Documents concerning the history, administration and program of the YWCA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Administrative records and correspondence indicate that the association has origins with two women's Christian organizations. Reports and letters concerning a historical study of the association's origins detail the history of the association and the relationship between the two women's groups. Also included is a history of the association in celebration of seventy-five years of work, association fact sheets and constitutions and bylaws. Materials concerning the Carnegie-illinois project document a proposed project where the YWCA or YMCA would take over the programming, title and endowment of the Carnegie libraries of Homestead, Braddock and Duquesne. The YWCA of Pittsburgh studies the financial and program implications and documents include meeting notes, reports and correspondence concerning the proposed program. Additional materials include correspondence concerning association finances, industrial department reports, industrial department visitation reports, an overview of the interracial practices of the association and correspondence concerning interracial practices.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Men's Christian associations
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.
Pennsylvania, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 210