Correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of Danville, Virginia and its branch for African American women, the United States Department of Labor Statistics report "The Impact of War on the Hampton Roads Area" and correspondence and reports concerning the development of an association in Hopewell. Visitation reports from field secretaries, advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders and industrial program reports concern the YWCA of Danville's programs activities and memberships as well as association challenges and accomplishments. Also included are correspondence concerning association buildings and new building projects and a study of the community of Danville likely used to inform program development and provide context to the work of the YWCA of Danville at the time of study. The report of the effect of war on the Hampton Roads area presents findings concerning the impact of both world wars on the area's civilians and employment and is designed to prepare for the transition out of war time following the end of World War II. YWCA of the U.S.A. activity in Hopewell, Virginia began with a war work center at the end of World War I. Correspondence and reports follow the association's development with a cease in operations in the twenties and a renewed interest during World War II.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
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Virginia, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 218