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California, circa 1904-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 163, microdex: 4
California, circa 1904-1950
California, circa 1904-1950

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports and administrative records concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Long Beach, California. As a charter member of the YWCA of the U.S.A. the Long Beach association has a long history of serving its women and girls. Visitation reports, association histories and correspondence describe the area as a resort town bringing challenges of a changeable population. In addition Long Beach begins early work with women and girls in industry. Documents include visitation reports assessing the association, lists of staff and volunteers, budgets, constitutions and their application for affiliation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1904-1950

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.


373 frames (1 partial reel)