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YWCA, circa 1952-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 252, microdex: 2
YWCA, circa 1952-1960
YWCA, circa 1952-1960

Scope and Contents

YWCA of the U.S.A. residence programs have a history in the beginnings of the movement and as women gain more freedom the YWCA of the U.S.A. residence programs continue to operate and serve women. In 1959 a workshop for residence program staff assesses the residence programs, their role and functions in the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations. The workshop report provides a summary of its sessions. Also included are planning committee minutes and pre-workshop materials to participants. An earlier study of residence programs collects statistics on existing residence programs and their use and the results are published in two articles in separate issues of "YWCA Magazine." Additional materials include lists of residence programs and directors, a residence director job description and program standards and guidelines.

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1952-1960

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.


374 frames (1 partial reel)