Documents concerning the administration, programs and management of the YWCA of Durham, North Carolina, it's Harriet Tubman branch and correspondence concerning developing work in East Laurinburg, Fayetteville and Goldsboro. The administrative history of the YWCA of Durham can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and timelines. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include a completed residence survey, a report of its standards study, lists of professional and volunteer leadership and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. The Harriet Tubman Branch of the YWCA of Durham serves the African American women and girls of the community. Documents concerning the branch include branch visitation reports, bylaws and a completed residence survey. Organization of a YWCA in Fayetteville begins in 1922, dissolves in 1929 and picks up again in 1944. Advisory correspondence and visitation reports include summaries of organizing efforts, difficulties and program activities.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American girls
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
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North Carolina, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 199