Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Scranton, Shamokin and Sunbury, Pennsylvania and the development of an association in Swissvale. The administrative history of the associations in Scranton and Shamokin can be traced through their constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. The program of the associations are represented in visitation reports from field secretaries and studies. Also included for these two associations are completed residence surveys, lists of committee and board members, foreign communities and industrial reports from Scranton and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Records from the YWCA of Sunbury include correspondence and reports through its disaffiliation in 1920. Organizing an affiliation in Swissvale began with an industrial center during World War I. Correspondence and reports follow efforts to establish an affiliated association and continue that work after the war ends.
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Pennsylvania, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 211