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Anniversary, circa 1952-1955

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 227, microdex: 3

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. program of activities and publicity for the 1955 centennial anniversary of the beginning of the YWCA movement worldwide. The Centennial Observance and Celebration is a fundraiser and celebration of Young Women's Christian associations with the aims of increasing membership, community engagement and support. Correspondence and guides sent to local associations suggest activities, services and programs for celebrating the centennial anniversary at their local association. The press, radio and television publicity guides outline the publicity plans for the centennial celebrations and programs and provide suggested text to be used for local publicity. Progress reports summarize program planning activities and the status of centennial celebration programs. In addition, the progress reports provide updates on the fund raising activities and progress towards national goals. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1952-1955

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.


252 frames (1 partial reel)