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California, circa 1928-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 163, microdex: 7
California, circa 1928-1950
California, circa 1928-1950

Scope and Contents

The YWCA of the U.S.A. Los Angeles association serves the large metropolitan area of Los Angeles. Due to the diverse needs of the people and demand for clubs and programming, the Los Angeles YWCA includes branches, international institutes and residences. Some branches are designed to serve a specific population. For example, the Woodlawn branch is created for African American women and girls and the Japanese branch for Japanese women and girls. To meet the needs of the immigrant population of Los Angeles an international institute is established as a club for immigrant women and girls. Reports describe the purpose and aims of the branches and institutes and well as providing some data on their programs and services. Information regarding the branch or institute's relationship to the Los Angeles YWCA and the YWCA of the U.S.A. can be found in their constitutions and bylaws as well as in correspondence and reports. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1928-1950

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.


341 frames (1 partial reel)