Documents concerning the YWCA of Salem, Oregon and the development of work in Vanport. The administrative and organizational history of the YWCA of Salem can be traced through constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include notes on the community of work, lists of professional and volunteer leadership, a completed residence survey, correspondence concerning relationships with the YMCA and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders. Vanport, Oregon is a federal housing project built to accommodate war workers during World War II. As in other communities that experience rapid growth during the war, the YWCA of the U.S.A. sets up centers to provide needed services to the community. Correspondence and reports describe the work of the YWCA in Vanport, the needs of the community and the unique factors of the newly developed town. Also included is a report of the development of the public library in Vanport.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Young Men's Christian associations
World War, 1939-1945
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.
Oregon, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 207