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California, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 163, microdex: 1
California, circa 1906-1950
California, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Administrative records, reports and correspondence for YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Fresno and Glendale, California. Fresno, California association documents begin with their application for charter affiliation with the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The association continues their growth and serves the large international population with their international institute branch, a branch association to serve the unique needs of Fresno's international community. Notes on the history of the Glendale association indicate that it has its beginnings in Girl Reserve clubs connected to the Los Angeles association in addition to women's activities in the YMCA in Glendale. Other documents concerning the associations in Fresno and Glendale include statistical reports, visitation summaries, building reports and pamphlets, applications for affiliation and governing documents such as constitutions and bylaws. In addition, Fresno association materials include reports of an investigation of women in industry and a study of casework and relief services. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1906-1950

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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