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Southwestern Field Committee minutes and reports, 1913 March-1921 February

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 15, microdex: 2
Southwestern Field Committee minutes and reports, 1913 March-1921 February
Southwestern Field Committee minutes and reports, 1913 March-1921 February

Scope and Contents

Minutes and reports from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Southwestern Field Committee. Field committees unite local associations under the general purposes and missions of the National YWCA, assist with emerging and established local associations, arrange conferences and camps, and oversee fundraising campaigns. Materials include reports from field secretaries. These narrative reports summarize work with local associations, make recommendations and requests for personnel and finance, report on association program, assess the state of local associations, and assess the needs of local populations. The early focus on in the Southwestern Field Committee centers around student associations, mostly in Oklahoma and Texas. World War I brings a lot of activity and participation surrounding war work campaigns. Proceedings and reports from the United War Work campaign documents combined efforts with the YMCA and several other southern states to campaign for war work funds and activities. Following war efforts, the Southwestern Field focuses on retaining activity and interest and focusing on serving populations at need. In particular a great need arises in work with border towns. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1913 March-1921 February

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.


2078 frames (1 partial reel)