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Social work, circa 1925-1943

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 130, microdex: 2
Social work, circa 1925-1943
Social work, circa 1925-1943

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning social work in the YWCA of the U.S.A., its role, functions, methods and relationship to other types of work. Case work materials discuss the relationship of case work to group work in the YWCA of the U.S.A., methods of conducting casework, forms for tracking work and suggestions for methods. In addition to individual and groups work with the problems of the girls in clubs, social work in the YWCA of the U.S.A. takes on larger issues affecting the country including juvenile delinquency during World War II, the cost and availability of medical care and white slaves. A report of medical care to minority groups presents and assesses data on the medical care of minority groups(especially African Americans) including pregnancy care and infant mortality. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1925-1943

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.


234 frames (1 partial reel)