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Virginia, circa 1921-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 217, microdex: 7
Virginia, circa 1921-1950
Virginia, circa 1921-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning affiliated and developing YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Virginia arranged alphabetically by town beginning with Alexandria and ending with Covington. For affiliated associations documents include administrative records, historical notes, visitation reports and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders. In cases where associations cease operations, documents include correspondence, reports and administrative records concerning their disaffiliation in addition to documents concerning the active organization. Documents for those communities with new associations or interest in forming an association include letters of inquiry and visitation reports from field secretaries. Documents concerning the Mary McLeod Bethune Branch of the YWCA of Alexandria, the association's branch for its African American members, follow the records of the whole association. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1921-1950

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.


663  frames (1 partial reel)