Documents concerning the history, affiliation, administration and program of the YWCA of Chattanooga, Tennessee and its Phyllis Wheatley branch. The administrative and organizational history of the association can be traced through its constitutions and bylaws in addition to its facts sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports from field secretaries summarize and assess the program, leadership and functions of the associations and industrial reports do the same for the association's work with women employed in industry. Additional materials include lists of staff and volunteer leadership, a completed residence survey and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. A note on the microfilm indicates that the branches are included in the documents concerning the YWCA of Chattanooga. In addition to what is covered in the general documents, separate documents follow for the Phyllis Wheatley Branch of the YWCA of Chattanooga, the branch for African American women and girls. These documents include the branch's constitution and bylaws establishing the branch's functions and relationship to the central association, a completed residence survey, visitation reports, lists of board and committee members and advisory correspondence. Correspondence and reports address the functional and interpersonal relationship between the central association and the branch in addition to commenting on branch performance and program.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
1 partial reel
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.
Tennessee, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 214