Documents concerning the history, affiliation, administration and program of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Austin and Beaumont, Texas and the development of new organizations in Borger, Carrizo Springs and Cleburne. The administrative history of the Austin and Beaumont associations can be traced through their constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Program and leadership are assessed and described in visitation reports from field secretaries and reports of studies present community information and context to the work of the associations. Additional documents include lists of staff and volunteer leaders, a completed residence survey from Beaumont and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Documents for both associations are followed by correspondence and reports concerning their branches for African American women and girls. These documents include discussion of race and race relations in addition to program and association assessments. For the communities interested in organizing new associations documents include letters of interest, assessments of feasibility and correspondence and reports concerning the progress of the programs.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
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Texas, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 215