Documents concerning the administration, programs and management of the YWCA's of Utica and Watertown, New York and the development of associations in Waverly and Wellsville. The administrative history of the associations in Utica and Watertown can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include completed residence survey of Utica's residences, community chest surveys, departmental reports from the YWCA of Watertown Industrial Department, lists of professional and volunteer leadership and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. In addition, YWCA of Utica's documents include a study of employment of women in Utica. The study was conducted with the cooperation of the New York Department of Labor and reports on wages, types of jobs and work conditions for women. Documents concerning the potential organization of new associations in Waverly and Wellsville include visitation reports and advisory correspondence.
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New York, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 198