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Leadership, 1944-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 112, microdex: 9
Leadership, 1944-1950
Leadership, 1944-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning studies of the status of African American secretaries and the evaluation of the job of executive director in the YWCA of the U.S.A. To assess the status of the African American YWCA of the U.S.A. employees a questionnaire is distributed regarding employee experiences, ideas for further inclusiveness and attitudes towards their job. In addition, the questionnaires inquire about how race has affected job experience and opportunity in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Completed questionnaires are included in the materials. To analyze and improve the job of executive secretary, a detailed study is conducted and results are interpreted to better inform job descriptions and duties of executive secretaries. The method of study is outlined in documents and reports and the results of the study are analyzed in the findings report. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1944-1950

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.


409 frames (1 partial reel)