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Maryland, circa 1884-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 180, microdex: 1
Maryland, circa 1884-1950
Maryland, circa 1884-1950

Scope and Contents

Administrative records, leadership directories, reports and documents concerning the finance, Business and Professional Department and Industrial Department of the YWCA of Baltimore, Maryland. In order to inform decisions, improve program and improve services, the YWCA of Baltimore, like the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its associations, conducts careful studies of its environment in addition to making use of studies conducted by other community organizations. The studies are then compiled into reports containing narrative and quantitative assessments. Reports included in the associations files concern program and service assessments, community needs, association finance and structure, wages of YWCA employees and employment for women post World War II. Outside studies include a study of the African American community of Baltimore and a study of the relationship between community chests, local members and national organizations. Other documents include correspondence and reports of the Industrial and Business and Professional Departments of the YWCA of Baltimore, governing documents of the association, association historical notes and governing documents. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1884-1950

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.


886 frames (1 partial reel)