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Missouri, circa 1922-1943

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 185, microdex: 7
Missouri, circa 1922-1943
Missouri, circa 1922-1943

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. activity in Missouri, the development of new associations in Desloge, Columbia and clinton, and the affiliation, programs and disaffiliation of the YWCA of Carthage. Documents concerning statewide activities include proceedings and correspondence of the state interracial conference and minutes of the state territorial committees. Territorial committees meet to discuss matters concerning their geographic area, hear visitation reports and make recommendations for the development of work. These territory committees often cross state lines and include Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. The YWCA of Carthage's affiliation, history and disaffiliation due to financial difficulties is documented in their correspondence with regional and national leaders, visitation reports and governing documents. 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

  • circa 1922-1943

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.


251 frames (1 partial reel)