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Kentucky, circa 1915-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 178, microdex: 5
Kentucky, circa 1915-1950
Kentucky, circa 1915-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Kentucky and efforts to expand their work to unreached areas. In order to study the situation in Kentucky and organize coordinated expansion efforts, a secretary is assigned to lead a Kentucky-wide state project. The secretary consults with local secretaries, assess the needs of the communities and current women's clubs, YWCA associations and Girl Reserve Club. In addition, the project cooperates with YMCA's with women's or girls programs. Correspondence and reports from Henderson, Corbin and Frankfort concern these cooperative efforts to establish local YWCA associations from YMCA women's programs. The Kentucky secretary's monthly and annual reports describe her efforts to further the YWCA of the U.S.A. in Kentucky and assess the progress and challenges. As an affiliated YWCA of the U.S.A. association, the YWCA of Ashland, Kentucky's documents include visitation reports assessing and describing its leadership and program, a residence survey, lists of leaders, governing documents, a historical summary of the association and a member handbook. Other documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. in Kentucky include correspondence and reports regarding organizing new work in Covington and Harlan County.

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1915-1950

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.


495 frames (1 partial reel)