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Rural, circa 1913-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 128, microdex: 6
Rural, circa 1913-1950
Rural, circa 1913-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the organization, program, management and conferences of district and county associations of the YWCA of the U.S.A. District and county associations are organized in rural areas where due to population, finance or interest a larger area is organized to support a YWCA of the U.S.A. association. Reports, notes, pamphlets and handbooks concerning the administration, organization and development of county and district associations address the standards of rural associations, guidelines for establishing an association, leadership and volunteer development, how to assess requests for new associations and the relationship between rural associations and the national board. In addition, documents concerning the development of district and county associations assess the needs of unorganized districts through study and reports. District secretaries meet at area conferences to share ideas, unite under common purposes, discuss the problems and challenges of their districts and hear updates from other secretaries. Other documents include pamphlets and notes concerning fundraising and financing district associations, suggested bylaws and constitutions, leadership handbooks and reports on district association work. 

Dates of Materials

  • 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.


1107 frames (1 partial reel)