Documents concerning the administration, history and programs of the YWCA of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The administrative history of the association can be traced through constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. In the late twenties through the thirties, the association experiences financial challenges. Correspondence and reports concern the association's relationship to the community fund in Tulsa and later materials describe the increasing financial challenges of the association and seek guidance from regional and national leaders. Similar to other associations and the national organization, the YWCA of Tulsa utilizes studies to inform program decisions and to become familiar with the community they work in. Studies present in the microfilm were conducted by the association itself or other community organizations and include a study of the economic and social conditions of the African American in Tulsa, a program planning study, a study of girls released from institutions in Oklahoma, a report of the "leisure-time problem" and a report of a national-local project to align the YWCA of Tulsa with the YWCA of the U.S.A. Additional documents include lists of professional and volunteer leaders and industrial program reports.
Leadership in 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.
Oklahoma, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 206