Guide to YWCA of Wichita Collection


Collection Summary

Title: YWCA of Wichita Collection
Call Number: MS 96-2
Size: 17.0 linear feet
Acquisition: The Collection was donated by the Wichita YWCA through the Interim Director Faith Rein on February 3, 1994.
Processed by: SMP: 1997; Additional materials added by JLY: 08/2007



Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.


Content Note

The YWCA of Wichita Collection contains a variety of materials collected and generated by the Wichita YWCA from 1888 to 1993. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, video tapes, and memorabilia. Most of the items have been arranged in chronological order, and they span a wide range of events, operational activities, fund raising, and issues dealing with the Wichita branch of the YWCA.


Administrative History

None available.


Series Listing 

Series 1

Box 1-Box 7

Administrative

Series 2

Box 8-Box 11

Photographs

Series 3

Box 12

Video Tapes

Series 4

Box 13

Slides

Series 5

Box 14-Box 21

Clippings Scrapbooks

Series 6

Box 22-Box 28

Scrapbooks

Series 7

Oversized

Oversized. Photographs, poster and other oversized materials.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 -- Administrative

 

 

 

Box 1

FF 1

Histories of the Wichita YWCA. This file contains a YWCA history 1905-1929; a copy of an article the Time Capsule Edition of the Wichita Eagle May 1950; a history of the Mary B. Talbert Branch of the YWCA; and background material of the YWCA in Wichita.

Box 1

FF 2

YWCA Constitutions, By-laws, and Revisions, 1935, 1942. This file includes copies of the constitutions and by-laws with revisions of both. Also included are two letters regarding changes in the 1942 Constitution.

Box 1

FF 3

YWCA Constitution and By-laws, 1948. This file includes a copy of the revised 1948 YWCA Constitution and By-laws.

Box 1

FF 4

YWCA Constitution, 1954, 1964/1966. This file includes a copy of the revised 1954 YWCA Constitution and the approved revisions from 1966 for 1964.

Box 1

FF 5

YWCA Amended Constitution, 1982. This file includes a copy of the amended 1982 YWCA Constitution and By-laws of the YWCA. Also included are two lists of important historical YWCA dates.

Box 1

FF 6

YWCA Boarding Home Constitution, Historical Facts Sheet, Committee Report, Departmental Report and Address Lists. Included in this file is the YWCA Boarding Home Constitution; Report Survey and Evaluation Committee; various address lists of members; Historical Facts about Wichita YWCA; and General Administration Departmental Description Report.

Box 1

FF 7

YWCA Procedures and Policies. This file contains procedural manuals and policies on a variety of subjects. Items of note include the following: a Task Force Report Action Audit for Change Process; Program Planning in the YWCA; YWCA History--Check Sheet for Important Dates; YWCA function outlines; the Story of the YWCA and its Membership Policies; and a Suggested Outline for Board Work Plan for the Program Year.

Box 1

FF 8

YWCA Procedures and Policies. This file includes several procedural manuals, memos and descriptions of YWCA position duties.

Box 1

FF 9

YWCA Procedure Forms and Procedure Information. This file contains blank procedure forms and procedure information regarding YWCA operations, procedures, and services.

Box 1

FF 10

YWCA Procedures Part 1, 1980-1982. This file contains correspondence, copies of checks, job descriptions, YWCA Constitution, organizational charts, and YWCA procedure and policy.

Box 1

FF 11

YWCA Procedures Part 2, 1980-1982. This file contains correspondence, copies of checks, job descriptions, YWCA Constitution, organizational charts, and YWCA procedure and policy.

Box 1

FF 12

Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual, 1984. This file contains the 1984 formalized copy of YWCA policies and procedures.

Box 1

FF 13

The YWCA of Wichita Mission Statement, Copy 1, 1992. This file contains the mission statement, strategy, objectives, goals, action plans, and appendices of the YWCA of Wichita.

Box 1

FF 14

The YWCA of Wichita Mission Statement, Copy 2, 1992. This file contains the mission statement, strategy, objectives, goals, action plans, and appendices of the YWCA of Wichita.

Box 1

FF 15

YWCA Board of Directors and Advisory Committee, 1957-1966. This file contains listings of the board and committee members.

Box 1

FF 16

YWCA Board of Directors Committees Advisory Board, 1969-1975. This file contains committee members names and phone numbers, the list is not inclusive for every year or every committee.

Box 1

FF 17

YWCA Board of Directors, 1976-1980. This file includes a listing of the 1976-1980 YWCA Board of Directors including addresses, phone numbers, and positions or former positions held. Includes an explanation of board’s legal responsibilities.

Box 1

FF 18

YWCA Committee Assignments, 1981-1982. This file includes nominating committee goals (this is a partial handwritten list for 1982), lists of members of the YWCA committee assignments for 1981 and memos regarding these committee assignments.

Box 1

FF 19

YWCA Committees, 1981-1982. This file includes lists of members of 1982 YWCA committees. Also included are descriptions, memos, goals related to various committees.

Box 1

FF 20

YWCA Board of Directors, 1982-1983. This file contains lists of names, recommendation form, “What A Board Member Is...”, terms of office, and term expiration for the Board of Directors. Also included are recommendations for Board Recruitment, a list of what is contained in the Monthly Board Packets List, and a Cornerstone Board Composition Analysis.

Box 1

FF 21

YWCA Past and Present Board of Directors. This file contains a couple of lists of former YWCA Board Members and Committee Members along with positions and years held. Included in this is a leather bound notebook from 1952-1963 containing committee lists and addresses of committee members. Also included is a 1991 YWCA staff roster and outline of functions of the president and executive director of the community YWCA.

Box 1

FF 22

YWCA Board of Directors, 1952-1964. Included in this is a leather bound notebook from 1952-1964 containing committee lists and addresses of committee members.

Box 1

FF 23

Secretary’s Book YWCA, December 1888-December 1890. This file includes the secretary’s notes for organizing a YWCA in Wichita compiled by Effie Wright.

Box 1

FF 24

Annual Report of the General Secretary, 1909, 1910, 1913, 1914, 1916. This file includes copies of the reports.

Box 1

FF 25

Board of Trustees YWCA, 1912-1915. Includes notes of the Wichita YWCA Board of Trustees (only pages 1-26.) Also included is a letter written to the Wichita YWCA, regarding the A. A. Hyde building, by H. J. Conrow?. Correspondence from other YWCA’s.

Box 1

FF 26

Wichita YWCA Building Committee, 1913-1916. This file includes receipts, memos, reports and meeting notes regarding the operation of the YWCA buildings in Wichita (some items are loose.)

Box 1

FF 27

YWCA Directors Organization, February 1906-March 1907. This file includes notes of the Wichita YWCA Committee and Board Members. Also includes lists of membership, first annual report for 1906-1907, receipts, and monthly meeting notes.

Box 1

FF 28

Wichita YWCA Minutes of the Board of Directors, 1907-1913. This file includes minutes of meetings, pasted in (pages 39-47) is a copy of the National YWCA Constitution, and additional typed and handwritten notes have been pasted in addition to the notes.

Box 1

FF 29

Wichita YWCA Minutes of the Board of Directors, 1913-1919. This file includes minutes of meetings, and reports of the annual meeting for 1918. (Some minutes are loose.)

Box 2

FF 1

YWCA Annual Meeting Committee, 1964. Contains the agenda, program, notes, newspaper clippings and a YWCA newsletter regarding the 58th annual meeting scheduled for April 2, 1964.

Box 2

FF 2

YWCA Board of Directors Minutes, 1982. This file includes Board of Director’s Minutes and a 1982 organizational chart.

Box 2

FF 3

YWCA Board of Directors, 1983. This file contains the Wichita YWCA Board of Directors minutes for January 17, February 28, March 28, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 29, September 5, and September 19; and an agenda for September 26.

Box 2

FF 4

77th Annual Membership Dinner, 1983. This file contains a program for the dinner.

Box 2

FF 5

YWCA Annual Meeting, October 21, 1985. This file contains the program for the 1985 YWCA National Meeting.

Box 2

FF 6

YWCA of Wichita Board of Directors, 1986. This file contains February 17 meeting notes and an October roster.

Box 2

FF 7

YWCA Committee Meeting Schedules and Annual Meeting, 1987. This file contains dates of Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors meetings for January through December 1987 and a copy of the annual meeting for the YWCA’s 80th Anniversary Capitol Campaign, October 29, 1987.

Box 2

FF 8

YWCA Board of Directors, 1986-1987. This file contains several Board of Directors lists and rosters for 1986-1987.

Box 2

FF 9

YWCA Public Relations Committee, 1987. This file contains a meeting agendas and a list of the Public Relations Committee for 1987.

Box 2

FF 10

YWCA Public Relations Committee and Promotion Committee, 1988. This file contains a 1988 list of Chief Executive Officers of United Way Agencies, minutes of 1988 Public Relations Committee and Promotion Committee Meetings, rosters, minutes, correspondence, agendas, a paid public service invoice from KFDI radio for free advertisement for YWCA.

Box 2

FF 11

YWCA Annual Meeting, October 30, 1989. This file contains the agenda for the YWCA of Wichita Annual Meeting.

Box 2

FF 12

YWCA Development/Fund Raising Committee, 1989. This file contains a revised October 19, 1989 schedule for the year including financial goals, correspondence soliciting donation for the YWCA, and meeting notes.

Box 2

FF 13

YWCA of Wichita Annual Meeting, 1990. This file contains a YWCA Board Roll Sheet, list of mission statements for all YWCA outreach programs, minutes recap for late 1990 and early 1991 meetings, part of the annual meeting report and nominations for election 1990 annual meeting.

Box 2

FF 14

YWCA of Wichita Board of Directors, 1990. This file contains Board of Directors agendas, minutes, correspondence, Health and Fitness meeting minutes, news release regarding YWCA of Wichita Day, financial reports, proposed budget for 1991, memos, organizational chart, and meeting calendars. Also included in this file is court information regarding abortion and civil rights legislation.

Box 2

FF 15

YWCA of Wichita Minutes of Meetings, 1991. This file contains minutes, agendas, correspondence of various YWCA boards, and a YMCA Annual Meeting 1991 program.

Box 2

FF 16

YWCA of Wichita Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1991. This file contains some minutes of the Wichita YWCA Board of Directors and the May Financial Report (including the FY 1992 Budget July 1, 1991-June 20, 1992.) Also included is a copy of “The YWCA Strategic Plan.”

Box 2

FF 17

YWCA of Wichita Roster, 1991. This file contains the YWCA Executive Committee Roster, YWCA Staff Roster, Board of Directors Roster. Photographs of the Board of Directors have been moved to Box 8 FF 19. Board members included are Mary E. May, Martha Housholder, M.D., Linda Ayala, Bonnie Bing Honeyman, and Ruth Ann Messner.

Box 2

FF 18

YWCA of Wichita Board of Directors Meeting, 1992. This file contains minutes and agendas of 1992 YWCA of Wichita Board of Directors meetings. Also included are cash requirements, full staff meeting minutes, correspondence, and copies of newspaper clippings, and debt summary of various boards. This file also includes a 1992 YWCA Board of Directors Roster for the Wichita YWCA.

Box 2

FF 19

YWCA of Wichita Board of Directors Roster, 1993. This file contains the Board of Directors Roster and an 1993 YWCA Executive Committee call list.

