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Rural, circa 1924-1926

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 129, microdex: 2
Rural, circa 1924-1926
Rural, circa 1924-1926

Scope and Contents

YWCA of the U.S.A. reports concerning the "Ford studies," studies of rural associations made with the support of the Ford Foundation. The studies are undertaken to identify problems in rural associations and communities that may be underserved, identify what makes a successful rural associations and make recommendation for future practices. The general reports of the studies provides a background to the need for the study and an overview of the methods and organization of the study. Reports of specific studies follow the general report beginning with the report on the rural industrial communities. The "Report of the Ford Study on the Rural-Industrial Section" presents and analyzes data including that concerning soft coal, steel and lead, and southern textile communities. The reports include case studies, descriptions of conditions faced by these communities and background information regarding the industries studied. The findings suggest future directions for YWCA of the U.S.A. activities in these communities.

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1924-1926

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.


263 frames (1 partial reel)