building campaigns, local programming, and discussion and debate about the YWCA’s mission. The history files, dating from 1909 to 2002, are particularly rich, containing annual reports, campaign materials, letters, pamphlets, programs, and other miscellaneous materials. The YWCA buildings played a key role in the organization’s history, and this series also documents the building campaigns, including those for historic Schofield Hall, designed by acclaimed architect, Julia Morgan, and later Villa Nueva. The buildings provided local women an autonomous space of their own and a stable home-base for the organization.
Box/Folder 1/1

Association Review 1970-1973

Box/Folder 1/2 - 3/131

Boards

Physical Description: 130 folders
Box/Folder 1/2-1/9

Advisory Board 1988/2001

Physical Description: 8 folders
Box/Folder 1/2

1 of 8 1988-2001

Box/Folder 1/3

2 of 8 1988-1995

Box/Folder 1/4

3 of 8 1996

Box/Folder 1/5

4 of 8 1997

Box/Folder 1/6

5 of 8 1998

Box/Folder 1/7

6 of 8 1999

Box/Folder 1/8

7 of 8 2000

Box/Folder 1/9

8 of 8 2001

Box/Folder 1/10-1/13

Board of Directors: Manual 1992-1999

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box/Folder 1/10

1 of 4 1992-1999

Box/Folder 1/11

2 of 4 1992-1999

Box/Folder 1/12

3 of 4 1992-1999

Box/Folder 1/13

4 of 4 1992-1999

Box/Folder 1/14-3/122

Board of Directors: Meetings 1915-1999

Physical Description: 109 folders
Box/Folder 1/14

1 of 109 1915

Box/Folder 1/15

2 of 109 1916

Box/Folder 1/16

3 of 109 1917

Box/Folder 1/17

4 of 109 1918

Box/Folder 1/18

5 of 109 1919

Box/Folder 1/19

6 of 109 1920

Box/Folder 1/20

7 of 109 1921

Box/Folder 1/21

8 of 109 1922

Box/Folder 1/22

9 of 109 1923

Box/Folder 1/23

10 of 109 1924

Box/Folder 1/24

11 of 109 1925

Box/Folder 1/25

12 of 109 1926

Box/Folder 1/26

13 of 109 1927

Box/Folder 1/27

14 of 109 1928

Box/Folder 1/28

15 of 109 1929

Box/Folder 1/29

16 of 109 1930

Box/Folder 1/30

17 of 109 1931

Box/Folder 1/31

18 of 109 1932

Box/Folder 1/32

19 of 109 1933

Box/Folder 1/33

20 of 109 1934

Box/Folder 1/34

21 of 109 1935

Box/Folder 1/35

22 of 109 1936

Box/Folder 1/36

23 of 109 1937

Box/Folder 1/37

24 of 109 1938

Box/Folder 1/38

25 of 109 1939

Box/Folder 1/39

26 of 109 1940

Box/Folder 1/40

27 of 109 1941

Box/Folder 1/41

28 of 109 1942

Box/Folder 1/42

29 of 109 1943

Box/Folder 1/43

30 of 109 1944

Box/Folder 1/44

31 of 109 1945

Box/Folder 1/45

32 of 109 1946

Box/Folder 1/46

33 of 109 1947

Box/Folder 1/47

34 of 109 1948

Box/Folder 1/48

35 of 109 1949

Box/Folder 1/49

36 of 109 1950

Box/Folder 1/50

37 of 109 1951

Box/Folder 1/51

38 of 109 1952

Box/Folder 1/52

39 of 109 1953

Box/Folder 1/53

40 of 109 1954

Box/Folder 1/54

41 of 109 1955

Box/Folder 1/55

42 of 109 1956

Box/Folder 1/56

