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Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Hampton Roads Records

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Collection ID: MG 76
Abstract The YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) is the oldest and largest women’s membership organization. The YWCA of South Hampton Roads first started as housing for working girls in 1893. Throughout their history, the YWCA chapters of Hampton Roads have advanced their purposes of empowering women and fighting racism by running women’s shelters, camps, workshops, and various other programs. The collection consists mainly of photos, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings, as well as some...
Dates: circa 1906-2017, undated; Other: Majority of material found within 1960-1990; Other: Date acquired: 08/30/2000