Scope and Contents
Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with music and arts in their associations. Music materials include a copy of the "Songbook of the Y.W.C.A.," guidance for running a successful music program, suggested music programming, bibliographies and the diary and field reports of Elizabeth Lawson. Lawson's field work involved traveling to local associations and evaluating and advising their music program. Miscellaneous art materials concern work with arts programs in general in local associations. These materials include suggested programming, essays on the importance of arts programming, arts and crafts suggestions and drama and dance instruction.
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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.
408 frames (1 partial reel)
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