43 of 109 1957

Box/Folder 1/57

44 of 109 1958

Box/Folder 1/58

45 of 109 1959

Box/Folder 1/59

46 of 109 1960

Box/Folder 1/60

47 of 109 1961

Box/Folder 1/61

48 of 109 1962

Box/Folder 1/62

49 of 109 1963

Box/Folder 1/63

50 of 109 1964

Box/Folder 1/64

51 of 109 1965

Box/Folder 1/65

52 of 109 1966

Box/Folder 1/66

53 of 109 1967

Box/Folder 1/67

54 of 109 1968

Box/Folder 1/68

55 of 109 1969

Box/Folder 2/69

56 of 109 1970

Box/Folder 2/70

57 of 109 1971

Box/Folder 2/71

58 of 109 1972

Box/Folder 2/72

59 of 109 1973

Box/Folder 2/73

60 of 109 1974

Box/Folder 2/74

61 of 109 1975

Box/Folder 2/75

62 of 109 1976

Box/Folder 2/76

63 of 109 1977

Box/Folder 2/77

64 of 109 1978

Box/Folder 2/78

65 of 110 1979

Box/Folder 2/79

66 of 109 1980

Box/Folder 2/80

67 of 109 1981

Box/Folder 2/81

68 of 109 1982

Box/Folder 2/82

69 of 109 1985

Box/Folder 2/83

70 of 109 1986

Box/Folder 2/84

71 of 109 1987

Box/Folder 2/85

72 of 109 1988

Box/Folder 2/86

73 of 109 1989

Box/Folder 2/87

74 of 109 1990

Box/Folder 2/88

75 of 109 1990

Box/Folder 2/89

76 of 109 1990

Box/Folder 2/90

77 of 109 1990

Box/Folder 2/91

78 of 109 1990

Box/Folder 2/92

79 of 109 1991

Box/Folder 2/93

80 of 109 1991

Box/Folder 2/94

81 of 109 1991

Box/Folder 2/95

82 of 109 1991

Box/Folder 2/96

83 of 109 1991

Box/Folder 2/97

84 of 109 1992

Box/Folder 2/98

85 of 109 1992

Box/Folder 2/99

86 of 109 1993

Box/Folder 2/100

87 of 109 1995

Box/Folder 2/101

88 of 109 1995

Box/Folder 2/102

89 of 109 1995

Box/Folder 2/103

90 of 109 1995

Box/Folder 2/104

91 of 109 1996

Box/Folder 2/105

92 of 109 1996

Box/Folder 2/106

93 of 109 1996

Box/Folder 2/107

94 of 109 1996

Box/Folder 2/108

95 of 109 1996-1997

Box/Folder 2/109

96 of 109 1997

Box/Folder 2/110

97 of 109 1997

Box/Folder 2/111

98 of 109 1997

Box/Folder 2/112

99 of 109 1997

Box/Folder 3/113

100 of 109 1997-1998

Box/Folder 3/114

101 of 109 1998

Box/Folder 3/115

102 of 109 1998

Box/Folder 3/116

103 of 109 1998

Box/Folder 3/117

104 of 109 1998

Box/Folder 3/118

105 of 109 1999

Box/Folder 3/119

106 of 109 1999

Box/Folder 3/120

107 of 109 1999

Box/Folder 3/121

108 of 109 1999

Box/Folder 3/122

109 of 109 1999

Box/Folder 3/123-3/128

Executive Board: Meetings 1996-2000

Physical Description: 6 folders
Box/Folder 3/123

1 of 6 1996

Box/Folder 3/124

2 of 6 1997

Box/Folder 3/125

3 of 6 1998

Box/Folder 3/126

4 of 6 1999

Box/Folder 3/127

5 of 6 2000

Box/Folder 3/128

6 of 6 2000

Box/Folder 3/129-3/131

Board History 1905-1940

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box/Folder 3/129

1 of 3 2000

Box/Folder 3/130

2 of 3 1907-1956

Box/Folder 3/131

3 of 3 1944-1956

Box/Folder 3/132-3/134

Building Committee 1972-1999

