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Texas, circa 1914-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 215, microdex: 3
Texas, circa 1914-1950
Texas, circa 1914-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the history, affiliation, administration and program of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Austin and Beaumont, Texas and the development of new organizations in Borger, Carrizo Springs and Cleburne. The administrative history of the Austin and Beaumont associations can be traced through their constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Program and leadership are assessed and described in visitation reports from field secretaries and reports of studies present community information and context to the work of the associations. Additional documents include lists of staff and volunteer leaders, a completed residence survey from Beaumont and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Documents for both associations are followed by correspondence and reports concerning their branches for African American women and girls. These documents include discussion of race and race relations in addition to program and association assessments. For the communities interested in organizing new associations documents include letters of interest, assessments of feasibility and correspondence and reports concerning the progress of the programs. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1914-1950

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.


696  frames (1 partial reel)