California, circa 1906-1950
Scope and Contents
Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in San Gabriel Valley and San Jose, California. The San Gabriel Valley association organizes work with women and girls throughout the valley. Visitation reports provide narrative assessments and descriptions of the needs of the women and girls and challenges and problems faced by the associations and make recommendations for further work. Studies are used to assess the performance of the associations, inform programming needs and gather information concerning the community. San Gabriel Valley studies include a study sponsored by the California Youth Authority concerning youth services in the Covina Area and a study of Pomona Valley to gather community information and informing the decision to organize YWCA activity in the area. The standards study of the San Jose association concerns the functions and operations of the association. Other documents include constitutions and governing documents, applications for affiliation, staff and volunteer lists and correspondence concerning the work of the associations.
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.
489 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- application forms
- lists (document genres)
- Azusa, Los Angeles, California, United States
- Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, California, United States
- Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States
- Glendora, Los Angeles, California, United States
- La Verne, Los Angeles, California, United States
- Monrovia, Los Angeles, California, United States
- San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States
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