Documents concerning affiliated and developing YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Tennessee. Documents are arranged alphabetically by town beginning with Nashville and ending with Roan-Anderson County. Documents concerning the YWCA of Nashville and its Blue Triangle branch are continued from reel 214, microdex 8 and include lists of staff and volunteer leaders, "A Brief History of Social Planning in Nashville, Tennessee," visitation reports, the report of the association's standards study and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Race relations in the association and the community are discussed in reports and correspondence as well as in documents concerning the Blue Triangle Branch of the YWCA of Nashville, Nashville's branch for African American women and girls. Documents for communities interested in developing associations include letters of inquiry, reports and assessments of organizing committees and in progress associations and assessments of any ongoing work, including YMCA programs for women.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
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Tennessee, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 215