Scope and Contents
The National Training School of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America offers graduate courses for experienced YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries, men and women working in related fields and those looking to redirect their careers to a related field. A historical overview of the school from its unofficial beginnings in 1891 through its status in 1918 describes the school's development and origins commenting on the courses of study, the development of the course work and unmet needs for the future. Also included is a syllabus is included for a training school course studying the history of the YWCA of the U.S.A. outlining the development of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the World YWCA through 1923. These documents are followed by registration cards arranged alphabetically by student.
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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.
223 frames (1 partial reel)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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