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YWCA Records

Identifier: UA 0028
  • Not requestable

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of two volumes of bound posters and programs, advertising events created by the State Normal and Industrial School branch of the YWCA. The posters detail meeting and events hosted from 1909-1916. Meetings were often organized around a topic, and included a musical performance, readings, prayer and songs.

The programs include an "Annual Christmas Pageant" from 1951 and vesper services from 1931, 1948, and 1952.


  • Creation: 1909-1958

Access Restrictions

Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of James Madison University is retained by James Madison University. Copyright status for other collection 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. For more information, contact the Special Collections Reference Desk (

Administrative History

The State Normal and Industrial School for Women branch of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) was established in 1909, during the first term of the school. There were 72 founding members (representing approximately half of the student body), and it eventually grew to 100 members by the end of 1909. In its first year, the YWCA organized seven Bible-study classes and a mission study class. In its early years, YWCA held weekly devotional meetings and sponsored informal social events for the students.


0.26 cubic feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The collection is comprised of two volumes of bound posters and programs pertaining to the State Normal and Industrial School branch of the YWCA, from 1909-1958.


Items are arranged by material type.

Acquisition Information

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

Other Formats Available

Digitized images of select YWCA posters are available at Founding Documents in Special Collections:


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

Processing Information

The bound volumes of posters were previously part of the collection, SU 93-0315, Scrapbooks 1909-1916. Programs were transferred from vertical file, "Young Women's Christian Association."

A Guide to the YWCA Records, 1909-1958
Sarah Roth-Mullet
January 2018
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Revision Statements

  • May 2018: Sarah Roth-Mullet

Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

820 Madison Drive
MSC 1706
Harrisonburg Virginia 22807
(540) 568-3612