The Y.W.C.A. in New Plymouth was established in 1921. Organized under the auspices of the international organization, the local branch was self funding and locally governed. In October of that year the Clarke Memorial Hostel was opened as a hostel for girls. By 1929 a Y.W.C.A. Hall had been built in Powederham Street, later additions built in 1934.
The association continued to provide services to the women of New Plymouth until 2002 when the Board of Directors resigned and a new programme was to be set up in 2003.
Includes four scrapbooks 1920 - 1988, minute books, songbooks and photographs.
Department
Archives
Classification
Production Date
1920-1986
1920-1929
1930-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989

Archive Contents

  Box 1

Photographs. 1921 - 1986

Souvenir programme. Official opening of YMCA Community House. 14 Aug. 1934.

Membership card. Miss Olive Nicoll. 1938 - 1946

Publication. The Treaty of Waitangi and Social Policy. The Royal Commission on Social Policy. 1987.

Young Womens' Christian Association of New Zealand. Treaty of Waitangi audit. 1989

Scrapbook. New Plymouth Y.W.C.A. Early history of the Clarke Memorial Hostel 1920 - 1934

Scrapbook. 1926 – 1934

  Box 2

Photograph albums (3) 1926 - 1934

Photographs. c1920's - 1940's.

Songbook. Y.W.C.A. (3 copies)

Folder. Newspaper clippings 50th Jubilee 1971.

Publication. The Girl Citizen. National Board of the Young Women's Christian Association of New Zealand, [1930]

Publication. Down the years : a record of the past for the women of the present and the future by Ethel Laws. New Plymouth. 1964?

Publication. Girls ; Y.W.C.A. Centenary Project 1955.

Publication. The Y.W.C.A. today and yesterday : a handbook of National Associations. 1855 - 1955.

  Box 3

Scrapbook. 1932 - 1942

Scrapbook. Publicity 1987 - 1988. Newspaper clippings.

Minute book. 1980 - 1986

  Box 4

Minute book. Oct. 1930 - Oct. 1937

Executive minutes. Feb. 1937 - Dec. 1947

Minutes. Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Aug. 1965 - Mar. 1972

  Box 5

Minute book. YW-YMCA Dance Committee. 1949. Book entries reversed. Fencing Club. 1952

Balance sheets. YW-YMCA, New Plymouth. 1935 - 1941, 1943. Includes Balance sheets, Community House income and expenditure, Hostel income and expenditure.

Minute book. Mothers Club. YW-YMCA July 1939 - Oct. 1947

Notebook. Draft minutes. Year not identified.

Folder 1. AGM minutes and balance sheets. 1933, 1934, 1942 - 1945, 1950.

Folder 2. Minutes. 1996 - 1998.

  Box 6

YWCA Board, minute book. May 1921 - September 1926.

YWCA, minute book. October 1926 - September 1930.

Executive committee, minute book. September 1937 - December 1940.

  Box 7

Executive committee, minute book. January 1945 - May 1952.

Executive committee, minute book. February 1975 - May 1980.

Newspaper clippings book. February 1939 - 1942(?).

  Box 8

Photo album.

Account book. February 1946 - January 1966.

Executive committee, minute book. February 1966 - November 1969.

Executive committee, minute book. February 1970 - November 1974.

  Box 9

Executive committee, minute book. March 1929 - May 1934.

Activities committee, minute book. March 1933 - May 1937.

Activities committee (changes its name to the Association Council), minute book. May 1937 - February 1944.

Hostel committee, minute book. May 1944 - April 1952.

Members committee, minute book. September 1947 - September 1956.

Coordinating committee, minute book. May 1953 - October 1965.

Advisory committee, minute book. June 1954 - April 1968.

  Box 10

Executive committee, minute book. May 1952 - August 1959.

Executive committee, minute book. September 1959 - February 1966.

Accession No
ARC2003-187

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