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Ohio, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 202, microdex: 7
Ohio, circa 1906-1950
Ohio, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Dayton, Montgomery County and East Liverpool, Ohio. The YWCA of Dayton is a city association with an African American branch, an international institute and a relationship to the county association of Montgomery. The Dayton District Branch, or the Montgomery County YWCA covers communities that are unable to support an independent association. Correspondence, reports and historical notes indicate that the branch is at times affiliated with the YWCA of Dayton and dissolves in 1938. After the county association or branch is dissolved the counties are given the opportunity to join the statewide affiliation or affiliate independently. Additional reports and correspondence summarize and assess the program and activities of the county and a county study examines the community needs and how the YWCA programs are meeting these needs. The West End Branch of the YWCA of Dayton is the African American branch for Dayton. The branch's constitution and bylaws establish its functions and relationship to the central association. Other branch documents include visitation reports and a branch pamphlet. To meet the needs of Dayton's immigrant women and their families the YWCA of Dayton operates an international institute. International institute documents include institute reports that summarize and assess its program and activities and the constitution of the YWCA Cosmopolitan Club. Following the sections on the branches of YWCA of Dayton are documents concerning the central association. The YWCA of Dayton's administrative history is documented in its constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets, residence and finance questionnaires, lists of professional and volunteer leaders and historical notes. Documents concerning the YWCA of East Liverpool, Ohio appear out of order in between the YWCA of Dayton international institute and West End branch. The YWCA of East Liverpool was originally established in 1913 according to its application for affiliation and constitution. Correspondence and reports indicate that association activities were dissolved by interest is later expressed in reorganizing in the community. 

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.


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