North Western Field Committee minutes and reports, 1909 January-1922
Scope and Contents
Minutes of meetings of the YWCA of the U.S.A. North Western Field Committee and reports from secretaries in the field. Field work committees unite local associations in the purpose of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and report on the condition of local associations. Following meeting minutes field work reports elaborate on the state of associations in the field. The secretaries' narrative reports describe the status of associations, make recommendations and requests, discuss the program and method of associations, and assess the needs of associations. Materials in the early years of North Western field work concern the beginning of the North West territory and growth of associations. World War I brings a greater emphasis on the Foreign Committee, work with immigrants, and employed women. Following World War I work with immigrants continues and discussion of funds and financing increases.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1909 January-1922
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
1940 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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