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Texas, circa 1919-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 215, microdex: 2
Texas, circa 1919-1950
Texas, circa 1919-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in the state of Texas and the history, affiliation, program and administration of the associations in Abilene and Amarillo. Statewide correspondence and visitation reports include assessments of overall program, summaries of state visits and discussion of issues affecting associations at the state level such as tax policies. Also included in the state materials is the report from the National Child Labor Committee of their study of child labor in Texas. The administration of the YWCA of Abilene and the YWCA of Amarillo can be traced through their constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports summarize and assess programs, leadership and any challenges the associations are facing. Additional materials include lists of staff and volunteer leaders and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Correspondence and reports from Amarillo also include documentation of their initial interest in having a YWCA and organizing efforts. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1919-1950

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.


378  frames (1 partial reel)