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box/Folder 3/132

1 of 2 1972-1996

Box/Folder 3/133

2 of 3 1997

Box/Folder 3/134

3 of 3 1998-1999

Box/Folder 3/135

Constitution and By-Laws 1921

Box/Folder 3/136-3/140

Financial Records 1988-1999

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box/Folder 3/136

1 of 5 1988-1994

Box/Folder 3/137

2 of 5 1995-1996

Box/Folder 3/138

3 of 5 1995-1996

Box/Folder 3/139

4 of 5 1997-1998

Box/Folder 3/140

5 of 5 1999

Box/Folder 4/141-4/144

Financial Records: Annual Campaign 1996-2002

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box/Folder 4/141

1 of 4 1996

Box/Folder 4/142

2 of 4 1998

Box/Folder 4/143

3 of 4 1999

Box/Folder 4/144

4 of 4 2002

Box/Folder 4/145-4/152

Financial Records: Building 1914-1946

Physical Description: 8 folders
Box/Folder 4/145

1 of 8 No Date

Box/Folder 4/146

2 of 8 1914-1946

Box/Folder 4/147

3 of 8 1926

Box/Folder 4/148

4 of 8 1926

Box/Folder 4/149

5 of 8 1926

Box/Folder 4/150

6 of 8 1926

Box/Folder 4/151

7 of 8 1926

Box/Folder 4/152

8 of 8 1926

Box/Folder 4/153-4/161

Financial Records: Check Registers 1947-1959

Physical Description: 9 folders
Box/Folder 4/153

1 of 9 1947-1948

Box/Folder 4/154

2 of 9 1948-1949

Box/Folder 4/155

3 of 9 1949-1950

Box/Folder 4/156

4 of 9 1950-1951

Box/Folder 4/157

5 of 9 1951-1952

Box/Folder 4/158

6 of 9 1952-1954

Box/Folder 4/159

7 of 9 1954-1955

Box/Folder 4/160

8 of 9 1955-1956

Box/Folder 4/161

9 of 9 1958-1959

Box/Folder 4/162

Financial Records: Committee Meetings 1940-1958

Box/Folder 5/163

Financial Records: Round-the-World YWCA Reconstruction Fund 1946-1949

Box/Folder 5/164-5/165

Financial Records: Tax Exemption 1940s-1950s

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box/Folder 5/164

1 of 2 1940s

Box/Folder 5/165

2 of 2 1950s

Box/Folder 5/166

Financial Records: Taxes - Proposition 4 1944-1945

Box/Folder 5/167

Financial Records: Tax Receipts 1914-1957

Box/Folder 5/168-5/185

History 1909-2000s

Physical Description: 18 folders
Box/Folder 5/168

1 of 18 1909-1912

Box/Folder 5/169

2 of 18 1913

Box/Folder 5/170

3 of 18 1914

Box/Folder 5/171

4 of 18 1920s

Box/Folder 5/172

5 of 18 1930s

Box/Folder 5/173

6 of 18 1930s

Box/Folder 5/174

7 of 18 1930s

Box/Folder 5/175

8 of 18 1930s

Box/Folder 5/176

9 of 18 1940s

Box/Folder 5/177

10 of 18 1940s

Box/Folder 5/178

11 of 18 1950s

Box/Folder 5/179

12 of 18 1950s

Box/Folder 5/180

13 of 18 1956

Box/Folder 5/181

14 of 18 1960s

Box/Folder 5/182

15 of 18 1970s

Box/Folder 5/183

16 of 18 1980s

Box/Folder 5/184

17 of 18 1990s

Box/Folder 5/185

18 of 18 2000s

Box/Folder 5/186

History: Fran Smith 1991-2002

Box/Folder 6/187

Mission and Long Range Plan 1961-1994

Box/Folder 6/188-6/189

National YWCA: Dues Task Force 1991-1998"

