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Ohio, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 200, microdex: 6
Ohio, circa 1906-1950
Ohio, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the administration, programs and management of the YWCA of Akron, Ohio, its international institute and its Cuyahoga Falls branch. The administrative history of the association can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include lists of professional and volunteer leadership, a completed residence survey, reports of a standards study and a self evaluation study, and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Also included are reports and correspondence concerning race relations in the association and the community. The Cuyahoga Falls Branch of the YWCA of Akron serves the African American women and girls of the community and the international institute provides services to foreign born women and their families. The branch organizations' functions and relationship to the central association are established in their bylaws and information on its program, personnel and activities can be found in visitation reports and correspondence. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1906-1950

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.


681  frames (1 partial reel)