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Documents concerning the history, administration and program of the YWCA of Corpus Christi, Texas and the application for affiliation and discontinuance records for the YWCA of Coryell County. The administrative history of the YWCA of Corpus Christi can be traced through constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Program, leadership and facilities are described an assessed in visitation reports from field secretaries and two reports of community conditions provide context to the work of the association. The first report from the National Recreation Association examines the recreation facilities, opportunities and needs for the African Americans in the community. The second report presents the findings on the Corpus Christi Council of Community Agencies' survey of social problems in the community with a special section addressing juvenile delinquency. Additional documents include lists of staff and volunteer leaders, an association brochure and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders.
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Texas, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.