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Missouri, circa 1921-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 187, microdex: 4
Missouri, circa 1921-1950
Missouri, circa 1921-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the programs, administration and members of the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Saint Louis, Missouri. Letters with local, regional and national staff are often seeking or giving advice about association life and can offer a look into the challenges, management and daily issues that arise in local associations and administration handbooks demonstrate the structure and function of the administrative duties of local associations. Several reports and letters concern the branch system in Saint Louis and include notes on the formation of a committee to examine the member groups and branches. YWCA of Saint Louis branches include the Carondelet Branch, International Institute and Phyllis Wheatley Branch. Visitation reports for the two branches include summaries and assessments of branch programs and leadership. The Phyllis Wheatley Branch is a branch serving the community's African American women and girls. Its function, purpose and organization is established in its constitutions and bylaws and a building project is documented in correspondence and a program for a building dedication ceremony. The YWCA of Saint Louis International Institute functions to meet the often unique need of the community's immigrant women and their families. Correspondence and reports document the institute's program and services including its request to separate from the YWCA. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1921-1950

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.


509  frames (1 partial reel)