Indiana, circa 1916-1950
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Muncie, Richmond, Shelby County and Shelbyville, Indiana and interest in new associations in New Albany and New Castle, Indiana. YWCA of Muncie, Indiana documents include a study of youth services in Muncie and the history and constitution of the Phyllis Wheatley Branch of the YWCA of Muncie, a branch serving the African American women and girls of Muncie. Other documents include administrative records, lists of professional and volunteer leadership, affiliation applications, visitation reports, advisory correspondence from the YWCA of the U.S.A., historical summaries and association fact sheets. YWCA of Shelbyville, Indiana documents include information concerning their disaffiliation.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: circa 1916-1950
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)
- lists (document genres)
- programs (documents)
- Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States
- New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States
- New Castle, Henry, Indiana, United States
- Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States
- Shelby, Indiana, United States
- Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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