Community Division, 1961-1969
Scope and Contents
YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division resources for new associations.The Community Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for services to local associations that support their role in the community, facilitate relationships with other associations and the national organization, their administrative functions and their role as part of a global organization. These functions include the supporting to new and developing associations. Handbooks and toolkits for new associations include guidelines for organizing a new association, directories of new associations, and a report of a special research project on the development of new associations. The research project examines practices in efforts to organize associations in communities that don't already have associations and makes recommendations of best practices for development going forward. The documents are arranged chronologically and are preceded by a list of the documents in the order they appear.
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Conditions Governing Access
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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