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Real estate, circa 1923-1966

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 238, microdex: 1
Real estate, circa 1923-1966
Real estate, circa 1923-1966

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the use, sale, maintenance and management of the Asilomar conference grounds, a YWCA of the U.S.A. conference and camp facility. The YWCA of the U.S.A. looks to sell the property in the early fifties and meets challenges from the Pacific Grove community as well as members of the YWCA of the U.S.A. with fond memories of the facility. Eventually the property is sold to the state of California with an agreement that the facility be maintained as a conference ground and managed by an operating corporation. Later correspondence and clippings concern the operating corporation's proposed changes to structure. Documents include correspondence concerning the terms of the sale of the property, clippings and correspondence concerning the operating corporation of the conference grounds and its relationship to the state of California, pamphlets advertising the property and its history, recommendations concerning the management of the facilities and data concerning conference ground use. Additional correspondence includes consultations with attorneys concerning racial restrictions in the deed of the property.

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1923-1966

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.


442 frames (1 partial reel)