District of Columbia, circa 1906-1950
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the facilities, affiliation, administration and governance, program, services and history of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in the District of Columbia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Correspondence and reports concerning the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. address the relationship between associations and the conflicting desires to have a centralized association versus a community's desire to organize their own work. The YWCA of the District of Columbia provides services to young women and girls including women employed in business and industry. The YWCA of the District of Columbia also provides residences and rooms for women in need of safe housing. Other documents concern the leadership and administration of the association, finances and fundraising, the development and continuation of USO work and the association's relationship to the Young Women's Christian Home in Washington, D.C.
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.
802 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- administrative records
- bylaws (administrative records)
- clippings (information artifacts)
- lists (document genres)
- minutes (administrative records)
- programs (documents)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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