Box 2

FF 20

YWCA Budget, 1984-1985. This file contains an itemized proposed budget for 1985 by program and supporting functions; staff report to Board of Directors, October 28, 1985; and a YWCA Development Program outline for 1984-1985. Also included is a rough handwritten five year forecast of the YWCA budget, and correspondence regarding planning Annual Budget #1 YW Women’s Crisis Center.

Box 2

FF 21

Revenue Notes and Figures, 1985-1986. This file contains notes, rough figures, budget considerations, and expenses sheets for the YWCA in 1985. Included is a YWCA Women in Transition Single Parents/Homemakers Vocational Education Proposal.

Box 2

FF 22

YWCA Budget Statement, 1985. This file includes the 1985 income statement, a 1986 budget packet, five year forecast summary, resume and correspondence from Marlene Wiebe Moore for Executive Director of the YWCA, fourth quarter projections for 1985 and a revised 1985 budget.

Box 2

FF 23

Budget to Board, 1987. This file includes proposed budget and annual forecast, correspondence, cash flow projections, and expenses for 1987, including finished and rough drafts.

Box 2

FF 24

YWCA Budget Report, 1988. This file includes the annual budget request of the Wichita YWCA (which includes history, mission, and proposed budget) and a YWCA Financial Report for the Wichita YWCA.

Box 2

FF 25

YWCA Financial Statements and Auditors’ Report, December 31, 1989 and 1988. This file includes two copies of the report.

Box 2

FF 26

YWCA Financial Status, 1989. This file includes a copy of the YWCA 1989 tax exempt form, a 1989-1998 financial forecast, and the financial statements and auditors’ report for June 30, 1990 and December 31, 1989.

Box 2

FF 27

YWCA Financial Statements and Auditors’ Report, June 30, 1991 and 1990. This file includes the report and two copies of 1990 return of organization exempt from income tax for the Wichita YWCA.

Box 2

FF 28

YWCA of Wichita Accounts Payable, 1989-1992. This file includes a list of bills owed by the Wichita YWCA 1989 through 1992 and a memo from Julia Denning to Jane Gilchrist September 11, 1992 regarding accounts payable.

Box 2

FF 29

YWCA Budget, Fiscal Year 1992. This file contains two copies of the budget for 1992.

Box 2

FF 30

YWCA Budget, 1993. This file contains a proposed budget projection for 1993, payment plans in effect, correspondence, shift change communication sheet, and an accounts payable list of the YWCA 1993 budget.

Box 2

FF 31

YWCA Budget, Fiscal Year 1994. This file includes an application for CDBG funding FY 1994, and listing of YWCA funding to different departments and programs.

Box 2

FF 32

Local Businesses Which Make Corporate Donations, 1992. This file contains a list of local businesses which make corporate donations, copies of form letters sent to possible donators by Jane Gilchrist, and a 1992 Wichita Business Journal’s “Largest Wichita Non-Profit Foundations”.

Box 2

FF 33

YWCA of Wichita Proposal to Wichita Greyhound Charities, Inc., 1988-1989; 1992-1993. This file includes correspondence; grant Proposal; grant application; annual report; copy of the $8,000 donation check; board member and staff rosters; financial statements and auditors’ report for December 1989 and 1988, June 1990 and December 1989, June 1991 and 1990; description of YWCA projects, Camp Kaleidoscope Project Proposal; Mother to Mother Ministry brochure and project Proposal; budgets and proposed budgets. These materials are part of the application the YWCA made to Greyhound Charities resulting in an $8,000 donation. Also included is a copy of the donation check and a letter of thanks by Jane Gilchrist on behalf of the YWCA.

Box 2

FF 34

Donations to the Wichita YWCA, 1991-1992. This file includes itemized computer printout of donations made to the YWCA including name, department, and amount, and printout of 1992 cash flow for the YWCA. Also included are other financial reports such as accounts payable, notes payable, cash requirements, and taxes due. Included is a mission statement for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Box 2

FF 35

YWCA Charitable Solicitation License, 1992. This file contains a photocopy of the YWCA license of a charitable operation from the State of Kansas and a letter regarding the license.

Box 2

FF 36

YWCA Association Review, 1970. This file contains a report by the National YWCA office describing the association between the national and local YWCA. Additionally this file includes correspondence assessing the Wichita YWCA, minutes of the Association Review Committee, association review kit material, correspondence, information on YWCA gift shop, results of a questionnaire survey, and meeting schedules with the review team.

Box 2

FF 37

National Board of YWCAs Reports of the Special Task Group on Relationships of YWCAs to YWCAs in Local Situations, 1952/1990. This file contains 1977 report on YWCA-YMCA relationships, Wichita Metropolitan YWCA Future Directions Planning Conference for 1989 with agendas, rosters, and board and committee lists, a 1952 Report on the Feasibility of Combined Downtown Facilities for the YMCA and YWCA in Wichita, Kansas, a report on Developments in YMCA and YWCA Relationships in Certain Communities, schedules for activities, and roles and responsibilities of committee members.

Box 2

FF 38

YWCA-YMCA Reciprocity Agreements. This file includes correspondence, copies of checks, and committee reports regarding the 1986-1990 Wichita YWCA-YMCA reciprocity agreements.

Box 2

FF 39

YWCA and United Way Relationship, 1977, 1982. This file includes the National YWCA Query for 1982, and the Guidelines for YWCA-United Way Relationships for 1977.

Box 2

FF 40

Association Information Sheet for Progress Report, 1981. This file contains the report submitted by the Wichita YWCA to the National YWCA. This file includes items within the report such as statistics, membership, association information sheet, committee goals (short and long term), program information, and summary sheets based on progress reports.

Box 2

FF 41

National YWCA Annual Report, 1979/1985. This file contains the report by the YWCA of Wichita to the National YWCA. Included are statistics, and goals for 1979/1985.

Box 2

FF 42

National YWCA--Wichita YWCA Correspondence, 1973/1988. This file contains correspondence regarding the following: 1986 New Support Plan; monthly transmittals; Equal Rights Amendment; from Sandra Burton regarding a visit; and local constitution and the 1985 National YWCA Constitution. Also included are accreditation requirements 1985-1988, YWCA mission statement, convention information, and association information sheet.

Box 2

FF 43

National YWCA Convention Preparation Meeting Wichita, 1987-1988. This file contains correspondence, Resolutions for Convention Consideration, suggested news releases and editorials, meeting schedules, agendas, notes, and booklets regarding the upcoming YWCA National Convention outlining issues and goals to be discussed.

Box 2

FF 44

National YWCA Convention, 1988. This file includes the itinerary, summary of the Convention Action, a Naye Member Survey, agendas, proclamation, correspondence, Results of Voting on Resolutions of the Convention Preparation meetings, discussion papers, and informative brochures distributed by the National YWCA at the convention.

Box 2

FF 45

YWCA and United Way of the Plains Relationship, 1989. This file contains correspondence from the Wichita YWCA to the National YWCA regarding financial assistance and repayment of loans. Also included is correspondence and news clippings regarding the YWCA of Wichita’s cutoff of United Way Funds due to alleged fund raising violations. Included is the resolution by the Wichita YWCA Board of Directors for September 1989.

Box 2

FF 46

Accreditation YWCA, 1988-1991. This file contains a 1988-1991 accreditation form for the YWCA of Wichita, a 1988 National Support Statement, a YWCA progress report for 1990, reconciliation for calendar year 1987, 1988 projected income, itinerary for 1990 association review, a 1990 Association Progress Review from the National Support Statement, and a 1990 Association Progress Review from the National YWCA.

Box 2

FF 47

Wichita YWCA Association Progress Report. This file contains a copy of the Association Progress Report and correspondence regarding the report including an overview, memos, charter, questionnaire, and association profile between the Wichita YWCA and the National YWCA offices.

Box 3

FF 1

United Way Fund Campaign, 1963/1971. This file contains a chart of the 1969 United Way Fund Board of Directors, information sheets regarding the 1969 United Way Campaign Agency and reception invitation, United Way questionnaire regarding agency supplemental fund raising, staff report section annual budget request of the YWCA, news release dated August 25, 1969 regarding American Red Cross and the Hurricane Camille Disaster Fund allocations, Sedgwick County districts, and a variety of correspondence. This file also includes newspaper clippings explaining the United Fund Campaign as related to the YWCA including a United Fund Campaign Organization Chart for 1969.

Box 3

FF 2

United Way of Wichita and Sedgwick County, Inc.--Fund Raising Partnership Agreement, 1984. This file contains a copy of the agreement which is to establish a relationship between the United Way and organizations that receive funds from the United Way. Also included in this file is a YWCA Informed Consent Form for those wanting to exercise or join in physical activities at the YWCA.

Box 3

FF 3

United Way/YWCA Loan, 1986-1987. This file contains correspondence, report and agreement between the Wichita YWCA and United Way regarding repayment of a loan; a request by the YWCA for Phase II/Capitol Campaign for 1987; a YWCA Business Plan for 1986; General Information, Exhibits, and Support Documents.

Box 3

FF 4

United Way Budget Allocation, 1987-1988. This file includes the 1988 allocation request budget hearing, on site visit for allocation request, 1989 Allocation Request and memo regarding request, agency tour confirmation form, questions regarding visit to YWCA by United Way, visit presentation overview by YWCA Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, report and memo of United Way budget hearing, YWCA revenues proposals to the United Way, Comparative Service and Funding Statistics United Way Support for YWCA of Wichita for 1987, YWCA inter office review of budget and proposal to United Way for 1988 Allocation Request, and correspondence.

Box 3

FF 5

United Way of the Plains--YWCA of Wichita Budget Request. This file includes reports, agendas, requests, budgets, policy reviews, and correspondence from the Wichita YWCA to the United Way outlining request for funding. Also included in this file 1988 Annual Budget Request to United Way, Supplemental Fund Raising Policy Questionnaire Attachment, 1988 Allocation by program, program funding for 1987, two informative brochures: Women in Transition Center and YWCA Women’s Crisis Center.

Box 3

FF 6

United Way of the Plains--YWCA Disaffiliation, 1987-1989. This file contains reports, statements, correspondence, all regarding the United Way disaffiliation of the Wichita YWCA due to fund raising disagreements. Included are the position outline of the disaffiliation by the United Way, notice of payment of YWCA debts by United Way, resolution of the YWCA of Wichita regarding United Way funding cuts, requests from the YWCA of Wichita to the United Way asking for a reversal of the decision, member agency allocation report to United Way Board of Directors, Environment Scan 1987-1988 Executive Summary United Way of the Plains, United Way questions for Health Services, program information for 1989 Allocation Request by Health, Physical Education and Recreation of YWCA of Wichita, and a YWCA annual budget request by YWCA.

Box 3

FF 7

YWCA of Wichita--United Way Funding Requests, 1991. This file contains requests, agendas and presentation, brochures, correspondence, allocations, revenues, budgets, fund balance history, and reports of YWCA finances in requesting funding from the United Way of the Plains. Included is the 1991 request for a severance grant from the United Way, and program outlines to allow insight to the United Way regarding YWCA services and functions.

Box 3

FF 8

YWCA Self Analysis and History Reports. This file contains three copies of the proposed building plans for YWCA, 42 year handwritten history of the YWCA, questionnaire, correspondence, special self study report and breakdown of departments for spring of 1932, 1921 report of visit to YWCA Cafeteria by Marion E. Hopkins, handwritten memo dated 1988 regarding informative history for a newsletter article, two copies of proposed building and costs for this new building, 1980 clipping about Beech Aircraft Corporation donation to Women’s Crisis Center, and report “Boom Town Effects On Our Young People As See By the Boy Scouts, YWCA and YMCA” 1944?.

