How Did the Portland YWCA Enhance the Lives of Women, 1901-2000?
| YWCA Programs | African-American Women | Asian-American Women | World War II | Religion, Race & Reform | Buildings | Outdoor & Camping Programs |
The Portland YWCA Today
YWCA Programs & Outreach
Introduction: How Did the Portland YWCA's Outreach to Women and Girls Change over the Course of the Twentieth Century?
Document 1: "YWCA Will Assist Them," c. 1904
Document 2: "As a Girl Reserve," c. 1920s
Fitness & Sport
Jobs & Placement
Music & Drama
Health & Sexuality
Introduction: What Strategies Did African-American Women Use to Achieve their Goals and Fulfill their Needs through the YWCA in Portland?
Document 1: Letter from Helena H. Harper to Cordella Winn, 8 June 1929
Document 2: "Report of Discontinuance of Coed Inn at Williams Ave. YWCA Center," 23 May 1956
Mallory Avenue Christian Church
Williams Avenue Branch
Program at Williams, 1940s
Young Women at Williams
Introduction: How Did Asian-American Women Find Social Outlets and Community Resources through the Portland YWCA?
Document 1: Letter from Lilian Espy to Frances Maeda, 4 November 1938
Document 2A: "Girls' Reserves Silver Tea Gathering," May 1938
Document 2B: "Geisha Entertainers," 29 April 1938
Pacific Island Women
World War II
Introduction: How Did the YWCA of Portland Respond to the Social Challenges Posed by World War II?
Document 1: "Add Some New Notes to Your Life," c. 1940
Document 2: Betty Britton, Mildred Bartholomew and Lazelle Alway to Governor Charles Sprague, 8 December 1941
Aid to Women
Interracial Charter, 1946
Youth on the Move
Religion, Race & Reform
Introduction: How Did the Portland YWCA Respond to Religious and Racial Differences in the Portland Women's Community?
Document 1: "A Call to Women Who Care," c. 1975
Document 2: Cathy Jones, "Message from the Executive Director," 1993
Moving Toward Inclusiveness
Introduction: How Did the Portland YWCA Carry out the National Organization's Mandate that Housing and Shelter Be "the very foundation of YWCA services?"
Document 1: News Clipping from YWCA Board of Director Minute Books, 3 April 1907
Document 2: Jess Scott, "The Grapevine: Women Scheme Invasion," 6 October 1963
Outdoor & Camping Programs
Introduction: How Was the YWCA's Social and Religious Mission Expressed through its Outdoor and Camping Programs?
Document 1: Handbill about YWCA Summer Camp at Rock Creek, c. 1925
Document 2: "Break Down Barriers," c. 1930
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