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Pennsylvania, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 208, microdex: 6
Pennsylvania, circa 1906-1950
Pennsylvania, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the history, program and administration of the YWCA of Germantown, Pennsylvania and its branches. The administrative history of the association 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, industrial program reports, letters concerning relationships with the YMCA and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. The branches of the association serve geographic or demographic groups. The Collins Branch and the "Negro" Branch both serve African American women and girls. Letters and reports indicate that there is association wide discussion of the role of the branch and a desire from some to completely integrate the program of the association. The Falls Of Schuylkill Branch is an industrial program center serving women and girls employed in industry. The purpose and functions of the branches are established in their bylaws and administrative records and correspondence and reports concern issues of programs, leadership and policy. 

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.


394  frames (1 partial reel)