Michigan, circa 1908-1950
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Lapeer County and Muskegon, Michigan and efforts to organize new associations in Midland, Monroe and Northville. 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. YWCA of Muskegon documents include visitation reports, community surveys, a completed residence survey, lists of professional and volunteer leadership and governing documents. The YWCA of Lapeer County decides to disaffiliate and close its operations in 1932 due to financial challenges. Correspondence and reports document the association's organization, and challenges and include community studies.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: circa 1908-1950
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
232 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- administrative records
- bylaws (administrative records)
- lists (document genres)
- programs (documents)
- Lapeer, Michigan, United States
- Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States
- Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States
- Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States
- Northville, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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