Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Somerset County and Summit, New Jersey, and developing a program in Toms River. In Somerset County a YWCA operating as a registered club votes to disband and become members of the YMCA. Correspondence indicates that there had been some confusion regarding the status of the club and seeks to clarify their status. Visitation reports, administrative records and a historical overview provide information concerning the club's organization, programs and community. For the affiliated association in Summit, New Jersey constitutions, bylaws, and historical notes document the administrative and operational history of the association. Visitation reports and association correspondence provide documentation of the program and activities of the association. Additional documents include a residence survey, leadership lists, and documents concerning the association's relationship to the YMCA. In Toms River, New Jersey a business and professional women's club inquires about starting an official YWCA program.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Social group work
Young Men's Christian associations
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