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box/Folder 6/188

1 of 2 1991-1997

Box/Folder 6/189

2 of 2 1998

Box/Folder 6/190

National YWCA: History 1973-1995

Box/Folder 6/191

National YWCA: Mailings 1998-1999

Box/Folder 6/192-6/194

Personnel: Committee 1995-2000

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box/Folder 6/192

1 of 3 1995-1996

Box/Folder 6/193

2 of 3 1995-1996

Box/Folder 6/194

3 of 3 1997-2000

Box/Folder 6/195

Personnel: Executive Staff Meetings 1998-1999

Box/Folder 6/196

Personnel: Forms 1980-2000

Box/Folder 6/197

Personnel: Job Descriptions 1989-1995

Box/Folder 6/198

Personnel: Legal 1984-1991

Box/Folder 6/199

Personnel: Meetings 1987-1999

Box/Folder 6/200-6/204

Personnel: Policies and Procedures 1970-2001

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box/Folder 6/200

1 of 5 1970-1989

Box/Folder 6/201

2 of 5 1981-1993

Box/Folder 6/202

3 of 5 1995-1996

Box/Folder 6/203

4 of 5 1995-1996

Box/Folder 6/204

5 of 5 1997-2001

Box/Folder 6/205

Personnel: Volunteer Logs 1979-1980

Box/Folder 6/206-6/207

Policies and Procedures Manual 1987

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box/Folder 6/206

1 of 2 1987

Box/Folder 6/207

2 of 2 1987

Box/Folder 6/208

Press 1947-2000

Box/Folder 6/209

Press: Kits 1992-2005

Box/Folder 7/210-11/345

 SERIES II. II. Programs and Events. 1910-2002

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged alphabetically, and within that arrangement, chronologically. It includes correspondence, minutes, newsletters, pamphlets, press coverage, and printed material that document the YWCA’s programs for children, adolescents, parents, working women, and seniors. In addition to fundamental necessities, such as food and housing, the YWCA worked to develop a spirit of fellowship and a commitment to community service, as well as physical well being in young women. This mission was met through clubs and programs such as the Girl Reserves, which offered opportunities for charity work as well as camping and picnics; the Business Girls’ League, which offered vocational counseling, classes, and clubs for working women; and the Hi-Spot, a social, recreational, and civic club governed by local teens. Later programs included the Rape Crisis Center, which worked with the city to assist victims of sexual assault; Parent Education Programs; and the Professional Women’s Luncheon, a fundraiser that gathers local professional women. This series documents the activities and administration of these programs. The programs and newsletters describe classes offered by the central and branch YWCAs in Silicon Valley. Clubs such as the Y-Teens, events such as the Racial Justice Convocation, and programs such as the Child Assault Prevention Program are also represented. This series also contains information on fundraising campaigns and events, such as the first building campaign (1914-1915) for the Julia Morgan-designed Schofield Hall, the Villa Nueva campaign, and the Professional Women’s Luncheon.
Box/Folder 7/210

