Local association files, around 1884-1970
Scope and Contents
Local Associations files are in order by state and then usually by location (city or town) of the Association. Microfilmed records about each Association are listed in alphabetical order, though they may not have been filmed precisely in that order. There is often a "Miscellaneous" section as first thing filmed for each state.
The local association series is in 3 parts, representing the three batches of filming: 3a contains materials dating from 1884-1950 (reels 161-222), 3b contains materials dated from 1951-60 (reels 253-277), 3c contains materials dated from 1961-70 (reels 281, 323-345). Each batch is arranged alphabetically by state and then alphabetically by location of the Association.
Reel 169, which contained the pre-1950 records of some Florida Associations (Gainesville-West Palm Beach) and Georgia Associations (Albany-Brunswick) was lost.
Dates of Materials
- around 1884-1970
Conditions Governing Access
However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
Language of Materials
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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Northampton MA 01063