Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Trenton, New Jersey, its Montgomery Street branch and its international institute. The YWCA of Trenton Montgomery Street Branch is the YWCA of Trenton's branch for its African American members. The branch has its own building, leaders and programs but is part of the central association. The organizational and administrative history of the branch is illustrated through governing documents, visitation reports and correspondence with local and national leadership. Towards the end of the 1940's the branch is disbanded in favor of an integrated program in the YWCA of Trenton. The association's international institute serves the immigrant women of Trenton and their families. As the work with immigrant families becomes more specialized, the role of the institutes and its relationship to the YWCA of Trenton are discussed. Correspondence and reports concerning this issue include summaries of meetings, board votes and consultations. The administrative and organizational history of the YWCA of Trenton is documented in constitutions, bylaws, and historical notes while visitation reports and association correspondence provide documentation of the program and activities of the association. Additional documents include a residence survey, leadership lists, correspondence and reports concerning the interracial policies of the club, documents concerning the financial challenges of the association and program studies.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Social group work
Young Men's Christian associations
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
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New Jersey, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 192