Building: Schofield Hall Residence Register 1929-1930

Box/Folder 7/211

Building: Burning of the Mortgage 1946

Box/Folder 7/212-7/213

Business Girls 1930s-1940s

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box/Folder 7/212

1 of 2 1930s

Box/Folder 7/213

2 of 2 1940s

Box/Folder 7/214

Career Development 1980-1988

Box/Folder 7/215

Child Assault Prevention 1984-1992

Box/Folder 7/216

Directory of Black Businesses 1970

Box/Folder 7/217

Fashion Shows 1973-1990

Box/Folder 7/218

Fundraising Ideas 1981-1996

Box/Folder 7/219

Girl Reserves 1925-1927

Box/Folder 7/220-7/223

Hi-Spot 1940s-1960s

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box/Folder 7/220

1 of 4 1940s

Box/Folder 7/221

2 of 4 1950s

Box/Folder 7/222

3 of 4 1960s

Box/Folder 7/223

4 of 4 1960s

Box/Folder 7/225

Memorial Services and Funds 1915-1997

Box/Folder 7/226

Miscellaneous Ephemera No Date

Box/Folder 7/227-7/229

Newsletters: Local 1980s-2000s

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box/Folder 7/227

1 of 3 1980s

Box/Folder 7/228

2 of 3 1990s

Box/Folder 7/229

3 of 3 2000s

Box/Folder 7/230

Newsletters: National 1980s

Box/Folder 7/231-7/232

Newsletters: World 1980s-1990s

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box/Folder 7/231

1 of 2 1980s

Box/Folder 7/232

2 of 2 1990s

Box/Folder 7/233

Parent Education 1990s

Box/Folder 7/234

Past Presidents Tea 1962

Box/Folder 7/235

Principal for a Day 1994

Box/Folder 8/236-8/238

Printed Material 1910s-1940s

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box/Folder 8/236

1 of 3 1910s

Box/Folder 8/237

2 of 3 1930s

Box/Folder 8/238

3 of 3 1940s

Box/Folder 8/239

International World Atlas 1942

Box/Folder 8/240-8/245

Printed Material 1950s-2000s

Physical Description: 6 folders
Box/Folder 8/240

1 of 6 1950s

Box/Folder 8/241

2 of 6 1960s

Box/Folder 8/242

3 of 6 1970s

Box/Folder 8/243

4 of 6 1980s

Box/Folder 8/244

5 of 6 1990s

Box/Folder 8/245

6 of 6 2000s

Box/Folder 8/246-9/277

Professional Women's Luncheon 1991-2002

Physical Description: 32 folders
Box/Folder 8/246

1 of 32 1991

Box/Folder 8/247

2 of 32 1992

Box/Folder 8/248

3 of 32 1992

Box/Folder 8/249

4 of 32 1993

Box/Folder 8/250

5 of 32 1994

Box/Folder 8/251

6 of 32 1995

Box/Folder 8/252

7 of 32 1995

Box/Folder 8/253

8 of 32 1996

Box/Folder 8/254

9 of 32 1997

Box/Folder 8/255

10 of 32 1998

Box/Folder 8/256

11 of 32 1999

Box/Folder 8/257

12 of 32 2000

Box/Folder 8/258

13 of 32 2001

Box/Folder 8/259

14 of 32 2002

Box/Folder 8/260-8/261

Budget and Invoices 1991-1992

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box/Folder 8/260

1 of 2 1991

Box/Folder 8/261

2 of 2 1992

Box/Folder 8/262-8/264

Correspondence 1991-1992

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box/Folder 8/262

1 of 3 1991

Box/Folder 8/263

2 of 3 1991

Box/Folder 8/264

3 of 3 1992

Box/Folder 8/265-8/266

Minutes 1991-1992

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box/Folder 9/265

1 of 2 1991

Box/Folder 9/266

2 of 2 1992

Box/Folder 9/267

Seattle 1991

Box/Folder 9/268

Speaker 1992

Box/Folder 9/269

Speeches, Laurie Besterman 1991-1995

Box/Folder 9/270-9/277

Sponsors and Participants 1991-1997

Physical Description: 8 folders
Box/Folder 9/270

1 of 8 1991

Box/Folder 9/271

2 of 8 1991

Box/Folder 9/272

3 of 8 1991

Box/Folder 9/273

4 of 8 1992

Box/Folder 9/274

5 of 8 1992

Box/Folder 9/275

6 of 8 1997

Box/Folder 9/276

7 of 8 1997

Box/Folder 9/277

8 of 8 1997

Box/Folder 9/278-9/288

Program Schedules 1967-1996

Physical Description: 11 folders
Box/Folder 9/278

1 of 11 1967-1969

Box/Folder 9/279

2 of 11 1970-1977

Box/Folder 9/280

3 of 11 1978-1979

Box/Folder 9/281

4 of 11 1980-1981

Box/Folder 9/282

5 of 11 1982-1983

Box/Folder 9/283

6 of 11 1984-1985

Box/Folder 9/284

7 of 11 1986-1987

Box/Folder 9/285

8 of 11 1988-1989

Box/Folder 9/286

9 of 11 1990-1991

Box/Folder 9/287

10 of 11 1992-1993

Box/Folder 9/288

11 of 11 1995-1996

Box/Folder 9/289

Racial Justice Convocation 1969-1972

Box/Folder 9/290

Rape Crisis Center 1973-1993

Box/Folder 9/291

Statistics 1992-1994

Box/Folder 9/292

Susan Wilson Quarter Century Club 1987-1988

Box/Folder 9/293

Susan Wilson: Speeches 1992-1998

Box/Folder 9/294

Tamah Thamah Club 1939-1942

Box/Folder 9/295

