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Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Los Angeles Collection

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Young Women's Christian Association Administration Records

Mary Andrews Clark Residence

Hollywood Studio Club



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Title: Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Los Angeles Collection, ca. 1890-1986Save to your list.

ID: URB/YWCA

Primary Creator: Young Women's Christian Association of Los Angeles (1894-)

Extent: 95.63 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Series I: Young Women's Christian Association Administrative Records, ca. 1890-1976

      Subseries A: Administrative Records, ca. 1890-1974

      Subseries B: Board Records, 1903-1966

      Subseries C: Committee Records, 1904-1971

      Subseries D: YWCA Branch Records, 1908-1975

      Subseries E: YWCA Publicity Files, ca. 1890-1984

      Subseries F: Scrapbooks, 1893-1970

      Subseries G: Photographs, ca. 1900-1964

Series II: Mary Andrews Clark Residence, 1910-1986

      Subseries A: Administrative Records, 1910-1982

      Subseries B: Board and Committee Records, 1915-1969

      Subseries C: Publicity Files, 1943-1965

      Subseries D: Scrapbooks, 1912-1986

      Subseries E: Resident Files, 1913-1976

      Subseries F: Residence Committee Files, 1947-1967

      Subseries G: National Publications, 1927-1970

      Subseries H: Photographs, 1911-ca. 1976

Series III: Hollywood Studio Club, 1915-ca. 1979

      Subseries A: Administrative Records, 1919-ca. 1979

      Subseries B: Committee Records, 1917-1970

      Subseries C: Publicity Files, ca. 1915-ca. 1979

      Subseries D: Scrapbooks, 1915-ca. 1970

      Subseries E: Non-YWCA Materials, 1921-1968

      Subseries F: Photographs, ca. 1920-1974

Date Acquired: 06/00/1981. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Hollywood Studio Club (Los Angeles, Calif.), International Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), Mary Andrews Clark Residence (Los Angeles, Calif.), Stanton, Edith N., Williams, Marjorie, Young Women's Christian Association (Los Angeles, Calif.), Young Women's Christian Association (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archives, Young women - California - Los Angeles

Forms of Material: Ephemera, Paper records, Photographic material, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Abstract

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Los Angeles was established in 1893 to promote the physical, social, spiritual, and educational well-being of young women. The collection documents the establishment, evolution, and achievements of the YWCA of Los Angeles.

Biographical Note

The YWCA of Los Angeles was established in 1893 when Miss Emma Reeder came from San Francisco expressly to organize a local branch. Incorporated the following year, the Los Angeles chapter served to promote the physical, social, spiritual, and educational well-being of young women. In its first year of operation, the YWCA increased its membership from nine to over 360 members.

The YWCA of Los Angeles is a decentralized agency with many branches, boarding homes, club houses, and camping retreats throughout LA County. In 1899, a Traveler’s Aid Department was established to care for new arrivals to the city. The first boarding home for women in Los Angeles was founded by the YWCA in 1905. Three years later the YWCA’s first permanent residence opened, followed by the Hollywood Studio Club, a temporary residence for young women training for careers in the entertainment industry.

For over eighty years the YWCA of Los Angeles has provided shelter and counseling services for transient and needy women, sponsored camping trips, conducted educational, physical and religious classes, and encouraged women to achieve leadership roles in society.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Los Angeles Collection documents the establishment, evolution, and achievements of Los Angeles' YWCA branches. The bulk of the collection consists of publicity and memorabilia including brochures, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and scrapbooks. Also contained in the collection are extensive administrative records such as by-laws, constitutions, correspondence, financial statements, historical profiles, minutes of various boards and committees, position papers, studies, and reports. The collection is arranged in three major series: Young Women's Christian Association Administrative Records (ca. 1890-1984), Mary Andrews Clark Residence (1910-1986), and Hollywood Studio Club (1915-ca. 1979).

