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Educational work of the YWCA, circa 1918-1936

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 44, microdex: 2
Educational work of the YWCA, circa 1918-1936
Educational work of the YWCA, circa 1918-1936

Scope and Contents

Educational work in the YWCA of the U.S.A. takes on several forms and purposes but is part of their overall goal to develop the whole woman and girl. Education efforts are directed towards personal growth, social and economic issues, health, home economics and professional guidance. During the Depression, leisure time activities became important due to high levels of unemployment. Teaching the importance of leisure time activities and healthy and productive choices encourages personal growth for the unemployed as well as employed. Documents include lessons, discussions of education methods and practice, meeting minutes, lesson plans and suggestions for education programming in local associations. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1918-1936

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.


754 frames (1 partial reel)