YWCA Records, 1909-1958 *JMU Records*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
YWCA
Title:
YWCA Records
Collection No.:
UA 0028
Date:
1909-1958
Extent:
1 box, .26 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
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.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], YWCA Records, 1909-1958, UA 0028, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Administrative History

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.

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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.

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Arrangement

Items are arranged by material type.

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

Sarah Roth-Mullet May 2018

Access Restrictions

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.

Use Restrictions

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 (library-special@jmu.edu).

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/

Acquisition Information

Items were in Special Collections at time of founding, in 1982. Items were in Special Collections at time of founding, in 1982.

Processing Information

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."

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Programs (documents)
  • Posters

Subject

  • 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

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Bibliography

Dingledine, Raymond C. Madison College, the First Fifty Years, 1908-1958. Harrisonburg, VA: Madison College, 1959.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
YWCA Posters, 1909-1916 box OV1
YWCA Programs, 1931-1958 box OV1 folder 1