Box 3

FF 9

Renovation/Wish List for the Wichita YWCA, 1988. This file contains correspondence, advertisements, memos, and plans regarding needs of the Wichita YWCA. This includes renovations to the Wichita YWCA building including several different versions of the blue prints and floor plans for expansion.

Box 3

FF 10

YWCA Public Advertising, 1990-1991. This file contains correspondence regarding public service advertising and a contract between the Wichita YWCA and Donrey Outdoor Advertising Company. Also included are two photographs of YWCA billboards provided by Donrey Outdoor Advertising Company in 1991.

Box 3

FF 11

KPL Gas Service Disconnect Notice, 1992. This file contains the disconnection notice to the YWCA.

Box 3

FF 12

YWCA of Wichita Possible Location and Health Department Budget, 1985. This file contains the 1985 staff report regarding a possible new location of the Wichita YWCA and the Health Department Budget.

Box 3

FF 13

YWCA Insurance Liability. 1988. This file contains insurance plan and assessment for the Wichita YWCA prepared by Dulaney, Johnston, and Priest. Also included is a handwritten note regarding inventory?

Box 3

FF 14

YWCA Building Appraisal, 1990. This file contains a copy of the Wichita YWCA building at 350 N. Market narrative appraisal, presentation and analysis of the relevant market data by the Kansas Appraisal Service. Also included is a handwritten note regarding costs of certain items such as AC and sprinkler systems.

Box 3

FF 15

YWCA of Wichita Building Maintenance and Inspection Agreement, 1992. This file contains a proposal of a maintenance and inspection agreement, and correspondence between Central Air Conditioning, Inc. and the Wichita YWCA.

Box 3

FF 16

Jane Gilchrist Hiring Procedure. This file includes correspondence, working drafts of letters offering V. Jane Gilchrist the Executive Director of Wichita YWCA position, profile sheet of Gilchrist, application screening chart, agenda for the Personnel Committee Meeting, proposed agenda for executive director schedule, Guidelines for an Association Employing an Interim Director, Selection and Reference Check List, application for Professional YWCA Staff Positions, job advertisements, and agenda for search committee.

Box 4

FF 1

YWCA Volunteers, 1969, 1988-1990. This file is organizational papers concerning volunteers to the YWCA. Included are sheets outlining volunteer screening, memos, organization charts of volunteers for different departments, volunteer scheduling, updates of volunteer status in the YWCA and welcome letters to incoming volunteers. Also included is a 1990 volunteer training schedule, a purpose and agenda for the Volunteer Administration in Wichita for 1991, and YWCA volunteer newsletters.

Box 4

FF 2

YWCA Fitness Program, 1988-1992. This file contains statements, memos, and correspondence regarding the YWCA Fitness Program between 1988-1992. Included are a 1989 mission statement/budget request, a YWCA membership application, a conclusions from analysis regarding swimming lessons and pool use, articles and press releases advertising the YWCAs Fitness Program, fee rate schedules and a 1990 corporate membership option for the YWCA Health and Fitness Center.

Box 4

FF 3

YWCA Youth Fitness/Camp K. This file contains programs for YWCA fitness plans and fitness camps for children, photographs of youth programs, memberships and rates, scholarship information, information on the Lynette Woodard Basketball League, articles on activities and classes, and description of Camp K facilities and youth programs, and a copy of the YWCA’s youth program descriptions.

Box 4

FF 4

YWCA--Racism, 1988. This file contains YWCA memo regarding the threat of racism and a copy of an article about the Ku Klux Klan in Hutchinson. Also included are articles from Wichita Eagle-Beacon regarding problems with racism and an August 1988 YWCA Summer News with an article reaffirming the YWCA’s goals, including the elimination of racism.

Box 4

FF 5

YWCA Employment and Resource Network (EARN), 1987-1989. This file contains informative flyers regarding EARN, incomplete minutes of the YWCA Advisory Council meetings for 1989, EARN Client Profile--statistics sheet, 1989 calendar of events for EARN, job description for EARN secretary receptionist, EARN workshop agenda for 1989, copy of a EARN advertisement, EARN press releases, information about EARN, Production Training Curriculum, agenda for Unlocking Nontraditional Careers symposium, class schedules for 1989 budget sheets, and operational chart of command, and correspondence. This file also includes memo(s) regarding client fee schedules, 1987 EARN client profile, project EARN 1989 budget.

Box 4

FF 6

YWCA-Employment and Resource Network--Volunteers and Staff, 1988. This file contains description sheets for EARN volunteer and staff positions, staffing schedules, and notes regarding operation of the program.

Box 4

FF 7

YWCA-DUI Victim Center, Policies and Goals, 1984/1989. This file includes a variety of material establishing the purpose and goals for the YWCA-DUI Center. Included are organizational chart, policy sheets, budget FY 1989, a Proposal for Junior League of Wichita, Inc. by the YWCA for 1989-1990 projects, financial statement and auditor’s report for 1986-1987, and narrative for VOCA Funding.

Box 4

FF 8

YWCA-DUI Victim Center Brochures and Promotional Materials. This file contains pamphlets and advertisement for the Center’s goals and services.

Box 4

FF 9

YWCA-DUI Victim Center, 1991-1992. This file contains memos and correspondence regarding the operation and activities of the DUI Center--primarily concerning panel discussions and school presentations, and a history of the YWCA DUI Victim Center.

Box 4

FF 10

YWCA-DUI Crisis Center Meeting Notes, 1991-1992. This file contains meeting notes and agendas of the YWCA of Wichita DUI Victim Center from 1991/1992. Also included is the 1992 Advisory Council home and work addresses and phone numbers.

Box 4

FF 11

YWCA-DUI Victim Center Memos and Correspondence, 1992. This file includes several memos from the Mary Ann Khoury, Director of the DUI Center, regarding staff and procedure changes. Also included are DUI Victim Center panel volunteer schedules and job descriptions.

Box 4

FF 12

YWCA-DUI Victim Center GAP “Family and Friends Night,” 1989-1990. This file includes memos, news releases, correspondence, agendas regarding the GAP Support Networks and DUI cooperation in the “Family and Friends Night” for September 1990. Also included are copies of photographs of events, copies of the GAP 1989 Annual Report, and GAP funding needs.

Box 4

FF 13

YWCA-DUI Victim Center, Youth Programs, 1990. This file includes a press release regarding the Barbara J. Farha Memorial Fund and “Awareness Week,” correspondence to the Wichita Public Schools and Derby schools concerning educating youth on alcohol. Also included in this file is an article entitled, “Blind Justice,” regarding the hit and run death of Courtney Steel and the court ruling.

Box 4

FF 14

YWCA-DUI Victim Center, 1991. This file contains photocopies of newspaper articles regarding “pasture parties,” a sheet containing the names and phone numbers of the parties’ organizers and county officials with a two reports on the event.

Box 4

FF 15

YWCA-DUI Victim Center Founder’s Week, 1991. This file contains arrangements, critique/comment sheet, menu, memos, agenda, itinerary, notes of planning and follow-up meetings for the Founder’s Week, September 30 through October 7, 1991.

Box 4

FF 16

YWCA-DUI Victims Center Red Ribbon Spirit Day (October 29, 1991-1992. This file contains memos, notes, meeting agendas, proposed expenses and budgets, news release, The Wichita Eagle article regarding victims of drunk driving accidents, and invitations for the “Red Ribbon Spirit Day” celebration/dinner. Also included is a ballot for the Spirit Award for 1991, drafts of certificate, and description of award with nominees listed.

Box 4

FF 17

YWCA of Wichita--Take Back the Night, 1991. This file contains planning notes, support letters, calendar of events, flyers, and correspondence from the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, and a copy of the April 1991 Wichita Times promoting the rape awareness march. Also included is a sheet outlining the speakers and sponsors of the “Take Back the Night” March.

Box 4

FF 18

YWCA Mother to Mother Ministry Advisory Council, 1991-1992. This file contains a membership list of the council, a February 4, 1992 statement of need submitted to the Boeing Good Neighbor Fund, and two pamphlets describing the goals and purpose of the organization.

Box 5

FF 1

YWCA Homeless Shelter, 1989-1990. This file includes a 1990 Homeless Shelter Study Report, copy of brochure regarding abuse of adults, information on the Kansas Emergency Shelter Grant Program, and meeting notes regarding the YWCA’s homeless shelter operation. Also included is correspondence between the shelter and the city/county management, Salvation Army letter regarding the opening of its homeless shelter, volunteers and shelter letters, and support group correspondence.

Box 5

FF 2

YWCA Recovery Center/Widowed Persons Service, 1988-1992. This file contains correspondence, crisis line telephone procedures, program outlines, 1989 Mill Levy Grant request, calendars, agendas, and minutes of meetings of the YWCA Widowed Persons Service outlining goals and programs. This file also contains lists of the advisory council for 1989 and 1992.

Box 5

FF 3

YWCA Grief Recovery Centered/Widowed Persons Service. This file brochures and pamphlets regarding widowed persons, care for care givers, grief recovery, and bereavement in the workplace. Some of these pamphlets are co-sponsored by various groups including Hospice, Inc., First United Methodist Church, and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Box 5

FF 4

YWCA Displaced Homemakers. This file contains a pamphlet and additional information explaining the Displace Homemakers Services, and a 1988 news release regarding the minority outreach campaign in Wichita.

Box 5

FF 5

YWCA-Domestic Violence Involvement, 1988-1989. This file includes correspondence to court judges of Wichita from the Chief Probation Officer regarding domestic violence programs, a letter form the YWCA to Channel 10 News concerning use of material on t.v., correspondence with Victims Anonymous, newsletter information, and YWCA memos regarding the Crisis Center, support groups, and referrals.

Box 5

FF 6

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Wish/Needs List, 1988. This file contains a listing of items needed for the operation of the Crisis Center including a list to be distributed to individuals and philanthropic organizations.

Box 5

FF 7

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Brochures and Pamphlets, 1983/1992. This file includes a 1983 Wichita Area Rape Center newsletter, an article/advertisement about battered women in U.S. News October 12, 1992, and Wichita YWCA pamphlets outlining the Center’s purpose and services to battered women and victims of domestic violence.

Box 5

FF 8

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Staffing, 1988/1993. This file contains correspondence and memos regarding the staffing, volunteers, program updates, and information on domestic violence of the Center. Also included is an organizational chart.

Box 5

FF 9

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center--Volunteers, 1992. This file contains a volunteer application form for the YWCA Women’s Crisis Center, information on being a volunteer, and an introductory letter from August 25, 1992 welcoming volunteers to the Crisis Center.

Box 5

FF 10

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center--Search for Shelter Director, 1992. This file contains a resume list, announcement of position vacancy, advertisement of job description, Interview Committee agenda, an interview schedule, and two resumes.

Box 5

FF 11

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center/Safe House Statistics. This file contains statistics regarding women admitted, the average length of stay, etc. for the Safe House since 1975 through October 1992. Also included are common characteristics of battered women and men who batter, information on Center and program policies, questionnaire, Center log sheet for a case, information about Protection from Abuse Act K.S.A. 60-3101.

Box 5

FF 12

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Staff Meeting Minutes, August 1989/January 1993. This file includes incomplete compilation of staff meeting minutes for this period. Also included is a notice, agenda, and memo for the Center’s Advisory Council meeting for November 1989; YWCA Annual Meeting Minutes for October 1990; and Women’s Crisis Center Team Meeting Minutes for September 1992.

