New York, circa 1951-1960
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the program, administration and development of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Niagara Falls, Peekskill, and Poughkeepsie, New York. Documents are arranged alphabetically by city or town with further topical and form designations on the microfilm. 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. YWCA of Niagara Falls materials also include reports of a study of juvenile delinquency and a survey of group work agencies.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: circa 1951-1960
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
383 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- administrative records
- bylaws (administrative records)
- Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, United States
- Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United States
- Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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Northampton MA 01063