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.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Young Men's Christian associations
Young Women's Christian associations
1 partial reel
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