Documents concerning the program and management of the YWCA of Oklahoma City, its branch for African American women and girls and the community is operates in. Two studies by outside organizations provides some context for the association's work where its members are coming from. The first study, "Social and Economic Conditions of Negro the Population of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma," is a study conducted for the Oklahoma City Council of Social Welfare. The report presents the findings of the study and is followed by a summary and recommendations. The second study, "Survey of Welfare Activities in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma," is presented in five parts and is a detailed survey of all social and health services available in the city. Following the reports, YWCA of Oklahoma City visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include correspondence concerning relationships with the YMCA, correspondence and reports concerning interracial policy in the association and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders. Branch documents include visitation reports and advisory correspondence.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
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Oklahoma, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 206