Box 5

FF 13

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center, 1990/1992. This file contains a press release announcing consortium on violence and abuse to meet at WSU, YWCA letter of thanks for a donation, and YWCA letter to the Medical Society of Sedgwick County.

Box 5

FF 14

YWCA--Charlotte Fedders, 1989-1990. This file contains a letter and promotional material sent by Charlotte Fedders’ agent regarding her role as an anti-domestic violence speaker.

Box 5

FF 15

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center--Domestic Violence Awareness, March 1990. This file contains news releases, promotional flyers, deadline recaps, conclusion of speech, arm band/bumper sticker ideas, schedules, meeting notes and correspondence soliciting aid and support for the October 1990 YWCA sponsored event. Also includes a “Proclamation” by the City of Wichita proclaiming a “Wichita Domestic Violence Week.”

Box 5

FF 16

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Advisory Council Members, 1990-1991. This file contains a list of all Women’s Crisis Center/Safe House Advisory Council Members.

Box 5

FF 17

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Support, 1991. This file contains correspondence from various Wichita businesses and organizations supporting the Women’s Crisis Center.

Box 5

FF 18

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center, May 23, 1991 News Conference. This file contains a summary of announcements for the news conference on domestic violence, board of directors, information regarding supporters and Center, all sponsored by YWCA and Friends University.

Box 5

FF 19

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Study, 1992. This file contains correspondence and proposal regarding a study of the Wichita YWCA Women’s Crisis Center by Sherry Shaich for her WSU thesis. Also included are blank copies of the questionnaires and waiver forms for participants.

Box 5

FF 20

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Policies and Procedures, 1988- 1991. This file contains history, project proposal, outlines, policy sheets, and correspondence from 1988-1991 establishing procedures and policy for the YWCA Women’s Crisis Center. Also included is a 1989 editorial published in the Wichita Eagle-Beacon regarding domestic violence murder charges against women who have killed their abuser, Guidelines for Shelters for Battered Women and Their Children by Kansas Association of Domestic Violence Programs, and a list of federal bills.

Box 5

FF 21

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Clippings, 1989/1991. This file contains newspaper clippings regarding YWCA Women’s Crisis Center activities and trouble with jail space for domestic violence offenders in Wichita.

Box 5

FF 22

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center ”Light the Way” Mailing. This file contains three copies of a flyer requesting financial donations for the YWCA.

Box 5

FF 23

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Victim’s Legal Protection, 1989, 1993. This article contains three letters to and from the Wichita YWCA with persons expressing interest in victim’s rights groups such as domestic violence, abused elderly, and gays and lesbians.

Box 5

FF 24

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Domestic Violence Program New Conference, 1988/1992. This file contains a speech by Jane Gilchrist for the conference, information on the Violence Against Women Act, flyer for “Rally for Victim’s Rights,” purpose sheet for the 1992 Domestic Violence Awareness Month, articles regarding domestic violence, U.S. statistical information, and a proclamation by the City of Wichita proclaiming October 29, 1991 Wichita Domestic Violence Day.

Box 5

FF 25

YWCA Women’s Crisis Center/Safe House Application for CDBG Funding, Fiscal Year 1993, 1994. This file contains application instructions for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), YWCA CDBG Grant Applications for Fiscal Years 1993 and 1994, “National Objectives” sheet, a checklist regarding various aspects of the YWCA, and a CDBG YWCA Women’s Crisis Center Budget Request Form.

Box 5

FF 26

YWCA Pro-Choice Issue Background. This file contains flyers, correspondence, articles, brochures, and handouts illustrating the arguments, both pro and con, regarding the abortion issue. Some items of note include YWCA of the USA’s position on abortion issues, “The Abortion Question: Its Impact On The Topeka YWCA”; vision statement by Women of Color Partnership Program (WOCPP) and newsletter for December 1988; a memo (Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, Inc.); Kansas Choice Alliance items; and material from church organizations and becoming a pro-choice advocate.

Box 5

FF 27

YWCA Pro-Choice Issue YWCA Publications. This file contains copies of 1989 and 1990 “Interchange” magazine with articles regarding abortion rights, a hand out entitled “Questions Often Asked About the YWCA’s Reproductive Choice Position,” and a button “YWCA For Reproductive Choice.”

Box 5

FF 28

YWCA Pro-Choice Issues. This file contains presentations made, articles, correspondence, memos, press releases, and information regarding the YWCA’s decision and positions regarding the abortion issues.

Box 5

FF 29

YWCA Pro-Choice Issue Clippings. This file contains newspaper clippings regarding the abortion issue controversy and the YWCA’s role in it. Also included are issues about family values, Bill Clinton and George Bush’s economic plans, and U.S.’s and the world’s top ten billionaires. For more newspaper clippings regarding the YWCA’s position on the abortion issue see Clippings Scrapbooks Series 5, Box 21 5-9.

Box 5

FF 30

YWCA Family Based Program Surveys. This file includes completed undated surveys including information on the goals, purpose and description of the programs. Also included is one uncompleted survey form.

Box 6

FF 1

Campaign Committee, 1921-1922. This file contains lists of campaign committee and teams, correspondence, report from campaign service bureau, recommendations for follow-up committee, auditor’s daily reports, and goals for the fund raising event with the Wichita community.

Box 6

FF 2

Colored Women’s YWCA Correspondence, 1923-1926. This file contains correspondence regarding the establishment of a Colored Women’s YWCA in Wichita. This file also contains a suggested constitution and by-laws for the Colored Women’s YWCA; suggestions for race relations, 1923; and clippings. Removed from this file were two photographs which were placed in Box 8 FF 40.

Box 6

FF 3

YWCA Community Projects/Events, 1920s; 1952. This file contains correspondence and reports regarding Wichita YWCA history to 1925, list of the board of directors, a photograph--1952 (which has been moved to Box 8 FF 19, development of the Wichita YWCA Industrial Department, and Review of Work for 1920. Slide presentation script is included.

Box 6

FF 4

Promotional Brochures, 1937. This file contains a pamphlet for the YWCAs “Camp Bide-A-Wee” and a “Reflections of Your YWCA.” These publications outline the projects purposes and services.

Box 6

FF 5

Wichita YWCA Events and Programs, 1946/1951. This file contains 1951 correspondence and clippings regarding a visit by Miss Signe Dreijer, Program Director for the Swedish YWCA, and a 1946 Order of the State Commission of Revenue and Taxation of the State of Kansas and a statement verifying the order.

Box 6

FF 6

Wichita YWCA Capitol Campaign, 1949-1950. This file contains correspondence from Campaign Steering Committee to potential donors regarding funds for a YWCA colored branch, a bill of sale of personal property for the home at 3416 Oakland, photograph (this photo has been moved to Box 8 FF 3), and business card.

Box 6

FF 7

Estimates for YWCA Expansion and Proposed Building. This file includes estimates by several construction firms regarding a proposed building for colored people’s use, minutes of meeting, floor plan and a blueprint of the proposed building, a list of donations to the building fund, correspondence, and building funds.

Box 6

FF 8

Dedication--YWCA Recreation Building, 1950. This file includes correspondence from the Wichita YWCA to “YWCA Friends,” an acknowledgment list, eviction notice, two schedules of the dedication service, list of past presidents and committee of management list, and news release regarding the dedication.

Box 6

FF 9

Mrs. Alfreda de Silva Visit, 1952-1953. This file contains correspondence, telegraphs, and memos regarding the YWCA involvement in the World Fellowship Organization and the International Leadership Training Project. Also included are World Fellowship Conference photographs (which have been removed to Box 8 FF 41); news clipping regarding de Silva’s visit; list of the International Leadership Training Project delegates with biographies, a post card of YWCA Rest Room; YWCA open house schedule, travel expense report, short biography of de Silva, report of hostess--friend and staff supervisor, and a fact sheet for the 1952 International Leadership Training Project delegates.

Box 6

FF 10

YWCA Centennial, 1955/1965. This file contains schedules, lists, programs, invitations, correspondence, and pamphlets promoting the YWCA Centennial (1905-1955.) Also included in this file is a Sunday Eagle Feature November 13, 1955 highlighting the YWCA Centennial, invocation, YWCA Newsletter for November 1964, 1965 newspaper clipping, and a handwritten purpose of the YWCA. Photographs have been removed to Box 8 FF 14.

Box 6

FF 11

Wichita YWCA Programs, 1961. This file contains newspaper clippings from 1961 describing the activities and community programs of the Wichita YWCA. Also included are a 1961 issues of Wichita This Week describing the Wichita YWCA.

Box 6

FF 12

YWCA Newsletters, 1964/1968. This file contains several copies of YWCA 1964 newsletters explaining projects and activities for the year and a 1968 spring program.

Box 6

FF 13

YWCA Newsletters, 1965. This file contains several copies of 1965 YWCA newsletters and two class available flyers.

Box 6

FF 14

Wichita YWCA Newsletters, 1968. This file contains three copies of 1968 newsletters.

Box 6

FF 15

Wichita YWCA Newsletters, 1965-1967. This file contains several copies of 1966-1967 newsletters and correspondence, a 1967 newspaper article regarding a YWCA dedication, 1967 roster, and 1967 fall program.

Box 6

FF 16

Wichita YWCA Newsletters, 1968-1969. This file contains three copies of 1969 newsletters, several copies of 1968 and 1969 program schedules, and a program for Sixth Annual Fantasy of Trees sponsored by the YWCA.

Box 6

FF 17

Wichita YWCA Newsletters, 1970. This file contains several 1970 newsletters, and summer and winter programs for 1970.

Box 6

FF 18

Wichita YWCA “Highlights,” 1970-1971. This file contains rough drafts, typed copies, and some finished Wichita Eagle “Highlights” by various writers for 1970-1971 and a copy of the YWCA voting ballots on the back of one of the “Highlights”.

Box 6

FF 19

Wichita YWCA Programs, 1971. This file contains 1971 programs and schedules for YWCA programs. Also included is a correspondence to the National YWCA offices from the Wichita YWCA regarding a brochure and program exchange.

Box 6

FF 20

Superclass, 1986. This file includes a blank master roll list, a sample registration form, publicity kit, staff reports, copies of public service announcements; advertisements; press releases; memos; correspondence; and newspaper facility and hosting application, clippings regarding the Wichita YWCAs participation in “Superclass,” a YWCA community involvement fitness program. This file also includes sign-up lists and donation lists for the YWCA of Wichita.

Box 6

FF 21

KIBA Presentation, 1986. This file contains notes, correspondence, and a brochure regarding the program and YWCA involvement in the Kansas Independent Bankers Association’s 8th Annual Convention.

Box 6

FF 22

Kodak Liberty Ride, 1986. This file includes correspondence, volunteer sheets, fact sheet, and manuals for the Kodak Liberty Ride, May 18, 1986. The Wichita YWCA volunteered to work portions of this event.

Box 6

FF 23

Kansas Business Expo, 1987. This file contains memos, correspondence, brochures, program guide, contract and requisition for booth space at expo, and newsletters regarding expo. The YWCA volunteered to help the expo at Century II and promoted itself to local businesses.

Box 6

FF 24

Wichita Beach Party, 1987. This file contains correspondence, planners and YWCA volunteer lists, public service announcements, return receipts, memos, purchase orders and invoices, wrap roll, a copy of the Chamber Insight, vendor locations, marketing proposal by KAKE-TV, a proposal to House of Schwan for major sponsorship of beach party, budget information, advertisements, maps of area, procedures, signs, item lists, agendas and minutes of planning committees. Also included were photographs of the event, but they have been moved to Box 8 FF 42.

