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Industrial, 1937-1948

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 106, microdex: 3
Industrial, 1937-1948
Industrial, 1937-1948

Scope and Contents

Studies concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with women employed in industry. A 1948 study on the future of industrial work uses responses from local industrial groups and overall analysis to discuss the need for industrial work with girls in the future. The report also addresses the need for a group for industrial girls that is separate from business girls. Materials include correspondence from local associations responding to requests for information. Following this, is material relating to the study on industrial program in community associations. The study looks at the cooperation with other groups of the YWCA, reporting and record keeping, health education, the arts, race relations, foreign workers, education, household employees, personnel, religion, interpretation of message to the communities, and other matters. The reports make recommendations based on the study findings. Materials also include blank questionnaires used to gather data, and correspondence relating to the preparation and administering of the study. Follow-up of the study materials make recommendations based on the study of industrial work and may include meeting minutes and reports. The role of religion in industrial work is discussed at length. In addition there are letters concerning the follow-up report and data gathering.

Dates of Materials

  • 1937-1948

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.


477 frames (1 partial reel)