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Pennsylvania, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 211, microdex: 5
Pennsylvania, circa 1906-1950
Pennsylvania, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the history, program and affiliation of the YWCA of Reading, Pennsylvania, its branches and its international institute. A note in the microfilm indicates that the branches are included in the materials concerning the YWCA of Reading and materials about the international institute follow separately. The administrative history of the association can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include lists of professional and volunteer leadership, correspondence concerning relationships with the YMCA, an analysis of a study of youth by the Council of Social Agencies and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. The International Institute of the YWCA of Reading is its center for serving the often unique needs of immigrant women and their families. In addition to correspondence and reports, a detailed report of the study of the foreign community of Reading is included. 

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.


454  frames (1 partial reel)