Organized in 1870, the YWCA of New York City has a long history of working for the women and girls of New York through residences, classes, programming and leadership. A brief timeline in a program celebrating their seventieth anniversary documents the major events in the life of the associations as it develops and their administrative history is documented through revisions to their association constitutions and bylaws. Annual reports summarize the program activities for the reporting year and highlight special events and achievements. Industrial department reports assess the work of the industrial department and their services for women employed in industry. These documents include an East Harlem study of industrial programs. Residences of the YWCA of New York provide a safe, comfortable and affordable place for women to stay. These residences are the Central Club for Nurses, Spelman Hall, Studio Club of New York, and Margaret Louisa Home. Residence pamphlets provide an overview of residence services and functions while governing documents establish their administrative functions and relationships to the central association. Additional documents include association fact sheets, a completed finance survey and correspondence concerning budgets.
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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.
To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
New York, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 195