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Mississippi, circa 1918-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 185, microdex: 6
Mississippi, circa 1918-1950
Mississippi, circa 1918-1950

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports and administrative records concerning the Mississippi District YWCA and the development of new associations in Pascagoula, Starkville, Vicksburg and West Point, Mississippi. The district YWCA is a central organization for YWCA and Girl Reserve work in small communities unable to support an independently affiliated association. Correspondence and governing documents concern the district association's role, their relationship to local associations and the national organization, structure and purpose. Visitation reports describe and assess association needs, programs and leadership. Other documents include a study of the farm communities and members, a thesis studying the education activities of the association for a master of arts degree from the University of Illinois, lists of professional and volunteer leadership, and correspondence and reports concerning specific program areas, cooperation with the YMCA and matters of finance and leadership. 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.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1918-1950

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.


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