Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning the development of YWCA associations on Long Island and documents concerning developing associations in Medina and Middletown, New York. YWCA of the U.S.A. activity on Long Island began as a response to to the increased need following World War I. The development seems to happen as a reaction to a need and correspondence and reports indicate that the field work in Long Island progressed rapidly in response to need. Beginning in 1926 interest is expressed by the YMCA on Long Island in developing cooperative programs of work. Correspondence, visitation reports and meeting minutes follow these efforts over several years. Eventually the joint project is abandoned and YWCA associations are developed. Later, following a reorganization two county associations are developed in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Additional information can be found in their respective files. Correspondence and reports for Medina and Middletown concern the possible development of new associations.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Young Men's Christian associations
World War, 1914-1918
Young Women’s Christian associations
Young Women's Christian associations
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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 195