Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Morris County and Newark, New Jersey and the development of work in Morristown. YWCA of Morris County records follow the association from its affiliation through its eventual disaffiliation in 1952 due to program, leadership and financial difficulties. Visitation reports from Morristown describe the women's programs of the YMCA and attempts to reach an agreement about where the responsibility for women's work lies. The YWCA of Newark document also document the sometimes challenging relationship with the local YMCA and document plans to conduct united work that are ultimately not adopted. The Sojourner Truth Branch of the YWCA of Newark serves its African American women and girls and operates its own program under the YWCA of Newark. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include constitutions and bylaws, lists of professional and volunteer leadership and correspondence with national leadership. In addition, documents discuss the activities of the local YMCA's and the impact on the YWCA activities.
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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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 Jersey, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 190