Documents concerning the history, administration, program and management of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in New York and notes concerning the development of new associations. The administrative history of the YWCA of Peekskill and the YWCA of Poughkeepsie can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to association timelines and 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, correspondence with national and regional leadership, finance surveys and correspondence for Peekskill and correspondence concerning relationships with the YMCA in Peekskill. For the areas interested in developing YWCA programs documents include visitation summaries, letters of inquiry from the interested town, advisory letters and notes on the development of association work. Documents concerning the development of a YWCA in Plattsburg includes correspondence with the War Chest Association concerning the work of the Young Women's League.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
World War, 1914-1918
Young Women’s Christian associations
Young Men's Christian associations
Young Women's Christian associations
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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.
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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 196