California, circa 1906-1950
Scope and Contents
Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in San Francisco, California. Visitation reports assess YWCA programs and services in San Francisco and the needs of the young women. The narrative assessments also address association challenges, leadership and future needs. A 1921 study of the city of San Francisco and the YWCA of San Francisco services provides background information as to the needs of the population and services available. The San Francisco International Institute is a part of the YWCA of San Francisco established to serve its immigrant women and their families. Correspondence and reports concern the relationship of the institute and its services to the purpose and structure of the YWCA of San Francisco and the YWCA of the U.S.A. Similarly, the San Francisco Mission Center is a community center serving the Mission District of San Francisco. Not originally part of the YWCA of San Francisco the role and purpose of the center had been traditionally separate from that of its parent organization. The future role and purpose of the center and the needs of the Mission District community are discussed in reports and correspondence.
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.
543 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- Mission District, San Francisco, California, United States
- San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
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