California, circa 1920-1949
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Hollywood Studios Club and the Imperial Valley, California association. Beginning in 1916, the Hollywood Studio Club was established to serve young women in the entertainment industry. The club offered safe and affordable residences and activities for those in the arts fields. As a county association, the YWCA of Imperial County serves women and girls across the valley. The association's governance and structure is outlined in its constitutions. Other documents for the Hollywood Studios Club and Imperial Valley association include visitation reports, clippings, correspondence and lists of staff and volunteers.
Dates of Materials
- circa 1920-1949
Language of Materials
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.
424 frames (1 partial reel)
- Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
- Imperial Valley, California, United States
- Nonprofit organizations -- Finance
- Nonprofit organizations -- Management
- Social service -- California
- Women -- Societies and clubs
- Women in the film and television industry
- Young Women's Christian associations -- California
- clippings (information artifacts)
- lists (document genres)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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