- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- The collection contains correspondence, Christmas greeting cards, scrapbook pages; and YWCA programs, conference papers, clippings, and a photo of Mathilda Klaiss. Correspondents include Crystal Bird Fauset, Florence Kelley, Margaret E. (Maggie) Kuhn, and Frances Williams. The scrapbook pages contain YWCA programs, cards, and clippings; information about the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom peace caravan, 1936; and pressed flowers.
Included are YWCA programs, 1929-1935; YWCA publications by Elsie D. Harper and others; the YWCA of Germantown's mimeographed Y's crier, 1934-1935 (with one interracial issue); two issues of the YWCA national magazine; programs and clippings from the Phyllis Wheatley Branch of the Harrisburg (Pa.) YWCA (African-American women), 1934-1937.
The YWCA conference papers contains reports on the Kiski Conference, 1931, at the Kiskiminetas Springs School, Saltsburg, Pa. and the Business and Professional Girls Conference, Camp Summit Lake, Central Valley, N.Y., June 11-18, 1932 (invitation letters, essays, programs, songs, daily log of activities, opening and closing addresses, sample letterhead and envelope, bulletins, and findings) for which Klaiss was a primary organizer.
- In the Alice Marshall Collection, Library, Penn State Harrisburg, 351 Olmsted Drive, Middletown, Pa. 17057-4850 (#AKM 91/34)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Harrisburg copy: Gift and purchase of Alice Marshall; 1991.
- Administrative History:
- Mathilda M. Klaiss of Germantown, Pa. was active in YWCA work since 1923. A portion of her papers reflect her interest in integrating the YWCA.
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