Monday, January 2, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Leaders in YWCA Membership Drive

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.

“Leaders in Y. W. C. A. Membership Drive

Mrs. John Aust                                 Miss Susie McWhirter
A. J. Thuss Photo                             A. J. Thuss Photo

Mrs. Weaver Harris                          Mrs. E. K. Hardison
W. G. Thuss-Photo                          Meyer & Holt-Photo
The twenty-first annual membership campaign of the Nashville Y. W. C. A., under the leadership of Mrs. John R. Aust, will officially begin Wednesday at a luncheon given at the Y. W. C. A. Miss Susie McWhirter, Y. W. C. A. president; Mrs. John R. Aust, chairman, and Mrs. Weaver Harris, will serve as members of the executive committee. Mrs. E. K. Hardison, president of the Housewives' League, will serve as chairman of luncheons to be given during the drive.”

  1. According to their website, the Nashville YWCA was founded in 1898. Therefore, the 21st membership campaign referred to in this clipping was likely held in 1919 or perhaps 1920.
  2. The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual  date of publication are unknown.

© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

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