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California, circa 1917-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 165, microdex: 6
California, circa 1917-1950
California, circa 1917-1950

Scope and Contents

Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in San Pedro, Santa Ana and Santa Barbara, California. Correspondence and reports from San Pedro characterize the community as having a large immigrant and industrial population and describe the association's efforts to meet the needs of those groups. In Santa Ana the association originates with girl reserve clubs and a desire for organized clubs for women and girls independent of the services offered by the YMCA. Correspondence and reports from Santa Barbara concern their efforts and requests to organize official YWCA work. Documents include applications for affiliation, constitutions and governing documents, visitation reports, reports of studies of San Pedro and lists of staff and volunteers. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1917-1950

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.


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