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YWCA, circa 1889-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 157, microdex: 1
YWCA, circa 1889-1950
YWCA, circa 1889-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the history of young women's Christian Associations and the YWCA of the U.S.A., the incorporation of the organization and age ranges for membership. Historical essays and outlines include timelines of notable events in the women's movement and Young Women's Christian Associations, a brief history of the United States, religion and the YWCA of the U.S.A., and summaries of the work of the Young Women's Christian Associations. Documents concerning the age range of members include notes and comments from discussion of the age ranges served and how they organization can serve them. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1889-1950

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.


319 frames (1 partial reel)