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Pennsylvania, circa 1923-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 210, microdex: 1
Pennsylvania, circa 1923-1950
Pennsylvania, circa 1923-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the programs and leadership of the YWCA of New Castle, Pennsylvania, the association's branch for African American women and the development of an association in New Kensington. For the YWCA of New Castle, visitation reports describe and assess the program, leadership and challenges of the association. Foreign department reports are narrative descriptions of the program for women and girls of foreign background. Additional documents include lists of professional and volunteer leadership and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders. Documents for the African American branch include bylaws, branch notes and advisory correspondence. For New Kensington, inquiries into organizing a YWCA association are answered by regional and national leaders with advice for the progression of development and requests for information regarding the community interest. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1923-1950

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.


251  frames (1 partial reel)