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Ohio, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 201, microdex: 5
Ohio, circa 1920-1950
Ohio, circa 1920-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the branches of the YWCA of Cincinnati, their relationship to the central association and their program and activities. As a large metropolitan association, the YWCA of Cincinnati maintains branches to serve specific constituent or geographic groups. In many instances the branches cater to the African American communities, though not always. For example, in Cincinnati, the Norwood branch began as a war work and industrial service center with programs focused on serving women employed in industry. Industrial program reports, visitation reports and a branch timeline outline and assess the work of the branch. Additional documents concerning the branch include correspondence regarding their relationship to the YMCA, a report of a community survey and a completed residence survey. The West End branch is the branch designed to serve the African American women and girls of Cincinnati. Correspondence, an anniversary program and lists of personnel are among the documents for this branch. Bylaws are present for all branches and these serve to establish the branches' functions, structures, and relationship to the central association. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1920-1950

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.


213  frames (1 partial reel)