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Massachusetts, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 181, microdex: 2
Massachusetts, circa 1906-1950
Massachusetts, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the development of YWCA associations in Massachusetts and the affiliation, history, services, program, buildings and leadership of the associations in Holyoke and Haverhill. 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. These factors are considered in visitation reports and correspondence with the community leaders and organizers. Also included is a report of YMCA efforts to expand their program and services for the industrial sector. Documents concerning the associations in Holyoke and Haverhill include lists of professional and volunteer leadership, anniversary pamphlets, association histories, governing documents and correspondence. Visitation reports of the YWCA of Boston 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.


509 frames (1 partial reel)