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Compass items are organized into collections. Our collections showcase unique, archival and scholarly materials, including rare books, photographs, records, letters, audio, and video from Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. To browse the collections of an individual institution, use the "All Institutions" drop down menu below.

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This record group includes photographic prints, negatives, slides and filmstrips documenting the work of the YWCA from the 1890s to the present.

Collections in Compass are comprised of digitized or born-digital materials and, therefore, may not represent the whole of a collection. If you are interested in materials that may not yet be digitized or made available on Compass, check out the finding aid or contact us. 

Smith College

776 items found in collection

YWCA of the U.S.A. photographic materials

This collection is comprised of materials that document the administration of the YWCA of the U.S.A., its programs and publications, and the relationships with its member associations across the United States and internationally.

Collections in Compass are comprised of digitized or born-digital materials and, therefore, may not represent the whole of a collection. If you are interested in materials that may not yet be digitized or made available on Compass, check out the finding aid or contact us.

Smith College

16 items found in collection

YWCA of the U.S.A. records

The Zilpah Polly Grant Banister Papers contain correspondences, 1824-1874; writings, 1820-1874; biographical sketches, 1803-1971; and maps and charts, ca. 1819-1836. Of particular note is the collection of letters written to and by Banister. Banister's sixty letters to family members, former students and colleagues reflect her activities at Adams Female Academy and Ipswich Female Seminary and provide information about her views on education and religion, her travels, and her health and financial affairs.

Mount Holyoke College

263 items found in collection

Zilpah P. Banister papers

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