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Public information, publications and publicity, circa 1913-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 125, microdex: 4

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. publicity policy and implementation. The YWCA of the U.S.A., being a national association of local associations, utilizes several forms of publicity to communicate a unified goal and vision to the public in addition to within the YWCA of the U.S.A. Radio programs are used to share information about the YWCA of the U.S.A. as well as to educate the listeners about public affairs programs and issues important to the YWCA of the U.S.A. members. Radio scripts address such topics as health, voting and politics, social work, international cooperation and voting. To assist local associations in their communications, publicity services are offered through the National Board. These services include sharing pamphlets concerning the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A., clip art for use in publications and communications and suggestions and guidelines for using the materials shared by the publicity service. Correspondence concerning publications includes letters between Mary S. Ingram, the Zion Herald in Boston and Time magazine. Mrs. Ingram disagrees with the Time's representation of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the Zion Herald wishes to publish her letter to Time. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1913-1950

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.


414 frames (1 partial reel)