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Virginia, circa 1925-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 219, microdex: 1
Virginia, circa 1925-1950
Virginia, circa 1925-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of Roanoke, Virginia and its Phyllis Wheatley branch for African American women and girls. Visitation reports, industrial department reports and studies give insight into the programs and functions of the association while correspondence with regional and national leaders, documents concerning association finance and the program planning study concern operations and administration. Documents concerning the branch include visitation reports, correspondence, bylaws, a completed residence survey and documents from the program planning study that concerns the branch. Branch documents include comment on race relationship in the associations and the functional and practical relationships between the branch and the central association. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1925-1950

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.


429  frames (1 partial reel)