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Community Division, 1934-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 23, microdex: 4
Community Division, 1934-1950
Community Division, 1934-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division. The Community Division's purpose is to provide direct services to local associations and aid in communication between local associations and the national organization, as well as to other organizations. Branch and center materials concern work with African American women, Asian American women and International Institutes serving women immigrants. A history of the development of the branches and their purpose in addition to documents studying their relationship to the YWCA of the U.S.A. as a whole, documents the history of the branches and relationship to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Other materials include reports from the Community Division on constituency groups including young girls, business and professional women, industrial women, the Girl Reserve, rural girls, war relocation centers, immigrants and others.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1934-1950

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.


635 frames (1 partial reel)