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New York, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 196, microdex: 4
New York, circa 1916-1950
New York, circa 1916-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the history, administration, program and management of the YWCA of Niagara, New York and notes and correspondence concerning developing associations in Ogdensburg, Oneida and Oswego. The association's administrative history can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to association timelines, fact sheets and a report of their standards study. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include a community chest survey of health and social services in Niagara, lists of professional and volunteer leadership, industrial program reports, correspondence with national and regional leadership and documents concerning the Niagara Hostess House. In addition to its main programming and industrial program, the YWCA of Niagara has an international institute. The international institute provides services to foreign born women and their families and also seeks to build understanding between communities. Documents concerning the international institute include a program for its dedication ceremony, reports, a study of the institute and a series of resolutions concerning the international institute and its relationship to the YWCA of Niagara. For the areas interested in developing YWCA programs documents include visitation summaries, letters of inquiry from the interested town, advisory letters and notes on the development of association work. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1916-1950

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.


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