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Alabama, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 253, microdex: 1
Alabama, circa 1951-1960
Alabama, circa 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

Administrative records, reports and correspondence concerning the history, program and certification of the YWCA of Birmingham, Alabama followed by documents from registered YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Brundidge, Jasper and Leighton and a report of a study of recreation agencies in Jefferson County. Documents concerning the YWCA of Birmingham, Alabama include completed basic standards report forms, historical overviews, constitutions and bylaws and visitation reports. Basic standards and certification documents are formal reporting structures and capture the administrative, management and program requirements. Visitation reports are more narrative in nature and include program discussion and description as well as reports of any association challenges or successes. These documents are followed by Brundidge's annual report form and a letter welcoming the new Y-Teen group in Jasper. The Jefferson County personnel study is "a study of the personnel policies and practices and the characteristics of agency personnel of 48 health, welfare and group work-recreation agencies of Jefferson County, Alabama." The report is followed by reports of individual agencies. Finally the microdex includes Leighton, Alabama's annual report form. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1951-1960

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.


387  frames (1 partial reel)