Scrapbooks and Social Awareness: A Self-Curated History of the Oberlin YWCA

Part 1: Domestic Arts     |     Part 2: Student-Faculty Discussions
Part 3: Career Symposia     |     Part 4: Interracial Relations

Introduction     |     Document 5: Week 1     |     Document 6: Week 2     |     Document 7: Week 3

Document 6: Week 2

Title: Symposium Schedule

Date: 12 January 1945

Document Type: Newspaper Clipping

Source: 1944-1945 YWCA Scrapbook, RG 29, Series II, Box 4, O. C. A.



The following document is the schedule for the second symposium dedicated to careers for women.


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The detailed program for the Monday symposium follows:


Noon Chapel

Miss Clare Tousley, Community Service Society of New York[1]


Round Table Discussions

  • May — 1:30 p.m. Eloise Battey, leader

            U.N.R.R.A.[2]                                                                            MISS FLORENCE KIRLIN

U.N.R.R.A., Personnel and Training Division

RED CROSS                                                                                 MRS. RUTH E. RICHARDSON

Red Cross, Home Service Field Representative


  • Baldwin — 3:30 p.m.         Barbara Mayer, leader

GROUP WORK                                                                     MRS. ROWENA JELLIFFE[3]

Karamu House, Cleveland, Ohio

Y.W.C.A.                                                                    MRS. MARY LOU K. McGREGOR

Former Y.W.C.A. Secretary, Oberlin

  • Elmwood — 4:30 p.m.             Bobbie Leete, leader

CASE WORK                                                                            MRS. ALICE B. LORENZ

University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

CASE WORK                                                                        MRS. HELEN H. TAYLOR

Bureau of Aid to Dependent Children, Toledo Ohio

CASE WORK                                                                          MISS CLARE TOUSLEY


[1] The front page headline in the Oberlin Review announced:  “Director of the Department of Public Interest, Community Service Society of New York will speak at noon chapel and take part in the round table on Case Work. Miss Tousley is active in promoting a better understanding of social work in that she is secretary of eight family agencies and a member of the editorial board of ‘Survey.’ When she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws here, President Wilkins described her as ‘neighborliness personified, efficient, and a radiant, loyal daughter of Oberlin.’” Tousley graduated from Oberlin in 1911, and received an honorary degree in 1937 (The Oberlin Review, 12 January 1945, accessed 29 July 2016, Source).

[2] United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration was founded in 1943. They provided relief and aid to war victims.

[3] Rowena (1892-1992) and Russell Jelliffe (1891-1980) founded Karamu House in 1915. They pioneered interracial theater, directing over 100 plays during her life (History, Karamu House, accessed 29 July 2016, Source).