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Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-649

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes business reports, photographs, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1913-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.

Copyright

The Tyrrell Historical Library does not hold copyright for most of its collections. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Historical Note

The Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) began in 1911 when a group of 10 Beaumont women met and drew up the organization’s charter. Mrs. W.P.H. McFaddin, Mrs. J. Frank Keith, Mrs. Charles Chaison, Mrs. T.S. Reed, Jr., Mrs. Oscar Norsworthy, Mrs. J.W. Mackey, Mrs. F.N. Law, Mrs. W.A. Shrigley, Mrs. J.A. Glen and Mrs. D. Edward Greer were among the organizers. The Constitution and thirteen By-Laws were written in 1913 by a 21 member board of directors. In July of 1918, the YWCA moved into its permanent home on Calder Avenue. The building was completed at a cost of about $100,000 and included a swimming pool and a cafeteria. Services provided by the organization included low cost living quarters for women, swimming classes including classes for post-polio and cerebral palsy patients, children’s day camp, Y-Teens, ballroom dance classes for all ages, Golden Years sports clubs and a wide variety of enrichment courses and activities for women.

Extent

4.45 Cubic Feet (4.45 cubic feet in ten boxes)

Abstract

The Beaumont Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) dates back to 1911 and for several decades it provided enrichment and entertainment activities for women of all ages in the Beaumont area.

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized chronologically and by type of materials which include scrapbooks, photographs, and ledgers.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Darlene Chodzinski, Director of the Beaumont Heritage Society, 2014 October.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

Beaumont Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Records, 1900's, AC-152

Patricia Tanner Assortment of Beaumont Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Records, 1920's-2006, AC-526

Separated Material

None.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2014 November.

Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 April.
Title
Finding Aid for the Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Records, 1913-1990
Author
Tyrrell Historical Library Staff
Date
2015 April 20
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository

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