Testimonial Letters 1994-1996

Box/Folder 10/296-10/313

Tribute to Women in Industry 1986-2000

Physical Description: 18 folders
Box/Folder 10/296

1 of 18 1986

Box/Folder 10/297

2 of 18 1986

Box/Folder 10/298

3 of 18 1986

Box/Folder 10/299

4 of 18 1987

Box/Folder 10/300

5 of 18 1987

Box/Folder 10/301

6 of 18 1988

Box/Folder 10/302

7 of 18 1990

Box/Folder 10/303

8 of 18 1991

Box/Folder 10/304

9 of 18 1992

Box/Folder 10/305

10 of 18 1992

Box/Folder 10/306

11 of 18 1992

Box/Folder 10/307

12 of 18 1992

Box/Folder 10/308

13 of 18 1992

Box/Folder 10/309

14 of 18 1995

Box/Folder 10/310

15 of 18 1996

Box/Folder 10/311

16 of 18 1997

Box/Folder 10/312

17 of 18 1998

Box/Folder 10/313

18 of 18 2000

Box/Folder 10/314-10/317

Tribute to Women in Industry: Correspondence 1986-1992

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box/Folder 10/314

1 of 4 1986

Box/Folder 10/315

2 of 4 1987

Box/Folder 10/316

3 of 4 1991

Box/Folder 10/317

4 of 4 1992

Box/Folder 10/318

Tribute to Women in Industry: Newsletters 1986-1990

Box/Folder 11/319-11/323

Tribute to Women in Industry: Nominations 1986-1992

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box/Folder 11/319

1 of 5 1986

Box/Folder 11/320

2 of 5 1987

Box/Folder 11/321

3 of 5 1991

Box/Folder 11/322

4 of 5 1992

Box/Folder 11/323

5 of 5 1992

Box/Folder 11/324-11/325

Tribute to Women in Industry: Nominations - Accepted 1992

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box/Folder 11/324

1 of 2 1992

Box/Folder 11/325

2 of 2 1992

Box/Folder 11/326

Tribute to Women in Industry: Nominations - Rejected 1992

Box/Folder 11/327-11/329

Tribute to Women in Industry: Publicity 1986-1992

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box/Folder 11/327

1 of 3 1986

Box/Folder 11/328

2 of 3 1987

Box/Folder 11/329

3 of 3 1987

Box/Folder 11/330

Tribute to Women in Industry: Surveys and Questionnaires 1986-1989

Box/Folder 11/331

Tribute to Women in Industry: Video Taping 1990-1992

Box/Folder 11/332

Tribute to Women in Industry 2002

Box/Folder 11/333

Villa Nueva 1984-2002

Box/Folder 11/334-11/335

Villa Nueva: Captial Campaign 1988-1994

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box/Folder 11/334

1 of 2 1998-1990

Box/Folder 11/335

2 of 2 1989-1994

Box/Folder 11/336

Villa Nueva: Printed Material 1989-1994

Box/Folder 11/337

Villa Nueva: Printed Material - Bridge 1993-1999

Box/Folder 11/338

Villa Nueva: Publicity 1989-1993

Box/Folder 11/339

Why Us Kids 1994

Box/Folder 11/340

Work Study - San Jose State University 1969-1979

Box/Folder 11/341

World YWCA 1986-1991

Box/Folder 11/342-11/344

Y-Teens 1953-1991

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box/Folder 11/342

1 of 3 1953-1955

Box/Folder 11/343

2 of 3 1955-1957

Box/Folder 11/344

3 of 3 1957-1961

Box/Folder 11/345

Y-Walk 1994

Box/Folder 12/346-29/401

 SERIES III. III. Printed and Visual Materials 1876-2002

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged by format, and within that arrangement, chronologically. It includes clippings related to YWCA events, programs, and campaigns; photographs of YWCA clubs, outings, and events; scrapbooks organized by date and subject (e.g. the Hi-Spot); and slides documenting a variety of YWCA activities and campaigns. The scrapbooks contain a range of formats, including clippings, correspondence, ephemera, minutes, newsletters, pamphlets, and photographs. The Hi-Spot, Business Girls’ League, Schofield Hall and Villa Nueva figure prominently in the scrapbooks. Business Girls’ League, founded in 1930, offered vocational counseling, classes, and clubs for working women. The Hi-Spot (1944-1961) was a popular teen center governed by a council of high school students with an adult advisory board. The Hi-Spot sponsored a snack bar, classes and discussions, sports and games, dances, and a Sunday column in the San Jose Mercury entitled “Hi-Spot News.” By the 1950s the majority of its members were Latino youth. Schofield Hall (1916-1973) and Villa Nueva (1993-present) are the two buildings the YWCA has occupied in the agency’s history. Both buildings were the result of enormous capital campaigns relying on community support, and both facilities housed administrative offices as well as residences, programs, and services.
Box/Folder 12/346-112/371

