Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. work with unemployed groups and unemployment relief. Minutes and reports of conferences document the YWCA's efforts in unemployment relief, discuss the role of religion and other agencies, summarize findings, and provide an overview of the National Board's activities in matters of unemployment during the Depression. Other materials address various issues resulting from unemployment including the risk of deportation faced by immigrants.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1930-1931
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.
163 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- clippings (information artifacts)
- lists (document genres)
- minutes (administrative records)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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Northampton MA 01063