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Virginia, circa 1917-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 218, microdex: 1
Virginia, circa 1917-1950
Virginia, circa 1917-1950

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of Danville, Virginia and its branch for African American women, the United States Department of Labor Statistics report "The Impact of War on the Hampton Roads Area" and correspondence and reports concerning the development of an association in Hopewell. Visitation reports from field secretaries, advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders and industrial program reports concern the YWCA of Danville's programs activities and memberships as well as association challenges and accomplishments. Also included are correspondence concerning association buildings and new building projects and a study of the community of Danville likely used to inform program development and provide context to the work of the YWCA of Danville at the time of study. The report of the effect of war on the Hampton Roads area presents findings concerning the impact of both world wars on the area's civilians and employment and is designed to prepare for the transition out of war time following the end of World War II. YWCA of the U.S.A. activity in Hopewell, Virginia began with a war work center at the end of World War I. Correspondence and reports follow the association's development with a cease in operations in the twenties and a renewed interest during World War II. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 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.


628  frames (1 partial reel)