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New York, circa 1950-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 266, microdex: 7
New York, circa 1950-1960
New York, circa 1950-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the program, administration and development of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Buffalo and Cohoes, New York, correspondence and reports concerning the Chautauqua hospitality house, and a visitation report on new organization in Corning. Documents are arranged alphabetically by city or town with further topical and form designations on the microfilm for Buffalo and Cohoes. The administration and development of the associations is documented in basic standards reports, national certification documents, constitutions, and bylaws. Visitation reports include program descriptions, reports of challenges and successes, and discussion of personnel and management need. Additional material includes general correspondence and reports concerning association program, policies and operations. The Chautauqua House, operated by the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board, provides housing for student and working girls as well as day visitors. Documents concern its maintenance, management and program.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1950-1960

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.


331  frames (1 partial reel)