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Illinois, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 171, microdex: 2
Illinois, circa 1906-1950
Illinois, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. activity and associations in Illinois. Documents concerning the state of Illinois as a whole include the general not for profit corporation act for Illinois, a report of an interview with Mr. A. L. Foster and Mr. Emer W. Henderson of the Illinois State Commission of the Condition of the Urban Colored Population and a booklet of addresses given by Anna J. B. Lyman during her time as chairman of the state YWCA committee of Illinois. The life, program, history and services of the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Alton and Aurora, Illinois are documented in visitation reports, governing documents, lists and directories of leaders and volunteers, correspondence and administrative records. Correspondence with Belleville, Illinois concerns their whishes to organize a YWCA of the U.S.A. 

Dates of Materials

  • 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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