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New York, circa 1904-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 195, microdex: 6
New York, circa 1904-1950
New York, circa 1904-1950

Scope and Contents

Organized in 1870, the YWCA of New York City has a long history of working for the women and girls of New York through residences, classes, programming and leadership. A brief timeline in a program celebrating their seventieth anniversary documents the major events in the life of the associations as it develops and their administrative history is documented through revisions to their association constitutions and bylaws. Annual reports summarize the program activities for the reporting year and highlight special events and achievements. Industrial department reports assess the work of the industrial department and their services for women employed in industry. These documents include an East Harlem study of industrial programs. Residences of the YWCA of New York provide a safe, comfortable and affordable place for women to stay. These residences are the Central Club for Nurses, Spelman Hall, Studio Club of New York, and Margaret Louisa Home. Residence pamphlets provide an overview of residence services and functions while governing documents establish their administrative functions and relationships to the central association. Additional documents include association fact sheets, a completed finance survey and correspondence concerning budgets. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1904-1950

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.


809  frames (1 partial reel)