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Indiana, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 174, microdex: 2
Indiana, circa 1906-1950
Indiana, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include constitutions and bylaws, a residence survey, lists of professional and volunteer leadership, historical summaries and fact sheets. In 1927 the association comes under attack from the community and local newspapers for its education program concerning peace and pacifism and later other areas of their programs. The events of the controversy and leading up to it are described and analyzed in correspondence and a detailed report. 

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.


660 frames (1 partial reel)