Box 6

FF 25

Beach Party Expenses and Income, 1987. This file contains interoffice correspondence, YWCA requisition forms for materials, committee reports, YWCA budget and organizational outlines, permits, and expense charts tallying income earned versus income lost due to YWCA participation in the 1987 Beach Party.

Box 6

FF 26

Child Care Association, 1987. This file contains copies of correspondence to the Child Care Association thanking them for a booth at the Association’s seminar, memo regarding the booth, and a brochure advertising the seminar.

Box 6

FF 27

Community Work Experience Program, 1989. This file includes correspondence between the YWCA, the Red Cross and Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, quarterly in-kind reports, invoice for pest control, scheduled closing information, and an agreement for YWCAs participation in the Community Work Experience Program.

Box 6

FF 28

YWCA Major Gift Campaign, 1989. This file contains major gift solicitation lists, correspondence, and contribution requests.

Box 6

FF 29

Forum For Executive Women, 1989. This file contains correspondence to V. Jane Gilchrist of the YWCA inviting her to join the Forum along with a blank copy of the membership application.

Box 6

FF 30

YWCA Bingo, 1989. This file contains memos, correspondence, and announcements regarding the YWCAs involvement in “Bingo Nights” in Wichita to raise revenue. Also included are copies of advertisements for Wichita-YWCA Bingo, an application for a bingo license, settlement sheets, building rental agreement, invoices, volunteer and bingo schedules, Board of Directors Roster, Kansas Bingo Tax Law and Regulations book, YWCA Development Activity Summary for 1989, and correspondence to Bingo Business’ canceling YWCAs involvement.

Box 6

FF 31

National YWCA Week-YWCA of Wichita Day, 1990. This file contains news release, mission statements of some YWCA departments, correspondence, memos, and suggested proclamations regarding the National/Wichita YWCA Day.

Box 6

FF 32

Twin Lakes Fashion Show, 1990. This file contains YWCA correspondence, announcements, gift recipient information, and thank you letters regarding the Twin Lakes Fashion Show as a benefit for the YWCA Community Service Program. Also included is a pamphlet advertising the fashion show, information regarding various YWCA departments, requisition form, list of names (uncertain whether this is a list of volunteers or participants), entry forms for door prizes, and a list of gift certificates for the show.

Box 6

FF 33

YWCA Summer Nights and Other Delights II, 1990. This file contains a copy of an advertisement and correspondence regarding the organization of the event.

Box 6

FF 34

Wichita Black Arts Festival, 1991. This file contains a memo regarding the YWCAs involvement in the Black Arts Festival, a requisition form for renting a booth, and a copy of The Ebony Shopper advertising the Festival.

Box 6

FF 35

Membership Party, 1991. This file contains 1991 correspondence, a reservation membership list, a reservation slip, a reception announcement, and a YWCA of Wichita mission statement distributed at the party.

Box 6

FF 36

YWCA Christmas Celebration, 1991. This file contains note and letter from V. Jane Gilchrist to KNSS/KRZ Radio regarding the upcoming “Dickens of a Christmas” dinner.

Box 6

FF 37

YWCA Wall to Wall World Series Party II, 1991. This file contains agendas, minutes, committee roster, budget information, invoices and checks, subcommittee reports, silent bids, YWCA correspondence, and announcement for the party.

Box 6

FF 38

YWCA – “An Evening With The Spice Merchant III,” 1991. This file contains memos, correspondence, photographs (these have been moved to Box 8 FF 43), copies of entrance tickets, and announcements for the October 18 event to benefit YWCA Community Outreach Programs.

Box 6

FF 39

Wichita Industries and Services for the Blind, 1991. This file contains newsletters, brochures, and photograph, correspondence between the YWCA and the Wichita Industries and Services for the Blind regarding cooperation between the two organizations and a display set up by Wichita Industries and Services for the Blind in the YWCA building.

Box 6

FF 40

YWCA Christmas Shopping Spree, December 5, 1991. This file contains YWCA requisition form for the event, advertising sheets promoting the “shopping spree,” contribution requests to donors to help sponsor the event, and correspondence to donors.

Box 6

FF 41

YWCA Fall Festival of Parties, 1991. This file contains correspondence soliciting donations and help for the 1991 party and a mailing brochure regarding the “Fall Festival of Parties.”

Box 6

FF 42

YWCA Sweetheart Celebration/Mercedes Give Away, February 14, 1991. This file contains thank you letters to donors, staff assignments, and a list of donors with donation amounts.

Box 6

FF 43

YWCA Membership Drive, 1991. This file contains form letters sent to YWCA members and prospective members, and a campaign membership list and monthly breakdown of membership campaign.

Box 6

FF 44

YWCA Antique Sale and Patrons Night V, 1991. This file contains a copy of the YWCA public service announcement, a letter announcing the sale sent to YWCA members, a volunteer sign up sheet, and an official invitation to the sale.

Box 6

FF 45

YWCA Leader Luncheon III, 1991. This file contains planning meeting notes, correspondence, memos, press releases, drafts of comments and speech, information regarding YWCA sponsored awards, and an order of program regarding the YWCA sponsored luncheons.

Box 6

FF 46

YWCA Valentine’s Day Stake Out, 1985/1991. This file contains program budget work sheets, a sign up sheet, memos, reference sheets and other documents regarding past events celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Box 6

FF 47

YWCA Miniature Golf Marathon, 1992. This file contains correspondence soliciting donations or assistance with the event, volunteer instructions, list of golfers, budget draft, major sponsor benefits, volunteer instructions, news releases and advertisements, registration forms, thank you flyer, sponsors lists, and an advertising pamphlet for the marathon.

Box 6

FF 48

Camp Kaleidoscope, 1992. This file contains correspondence from and to the YWCA to participants regarding the rules and regulations of the camp, schedules and calendar of events, summer camp budget, and a list of philanthropic societies and people in Wichita.

Box 6

FF 49

Women’s Fair, 1992. This file contains a YWCA volunteer sheet for the event, correspondence, booth information and check deposit slip, and an official newsletter for the event.

Box 6

FF 50

Mother’s Day Luncheon, May 8, 1992. This file contains an invitation to the event, advertisement, notes and a confirmation letter sent to the YWCA.

Box 6

FF 51

Christmas Market, 1992. This file contains advertisements, booth reservation, photograph with caption attached (these have been moved to Box 8 FF 19), minutes and agendas of meetings, committee roster, and correspondence and memos regarding the fund raiser.

Box 6

FF 52

90th Anniversary Celebration in Wichita, 1996. This file includes four invitations to the 1996 90th Anniversary of the YWCA in Wichita event, “A Summer’s Eve In 1906.”

Box 6

FF 53

Miscellaneous Ephemera. This file includes bookmarks, an etching of a building, “My City” poem by James Weldon Johnson, Finance Campaign postcard, and a list of dates and names.

Box 6

FF 54

Annual Meeting, 1996. This file includes the agenda regarding the 1996 Annual Meeting of the YWCA.

Box 6

FF 55

Dialogues on Poverty, 1996. This file includes a informative poster on the Dialogues on Poverty for 1996.

Box 7

FF 1

Wichita YWCA Minutes of the Board of Directors, 1919-1922. This file includes handwritten and typed minutes of meetings. Additional minutes and comments have been pasted in or are loose. Pages 148-149 include Board Members for 1920 and 1923.

Box 7

FF 2

Wichita YWCA Minutes of the Board of Directors, 1926-1929. This file includes minutes of meetings--committee and board, agendas for meetings, annual report for 1926 (loose), and annual dinner agenda for 1933. (Mainly typed, few handwritten.)

Box 7

FF 3

Finance Receipt Book, August 1922-August 1925. This file includes the finance/receipt/attendance book for the Wichita YWCA.

Box 7

FF 4

Finance Receipt Book, September 1925-June 1928. This file contains the finance/receipt/attendance book for the Wichita YWCA.

Box 7

FF 5

Loose Paperwork from Finance Receipt Book in 4. This file contains loose paperwork from the book in 5. Some items of note include licensure for the YWCA Cafeteria and award of merit by the Department of State Hotel Commission for YWCA Cafeteria for mid to late 1920s--page 35; Lehmann-Higginson Grocer Company receipt--page 14; addition to expense for February 1926--page 12 on the back of a ballot, January 1927--page 35, February 1927--page 37, March 1927--page 40, April 1927--page 42, May 1927--page 44, September 1927--page 52, December 1927--page 58, January 1928--page 60, February 1928--page 62, March 1928--page 64, April 1928--page 66, and May 1928--page 68.

Box 7

FF 6

Wichita YWCA Minutes of Committees, 1936-1937. This file includes minutes of various committee meetings.

Box 7

FF 7

Preliminary Nominating Ballots, October 1940. Included in this file are preliminary nominating ballots for October 1940.

 

Series 2 -- Photographs and images

 

 

 

Box 8

FF 1

Photographs from Books. This file contains various photographs copied from books depicting some of the activities, people, and buildings of the YWCA. Included is a row of negatives of Mrs. A. A. Hyde.

Box 8

FF 2

Advertisements and Headlines. This file includes photographs of advertisements and headlines that including ones for Camp Bide-A-Wee, lectures, Bible class, and a cafeteria menu. Also included are two headlines regarding the YWCA.

Box 8

FF 3

YWCA Residence and Building. This file includes photographs of the construction and completion of an early YWCA building. Also contained in this file is a photograph of the residence located at 340 N. Market and photographs of unidentified buildings.

Box 8

FF 4

YWCA Residences--Interior Shots. This file includes interior photographs of various rooms in the YWCA residences. Included are photographs of the recreation room, sitting room, and dormitory at the Talbert Branch; and the Hyde Hall at the 340 N. Market residence.

Box 8

FF 5

Construction of Building, 1966-1967. This file includes photographs of the construction and dedication of the new building.

Box 8

FF 6

Swimming Photographs. This file includes undated photographs of the various pools and fountain used by the YWCA at different times as swimming areas. Pools are both indoor and outdoor.

Box 8

FF 7

CARE Project. This file includes photographs of the CARE program in action. This file mainly consists for photographs of CARE recipients with the goods received from CARE.

Box 8

FF 8

Dance Photographs. This file consists of photographs showing various dances occurring at the YWCA, undated.

Box 8

FF 9

Photographs, 1910s. Four photographs depicting YWCA activities from the 1910s. Included is a photograph of Camp Bide-A-Wee, one of Camp Fire Girls, one group shot labeled Hutchinson January 1919 (interior view of a building) and one of a first aid class.

Box 8

FF 10

Photographs, 1919/1927. This file includes a page from a scrapbook that depicts YWCA members, Estes Park, Camp Bide-A-Wee, and a building. Also included is a second photograph of the same building.

Box 8

FF 11

Photographs, 1920s. This file includes various photographs taken from the 1920s. Included are group shots, Camp Bide-A-Wee, Girl Reserves, Sophomore Cabinet, and Girl Reserve Pageant Conference.

Box 8

FF 12

Photographs, 1930s. This file includes two photographs. One appears to be a camp scene while the other is from a 1933 Girl Reserves Conference.

Box 8

FF 13

Photographs, 1940s. This file includes photographs of various YWCA activities. Included are the wrecking of the YWCA residence, swimming pool construction, children in the Camp Bide-A-Wee fountain, a CARE package for a baby in use, children playing a game, and children at the swimming pool.

Box 8

FF 14

Photographs, 1950s. This file includes various photographs of the YWCA activities. Included activities are parties, receptions, Y-Teen Mother-Daughter Tea, Principal-Advisor’s Dinner, Team Tree and Festival of Natives, UN Week, and Korean clothing plea.

