YM/YWHA Arts Council records, 1962-2006, bulk 1967-1981

Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia. Arts Council, est. 1958 - 1971
Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 1.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: The records of the YM/YWHA Arts Council measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1962 to 2006, with the bulk of the records dating from 1967 to 1981. This collection documents the activities of the Philadelphia-based arts organization, primarily during the period that Judith Golden was the council chair. Included are administrative records, scattered correspondence, exhibition and program files, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: The YM/YWHA Arts Council was an arts center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Arts Council was dedicated to bringing the visual and performing arts to Philadelphia.

The YM/YWHA Arts Council records were lent for microfilming in 1986 and subsequently donated with additional unmicrofilmed material in 2010 by Judith Golden, former chairman of the YM/YWHA Arts Council of Philadelphia.

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Additional YM/YWHA records were donated in 1986 by Acey Wolgin, an early member of the Association. These records were transferred to the vertical file of Smithsonian American Art Museum Library after microfilming, and are available on microfilm reel 4340. Also at the Archives of American Art are the Joan Kron papers, 1959-1971, and the Audrey Sabol papers, 1962-1967. Both collections document their work with the YM/YWHA Arts Council of Philadelphia.