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Connecticut, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 167, microdex: 2
Connecticut, circa 1906-1950
Connecticut, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Connecticut. Documents concerning the state as a whole include pamphlets, correspondence and notes concerning labor laws affecting women in Connecticut and discussions of taxation of YWCA buildings in Connecticut. Following this is a report of the survey of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Connecticut and the populations served. Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Bridgeport, Connecticut include constitutions and governing documents, histories and fact sheets, correspondence concerning the Bridgeport YWCA buildings, lists of leadership and visitation reports. In addition to the main YWCA of the U.S.A. association, the Bridgeport YWCA includes a Phyllis Wheatley branch serving the African American women of the city and an International Institute for the immigrant women and their families. Correspondence and reports include discussion of the branches relationship to the Bridgeport YWCA, their purpose and aims and the needs of the populations they serve. Also included is the report of a 1941 survey of the African American population in Bridgeport. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1906-1950

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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