Series I, Young Women's Christian Association Administrative Records, is divided into seven subseries. Administrative Records (ca. 1890-1974), contains the YWCA's organizational records including annual reports, articles of incorporation, brochures and pamphlets, committee records, constitutions, correspondence, financial statements, various YWCA histories, reports, studies, and audio recordings. Audio recordings are available digitally. It is arranged alphabetically by subject. Board Records (1903-1966), documents the meetings of several YWCA boards, committees, and various joint committee meetings. The files are arranged by board and chronologically within. Committee Records (1904-1971), includes materials from the many committees created to handle the work of the ever-expanding organization. The bulk of the subseries contains minutes and reports of the Executive Committee. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by name of committee. YWCA Branch Records (1908-1975), contains annual reports, brochures, correspondence, fact sheets, histories, pamphlets, and related publicity material on the many branches, campuses, clubs and residences maintained or supported by the YWCA of Los Angeles. The records document the activities of the Mary Andrews Clark Residence, Hollywood Studio Club, International Institute, Japanese Branch, and the San Fernando YWCA Project. YWCA Publicity Files (ca. 1890-1984), includes brochures, handbooks, newsletters, and related reference items documenting the activities of the YWCA of Los Angeles. Newspaper clippings constitute the bulk of the subseries. The subseries is arranged by type of material and chronologically within each category. Scrapbooks (1893-1970), includes completed and fragmented scrapbooks documenting the YWCA's activities throughout the decades, including local and national events and conventions. Photographs (ca. 1900-1964), includes photographic prints, negatives, and albums documenting the people and events associated with the Los Angeles chapter of the YWCA.

Series II, Mary Andrews Clark Residence, is divided into eight subseries. Administrative Records (1910-1982), contains correspondence and monthly reports by Esther May Carter, as well as financial reports and ephemera. Board and Committee Records (1915-1969), contains reports from the William Andrews Clark Memorial, Clark Residence Committee, Study Committee, Committee of Management and the Ellen Groshon Loan Fund Committee. Publicity Files (1943-1965), contains newspaper clippings from 1948 as well as postcards. Scrapbooks (1912-1986), contains brochures, invitations, letters, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs and programs. Resident Files (1913-1976), consists primarily of correspondence. Resident Committee Files (1947-1967), contains a variety of minutes and activities for the local and the national YWCA. Personnel policies, night hostess manual, notices and room rates are included. National Publications (1927-1970), contains copies of the journal, The Women's Press. Photographs (1911-1976), includes photographic prints, negatives, and slides documenting the people and events associated with the Mary Andrews Clark Residence.

Series III, Hollywood Studio Club, documents the YWCA's philanthropic work with young women who came to Los Angeles to seek fame and fortune in the movie industry. The material contained in this series includes resident files, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, announcements, magazines, guest books, photographs, invitations, and ephemera. It is divided into six subseries. Administrative Records(1919-ca.1979), contains the Hollywood Studio Club account books, annual reports, broadsides, by-laws, correspondence, architectural drawings, history, resident lists, and materials concerning the operations of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Committee Records (1917-1970), includes notes, minutes, and records of the Study Committee as well as the Advisory, Management, and Administrative Committees. Publicity Files (ca. 1915-ca. 1979), contains articles, artwork, newspaper clippings, press releases, and the report to the national YWCA. Many items central to Hollywood publicity are also contained in the subseries. Scrapbooks (1915-ca. 1970), contains oversized materials including photographs, newspaper clippings, invitations and other ephemera. Non-YWCA Materials (1921-1968) includes the book, The History of Hollywood. Photographs (ca. 1920-1974), includes photographic prints, negatives, slides, and albums documenting the people and events associated with Hollywood Studio Club.

Subject/Index Terms

Hollywood Studio Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
International Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mary Andrews Clark Residence (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Stanton, Edith N.
Williams, Marjorie
Young Women's Christian Association (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Young Women's Christian Association (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archives
Young women - California - Los Angeles

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: 1991, 1995

Alternate Extent Statement: 193 MB

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been dedicated to the public. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Young Women's Christian Association of Los Angeles

Related Materials:

Canoga Park Women's Club Collection

Reseda Woman's Club Collection

San Fernando Women's Club Collection

Tarzana Woman's Club Collection

Winnetka Women's Club Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall, Claire La Fia

Finding Aid Revision History:

Barbara Victorino, Marina Vishnevsky, and Cathy Kay, 2004-2005

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012

Other Note: Initial processing of this collection was made possible in part through a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities.


