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West Virginia, circa 1917-1950

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 220, microdex: 6
West Virginia, circa 1917-1950
West Virginia, circa 1917-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of Huntington, West Virginia, inquiries into the development of organizations in Keyser and Logan and correspondence and reports on the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in mining towns in West Virginia. The administrative and organizational history of the YWCA of Huntington can be traced through its constitutions and bylaws in addition to fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports from field secretaries and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders are more narrative in form and include the association's program, leadership, membership and overall performance. Additional documents for the YWCA of Huntington include lists of staff and volunteer leaders, a completed residence survey and additional reports. Following materials for the central association are letters concerning the association's branch for its African American members. For the developing work in Logan and Keyser, initial requests are followed by letters advising of the next steps in development. In addition, Keyser's documents include a study of the community. The development of work with mining towns throughout West Virginia is documented in reports and correspondence including reports from the Mining Town Unit of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Included are description of community needs, social and economic conditions and program development. 

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.


622  frames (1 partial reel)