Michigan, circa 1917-1950
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Saint Joseph and Wexford County, Michigan and efforts to organize work in Sturgis, Traverse City and Ypsilanti. 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. Documents for the affiliated associations in Saint Joseph and Wexford County include visitation reports, community surveys, a completed residence survey, lists of professional and volunteer leadership and governing documents. Additionally, Wexford County correspondence and reports concern their relationship with the local YMCA and disaffiliation from the YWCA of the U.S.A.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: circa 1917-1950
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.
539 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- administrative records
- bylaws (administrative records)
- lists (document genres)
- programs (documents)
- Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States
- Sturgis, Saint Joseph, Michigan, United States
- Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States
- Wexford, Michigan, United States
- Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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