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Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning the YWCA of Newburgh, New York and documents concerning the possibility of developing an association in New Rochelle. Newburgh early history from organization in 1888 through 1931 is documented in a chronological series of notes from reports, articles and correspondence. Their administrative history is documented through revisions to their association constitutions and bylaws. Visitation reports summarize and assess association programs, membership and management and comment on any challenges the association faces. Correspondence regarding the YWCA of Newburgh's relationship to the YMCA includes comments on the possibility of both organizations leaving the local community chest and letters concerning possible cooperative projects between the two organizations. Additional materials include lists of staff and volunteer leaders and industrial program reports.
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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New York, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.