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Michigan, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 182, microdex: 1
Michigan, circa 1906-1950
Michigan, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Michigan, inquiries into the development of new associations associations in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek and Bay City. 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 in Adrian, Cedar Springs and Coldwater. Also included are reports of studies made of the rural work and rural communities of Michigan. These reports inform decisions regarding development and assessments of how the YWCA is reaching rural women. Association files for Ann Arbor, Battle Creek and Bay City include visitation reports assessing and describing association leadership, services and challenges constitutions and bylaws, lists of professional and volunteer leadership, residence surveys, historical summaries of the associations and correspondence.

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.


690 frames (1 partial reel)