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YWCA, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 252, microdex: 3
YWCA, circa 1951-1960
YWCA, circa 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

YWCA of the U.S.A. studies followed by documents concerning World Fellowship Week and YW-Wives. The YWCA of the U.S.A. conducts studies to maintain an awareness of the needs of its member groups and evaluate the success of programs and services. Studies inform future program development, staff and personnel decisions and national policy and procedure. In addition, local associations are encouraged to conduct their own studies to inform local decisions. Local studies are compiled in a lists alphabetical by state in a cross reference sheet pointing users to the local association files. Reports of national studies concerning activity fees, the future of girls and women, the role of men, boys and families, racial inclusiveness and staff retention summarize study findings. The World Fellowship Week pamphlet and overview provide an overview of the special week dedicated to international understanding. The YW-Wives program develops from previous programs for "homewomen." Nursery care groups are organized to allow YW-Wives the ability to participate in programming. Nursery care guides outline basic standards and practices for organizing and maintaining a nursery care program. Additional materials include a program overview and a case study of the Blenheim YWCA YW-Wives program.

Dates of Materials

  • circa 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.


234 frames (1 partial reel)