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Housing, circa 1961-1970

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 292, microdex: 7
Housing, circa 1961-1970
Housing, circa 1961-1970

Scope and Contents

In response to increasing racial discrimination in housing in the United States in the 1960's the YWCA of the U.S.A. develops programming aimed at strategies to eliminate segregated housing and create open housing in communities. Project proposals outline the specific goals of the programs, means of achieving these goals and the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. national organization and local associations in achieving open housing in communities. In addition to draft and completed project proposals, documents include minutes of project planning meetings, proposal summaries and the pamphlet "Neighbors and Neighborhoods" that provides context and background for the need of open housing initiatives. Additional documents concerning housing issues include suggested programming for local associations and reports concerning additional aspects of housing needs. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1961-1970

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.


213 frames (1 partial reel)