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California, circa 1906-1951

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 164, microdex: 4
California, circa 1906-1951
California, circa 1906-1951

Scope and Contents

Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in California. Correspondence and reports from Pomona include requests for the organization of YWCA and descriptions of the needs of the women and girls. Documents from Redlands, Richmond and Riverside include constitutions and other governing documents, residence surveys, lists of staff and employees, applications for affiliation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. and visitation reports. Visitation reports and a summary of the history of the YWCA in Richmond, California describes the rapid change in population and industry it experienced during World War II and the affect it has on the social and economic needs of the people. Included in the Riverside, California materials are newspaper clippings concerning the death of Ruth Muir, general secretary of the Riverside YWCA. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1906-1951

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.


600 frames (1 partial reel)