Wygal, Winnifred, 1884-

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From the description of Winnifred Wygal papers 1918-1972 (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 465475008

Author, theologian, and lecturer Winnifred Wygal (1884-1972) graduated from Drury College (1906) and did graduate work at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and Union Theological Seminary, where she studied with Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich. Her paid and unpaid work for the Young Women's Christian Association began in 1911; she was a member of the YWCA National Board's professional staff from 1919 until 1944, in the student and community divisions. She traveled around the world; during a 1928 trip to England and India she met Mahatma Gandhi. Wygal was a founding member of the Fellowship of Socialist Christians and active with the worldwide Student Christian Movement. She had a romantic relationship with Frances Perry that began in the 1910s and lasted into the 1940s and perhaps beyond.

From the description of Papers, 1916-1972 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122471461

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creatorOf Wygal, Winnifred, b. 1884. Winnifred Wygal papers 1918-1972 Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Winnifred Crane Wygal Papers MS 617., 1918-1972, 1932-1958 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Wygal, Winnifred, b. 1884. Papers, 1916-1972 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Wygal, Winnifred, b. 1884. Papers, 1916-1972 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948. person
associatedWith Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971. person
associatedWith Perry, Frances. person
associatedWith Price, Helen Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965. person
associatedWith Wygal, Winnifred person
associatedWith Wygal, Winnifred, b. 1884. person
associatedWith Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. corporateBody
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New York (N.Y.)
United States
Leadership in women--Study and teaching--History--Sources
Young women--Religious life--History
Women and religion--History--Sources
Religious thought
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Birth 1884


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