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Massachusetts, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 181, microdex: 4
Massachusetts, circa 1906-1950
Massachusetts, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Malden, the Merrimack Valley, Nantucket and New Bedford, Massachusetts. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include constitutions and bylaws, lists of professional and volunteer leadership, governing documents, residence surveys, a community survey of Lowell and association historical summaries. Correspondence and reports from the Merrimack Valley concern the associations in Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill, Newburyport and their surrounding communities. The cities and communities have large industrial and international programs and struggle with similar financial and adjustment challenges. Additional correspondence and reports from the YWCA of New Bedford discusses their interest in providing services for their African American population. While the official policy of the association and its facilities is to be nondiscriminating the association is finding challenges in recruiting and representation in all areas of the program. 

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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