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Anniversary, circa 1952-1956

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 226, microdex: 9

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. essay contest, fund, chairmen's reports and gifts for the 1955 centennial anniversary of the beginning of the YWCA movement worldwide. In order to encourage member support and participation in centennial celebrations an essay contest with the theme "What YWCA membership means to me" is offered. The contest flier and report explain the rules and purpose. The Centennial Fund has a goal set of raising five-million dollars, two-third of which is to be raised by local associations and one-third by the National Board. Documents include a compilation of frequently asked questions with answers, policy for the use of the fund and objectives for local fund raising. Policy and procedure for gifts, bequests and local association goals are included in correspondence and reports. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1952-1956

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.


216 frames (1 partial reel)