Clippings 1910s-2000s

Physical Description: 26 folders
Box/Folder 12/346

1 of 26 No Date

Box/Folder 12/347

2 of 26 1910s

Box/Folder 12/348

3 of 26 1920s

Box/Folder 12/349

4 of 26 1930s

Box/Folder 12/350

5 of 26 1940s

Box/Folder 12/351

6 of 26 1950s

Box/Folder 12/352

7 of 26 1960s

Box/Folder 12/353

8 of 26 1970s

Box/Folder 12/354

9 of 26 1970s

Box/Folder 12/355

10 of 26 1970s

Box/Folder 12/356

11 of 26 1970s

Box/Folder 12/357

12 of 26 1980

Box/Folder 12/358

13 of 26 1980

Box/Folder 12/359

14 of 26 1981

Box/Folder 12/360

15 of 26 1981

Box/Folder 12/361

16 of 26 1982

Box/Folder 12/362

17 of 26 1982

Box/Folder 12/363

18 of 26 1982

Box/Folder 12/364

19 of 26 1983

Box/Folder 12/365

20 of 26 1983

Box/Folder 12/366

21 of 26 1984

Box/Folder 12/367

22 of 26 11984

Box/Folder 12/368

23 of 26 1985-1989

Box/Folder 12/369

24 of 26 1990s

Box/Folder 12/370

25 of 26 2000s

Box/Folder 12/371

26 of 26 2000s

Box/Folder 13/372-13/388

Photographs 1910s-2000s

Physical Description: 17 folders
Box/Folder 13/372

1 of 17 No Date

Box/Folder 13/373

2 of 17 1910s

Box/Folder 13/374

3 of 17 1920s

Box/Folder 13/375

4 of 17 1930s

Box/Folder 13/376

5 of 17 1930s

Box/Folder 13/377

6 of 17 1940s

Box/Folder 13/378

7 of 17 1950s

Box/Folder 13/379

8 of 17 1950s

Box/Folder 13/380

9 of 17 1960s

Box/Folder 13/381

10 of 17 1960s

Box/Folder 13/382

11 of 17 1960s

Box/Folder 13/383

12 of 17 1970s

Box/Folder 13/384

13 of 17 1970s

Box/Folder 13/385

14 of 17 1980s

Box/Folder 13/386

15 of 17 1980s

Box/Folder 13/387

16 of 17 1990s

Box/Folder 13/388

17 of 17 2000s

Box 14

Slides, Videos, Audio Cassettes 1876-2002

Box 15

Scrapbook 1 1905-1908

Box 15A

Scrapbook 2 1910-1928

Box/folder 16/389

Scrapbook 3 1908-1940

Box/folder 16/390

Scrapbook: First Building 1908-1926

Box/folder 16/391

Scrapbook: Part A 1914-1915

Box/folder 16/392

Scrapbook: Part B 1923-1928

Box/folder 16/393

Scrapbook: Business Girls' League, Part A 1933-1936

Box/folder 16/394

Scrapbook: Business Girls' League, Part B 1933-1936

Box/folder 16/395

Scrapbook: Business Girls' League, Part A 1939-1940

Box/folder 16/396

Scrapbook: Business Girls' League, Part B 1939/1940

Box 17A

Scrapbook: Business Girls' League 1 1944-1945

Box 17B

Scrapbook: Business Girls' League 2 1945-1946

Box 18

Scrapbook: Hi-Spot 1944-1953

Box 19

Scrapbook 1 1940-1950

Box 20A

Scrapbook 2 1945

Box 20B

Scrapbook 3 1942-1952

Box 20C

Scrapbook: Hi-Spot 1954-1959

Box 21A

Scrapbook 1 1946-1952

Box 21B

Scrapbook 2 1956-1957

Box 22

Scrapbook 3 1950-1959

Box 23

Scrapbook 4 1954-1955

Box 24

Scrapbook 5 1957-1963

Box 25

Scrapbook 6 1958-1970

Box 26

Scrapbook 7 1970

Box 27

Scrapbook: Villa Nueva 1990s

Box/folder 28/397

Photographs: Villa Nueva 1990s

Box 28A

Scrapbook: Villa Nueva 1 1990s

Box 29A

Posterboards: Villa Nueva 1990s

Box 29B

Calendar: San Jose Department of Housing 2001

Box/folder 29/398

Photographs: Girl Reserves 1921-1926

Box/folder 29/399

Poster: YWCA 1950s

Box/folder 29/400

Photographs: Y-Teens 1955-1956

Box/folder 29/401

Photograph: Oversized 1960s