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Rural, 1907-1949

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 129, microdex: 7
Rural, 1907-1949
Rural, 1907-1949

Scope and Contents

Pamphlets and reports concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in rural communities. During World War II, YWCA of the U.S.A. members contribute to the agricultural labor through harvest camps for girls and women joining the agricultural and food workforce. "The YWCA and Wartime Agriculture" bulletins give an overview of the agricultural war efforts, assess programs, address concerns that members may have and provides background information to the agriculture situation and why members are joining the war efforts. Rural work pamphlets concern the need for rural leadership, why rural work and the development of the rural girl is important, rural summer camps for girls, how the YWCA of the U.S.A. is working in rural communities and the purpose of rural work. Pamphlets include several issues of "Rural Manhood," the YMCA publication of country work. The issues included are special issues devoted to country women. Other documents include reports of the problems in YWCA of the U.S.A. rural work and types of rural YWCA of the U.S.A work. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1907-1949

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.


468 frames (1 partial reel)