Box 8

FF 15

Photographs, 1960s. This file includes photographs various activities of the YWCA. Activities included are a concert; exercise, sewing, cheerleading, gymnastics, etc. classes for either adults or children, campus (probably Y-Teens) activities; and two group photographs that are noted as being on campus. Two photographs of note: one of a children’s singing group known as the Singing Sparrows and one of a 1963 Spanish class.

Box 8

FF 16

Photographs, 1960s. This file includes a variety of photographs depicting YWCA activities in the 1960s. Photos included are those of the construction of the YWCA building and dedication ceremony, Camp Bide-A-Wee activities, services and conventions, and staff members. Items of note are photographs of Prince Okon Ekwo and his visit to Friends University in November 1964 for the World Fellowship Conference.

Box 8

FF 17

Freedom Ride, 1989. This file includes photographs of the 1989 Freedom Ride. This file shows interior gathering as well as exterior views of cars lined up for the ride itself.

Box 8

FF 18

Black History Month, 1992. This file includes activities that surrounded the YWCA’s commemoration of Black History Month for February 1992. Photos consists of the reception, artwork, and speaker for the event. Negatives for this event have been placed in the Negatives Box in the cabinet.

Box 8

FF 19

Identified Persons. This file consists of donors, staff, volunteers, and members of the YWCA. Notable subjects include Olive Ann Beech, Carol Konek, Brenda Farha, Ruth Ann Messner, Linda Ayala, Margaret Johnson, Jan Siefkes, Susan Mostrous and Bonnie Bing. Also included are photographs of early staff including Jennie H. Cole--Business Secretary, Mrs. Hiram Imboden--First President Wichita YWCA 1906-07, Estelle Kading--Physical Director, Amy Bryice--General Secretary, Ruth Hewitt, Traveler’s Aid, Gertrude Chensweth--Girls Work Secretary and Temporary Residence Secretary, Marcia O. Dunham--Executive Secretary for Field Committee. Other items include those of groups of girls doing various activities. The majority of photographs in this folder are undated.

Box 8

FF 20

Unidentified Persons, Undated. This file includes a variety of photographs of persons that are unidentified. The majority appear to be staff members, volunteers, or possibly donors.

Box 8

FF 21

Unidentified Group Photographs. This file contains several posed group shots of YWCA members. Included are photographs of a mother-daughter fellowship; a play; Hutchinson groups; and a women’s caring reception.

Box 8

FF 22

Camp Buildings and Pool. This file includes several photographs of Camp Bide-A-Wee, Camp Estes and one of the construction of the swimming pool at Camp Bide-A-Wee. A photograph of note is the proposed map for the completion of Camp Bide-A-Wee.

Box 8

FF 23

Small-sized Camp Photographs. This file includes photographs of camp life at Camp Bide-A-Wee and Camp Estes. The majority of photographs show camp members participating at various activities such as bicycling, talking, tanning, crochet, relaxing, hiking, archery, and swimming. An item of note is the Girl Reserves photograph from Canton, China. On the back of some of the photographs is a note that the girls are from the Girls Reserve.

Box 8

FF 24

Camp Life Photographs. This file includes photographs of camp life at Camp Bide-A-Wee and Camp Estes. The majority of photographs show camp members participating in different activities such as building a fire, tennis, camping, tanning, swimming, archery, and volleyball. Items of note are the photographs of the fountain presentation at Camp Bide-A-Wee.

Box 8

FF 25

Outdoor Photographs. This file contains numerous outdoor photographs of YWCA members, some are group shots and some are of individuals.

Box 8

FF 26

McConnell Air Force Base. This file consists of eight photographs apparently taken at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. Most of the photographs show children displaying crafts and awards.

Box 8

FF 27

Small-Sized Indoor Activities Photographs. This file includes various indoor activities regarding the YWCA. Activities included are dinners, displays, playing checkers and chess, meetings, and lectures.

Box 8

FF 28

Medium-Sized Indoor Activities Photographs. This file includes medium-sized indoor photographs of YWCA activities. Activities consist of gymnastics, exercise, and crafts. Items of particular note are Talbert Branch Employment Service and children’s nursery.

Box 8

FF 29

Large-Sized Indoor Activities Photographs. This file includes large-sized indoor photographs of YWCA activities. Activities include fencing, gymnastics, dance, jogging, volleyball, tumbling, nursery class, cheerleading, dolls, crafts, teas, hair styling, and games.

Box 8

FF 30

Large-Sized Indoor Activities Photographs. This file includes large-sized indoor photographs of YWCA activities. Activities include self-defense class, crafts, games, and lectures.

Box 8

FF 31

Large-Sized Indoor Activities Photographs. This file includes large-sized indoor photographs of YWCA activities. Activities include lectures or classes, self-defense class and receptions, and talking. Photograph of note is one from Osaka, Japan.

Box 8

FF 32

Early YWCA Activities. This file contains several photographs that appear to have been in a scrapbook or together at a prior time. All photographs have the same border around the edge of the photographs. Shots include both group and individual, indoor and outdoor, and various YWCA activities.

Box 8

FF 33

Dry Branch School Scrapbook, Part I. This file includes one of three parts of a disassembled scrapbook from the Dry Branch School. Included in this file are pictures of the children attending the school and a few photos of staff.

Box 8

FF 34

Dry Branch School Scrapbook, Part II. This file includes the second of three parts of a disassembled scrapbook from the Dry Branch School. Included in this file are pictures of buildings, construction, and the flood.

Box 8

FF 35

Dry Branch School Scrapbook, Part III. This file includes the final part of a disassembled scrapbook from the Dry Branch School. Included in this file are pictures of the children engaged in several different activities ranging from games to crafts to painting an outhouse to an Easter egg hunt.

Box 8

FF 36

Scrapbook Photographs, 1924, 1933. This file includes photographs taken from a scrapbook. The photos include shots of camp life at Camps Lake Okdoji, Bide-A-Wee, Estes Park, and Grand Lake.

Box 8

FF 37

Wichita Scenes. Photographs of“The Boy and the Boot” sculpture and the Little Arkansas River.

Box 8

FF 38

Lady Robert Heatlie Scott Visit, 1955. This file folder includes several photographs relating to the visit of Lady Robert Heatlie Scott’s visit in 1955. (Related items to Lady Scott’s visit can be found in the Clippings Scrapbook, Box 18 FF 12.)

Box 8

FF 39

75th Anniversary Celebration, 1981. This file includes photographs taken at the YWCA’s 75th anniversary celebration in 1981. (Other items related to this celebration are located in Clippings Scrapbook, Box 21, FF 1.)

Box 8

FF 40

Talbert Branch. This file contains two photographs regarding the Talbert Branch of the YWCA. One photograph appears to have been taken in 1933 and the other in 1966.

Box 8

FF 41

World Fellowship, 1952. This file includes two photographs of the World Fellowship Conference in 1952.

Box 8

FF 42

Beach Party, 1986. This file includes photographs of the 1986 Beach Party in downtown Wichita.

Box 8

FF 43

An Evening with the Spice Merchant III, 1991. This file includes photographs from this event.

Box 8

FF 44

Photographs, 1980s, including 1989 Board of Directors.

Box 8

FF 45

YWCA Basketball Teams circa 1987. This file includes photographs of different basketball teams (one team posed with Lynette Woodard), and a Harlem Globetrotters patch.

Box 9

 

Scrapbook of camp life in the 1920s. Photographs show campers involved in various activities including canoeing, hiking, and horseback riding. The photographs consist of both group shots as well as photos of individual campers. There are also photographs of the camp itself.

Box 10

 

Photographs including YWCA residence; YWCA pool; YWCA cafeteria; Reception at the home of O. A. Beech, March 8, 1955; Camp--swimming in the river; “Wichita In Camp At Estes,” 1924; Camp--climbing a tree; YWCA camp group photograph (some identified); Camp Bide-A-Wee fountain presentation; doll display; Y-Teens/Girl Reserves; youth gymnastics; archery.

Box 11

 

Images and photographs including poster of various Girl Reserve activities; YWCA High School Girls’ Conference, Estes Park, Colorado, June 18-28, 1926; YWCA Girl Reserves, Estes Park, Colorado, June 17-27, 1930; Grand Lake, Colorado, June 22, 1924--photograph of a line of cars with snow stacked up on both sides of the cars; National Girl Reserve Conference YWCA Camp, Hollister, Missouri, July 11-21, 1928; YWCA High School Girls Conference, Estes Park Colorado, June 17-27, 1924; 1960 YWCA National Young Adult Conference June 20-25, 1960, Association Camp, Estes Park, Colorado; YWCA High School Girls Conference, Estes Park Colorado, June 21-July 1, 1923; School Girls Reserve Conference Wichita, Kansas, February 15-17, 1924; Estes Park, Colorado, 1920 (some identified); YWCA Building; YWCA Camps and Conferences posters; poster of various YWCA activities; Mable Cratty, General Secretary of YWCA of the United States, 1906-1928.

 

Series 3 -- Videotapes

 

 

 

Box 12

 

Videotapes. “Roe vs. Wade 19th Anniversary Celebration,” January 22, 1992; “Operation Rescue Blockade and Pro-Choice Topics”; “Jane Gilchrist--Phil D Tape” (September 6, 1991 interview of YWCA director on Phil Donahue television show); “Donahue in Wichita” and Channel 13 Interviews ( Jane Gilchrist’s interviews with Donahue and with Channel 13 regarding the abortion issue); “YWCA of the USA: The YWCA of Today ‘Celebrate A New.’”

 

Series 4 -- Slides

 

 

 

Box 13

FF 1

Slides, 1957 through 1981, Part I. This file contains over 320 slides, listed and labeled, displaying programs, activities, and various functions held or hosted by the Wichita YWCA between 1957 to 1981. These photographic slides allow insight into the relationship between the Wichita YWCA and the Wichita community.

Box 13

FF 2

Slides, 1957 through 1981, Part II. This file contains over 320 slides, listed and labeled, displaying programs, activities, and various functions held or hosted by the Wichita YWCA between 1957 to 1981. These photographic slides allow insight into the relationship between the Wichita YWCA and the Wichita community.

Box 13

FF 3

Slides, 1957 through 1981, Part III. This file contains over 320 slides, listed and labeled, displaying programs, activities, and various functions held or hosted by the Wichita YWCA between 1957 to 1981. These photographic slides allow insight into the relationship between the Wichita YWCA and the Wichita community.

Box 13

FF 4

Slides, 1957 through 1981, Part IV. This file contains over 320 slides, listed and labeled, displaying programs, activities, and various functions held or hosted by the Wichita YWCA between 1957 to 1981. These photographic slides allow insight into the relationship between the Wichita YWCA and the Wichita community.

Box 13

FF 5

Slides, “Our Time” 75 Year Celebration Slide Presentation. This file contains 79 photographic slides from the “Our Time” slide presentation.

Box 13

FF 6

Slides, “This Time” Tray #2. This file contains 76 slides from the “This Time” slide presentation describing the history and activities of the Wichita YWCA.

Box 13

FF 7

Slides, Ground Breaking Ceremony for Wichita YWCA Building, 1966. This file contains 22 photographic slides of the February 1966 Ground breaking ceremony for the Wichita YWCA building.

Box 13

FF 8

Slides, Wichita YWCA Building. This file contains 24 photographic slides of the outside and inside of the Wichita YWCA building after construction.