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[Series I: Young Women's Christian Association Administration Records, ca. 1890-1984]
[Series II: Mary Andrews Clark Residence, 1910-1986]
[Series III: Hollywood Studio Club, 1915-ca. 1979],
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Series III: Hollywood Studio Club, 1915-ca. 1979Save to your list.
Subseries A: Administrative Records, 1919-ca. 1979Save to your list.
Box 80Save to your list.
Folder 1: Account book (photocopy) of architect Julia Morgan regarding contractSave to your list.
Folder 2: Activities - Christmas: poem, 1944Save to your list.
Folder 3: Activities - General: calendar, 1946 March 23Save to your list.
Folder 4: Activities - General: invitations, ca. 1920-ca. 1929Save to your list.
Folder 5: Activities - Performances: programs, 1937, ca. 1939, 1958Save to your list.
Folder 6: Annual reports, 1923, 1926-1931Save to your list.
Folder 7: Broadsides; brochures, ca. 1920-ca. 1979Save to your list.
Folder 8: Building Campaign: brochure; workers questionnaire, 1923, ca. 1925Save to your list.
Folder 9: By-laws, 1955, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 10: Contributions: listsSave to your list.
Folder 11: Contributions: lists, 1951-1959Save to your list.
Folder 12: Contributions: lists, 1960-1968Save to your list.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1920-1927Save to your list.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1934-1939Save to your list.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1940-1943, 1946-1947Save to your list.
Folder 16: Correspondence, ca. 1953-1956Save to your list.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1964-1965, 1968-1969Save to your list.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1970-1971Save to your list.
Folder 19: Fiftieth Anniversary: invitation, 1967 September 23Save to your list.
Folder 20: First Federal Savings - Newsletter: Hollywood Federal Digest, 1950sSave to your list.
Folder 21: Forms; pledge cards; stationery, 1920-1940Save to your list.
Folder 22: Geister, Edna: story "Design of Living"Save to your list.
Folder 23: Ground Breaking: invitation, ca. 1920-ca. 1929Save to your list.
Folder 24: Handbook, ca. 1930-ca. 1939Save to your list.
Folder 25: History: notes, 1926-1946Save to your list.
Folder 26: History: reports (covering 1926-1932, 1935), 1931-1932, 1935Save to your list.
Folder 27: History: report (by Margaret Thomson), September 1941Save to your list.
Folder 28: Hunter, Marian (Director): report, 1922 August 22Save to your list.
Folder 29: Mason, Anna May (Field Worker): report (covering 15 May 1920 - 26 June 1920), 1920Save to your list.
Folder 30: Motion Picture Industry: report, 1919Save to your list.
Folder 31: National YWCA: brochure, 1945Save to your list.
Folder 32: Play ("Star Bound"), 1939Save to your list.
Folder 33: Play program ("The Seven Year Itch"), 1950sSave to your list.
Folder 34: Program proposal, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 35: Property: floor plansSave to your list.
Folder 36: Property: notice of completion regarding building, 1926 April 20Save to your list.
Folder 37: Property: survey report, 1927 November 25Save to your list.
Folder 38: Residents: lists, 1939, 1946-1947, ca. 1970-ca. 1979Save to your list.
Folder 39: Sale, Virginia: flier regarding "Americana" character sketchesSave to your list.
Folder 40: Scripts: radio program transcripts, ca. 1936-1946Save to your list.
Folder 41: Sims, Mary S.: convention report, 1930 February 10Save to your list.
Folder 42: Songbook, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 43: Study outline, 1939Save to your list.
Folder 44: Thirty-Fifth Anniversary: report, May 1951Save to your list.
Folder 45: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary: invitation, 1941 June 13Save to your list.
Folder 46: Williams, Marjorie (Director): report, 1935 March 21Save to your list.
Folder 47: YWCA of Los Angeles - Board of Directors: roster, ca. 1950sSave to your list.
Folder 48: YWCA of Los Angeles - Executive Committee: recommendations regarding Hollywood Studio Club (covering 1917-1920), 1920Save to your list.
