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Texas, circa 1909-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 215, microdex: 5
Texas, circa 1909-1950
Texas, circa 1909-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the program, history and affiliation of the YWCA of Dallas, Texas and its Maria Morgan branch for African American women and girls. The administrative and organizational history of the association can be traced through it application for affiliation, constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Program, leadership and activities are described and assessed in visitation reports from field secretaries and studies present collected data on community needs and association functions. These reports include a study of the association's programming, two studies of the relationships between rural communities and related urban areas and a study of youth needs conducted for the American Youth Commission. Additional documents include a completed residence survey, correspondence concerning relationships with the YMCA, annual reports for Proctor Hall and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Following the materials concerning the whole of the YWCA of Dallas are documents concerning the Maria Morgan branch. These documents include visitation reports, a report of community chest services for the African American in Dallas and miscellaneous correspondence. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1909-1950

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.


526  frames (1 partial reel)