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Industrial, 1916-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 102, microdex: 4
Industrial, 1916-1950
Industrial, 1916-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Industrial Department committees, inquiry commission and constituency. Committee materials address operations of the committee, personnel matters, discuss program initiatives with industrial and employed women, note policy changes, and report on efforts made for industrial work and workers. In addition, the committee handbook is included, outlining the purpose, functions, goals, and organization of the committee. The Inquiry commission documents detail research methods employed to gather data and case study materials from industrial girls. Included in the documents are correspondence and materials relating to a correspondence course offered to secretaries learning more about the research methods used. Finally, constituency reports and recommendations concern fostering an inclusive club and obtaining a cross section of women members from various race, economic, social, religious, and foreign backgrounds. Reports analyze current issues with inclusiveness, discuss possible strategies, and report on certain demographics reached by industrial clubs. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1916-1950

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.


308 frames (1 partial reel)