Subseries B: Committee Records, 1917-1970Save to your list.
Box 81Save to your list.
Folder 1: Administrative Committee: minutes, 1968 May 27Save to your list.
Folder 2: Advisory Committee: notes; rosters, 1926-1961Save to your list.
Folder 3: Committee: attendance records; minutes, 1924-1925Save to your list.
Folder 4: Committee: letterhead; roster, 1917, 1920Save to your list.
Folder 5: Management Committee: data for meeting with National YWCA Board of Directors, 1949 March 17Save to your list.
Folder 6: Management Committee: minutes, 1968-1969Save to your list.
Folder 7: Management Committee: minutes, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 8: Management Committee: roster, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 9: Reception Committee: notes, 1926Save to your list.
Folder 10: Study Committee: correspondence, 1959Save to your list.
Folder 11: Study Committee: minutes, March 1959Save to your list.
Folder 12: Study Committee: report (Lois Diehl) regarding relationships, 1959 March 24Save to your list.
Subseries C: Publicity Files, ca. 1915-ca. 1979Save to your list.
Box 81Save to your list.
Folder 13: Articles (typescripts), 1931, 1944, 1954Save to your list.
Folder 14: ArtworkSave to your list.
Folder 15: Fact Sheets Regarding Finances, History, and Residents, ca. 1943-1966Save to your list.
Folder 16: Magazine clippings, ca.1920-ca. 1929Save to your list.
Folder 17: Magazine clippings, ca. 1930-ca. 1939Save to your list.
Folder 18: Magazine clippings, ca. 1940-ca. 1949Save to your list.
Folder 19: Magazine clippings, ca. 1950-ca. 1959Save to your list.
Folder 20: Magazine clippings, ca. 1960- ca. 1969Save to your list.
Folder 21: Magazine clippings, ca. 1970-ca. 1979Save to your list.
Folder 22: Newsletter, The Chatterbox, ca. 1940-ca. 1949Save to your list.
Folder 23: Newsletter, Spotlight, January-March 1935Save to your list.
Folder 24: Newsletter, Spotlight, April-June 1935Save to your list.
Folder 25: Newsletter, Spotlight, July-September 1935Save to your list.
Folder 26: Newsletter, Spotlight, October-December 1935Save to your list.
Folder 27: Newsletter, Spotlight, January-March 1936Save to your list.
Box 82Save to your list.
Folder 1: Newsletter, Spotlight, April-June 1936Save to your list.
Folder 2: Newsletter, Spotlight, July-September 1936Save to your list.
Folder 3: Newsletter, Spotlight, October-December 1936Save to your list.
Folder 4: Newsletter, Spotlight, January-March 1937Save to your list.
Folder 5: Newsletter, Spotlight, June-August 1938Save to your list.
Folder 6: Newsletter, Spotlight, January-December 1939Save to your list.
Folder 7: Newsletter, Spotlight, January-December 1940Save to your list.
Folder 8: Newsletter, Spotlight, March-July 1941Save to your list.
Folder 9: Newsletter, Spotlight, March-April 1944, May 1944Save to your list.
Folder 10: Newsletter, Spotlight, 1952-1955Save to your list.
Folder 11: Newsletter, Spotlight, 1956-1959Save to your list.
Folder 12: Newsletter: Spotlight, 1960-1962Save to your list.
Folder 13: Newspaper clippings, ca. 1915-1949Save to your list.
Folder 14: Newspaper clippings, 1940-1947Save to your list.
Folder 15: Newspaper clippings, 1949-1969Save to your list.
Folder 16: Newspaper clippings, 1952-1959Save to your list.
Folder 17: Newspaper clippings, 1972-1976Save to your list.
Folder 18: Press releases, 1941-1943Save to your list.
Folder 19: Report to National YWCA, 1951 September 25Save to your list.
Folder 20: Williams, Marjorie (Director): list regarding articles; photographs, ca. 1949Save to your list.
Folder 21: YWCA of Los Angeles: announcement regarding Job Corps Training Center for Women, 1967Save to your list.
Box 85Save to your list.
Folder 1: Magazine clippings, ca. 1920-ca. 1929Save to your list.
Folder 2: Magazine clippings, 1941 August 3, 1946 March 9, ca. 1940-ca. 1949Save to your list.
Folder 3: Magazine clippings, 1953-1954Save to your list.
Folder 4: Magazine clippings, ca. 1960-ca. 1969Save to your list.
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings, ca. 1920-ca. 1939, 1949 July 13Save to your list.
