Linden Branch of YWCA 3

The Linden Street YWCA was formed in 1920 and was at 828 Linden Street. It provided important services especially to black West Oaklanders until the national YWCA integrated in 1944.

In 1944 it became officially known as the West Oakland Center of the YWCA, 1 but it was frequently still referred to as the Linden Street "Y".

1940 - MS189_0809 2

Links and References

  1. Linden YWCA Widens Its Functions Oakland Tribune November 8, 1944

  2. Y.W.C.A. Linden Branch, Oakland, California group photograph African American Museum and Library at Oakland, MS189_0809
  3. Linden Branch of YWCA Oakland History Center ohrphoto.oaklandclubs.054