Collection on the Woman's Christian Association
Description of Contents
Includes various pamphlets, directories (1938-1981), clippings (1920-1986) and annual reports in a separate file from 1919-1975 (incomplete).
- 1919 - 1986
- Women's Christian Association (Minneapolis, Minn.) (Organization)
The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.
Organized January 27, 1866 as the Christian Aid Society of Minneapolis. It was the first women's benevolent association in the state of Minnesota. In 1873 they incorporated as the Women's Christian Association of Minneapolis. Their general purpose was to "provide for the temporal and spiritual wants of the destitute, irrespective of age and color; the dissemination of charities through the medium of its officers and Board of Directors, and furnishing of a house where working women may find board at a moderate price with the influence of a Christian home in Minneapolis." Kate Dunwoody Hall, the Mahala Fisk Pillsbury Club, the Jones-Harrison Home, Mabeth Paige Hall, the Clara Doerr Club and Lindley Hall were all part of the Woman's Christian Association mission.
0.42 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Dwellings -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis. Subject Source: Local sources
- Housing -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Single people -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Dwellings. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women -- Services for -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis. Subject Source: Local sources
- Working class women -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis. Subject Source: Local sources
- Collection on the Woman's Christian Association
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.