Western Anti-Slavery Society Minute Book

The Western Anti-Slavery Society was an abolitionist society formed prior to 1856 by residents of Salem and Alliance, Ohio. The collection consists of the minute book of the executive committee of the Western Anti-Slavery Society, including its bylaws and annual reports, which were printed in the Anti-slavery Bugle (Salem, Ohio).

Windermere United Methodist Church Records

The Windermere United Methodist Church of East Cleveland, Ohio, was informally organized in the 1890s. In 1899, the society to establish a permanent church was organized. Services were held 1902-1909 in the Old Euclid Avenue Road House at Euclid and Holyoke Avenues, as the Windermere Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1909, a new church, designed by architect J. B. Fulton and…

Women’s Community Foundation Records

The Women’s Community Foundation was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1984 as the Women’s Community Fund, the organization began with a $30,000 endowment from artist Judy Chicago. The foundation was the first organization in Cleveland to focus exclusively on the needs of the diverse women’s community by providing grant money for female-oriented endeavors, funding an annual speakers series, and offering…

Women’s Equity Action League Records

The Women’s Equity Action League (WEAL)(1968-ca. 1989) was a national organization founded in Cleveland, Ohio, committed to combating sex discrimination and advocation for economic equality for women through education and litigation. WEAL was an offshoot of the National Organization for Women and took a more conservative stance on issues such as abortion rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. The organization’s…

WomenSpace Records

WomenSpace was an organization designed to bring together existing women’s organizations in the Cleveland, Ohio area to promote women’s advocacy and to allay duplication of services and events. Founded in the mid-1970s, WomenSpace opened its first center in the Cleveland Metro Y.W.C.A. under the leadership of President Roberta Steinbacher and Executive Director Jane Campbell. WomenSpace promoted and held numerous events,…

Young Men’s Christian Association of Cleveland Records

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is an international civic and social organization for men and boys. It’s Cleveland, Ohio, branch was established in 1854 and quickly expanded to include numerous branches throughout the Cleveland area which offer a full range of community, recreational and educational activities. The collection consists of minutes, annual reports, publications, and scrapbooks.

Young Men’s Christian Association of Cleveland Records, Series II

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was established in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1854 with a program of lectures, prayer meetings, a Sunday school and a lending library. It initially focused on missionary and religious work. By 1880 the emphasis shifted toward character development and broadened to include boys as well as men, offering educational and physical training programs. During the…