Scope and Contents
Miscellaneous materials relating to YWCA work regarding housing. A handbook provides guidance for operating a boarding house. Other materials address the housing conditions for working women, the effect the war had on safe and affordable housing for women and families, available housing for low-income families, and governance of Boardinghouses.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1919-1948
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.
214 frames (1 partial reel)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063