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Ohio, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 204, microdex: 6
Ohio, circa 1916-1950
Ohio, circa 1916-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Warren and Washington Court House, Ohio and the development of an association in Xenia. The administrative history of the YWCA of Warren can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include lists of professional and volunteer leadership, completed residence and finance surveys, correspondence concerning the YMCA, a community chest survey of social welfare agencies in Warren and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Reports and correspondence from the YWCA of Washington Court House, Ohio indicate that the association ceased activities in 1925. A constitution and visitation reports document its beginnings and a few of its reasons for discontinuance. Correspondence with representatives from Xenia, Ohio concern the possible establishment of an association there. Several letter express interest in a club for African American girls in particular. Letters from the regional and national leaders provide advice for how to proceed and make inquiries into the extent of the interest and organization in the community. 

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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