American Woman's Association

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Association of business and professional women.

The American Woman's Association (AWA) came into being in 1922 succeeding its predecessor organization, the Vacation Association (which was also called the Working Girls Vacation Association), a group that helped working women save money for vacations. The AWA provided social, recreational, and educational activities for its members. It operated a number of clubhouses in Manhattan which provided living quarters for some members. The most renowned of these would later be known as the Henry Hudson Hotel on W. 57th St. This was built and operated by the American Woman's Realty Corporation, an independent subsidiary of the American Woman's Association. In 1942, the AWA sold the Henry Hudson Hotel and leased the Barclay Hotel on E. 48th St. By the 1960's the organization was in decline. In 1974, operating as a foundation, the AWA disposed of its remaining assets.

From the description of American Woman's Association records, 1911-1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 56773387

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall, 1902-. Papers, 1932-1975 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Lucile Turnbach Platt Papers, 1926-1930 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf American Woman's Association. American Woman's Association records, 1911-1974. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Central Committee on Friendship Dinners. Records, 1927-1950 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Clarke, James Irving, 1885-1961,. Clarke and Van Ness family papers, 1841-1925. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Comstock, Ada Louise. Papers, 1818-1982 (inclusive), 1887-1982 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Clarke and Van Ness family papers, 1841-1925. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1932-1975 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf [Collection of material relating to the American Woman's Association]. © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Florence Rena Sabin Papers, 1907-1940 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith American Woman's Realty Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Central Committee on Friendship Dinners. corporateBody
associatedWith Clarke, James Irving, 1885-1961, person
associatedWith Comstock, Ada Louise. person
associatedWith Henry Hudson Hotel (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall, 1902- person
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith National Commission on Household Employment. corporateBody
associatedWith National Council of Women of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Sabin, Florence Rena, 1871-1953 person
associatedWith Sophia (Yarnall) Jacobs, 1902- person
associatedWith Vacation Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Working Girls Vacation Association. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Women--Social conditions
Women--Services for
Women in the professions--Societies and clubs
Women--Recreation
Working class
Women--Employment--History--Sources
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Active 1911

Active 1974

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