Minnesota, circa 1906-1951
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Minnesota and associations in Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota. Reports of the workers education project and adult education programs in Minnesota provide a history and an overview of adult education and workers education programs and their effects on the community. These reports are followed by excerpts from secretary's' letters concerning the YWCA work in the state of Michigan. The history, organization and program of the YWCA of Albert Lea are documented through correspondence, governing documents and visitation reports and include discussion of the apparent uncertain status of the association's affiliation. Similar documents follow the YWCA of Austin, Minnesota's affiliation, program and eventual disaffiliation. Additional documents concerning the Austin association include a residence survey and lists of professional and volunteer leadership.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: circa 1906-1951
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.
410 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- administrative records
- bylaws (administrative records)
- lists (document genres)
- Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States
- Austin, Mower, Minnesota, United States
- Minnesota, United States
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