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Iowa, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 176, microdex: 6
Iowa, circa 1906-1950
Iowa, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations and studies of potential areas for development in Iowa. Prior to developing new associations, the YWCA of the U.S.A. studies the current services for women in an area, the community interest, community need and potential leadership. Girl Reserve studies in Knoxville, Lake City and Marion assess the current Girl Reserve Clubs while a Community study of Malvern responds to inquiries as part of a larger Iowa study. Documents for Keokuk and Marshalltown concern their cooperation with the local YMCA's, their affiliation and association history, leadership, management, services and programs. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services.

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.


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