 

Series 5 -- Newspaper clippings scrapbooks, artifacts and ephemera

 

 

 

Box 14

 

YWCA glass window panes (in protective wrap)

Box 15

 

Copper storage box and miscellaneous items including metal plaque which reads, “Equipment For Nursery in memory of Abbie Potts Holcomb by Mrs. John Paynter and Mrs. Edward Webster,”metal picture of a building, newspaper photo plates of Mary B. Talbert Branch YWCA, 818 North Water; Camp Bide-A-Wee; 340 North Topeka building; Junior Gymnasium Class, 1910; YWCA Residence, 340 N. Market; China painting class, 1910; YWCA emblem; GR (Girl Reserve) emblem; YWCA letter opener; 1911 YWCA Staff including Miss Erickson, General Secretary; Miss Redo, Physical Director; Miss Barnes, Lunch Room and Domestic Science Director; Miss Cole, Office and Membership Secretary; Miss Marsh, Assistant Summer Camp Secretary; Miss Stever, Summer Camp Secretary; and unidentified group shot.

Box 15

FF 1A

Stamps. This envelope includes six YWCA related stamps with a plastic ziplock bag with the instructions for the stamps.

Box 15

FF 1B

Miscellaneous. This file includes a ten commandments pendant, a NCCJ (National Council of Christian and Jews) pin, and a United Way pin.

Box 15

FF 1C

Jane Gilchrist Name Tags. This file includes five YWCA Jane Gilchrist name tags for different conventions and staff use.

Box 15

FF 1D

Two Miscellaneous Buttons. This file includes two pins one reads, “Admit Men,” and the other is one with the cartoon character Cathy, “Have a Merry Christmas, Take me to Hawaii.”

Box 15

FF 1E

NAYE Member, YWCA, and drug free bookmarks, and YWCA coaster.

Box 15

FF 2A

River Festival Buttons. 1985, 1986, 1987.

Box 15

FF 2B

School Board Buttons. This file includes three Mel Davis for School Board/Board of Education and one Mike Gragert for School Board.

Box 15

FF 2C

Key Chains. This file includes five YWCA Women Caring key chains, three WSU key chains, and one YWCA key chain with a key attached.

Box 15

FF 3 A

Boris Yeltsin Visit Buttons. This file includes two Boris Yeltsin pins with Yeltsin wearing a cowboy hat and a Russian greeting.

Box 15

FF 3B

Jane Gilchrist Name Tags and a WSU Shocker Auction Key Chain. This file includes three WSU Alumni Association name tags and one Historic Wichita Sedgwick County Inc. Cowtown name tag for Jane Gilchrist. Also included is a 1986 Shocker Auction admission key chain sponsored by the WSU Alumni Association.

Box 15

FF 3C

Political Buttons. This file includes three political buttons including one for Tom Docking in ‘86, Dan Glickman, and Governor Carlin for ‘82.

Box 15

FF 4A

Organization Related Buttons. This file contains six buttons including: “I make the difference at the YWCA,” “Historical Museum Blast into the Past,” “Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony, Wichita N.O.W. 1985,” “20 years Black Arts Festival ‘88 Looking Back To Move Ahead,” “Slam Dunk for the United Way,” and “SCA Proud of what we do!”

Box 15

FF 4B

Local Political Buttons. This file includes five pins for “Bob Knight for Mayor” and two “Nola Foulston for District Attorney.”

Box 15

FF 4C

Special Event Buttons. This file includes two “Take Back the Night April 15, 1989" and two “The Road To Victim Justice 1992" buttons.

Box 15

FF 5

Basketball Jamboree. This file contains a poster and a medallion from the May 9-14, 1988 YMCA/YWCA 3 on 3 Basketball Jamboree.

Box 16

FF 1

Clippings and Ephemera for 1906-1909, Part 1. This file includes clippings from 1906-1909. Subjects include some of the following: classes; lectures; athletics; committees; clubs; speakers, conventions, and schedules.

Box 16

FF 2

Clippings and Ephemera for 1906-1909, Part 2. This file includes clippings from 1906-1909. Subjects include some of the following: conventions, luncheons, speakers, athletics, clubs, campaigns, boards, and receptions.

Box 16

FF 3

Clippings and Ephemera for 1906-1909, Part 3. This file includes ephemera from 1906-1909. Items included are as follows: Fairmount College commencement exercises for 1908; membership card; membership status card; physical training class schedule for 1907-1908; meeting announcement; and YWCA constitution and by-laws.

Box 16

FF 4

Ephemera for 1913/1916, Part 1. This file includes ephemera for 1913/1916. Items of note include subscription to YWCA for $100.00; campaign information; a night lettergram; dedication of the new YWCA building at 140 N. Topeka on September 24, 1916; and YWCA brochure.

Box 16

FF 5

Ephemera for 1913/1916, Part 2. This file includes ephemera for 1913/1916. Items of note include telegrams and letters regarding the YWCA campaign and reception for the new building at 140 N. Topeka; and YWCA “Advice and Information for Workers,” brochure that deals with the home stretch of the campaign.

Box 16

FF 6

Clippings, 1916. This file contains the clippings surrounding the YWCA campaign for the new YWCA building. The clippings cover the campaign itself, laying of the cornerstone, significant donations, day YWCA moves to new building, and advertisements by local businesses supporting the campaign.

Box 16

FF 7

Clippings and Ephemera for 1924/1930, Part 1. This file consists of clippings and photocopies of ephemera for 1924/1930. Items of note from the clippings include conferences, registration, speakers, camp information, classes, and parties. Photocopies of ephemera include the following items of note: informational sheet regarding Camp Bide-A-Wee; dance invitation (summons), and various YWCA announcements.

Box 16

FF 8

Clippings and Ephemera for 1924/1930, Part 2. This file includes various ephemera for 1924/1930. Items of note include various invitations; YWCA informational brochure; international menu and program; and advertisements.

Box 16

FF 9

Clippings and Ephemera for Early 1930s, Part 1. This file includes clippings and copies of ephemera for 1930-1933. Items of note include clubs, invitations, announcements, Easter invitations, and schedules.

Box 16

FF 10

Clippings and Ephemera for Early 1930s, Part 2. This file includes ephemera for the 1930s consisting of the following items: conference songs, YWCA Residence programme, Regional Conference Business Women of Kansas and Missouri for 1930, Okoboji Conference of Business and Industrial Girls for 1930, World Fellowship Prayer for 1930, Fifth Annual Nation-wide Banquet for Business and Industrial Girls for 1932, YWCA Family Meets reception, Annual Mid-Winter Conference for 1932, Okoboji Industrial and Business Girls Conference brochure for 1931, and Business and Industrial Conference for 1931 program.

Box 16

FF 11

Clippings and Ephemera for Early 1930s, Part 3. This file includes Easter service ephemera for the 1930s. Included in this file are an invitation, two programs, and an Easter breakfast reservation list.

Box 17

 

Scrapbook from 1931-1938 containing various invitations, announcements, and programs (fragile condition).

Box 18

FF 1

Mary Talbert Branch, 1946-1947. This file includes ephemera on the Mary Talbert Branch of the YWCA. Included are Report for 1947; Report of Programs and Services for 1947; and a Mary Talbert Branch YWCA 21st Anniversary Birth Dinner and Annual Meeting for January 15, 1946.

Box 18

FF 2

Friendship Frolic, 1949. This file includes ephemera associated with the Friendship Frolic group. Items of note are invitations, a thank you for coming card, and a Friendship Frolic game.

Box 18

FF 3

Ephemera, 1946/1948. This file includes ephemera associated with Y-Teens. Included are the following: a ticket to a Y-Teen Hi-Y Picnic, Y-Teen Club of Wichita High School East Installation Banquet for 1948, two holiday cards, Y-Teen Ceremonial Recognition Service for 1946.

Box 18

FF 4

Clippings, 1948-1949, Part 1. This file includes various YWCA newspaper clippings. Clippings include articles about Community Chest issues, red feather drive, calendars, programs, speakers, parties, meetings, staff members, clubs, receptions, and campaign. Items of interest include the closing of the YWCA residence home and information regarding the YMCA.

Box 18

FF 5

Clippings, 1948-1949, Part 2. This file includes various YWCA newspaper clippings. Clippings include articles about classes, luncheons, red feather drive, camp, teas, programs, and speakers. Items of interest include the red feather drive reminders and closing of the YWCA residence.

Box 18

FF 6

Clippings, 1950s, Part 1. This file includes newspaper clippings from the 1950s. Items covered include community chest involvements, club meetings, Camp Brewster, receptions, classes, conferences, dances, staff members, Red Cross training, holiday preparations, and calendars of events.

Box 18

FF 7

Clippings, 1950s, Part 2. This file includes newspaper clippings from the 1950s. Items covered include subjects such as clubs, parties, panels, calendars of events, speakers, programs, banquets, and staff members. Subject of interest is that of the cornerstone of the Lewis Academy which is the building that was used by the YWCA at that time.

Box 18

FF 8

Clippings, 1950s, Part 3. This file includes newspaper clippings from the 1950s. Items covered include classes, clubs, holiday related activities, calendars of events, meetings, staff members, and dances.

Box 18

FF 9

Clippings, 1950s, Part 4. This file includes newspaper clippings from the 1950s. Items covered include camp, community chests, board members, membership drive, dances, clubs, parties, speakers, holiday related programs and events, dinners, and classes. Subject of interest includes the visit by Mrs. De Silva here from Ceylon.

Box 18

FF 10

Clippings, 1950-1955. This file contains newspaper clippings from 1950-1955. There are a variety of activities covered including community chest, holiday related events, classes, segregation and race relations, dinners, speakers, conferences, red feather drive, and inspirational articles.

Box 18

FF 11

Clippings, 1953-1956. This file includes clippings from 1953-1956. Items noted in this set of clippings includes some of the following events and activities: World Fellowship Week, meetings, dances, clubs, classes, and speakers.

Box 18

FF 12

Clippings and Ephemera of Lady Robert Heatlie Scott’s Visit In 1955. This file includes clippings, invitations, and publicity related to the visit in 1955 by Lady Robert Heatlie Scott. (For photographs regarding Lady Scott’s visit see Box 8, FF 38.)

Box 19

FF 1

Clippings, 1955-1957, Part 1. This file includes newspaper clippings from 1955-1957. Articles cover items such as community chest, clubs, dinners, schedules, teas, camps, classes, and annual meetings.

Box 19

FF 2

Clippings, 1955-1957, Part 2. This file includes newspaper clippings from 1955-1957. Articles cover items such as camps, drives, classes, dinners, speakers, celebrations, and festivals.

Box 19

FF 3

Clippings, 1955-1957, Part 3. This file includes newspaper clippings from 1955-1957. Articles cover items such as camps, community chest, classes, dinners, receptions, festivals, schedules, and programs.

Box 19

FF 4

Clippings, 1955-1957, Part 4. This file includes newspaper clippings from 1955-1957. Articles cover items such as classes, clubs, staff members, parties, community chest, registration, and meetings.

Box 19

FF 5

Clippings, 1955-1957, Part 5. This file includes newspaper clippings from 1955-1957. Articles cover items such as applications, classes, speakers, camp, staff members and officers, and meetings.

Box 19

FF 6

Clippings and Ephemera for 1958-1960. This file folder contains a variety of YWCA clippings relating to the following items clubs, classes, calendars of events, staff members, dances, dinners, receptions, and speakers. Items of note includes the campaign, “Something for the Girls.”

