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YWCA, 1959-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 251, microdex: 10
YWCA, 1959-1960
YWCA, 1959-1960

Scope and Contents

Report of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Dodson study, "The Role of the YWCA in the Changing Era." In response to changing programs in the YMCA of the USA and changes in American life, the YWCA of the U.S.A. undertakes a study of their relationship with the YMCA of the USA. The National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. hires Dan W. Dodson to conduct the study and Dodson's report presents his findings and recommendations that ultimately affirms the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s value as an autonomous women's organization. Additional materials include letters and press releases sent to local associations concerning the results of the study and a National Board report on existing YWCA-YMCA relationships in local associations. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1959-1960

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.


82 frames (1 partial reel)