Documents concerning the development of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Middletown, Mount Vernon, Newark and the Ohio Valley, Ohio. Towns interested in forming affiliation associations often send out letters of inquiry to regional or national leadership of the YWCA of the U.S.A. In response the YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries responsible for the region recommend the next steps, assess the feasibility of the situation and make visits to the area when necessary. Documents for the YWCA of Newark indicate that there is active association work being carried out but they seek official affiliation with the national organization. YWCA work in the Ohio Valley is conducted through a federation of towns coordinated under the Ohio Valley Council and associated with the YWCA of Wheeling, West Virginia. Policies and reports include explanations of the nature and function of the council and descriptions of town programs and activities.
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Ohio, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 203