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YWCA, circa 1913-1933

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 157, microdex: 2
YWCA, circa 1913-1933
YWCA, circa 1913-1933

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the membership basis for the YWCA of the U.S.A., World YWCA and YMCA. The YWCA of the U.S.A. begins with a membership requirement of membership in an evangelical Christian church and eventually includes and adopts a personal statement of religion. Memorandums, pamphlets, reports and meeting minutes include discussion of the role of the organization as a Christian organization and its relationship to the church and discussion on the potential benefits and risks of adopting a personal membership basis.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1913-1933

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.


862 frames (1 partial reel)