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YWCA Ames - Iowa State University

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/10/0/2

Scope and Content

This collection (1873-2012) contains records, which document the activities of the YWCA at Iowa State University. The papers include the articles of incorporation, annual reports, and meeting minutes. The records also contain scrapbooks and photographs. In addition, there are newsletters, press releases, and several histories of the YWCA.


  • 1873-2012

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The YWCA at Iowa State University was formed in 1889 when the Christian Association of the Iowa Agricultural College was divided into the YWCA for women and the YMCA for men. Christian associations were formed to meet the spiritual needs of the students and faculty, since attending services in Ames was hampered by poor road conditions and a lack of public transportation.

Currently, the YWCA strives to eliminate racism and empower women. They offer a safe place for women and girls, encourage strong women leaders, and champion women's rights and civil rights.


13.65 Linear Feet (32 document boxes, 1 half document box)


This collection is organized Chronologically.

Items in related collections

RS 22/10. Iowa State University. Student Organizations - Service Organizations records, 1954-2010

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 22/10/0/2. YWCA Ames - Iowa State University, 1873-2012
April 2, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672