Documents concerning the branches and centers of the YWCA of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Branches and centers of a metropolitan association like the YWCA of Philadelphia serve a geographic area or constituency group such as the international institute for immigrant women and their families, the South West Belmont branch for African American women and girls. The relationship between the central association, the branches and the YWCA of the U.S.A. are established in bylaws and constitutions and are also discussed in reports and correspondence with regional and national leaders. Later materials concerning the South West Belmont branch include discussion of the program's shift towards an interracial branch. Materials for each branch are arranged chronologically and include visitation reports, program reports, program studies and administrative records and advisory correspondence.
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.
Pennsylvania, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 210