How Did a Multi-Racial Movement Develop in the
Baltimore YWCA, 1883-1926?
This site provides the history of the national Young Women's Christian Association and the evolution of the organizations goals. It contains information on current programs for women, children and families. Included on the site is a link to the YWCA Digital Archives that contains pictures of YWCA branches from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Brigham Young University has reprinted online the text of Emmett J. Scott's book, The American Negro in the World War. This link is to the chapter written by Alice Dunbar-Nelson concerning African-American women's work during World War I. She includes an analysis of work done by Colored Y.W.C.A.'s supporting the war effort as well as maintaining family connections on army bases. The Y.W.C.A., Dunbar-Nelson noted, continued its work for racial uplift throughout the war by investigating working conditions in industry, protecting African-American women's rights in employment, and supervising contact between soldiers and girls.
The Baltimore Museum of Industry was founded in 1977 to help preserve the industrial heritage of Baltimore and the surrounding area. This site offers information on the museum and types of programs offered. The museum also contains archival and manuscript collections for researchers.
The University of Baltimore serves as the archive of the city of Baltimore. This site offers a description of available collections. Contact information is provided for those interested in viewing the collections.
The Maryland Historical Society is located in downtown Baltimore. It houses several collections dealing specifically with Baltimore and Baltimore Industry. Additionally, some of the Historical Society's photographs and documents are digitized and available through the library link on this site.