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Mississippi, circa 1913-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 185, microdex: 5
Mississippi, circa 1913-1950
Mississippi, circa 1913-1950

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports and administrative records concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Laurel and Meridian, Mississippi. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include correspondence with local and regional leaders seeking guidance and support, governing documents, historical notes and fact sheets and applications for affiliation. Additional correspondence and reports from the YWCA of Laurel concern their branch for African American members and their industrial department. Additionally there is an economic survey of the community of Laurel. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1913-1950

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.


539 frames (1 partial reel)