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Woman's Christian Association Collection M/A 2000.80.01

Woman's Christian Association Collection M/A 2000.80.01

Creator:Woman's Christian Association. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Title: Woman's Christian Association Collection
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


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 Woman'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.

Description of the Collection

Includes various pamphlets, directories (1938-1981)and clippings (1920-1986).

Related Material

See SCMC Annual Reports for more material on the Association.

Subject Headings


Charities -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Dwellings -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Housing -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Single people -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Dwellings.
Women -- Services for -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Working class women -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.

Table of Contents

Brochures 1966, 1980 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Directories 1938-1968 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Directories 1970-1984 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Newspaper clippings 1920-1986 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Pamphlets, newsletters, registration card, list of house rules, misc. publications -- Box 1, Folder 5

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