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Texas, circa 1917-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 216, microdex: 4
Texas, circa 1917-1950
Texas, circa 1917-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the history, affiliation, program and leadership of the Gulf Coast District YWCA and reports on developing programs in Laredo, Texas. The administrative and organizational history of the Gulf Coast associations, including its name change from the Houston-Galveston District YWCA, can be traced through its constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports summarize and assess the association's programs and activities in addition to commenting on any challenges that the association may be facing. Additional documents include lists of staff and volunteer leadership, reports of the study of the relationship between rural communities with relationships to large cities, the report "Experiences with adult membership program in the Galveston-Houston District YWCA," a report of rural program development and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Two reports from Laredo, Texas present findings of a survey of the work and needs of the women in the community. The reports note that the majority of the community is of Mexican descent or are immigrants from Mexico and comments on the impact that has on the needs of the people and the development of YWCA work. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1917-1950

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.


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