Correspondence and reports concerning the program, leadership and functions of the YWCA of Houston, Texas and its Blue Triangle branch. Studies are used by the association to inform program decisions, assess their performance and maintain awareness of their community of work. Included are a survey of the industrial community and needs, a report of association activities and race relations, a community study by the Community Chests and Councils, Inc., and a community study by the association. Visitation reports from field secretaries describe and assess the association's program and comment on any challenges in leadership or program. Other materials include advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership and a letter of inquiry to the American Committee concerning joining the national movement of YWCA's. The Blue Triangle Branch of the YWCA of Houston is the association's branch for its African American members. Visitation reports, correspondence and notes include descriptions of the branch's program, discussion of race relations within the association and comments on relations between the branch and the central association.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
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The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following accesptions: Portions of the physical papers are stored offsite. To access the microfilm reels and boxes 893-964 and 1061-1132, researchers must give two working days advance notice. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
Texas, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 216