Box 19

FF 7

Clippings, 1958-1960, Part 1. This file includes clippings that cover a variety of YWCA topics and events. Some items of note include calendars of events, speakers, camps, conferences, clubs, meetings, and registration.

Box 19

FF 8

Clippings, 1958-1960, Part 2. This file includes clippings that cover a variety of YWCA topics and events. Some items of note include calendars of events, speakers, festivals, international interactions, conferences, clubs, meetings, and registration.

Box 19

FF 9

Clippings, 1958-1962. This file includes a variety of YWCA articles which includes the following: classes, conferences, campaign for new building, meetings, united fund drive, and YMCA building dedication items.

Box 19

FF 10

Ephemera, 1960, Estes Park Conference, Part 1. This file includes information regarding the YWCA and YMCA conferences for 1960 at Estes Park, Colorado. These have been moved to Box 11.

Box 19

FF 11

Clippings and Ephemera for 1960, Part 2. This file includes clippings and ephemera for 1960. Items of note consist of the following: YWCA National Young Adult Conference at Estes Park, Colorado program; Estes Park Conference YMCA Rates & Services; lists of songs; YMCA Estes Park Conference brochures; Young Adult Conference, Estes Park list of delegates; “Presenting Your Budget”; Program Bulletin, Estes Park YMCA Conference; and National Forests Fact Sheet.

Box 19

FF 12

Ephemera, 1960, Estes Park Conference, Part 3. This file includes ephemera that was in the same scrapbook as in 10 and 11. Items of notes include post cards and brochures regarding the 1960 conference.

Box 19

FF 13

Clippings, 1960/1970. This file consists of YWCA related events and activities from 1960/1970. Items of note include international related items; meetings; united fund campaigns; teen items; and programs. Also included are a few YWCA Newsletters.

Box 20

FF 1

Clippings, 1964/1970, Part 1. This file consists of YWCA events and activities for 1964/1970. Articles of note would include the following: drivers’ education courses; swimming classes; holiday related activities; Social Security; and West YMCA Garvey Center opening.

Box 20

FF 2

Clippings, 1964/1970, Part 2. This file contains various YWCA events for 1964/1970. Subjects of note include membership drive, members, decoupage classes, open house, and volunteers.

Box 20

FF 3

Clippings, 1965, Part 1. This file includes newspaper clippings for 1965. Items of interest include campaign, “Woman of the Year” Millie Marcus, and enrollment for Camp Bide-A-Wee.

Box 20

FF 4

Clippings, 1965, Part 2. This file includes newspaper clippings for 1965. Items of interest include self-defense classes, “Women of the Year,” and women job hunting. (Photographs depicting the self-defense class can be found in Box 8 FF 30- 31.)

Box 20

FF 5

Clippings and Ephemera, 1965/1968, Part 1. This file includes ephemera from 1965/1968. Items of note include 1965 annual report; And So Fourth (publication of Fourth National Bank); minutes of the YWCA Public Relations Committee, October 16, 1968; and Wichita Trends, December 23, 1965 issue.

Box 20

FF 6

Clippings and Ephemera, 1965/1968, Part 2. This file includes clippings from 1965/1968. Subjects of interest consists of the following: membership drive, various classes, United Fund Campaign Organization Chart for 1968; meeting regarding the elderly; and Meet the President articles about various organization presidents in the Wichita community.

Box 20

FF 7

Clippings and Ephemera, 1965/1968, Part 3. This file includes clippings from 1965/1968. Some of the subjects covered consists of the following: youth activities; Operation Transport which provided bus fare to African-American children who wished to attend a different high school in the Wichita community; construction of new YWCA building; and Camp Bide-A-Wee.

Box 20

FF 8

Clippings and Ephemera, 1965/1968, Part 4. This file includes clippings from 1965/1968. Subjects of note consists of the following: 60th annual dinner; PeeWee Gymnastics class; opening of the Youth Center in 1965; construction of new YWCA; and new YWCA staff.

Box 20

FF 9

Clippings and Ephemera, 1965/1968, Part 5. This file includes clippings from 1965/1968. Subjects of note consists of the following: summer programs; new swimming pool; youth center activities; YWCAs move to new building; mother-daughter tea; and new programs to be added.

Box 20

FF 10

Clippings and Ephemera, 1965/1968, Part 6. This file includes clippings from 1965/1968. Subjects of note consists of the following: Wichita debutantes; YWCA dedication of building; teen activities; ballet classes for children; Camp Bide-A-Wee; holiday related activities; and Marco Club.

Box 20

FF 11

Clippings and Ephemera, 1965/1968, Part 7. This file includes clippings from 1965/1968. Subjects of note consists of the following: activities are targeted for all ages; race issues; teaching blind students to swim; and Woman of the Year, Alys Tatlock.

Box 20

FF 12

Clippings, 1968-1969. This file includes clippings from 1968-1969 regarding YWCA activities. Items of note include articles on inspection of new YWCA building by directors; sewing courses offered; Indian Summer Festival; and Alpha Kappa Alpha debutantes; and the youth center activities.

Box 21

FF 1

Ephemera for YWCA 75th Anniversary, 1981. This file includes invitations; programs; histories; and speeches related to the 1981 75th Anniversary celebration of the YWCA in Wichita. Photographs from this collection have been moved to the Photograph Series, Box 8, FF 39.

Box 21

FF 2

Clippings, 1982/1991, Part 1. This file includes newspaper clippings from 1982/1987. Items covered include some of the following: club and class announcements; schedules; Special Olympics; camp; memberships for both YWCA and YMCA; advertisements; and summer programs.

Box 21

FF 3

Clippings, 1982/1991, Part 2. This file includes newspaper clippings from 1984-1987, and 1991. Items covered include some of the following: fashion; calendars; Special Olympics; girls’ basketball; and water aerobics classes.

Box 21

FF 4

Clippings, 1982/1991, Part 3. This file includes newspaper clippings from 1982-1983. Items covered include some of the following: new YWCA director; baton twirlers class; and Senior Olympics.

Box 21

FF 5

Clippings, Abortion Issues, 1990s, Part 1. This file includes newspaper clippings from various newspaper regarding the YWCA’s involvement in the Summer of Mercy 1991 abortion rights’ issue. Other issues covered are the Women’s Crisis Center, teen work program, and camp.

Box 21

FF 6

Clippings, Abortion Issues, 1990s, Part 2. This file includes newspaper clippings from various newspaper regarding the YWCA’s involvement in the Summer of Mercy 1991 abortion rights’ issue. Items covered include the blockades, Judge Patrick Kelly’s court decisions, and rally related events.

Box 21

FF 7

Clippings, Abortion Issues, 1990s, Part 3. This file includes newspaper clippings from various newspaper regarding the YWCA’s involvement in the Summer of Mercy 1991 abortion rights’ issue. This file folder particularly focuses on the various organizations involved in the Summer of Mercy as well as editorials and cartoons that contain abortion as a main topic.

Box 21

FF 8

Clippings, Abortion Issues, 1990s, Part 4. This file includes newspaper clippings from various newspaper regarding the YWCA’s involvement in the Summer of Mercy 1991 abortion rights’ issue. Special topics include Wesley Medical Center’s involvement in the abortion issue, Judge Patrick Kelly’s rulings, and cartoons and editorials directly related to the issue at hand.

Box 21

FF 9

Clippings, Abortion Issues, 1990s, Part 5. This file includes newspaper clippings from various newspaper regarding the YWCA’s involvement in the Summer of Mercy 1991 abortion rights’ issue. Special topics include editorials, cartoons, rallies, and protesters.

 

Series 6 -- Scrapbooks

 

 

 

Box 22

 

1908-1911. Various YWCA ephemera including invitations and announcements to parties, conventions, conferences and classes; business cards; brochures; reminders; subscriptions; prospectus; committee recommendations; menus; Berean Bible class prayer schedule and study courses; conference and convention information; tickets; proposed budgets; a constitution; hymns; slogans; and registration cards.

Box 23

 

1909-1913. Clippings regarding various YWCA related articles which includes a handwritten index at the front of the book. Articles include meetings, YWCA buildings, physical worker, flower parade, classes, contests. 1911/1919. Ephemera including invitations; Constitution of the United Berean Bible Classes; 1910 statistics; correspondence; receiving cards; 1911 estimated budget questionnaires; personal family history card; forum opening booklet; list of officers for the Business Women’s Bible Class; class lessons; poems; YWCA yearbook; membership cards; Camp Bide-A-Wee brochure; gymnastic and physical training exhibition programs and class schedules; a blank registration form; tickets; schedules; YWCA purpose statement; vesper service schedules; physical diagnosis chart; pledge cards; and flower parade entrants.

Box 24

 

1913-1922 scrapbook includes various YWCA events including classes, events, parties, camps, people, conventions, projects, World War I, poems, campaign, speeches, etc.

Box 25

 

1933-1941 scrapbook is from the Girls Reserve of North High. It includes clippings, invitations, programs, songs, invitations letters of acceptance, correspondence, services, banquet menus and programs, and officers list. 1934-1935 scrapbook with clippings regarding the Industrial Club; programs and invitations Easter Services; group photograph; fellowship program; code of ethics; information regarding Elizabeth McFarland visit; Home Etiquette information.

Box 26

 

1960s. Ephemera of dedications in 1960s. Dedications include the Loretta W. Selover Memorial; the Maude M. Gebhardt Memorial; and the new building at 350 N. Market. Photographs, biographies, and dedication programs of those being remembered are included. The National Diary for 1966.

Box 27

 

1946-1955 scrapbook of ephemera and clippings including invitations; schedules; photographs; programs; international programs; budgets; events classes and clubs; open houses; Talbert Branch; alumni. 1960-1965 scrapbook documenting various YWCA activities including Y-Teens, services and events, clubs and classes, Camp Bide-A-Wee, speeches, World Fellowship, festivals, board members, Teens Tattle--informational article written regarding the teenagers involved with the YWCA, and fund raising. 1968-1969 scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on people, children related activities, classes, events, trips, membership, Camp Bide-A-Wee, elderly, relationships, clubs, meetings. Ephemera includes Proclamation of YWCA Week in Wichita, April 20-27, 1969.

Box 28

 

1965-1968 scrapbook of West High Y-Teens including programs, fliers, and invitations. 1969-1975 scrapbook of assorted clippings dealing with the various activities of the YWCA. Included are classes, clubs, dinners, festivals, and other events related to the YWCA.

Box 29

 

1913 newspaper clippings of the YWCA campaign to erect two new buildings, and administration building and a boarding home for young women. Along with clippings are articles used in the campaign, brochures, correspondence, contributor cards, pledges, lists of workers and subscribers. Of interest are telegrams from A. A. Hyde and Billy Sunday, a YWCA pennant, and an architectural drawing by H. S. Conrow of the proposed new building.

Box 30

 

1974-1981. Topics covered in this scrapbook show the wide range of interest to women in this period which the YWCA addressed. Newspaper articles cover the Women’s Work Option program; workshops for displaced homemakers and tenants; the Crisis Center and domestic violence; the “Woman Experiencing” program which offered communication skills, assertiveness training, money management, fashion tips, and exercise discussions; and counseling for rape victims, career management, and health services.

 

Series 7 -- Oversized

 

 

 

Oversized

 

Large reproduction of May 2, 1913 photograph of building fund campaign workers. Large reproduction of YWCA workers circa 1985 in a pose similar to the 1913 photograph. 1903 painting by Josie Woodward of flowers. 1969 International Training Institute Some Publicity Highlights broadsheet. Promotional poster with a portrait of a woman and the caption “Join the YWCA- a window to the world.”