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Virginia, circa 1906-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 218, microdex: 6
Virginia, circa 1906-1950
Virginia, circa 1906-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the history, affiliation, programs and policies of the YWCA of Richmond, Virginia. The administrative history of the association can be traced through its constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes and timelines. Policies for the use of the buildings include samples from other associations concerning use by outside organizations and policies for residents of the Walford residence. A financial questionnaire and correspondence concerning association finance address financial needs and methods of the association. Studies are used to inform program and development decisions as well as to assess overall performance of the associations. These studies include a standards study assessing compliance to national standards, a qualitative report of recreation programs of the YWCA of Richmond, an association study and a community study. Additional documents include correspondence describing incidents of segregation laws affecting the association and lists of staff and volunteer leaders. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1906-1950

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.


313  frames (1 partial reel)