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Rural, 1924-1931

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 129, microdex: 3
Rural, 1924-1931
Rural, 1924-1931

Scope and Contents

Reports of regional rural studies conducted with funding from the Ford Fund. Careful studies are made 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. A study of the Dallas, Houston and Galveston, Texas areas assesses the associations in small communities with connections to a large city. The Michigan industrial-rural study examines the conditions in company-owned towns and industrial communities, and Indiana and Iowa reports assess the progress, challenges and opportunities of YWCA of the U.S.A. work in small communities. Reports provide background information, describe the method of study, make recommendations for future rural development and discuss the social and economic problems faced by each community. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1924-1931

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.


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