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Massachusetts, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 181, microdex: 7
Massachusetts, circa 1906-1950
Massachusetts, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the District YWCA of Western Massachusetts' affiliation, administration, leadership, services and organizational structure. District associations are a central organization for work among small communities that are not able to support an independent associations often in rural communities. Studies are conducted to inform local and national decision concerning association organization and program and include a study of boys and girls work conducted with the local YMCA and a community survey of Western Massachusetts. Other documents include visitation reports assessing and describing association leadership, services and challenges and a detailed report of the association and its history. Also included is the application for affiliation for the YWCA of Waltham, Massachusetts and a note concerning its disaffiliation. 

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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