Documents concerning the YWCA of Mansfield, Ohio, the Betsey Mills Club in Marietta, Ohio and inquiries into developing an association in Marion. The YWCA of Mansfield's administrative and organizational history can be tracked through its constitutions, bylaws, historical notes and administrative records. Visitation reports, community studies and association studies give insight into the program and services of the association as well as the community it serves. Other documents include annual reports, correspondence concerning relationships with the local YMCA and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. The Betsey Mills Club of Marietta, Ohio is a woman's club with programs similar to that of the YWCA of the U.S.A. While not directly related to the YWCA of the U.S.A., correspondence and reports indicate that there was a maintained interest in the club and some advisory relationships. Also included in the Betsey Mills documents are a memorial to Betsy Shipman Gates Mills, and program pamphlets. Documents from Marion, Ohio concern the establishment of a new YWCA of the U.S.A. association. Letters of inquiry and visitation reports include assessments of current work and the feasibility of establishing an association.
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Ohio, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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