Documents concerning the YWCA of Youngstown, Ohio and its branches. Visitation reports, continued from the previous reel, describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Also included are correspondence relating to the YMCA in Youngstown and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders. The YWCA operates two branches in addition to its central association. The Belmont Branch of the YWCA of Youngstown serves the African American girls and women of the community. Its functions and relationship to the central association are established in its bylaws and reports of interracial practices within the association evaluate the policies and practices throughout the association that deal with matters of diversity and race. The association's international institute is a club for the YWCA of Youngstown's immigrant women and their families. Annual and monthly reports summarize program and membership data and include narrative evaluations of the work of the institute.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Young Men's Christian associations
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
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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.
Ohio, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 205