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Oklahoma, circa 1914-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 206, microdex: 5
Oklahoma, circa 1914-1950
Oklahoma, circa 1914-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the administration, history and programs of the YWCA of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The administrative history of the association can be traced through constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. In the late twenties through the thirties, the association experiences financial challenges. Correspondence and reports concern the association's relationship to the community fund in Tulsa and later materials describe the increasing financial challenges of the association and seek guidance from regional and national leaders. Similar to other associations and the national organization, the YWCA of Tulsa utilizes studies to inform program decisions and to become familiar with the community they work in. Studies present in the microfilm were conducted by the association itself or other community organizations and include a study of the economic and social conditions of the African American in Tulsa, a program planning study, a study of girls released from institutions in Oklahoma, a report of the "leisure-time problem" and a report of a national-local project to align the YWCA of Tulsa with the YWCA of the U.S.A. Additional documents include lists of professional and volunteer leaders and industrial program reports. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1914-1950

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.


636  frames (1 partial reel)