YWCA Records, 1909-1958 *JMU Records*
- Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
- YWCA Records
- Collection No.:
- UA 0028
- 1 box, .26 Cubic Feet
- Language of the Material:
- The collection is comprised of two volumes of bound posters and programs pertaining to the State Normal and Industrial School branch of the YWCA, from 1909-1958.
[identification of item], [box #, folder #], YWCA Records, 1909-1958, UA 0028, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
The State Normal and Industrial School for Women branch of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) was established in 1909, during the first term of the school. There were 72 founding members (representing approximately half of the student body), and it eventually grew to 100 members by the end of 1909. In its first year, the YWCA organized seven Bible-study classes and a mission study class. In its early years, YWCA held weekly devotional meetings and sponsored informal social events for the students.
Scope and Content
The collection is comprised of two volumes of bound posters and programs, advertising events created by the State Normal and Industrial School branch of the YWCA. The posters detail meeting and events hosted from 1909-1916. Meetings were often organized around a topic, and included a musical performance, readings, prayer and songs.
The programs include an "Annual Christmas Pageant" from 1951 and vesper services from 1931, 1948, and 1952.
Items are arranged by material type.
Sarah Roth-Mullet May 2018
Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.
Copyright for Official University records is held by James Madison University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other Formats Available
Digitized images of select YWCA posters are available at Founding Documents in Special Collections: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/FoundingDocs/studentlife/
Items were in Special Collections at time of founding, in 1982. Items were in Special Collections at time of founding, in 1982.
The bound volumes of posters were previously part of the collection, SU 93-0315, Scrapbooks 1909-1916. Programs were transferred from vertical file, "Young Women's Christian Association."
Genre and Form
- Programs (documents)
- Young Women's Christian Association
- State Normal and Industrial School for Women (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
- State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
- James Madison University -- History
- Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History
Dingledine, Raymond C. Madison College, the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958. Harrisonburg, VA: Madison College, 1959.
|YWCA Posters, 1909-1916||box OV1|
|YWCA Programs, 1931-1958||box OV1||folder 1|