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YWCA, 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 251, microdex: 8
YWCA, 1951-1960
YWCA, 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

YWCA of the U.S.A. documents concerning its membership, use of name, outreach to industrial employed women, program, purpose and registered associations. Membership study reports examine policy and practice including dues, fee structures and communication. Additional documents concerning membership include policy proposals, discussion guides for use in local associations, handbooks and articles. Registered YWCA's are a way for teens, young adults or other groups to organize a club in a community that is unable to support a full association. Registered clubs must meet basic guidelines in order to participate in the national organization and receive the benefits of that association. Registered club handbooks establish the standards and relationship to the national organization. Sample letters to registered clubs include welcome letters to new leaders and letters concerning centennial celebrations. To reach industrial employed women a consultation on "occupational inclusion" is held. Consultation notes define the problem and suggest next steps for further program development. Notes Additional materials include a statement on the use of the YWCA and Y-Teen name and symbols, program and purpose statements and a statement of the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. as an organization with a Christian purpose. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1951-1960

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.


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