War Community Service reports, 1943-1946
Scope and Contents
The War Community Service of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the development of local associations in communities affected by World War II. Many communities are newly industrial communities experiencing population change and growth. Reports from visiting secretaries provide community information and context, describe problems and challenges in the communities, describe what has been accomplished so far in the development of YWCA associations and services and provide a plan for future work. In addition, the reports may describe relationships with and services provided by other existing organizations as well as assessing the finances and facilities available. Reports are grouped by reporting period and then alphabetical by community.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1943-1946
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.
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Genre / Form
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