Historical YWCA Brooklyn Archives Preserved

YWCA Brooklyn and Brooklyn College unveiled an archival collection dating back to the 1880s entitled YWCA Brooklyn: Empowering Women since 1888 that highlights women’s political and economic empowerment in the borough. The project includeds 350 boxes of historical documents, photographs and more that have been fully preserved, cataloged, and restored.


“These archives represent not only the YWCA Brooklyn’s long history as a champion for women’s equality, but also the challenges and triumphs for all women in Brooklyn over the past 130 years.  I’m honored to build on this legacy and to continue our work supporting the next generation of Brooklyn’s women leaders,” said YWCA Brooklyn CEO and President Martha Kamber.

Thank you to Brooklyn College, City Councilwoman Alicka Ampry-Samuel, City Councilwoman Farah N. Louis, Deputy Borough President Ingrid P. Lewis-Martin, Colleen Bradley-Sanders, Associate Professor and College Archivist at Brooklyn College Library and others who joined us for the unveiling of this historical project.

The collection is available for research purposes at Brooklyn College Library.

Read more about YWCA Brooklyn: Empowering Women Since 1888 on Kings County Politics: https://www.kingscountypolitics.com/ywca-brooklyn-empowering-women-since-1818/


Updated on 10/07/2019