[N.p., but likely Philadelphia. ca. 1926]. pp. Oblong 12mo. Original pictorial wrappers. Minor wear and soiling. Very good plus. Item #WRCAM55451
A rare ephemeral calendar of events for a local "Colored Branch" of the Y.W.C.A. in or near Philadelphia for the year 1926. Events include a "Mothers' Club Supper" where Rev. Matthews gave a "Talk on Africa;" classes on dressmaking; the "Be Square Club" which "offers a program of varied interests to girls and women who are employed;" religious education; health education, including basketball, "Captain Ball," "Aesthetic Class," swimming, and tennis; a health center provided by the Germantown Branch; a Mothers' Club; employment services; and more. The program ends with "A School Girl's Creed" and a list of club meetings at various Philadelphia-area schools. The inside back cover prints the list of names for the "Committee of Management 1926-1927" starting with "Chairman, Mrs. Olivia Y. Taylor" and the staff. Most certainly a rare ephemeral item of Roaring Twenties African-American interest. No copies are listed in OCLC, though some might reside in archival collections of various Y.W.C.A. figures or organizations.