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District of Columbia, circa 1906-1949

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 168, microdex: 5
District of Columbia, circa 1906-1949
District of Columbia, circa 1906-1949

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA and Women's Christian Association in Washington, D.C. Both organizations exist independently of the YWCA of Washington D.C. and are affiliated with the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Notes and compiliations of letters and historical documents attempt to clarify these relationships and the attempts to unify the services and organizations under a metropolitan association or other collaborative and centralized structure. The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA of Washington, D.C. is organized to provide services and programs for the African American women and girls of Washington D.C. while the Women's Christian Association is established in response to needs for housing and is eventually dissolved in 1944. Other documents concerning the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA of Washington, D.C. include letters regarding the transfer of deed for their building, leadership and personnel and governing documents such as constitutions and bylaws.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1906-1949

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.


244 frames (1 partial reel)