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New York, circa 1918-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 195, microdex: 3
New York, circa 1918-1950
New York, circa 1918-1950

Scope and Contents

Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning the development of YWCA associations on Long Island and documents concerning developing associations in Medina and Middletown, New York. YWCA of the U.S.A. activity on Long Island began as a response to to the increased need following World War I. The development seems to happen as a reaction to a need and correspondence and reports indicate that the field work in Long Island progressed rapidly in response to need. Beginning in 1926 interest is expressed by the YMCA on Long Island in developing cooperative programs of work. Correspondence, visitation reports and meeting minutes follow these efforts over several years. Eventually the joint project is abandoned and YWCA associations are developed. Later, following a reorganization two county associations are developed in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Additional information can be found in their respective files. Correspondence and reports for Medina and Middletown concern the possible development of new associations. 

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.


445  frames (1 partial reel)