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National Board, circa 1906-1935

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 120, microdex: 1

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the Trustees of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and a survey of the National Board's office by the W.H. Leffingwell Co. The National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is the national body of the YWCA of the U.S.A. responsible for the organization and implementation of program and facilitation of local association activity through administration, divisions and committees, public relations and national decision making. In 1918 W.H. Leffingwell Co. makes a survey of the offices and work procedures of the National Board. The survey report summarizes their findings and makes recommendations for improving work in the office. Documents concerning the board of trustees include correspondence with Alfred E. Marling, a longtime member of the board regarding the management of investments, board meetings and his duties as a member of the board. Other documents include by-laws of the board, pamphlets and notes on the function and organization of the National Board, correspondence with board members and analysis of the function and duties of the National Board. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1906-1935

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.


309 frames (1 partial reel)