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Pennsylvania, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 210, microdex: 5
Pennsylvania, circa 1916-1950
Pennsylvania, circa 1916-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the branches and centers of the YWCA of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Branches and centers of a metropolitan association like the YWCA of Philadelphia serve a geographic area or constituency group such as the international institute for immigrant women and their families, the South West Belmont branch for African American women and girls. The relationship between the central association, the branches and the YWCA of the U.S.A. are established in bylaws and constitutions and are also discussed in reports and correspondence with regional and national leaders. Later materials concerning the South West Belmont branch include discussion of the program's shift towards an interracial branch. Materials for each branch are arranged chronologically and include visitation reports, program reports, program studies and administrative records and advisory correspondence. 

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.


488  frames (1 partial reel)