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YWCA, circa 1921-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 156, microdex: 4
YWCA, circa 1921-1950
YWCA, circa 1921-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the administration, affiliation and disaffiliation, central registration and committee work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Handbooks describe the policies and procedures for organization planning, staff supervision, governance and other administrative functions. The function and organization of committees in the YWCA of the U.S.A. is detailed in a handbook followed by manuals for selected committees. As an organization comprised of many associations, one of the administrative functions of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is managing the affiliation and disaffiliation of local associations. Documents include lists of affiliated and disaffiliated associations, reports and proceedings concerning the standards for affiliation and policies for reviewing applications for affiliation. To handle individuals new to the YWCA of the U.S.A. and facilitate certain types of communication the central registration model is discussed and suggested. Proceedings, reports and notes address the need for central registration practices, define the duties and functions of the department and its staff and clarify its role in the local and total organization. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1921-1950

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.


365 frames (1 partial reel)