Outside organizations: Social work, 1956-1960
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning social work organizations outside of the YWCA of the U.S.A. including Travelers' Aid and United Community Funds and Councils. The YWCA of the U.S.A. assisted women and children through travelers' aid programs from early on and as a national travelers' aid organization took form, the YWCA of the U.S.A. discontinued travelers' aid work in communities with a local travelers' aid society. This decision was made in part to prevent redundant work across the two organizations. This history and relationship between the two organizations is further detailed in correspondence with a YWCA in Canada and a historical overview of travellers' aid in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Following these materials, correspondence and reports from the United Community Funds and Council concern institutes to discuss social changes in the United States and the role of organizations conducting social work and aid.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1956-1960
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
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