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YWCA, 1962-1970

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 321, microdex: 10
YWCA, 1962-1970
YWCA, 1962-1970

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the program, name and symbols, provisional associations, and purpose of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The name and symbols of the YWCA of the U.S.A. not only carry meaning for its members but also identify a person or association's belonging to the organization. Policies surrounding the use of such names and symbols clarify this use and when use is permissible. Also included are order forms for YWCA charm insignia with descriptions. Program documents include program news and highlights, program priorities, a program planning guide and a statistical report of program areas throughout the YWCA of the U.S.A. These are followed by provisional association newsletters and application forms. Finally, documents concerning the purpose of the YWCA of the U.S.A. include a history of the purpose of the organization over time, correspondence and reports concerning the changing purpose, a leadership guide for discussing the Christian roots of the purpose and additional documents exploring the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. as a Christian organization. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1962-1970

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.


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