Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Camden and Carney's Point, New Jersey. The YWCA of Camden, New Jersey participates in a self study to evaluate their program, leadership and services to their community. The report and supporting documents present the findings with recommendations and include program materials such as pamphlets, letters and study notes. As part of their work with African American women and girls, the YWCA of Camden maintains a branch association. As they move towards an interracial program the role and future of the branch is discussed with local leadership and advice from national leaders. Additional documents include a timeline of the work of the Committee on Colored Work of the YWCA of Camden, correspondence concerning the association's relationship to the local YMCA, visitation reports, and correspondence with national and regional leadership. The association in Camden Point, New Jersey is organized to provide wartime services for the industrial women employed by the DuPont company. After World War I ends and the number of women employed drops the center is closed at the suggestion of DuPont. Correspondence describes the origins of the center, the reasons for its closure and the disposition of its assets and furnishing.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Social group work
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
World War, 1914-1918
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New Jersey, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 190