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Central Field Committee minutes and reports, 1911-1921

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 8, microdex: 1
Central Field Committee minutes and reports, 1911-1921
Central Field Committee minutes and reports, 1911-1921

Scope and Contents

Minutes and reports of the field work committee and its secretaries for the central field, covering Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Reports from field work secretaries assess the condition of existing associations and populations served, make recommendations for improvements, summarize their trips and comment on the general needs of the regions. Committee minutes describe the submitted reports, authorize and discuss budgets and pass motions relevant to the department. In the years prior to World War I, field work concerned unifying associations and developing consistent programming. World War I brought on greater participation and a focus on war work. Following World War I, the focus of associations and field work moves to immigration, industrial work and eventually retrenchment and reorganization.

Dates of Materials

  • 1911-1921

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

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.


2135 frames (1 partial reel)