Scope and Contents
Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with African American constituencies. Included are records of the challenges of planning interracial conferences in the Southern United States, studies and reports of interracial practices at the national and local levels, policies regarding use of buildings and facilities, pamphlets regarding United Service Organization (USO) service to African Americans, and other materials. A portion of the Southern situation materials address difficulties that arose during a conference in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Studies and reports may include data collected from questionnaires as well as summaries of responses from local associations.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1918-1947
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.
546 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- charts (graphic documents)
- clippings (information artifacts)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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