California, circa 1906-1950
Scope and Contents
Administrative records, reports and correspondence concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Sacramento and San Bernardino, California. Visitation reports and correspondence describe and assess the association's performance noting particular challenges and making recommendations for improvement or further developments. Other documents concern club finances and leadership, buildings and programs available, affiliation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. and governing documents. A report of a study of the Sacramento association describes the needs of the women and girls of Sacramento and the history of the association and compiles data collected concerning the YWCA activities.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: circa 1906-1950
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.
513 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- application forms
- bylaws (administrative records)
- lists (document genres)
- programs (documents)
- Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
- San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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