In Her Own Right

YWCA of Germantown, Acc. 280

Date created 1785-1982 (bulk 1869-1982)
Creators YWCA Germantown Branch
Abstract In addition to comprehensive institutional documentation, the chronological scope of this collection offers the opportunity to chart changing ideas of ideal womanhood, especially as envisioned in cross-class relationships. While in the early years of the organization directors cast their patrons as "women adrift," alternately downtrodden and wanton, in later years they appealed to their audience as modern, independent, and useful. For students in particular, this collection provides a good illustration of the shift from true to new womanhood.
Size 44 lf
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Contributing institution Temple University Libraries
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