Business, professional, and industrial women, 1948-1952
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. experimental work with business, professional and industrial women. Materials concern studies of the business, industrial, and professional woman on topics such as motivation for working, ethics in the workplace, effects of class and status on work with employed women, and the self evaluation of local associations. Self evaluations are arranged by region then city. Also included are detailed descriptions of study methodology, analysis of results, and other materials.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1948-1952
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.
1019 frames (1 partial reel)
- YWCA of the U.S.A.. Business and Professional Department (Organization)
- YWCA of the U.S.A.. Industrial Department (Organization)
Genre / Form
- minutes (administrative records)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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