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Mississippi, circa 1919-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 185, microdex: 4
Mississippi, circa 1919-1950
Mississippi, circa 1919-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. activities, the development and organization of new associations and the history, administration, program and services of affiliated associations in Mississippi. 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 Hattiesburg, Jackson and Gulfport include visitation reports, governing documents, historical notes, association fact sheets and correspondence with regional and national leaders. Additionally, YWCA of Jackson, Mississippi includes correspondence and reports concerning its branch for African American women and girls. Other documents include a history of the YWCA in Mississippi, correspondence and reports concerning cooperation with the YMCA and conference proceedings and notes from a conference on the effect of World War II on the women and girls of Mississippi. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1919-1950

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.


637 frames (1 partial reel)