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Michigan, circa 1924-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 182, microdex: 5
Michigan, circa 1924-1950
Michigan, circa 1924-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of Detroit, Michigan's Central, Dearborn, Highland Park, International Center, Lucy Thurman and Saint Aubin branches. As a large metropolitan association branches are established to reach specific groups of members or geographic areas. Documents include governing documents, visitation and summary reports, lists of committee and board members, building dedication programs and completed residence surveys. The Lucy Thurman Branch of the YWCA of Detroit serves the African American members. Correspondence and reports include discussion of the interracial policies of the YWCA of Detroit and the YWCA of the U.S.A. To meet the unique needs of the immigrant women and girls the International Center Branch offers services to help its members and their families adjust to life in the United States. Documents concerning the Dearborn Branch describe its organization and eventual absorption into the YWCA of Detroit. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1924-1950

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.


429 frames (1 partial reel)