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Virginia, circa 1912-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 218, microdex: 2
Virginia, circa 1912-1950
Virginia, circa 1912-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the program, history and affiliation of the YWCA of Lynchburg, Virginia and its Phyllis Wheatley 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 industrial department reports and correspondence report on the activities and function of the program for women employed in industry. Additional documents include a completed residence survey, correspondence concerning relationships with the YMCA, lists of staff and volunteer leaders and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Following the materials concerning the whole of the YWCA of Lynchburg are documents concerning the Phyllis Wheatley branch. These documents include visitation reports, bylaws, advisory correspondence and a report of the history of the branch and their work for African American women. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1912-1950

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.


306  frames (1 partial reel)