Documents concerning the YWCA of Springfield, Ohio and its Clark Street and district branches. The administrative history of the YWCA of Springfield can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to historical notes and association fact sheets. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include lists of professional and volunteer leadership, completed finance and residence surveys, correspondence concerning the YMCA and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. The Clark Street Branch of the YWCA of Springfield serves its African American women and girls. Correspondence, minutes and reports include discussion of proposed cooperative relationships with the YMCA and the branch's relationship to the central association. The report "The Y.W.C.A. in Ohio Springfield District" explains the district program's relationship to the YWCA of Springfield and summarizes and assesses the work for the rural areas outside of Springfield.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Young Men's Christian associations
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.
Ohio, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 204