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War Work Council Housing Committee minutes, 1917-1920

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 381, microdex: 7
War Work Council Housing Committee minutes, 1917-1920
War Work Council Housing Committee minutes, 1917-1920

Scope and Contents

The Housing Committee of the War Work Council of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the emergency housing needs brought about by the onset of World War I. Housing needs for women increase as they are drawn to cities, industrial centers and military camps for work. The Housing Committee oversees the hostel, hotel, boarding home and room registry programs accommodating such women. At meetings the committee reports on housing needs, construction projects, equipment, furniture and decorative needs, staff and management and the continuation of services after the end of the war. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1917-1920

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.


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