Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the YM/YWHA Arts Council Records, 1962-2006,bulk 1967-1981, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.younmens
Creators:
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia. Arts Council
Dates:
1962-2006
bulk 1967-1981
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The records of the YM/YWHA Arts Council measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1962 to 2006, with the bulk of the records dating from 1967 to 1981. This collection documents the activities of the Philadelphia-based arts organization, primarily during the period that Judith Golden was the council chair. Included are administrative records, scattered correspondence, exhibition and program files, and printed material.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
The records of the YM/YWHA Arts Council measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1962 to 2006, with the bulk of the records dating from 1967 to 1981. This collection documents the activities of the Philadelphia-based arts organization, primarily during the period that Judith Golden was the council chair. Included are administrative records, scattered correspondence, exhibition and program files, and printed material.
Administrative records include documentation on the Arts Council history, the council manual belonging to Judith Golden, committee member lists, meeting minutes and agendas, and documentation on grants and program funding. Also found are draft letters to members, draft press releases, scattered printed material and correspondence, meeting records, notes, reports, and proposed budgets. Correspondence is from 1969 to 1972 and includes Judith Golden's outgoing and incoming correspondence as Chairman of the Arts Council. Additionally, there is one letter addressed to Golden from 2004.
The exhibition and program files document art exhibitions, theater and dance performances, lectures, and patron events organized by the YM/YWHA Arts Council. Files may include performance agreements, planning documents, correspondence, printed announcements, press releases, and press clippings.
Printed Material consists of numerous brochures and program announcements for events at the YM/YWHA. Also found are magazines and newpaper clippings documenting arts events, scattered press releases, and The Review newsletter, published by the Jewis Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as # series:
    Missing Title
  • Series 1: Administrative Records, circa 1966-1981 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1969-1972, 2004 (Box 1; 3 folders)
  • Series 3: Exhibition and Program Files, 1962-1970s, 2006 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
  • Series 4: Printed Material, 1967-1987 (Box 1-2; 0.4 linear feet)

Historical Note
Historical Note
The YM/YWHA Arts Council was established in 1958 as a volunteer organization dedicated to bringing the visual and performing arts to Philadelpha. Judith Golden was Arts Council Chairman from 1969-1971 and Advisory Co-Chair from 1974-1976.

Administration
Author
Erin Kinhart
Provenance
The YM/YWHA Arts Council records were lent for microfilming in 1986 and subsequently donated with additional unmicrofilmed material in 2010 by Judith Golden, former chairman of the YM/YWHA Arts Council of Philadelphia.
Alternative Forms Available
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reel 3898 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of documents on microfilm does not match the current arrangement of these records.
Processing Information
The collection was processed in 2011 by Erin Kinhart.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
YM/YWHA Arts Council records, 1962-2006, bulk 1967-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions on Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Terms of Use
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Related Material
Additional YM/YWHA records were donated in 1986 by Acey Wolgin, an early member of the Association. These records were transferred to the vertical file of Smithsonian American Art Museum Library after microfilming, and are available on microfilm reel 4340. Also at the Archives of American Art are the Joan Kron papers, 1959-1971, and the Audrey Sabol papers, 1962-1967. Both collections document their work with the YM/YWHA Arts Council of Philadelphia.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Minutes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Exhibitions -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art centers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drafts (documents) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts organizations -- Pennsylvania Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Golden, Judith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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