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California, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 254, microdex: 1
California, circa 1951-1960
California, circa 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the administration, program and development of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in California arranged alphabetically by city or area covering Central San Joaquin Valley through Garden Grove. Documents concerning the administration and history of the associations in Central San Joaquin Valley, Eureka, Fontana, Fresno and Garden Grove vary by location but may include basic standards reports, certification materials, constitutions, bylaws and historical overviews. Their visitation reports are more narrative in nature and include program descriptions, reports of challenges and successes, and discussion of personnel and management needs. Correspondence with Centralia, Escondido, and El Monte concern the development of new organizations. Finally, a series of correspondence from Pilgrim Place, a retirement residence in Claremont, seek an annual grant from the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board to support the organization that houses several listed retired YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries. 

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.


582  frames (1 partial reel)