Folder 6: Newspaper clippings, 1941, 1945-1946Save to your list.
Folder 7: Newspaper clippings, 1950, 1960, 1966, 1969Save to your list.
Folder 8: Newspaper clippings, 1959Save to your list.
Box 91Save to your list.
Item 1: Three (3) printing blocksSave to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 3Save to your list.
Folder 1Save to your list.
Item 1: Magazine Article – "Boardinghouse of Broken Hearts" by Jean MuirSave to your list.
Item 2: Magazine Article – "Where Hollywood’s Good Girls Go" - Photo ParadeSave to your list.
Subseries D: Scrapbooks, 1915-ca. 1970Save to your list.
Box 86Save to your list.
Item 1: "Publicity - Hollywood Studio Club 1915-1925": invitations; magazine clippings; programs, 1915-1917, 1919, 1921-1925Save to your list.
Box 87Save to your list.
Item 1: Scrapbook of Newspaper clippings, 1931-1937, 1940-1942Save to your list.
Box 88Save to your list.
Item 1: "Guest House for Service Women Scrapbook": announcement; newspaper clippings; photographs, 1944, 1947-1949Save to your list.
Item 2: Spot Magazine, Published by Country Press, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut, September 1940Save to your list.
Box 101Save to your list.
Item 1: ca. 1917-ca. 1970Save to your list.
Subseries E: Non-YWCA Materials, 1921-1968Save to your list.
Box 82Save to your list.
Folder 22: Picture book, History of Hollywood, 1968Save to your list.
Box 83Save to your list.
Folder 1: Academy Award Dinner: guest signatures (photograph), 1938 March 10Save to your list.
Folder 2: Activities - Christmas: card, signedSave to your list.
Folder 3: Guest book, 1926-1928Save to your list.
Folder 4: Guest book, March 1928-June 1941Save to your list.
Folder 5: Guest book, June 1941-March 1945Save to your list.
Box 84Save to your list.
Folder 1: Printing and Publicity Samples Scrapbook: office sample book, 1921-1946Save to your list.
Subseries F: Photographs, ca. 1920-1974Save to your list.
Box 102Save to your list.
Folder 1: Activities, 1927-1970Save to your list.
Folder 2: Activities, Musical Review, 1956Save to your list.
Folder 3: Activities, Musical Review, 1956Save to your list.
Folder 4: Activities, UnidentifiedSave to your list.
Folder 5: Buildings, ConstructionSave to your list.
Folder 6: Buildings, ca. 1929-1930Save to your list.
Folder 7: Director, Williams. Marjorie, ca. 1920-ca. 1939, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 8: Golden AnniversarySave to your list.
Folder 9: Group Photographs, 1926, 1950, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 10: Publicity, 1936-1940Save to your list.
Folder 11: Publicity, UnidentifiedSave to your list.
Folder 12: Residents, A, 1939-1940, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 13: Residents, BSave to your list.
Folder 14: Residents, C, 1956Save to your list.
Folder 15: Residents, DSave to your list.
Folder 16: Residents, E, 1946-1961Save to your list.
Box 103Save to your list.
Folder 1: Residents, F, ca. 1965-ca. 1966Save to your list.
Folder 2: Residents, G, 1952Save to your list.
Folder 3: Residents, H, ca. 1938Save to your list.
Folder 4: Residents, ISave to your list.
Folder 5: Residents, J, ca. 1947, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 6: Residents, K, 1927, 1954-1962Save to your list.
Folder 7: Residents, L, ca. 1926, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 8: Residents, MSave to your list.
Folder 9: Residents, NSave to your list.
Folder 10: Residents, OSave to your list.
Folder 11: Residents, P, 1927, 1948Save to your list.
Folder 12: Residents, R, 1948Save to your list.
Folder 13: Residents, S, ca. 1942Save to your list.
Folder 14: Residents, TSave to your list.
Folder 15: Residents, VSave to your list.
Folder 16: Residents, WSave to your list.
Folder 17: Residents, UnidentifiedSave to your list.
Folder 18: Unidentified ActorsSave to your list.
Box 104Save to your list.
Folder 1: ActivitiesSave to your list.
Folder 2: BuildingsSave to your list.
Folder 3: Head ShotsSave to your list.
Folder 4: PublicitySave to your list.
Folder 5: UnidentifiedSave to your list.

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