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New York, circa 1911-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 194, microdex: 2
New York, circa 1911-1950
New York, circa 1911-1950

Scope and Contents

Letters concerning the development of a YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Catskill, New York and documents concerning the YWCA of Chautauqua County and its northern, western and southern districts. The YWCA of Chautauqua County serves the varied needs of the women and girls of the county through programs, services and facilities. Branch or district associations in its northern, western and southern districts have an unclear relationship to the county association. Correspondence with the National Services Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and other national leaders attempts to sort out the administrative relationship between the associations and their purpose and functions. Historical notes and summaries provide background information on the communities and the development of the associations. Additional documents include visitation reports, administrative records, a county study and documents concerning the association's' relationship to the YMCA. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1911-1950

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.


454  frames (1 partial reel)