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Michigan, 1923-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 182, microdex: 3
Michigan, 1923-1950
Michigan, 1923-1950

Scope and Contents

Reports of studies concerning the YWCA of Detroit, Michigan, its community and community services in Detroit. In order to better understand the communities they serve and to assess the structure and organization of the association as well as its ability to meet the needs of the community, YWCA of the U.S.A. associations use studies conducted by its members, committees or outside organizations. A report published by the Community Chest and Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit provides a history and summary of social services in the city. With the aim of improving youth services and better meeting the needs of the youth of Detroit a study is made in cooperation with the National Youth Administration, the Council of Social Agencies of Metropolitan Detroit and the Detroit Council for Youth Service. The report presents information collected concerning youth, the social and economic background of the city and youth agencies and makes a narrative assessment of the information. Studies of the YWCA of Detroit include a thesis written for a University of Michigan Master of Social Work concerning the growth and development of the association over fifty years and a report of the education goals and programs of the many facets of work of the YWCA of Detroit. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1923-1950

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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