Scope and Contents
Documents concerning old age pensions, retirement funds, unemployment, and other insurance concerns in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Old age pension materials concern the adoption of Social Security benefits in the YWCA. Minutes and correspondence discuss the application of the Social Security to YWCA employees and discuss adopting alternative retirement benefits for employees not qualifying for Social Security benefits. Retirement plan materials further discuss the adoption of Social Security benefits and explain benefit eligibility and contributions. In addition, correspondence may address requests for changes to retirement plans, and a document explains the by-laws governing the retirement plan. Unemployment documents may include reports from the unemployment insurance committee, summaries of employee unemployment insurance plans, a comparison of buying state(New York) or private unemployment insurance, proposals for unemployment insurance, and articles explaining unemployment insurance. Miscellaneous materials concern all matters of insurance and may include matters of group insurance, household employees, automobile insurance, and other topics.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1920-1950
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.
371 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- blank forms
- bylaws (administrative records)
- clippings (information artifacts)
- minutes (administrative records)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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