Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Atlantic City and Asbury Park, New Jersey. Women from Asbury Park correspondence with national leadership seeking advice and support for developing a local association. In Atlantic City, where there is an active affiliated association, difficulties arise surrounding the membership basis and in 1950 the association disaffiliated. The African American branch of the YWCA of Atlantic City does not wish to disaffiliate and consults with national leadership on becoming an independent association. 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, association fact sheets, historical summaries and applications for affiliation. Local association files are preceded by a section covering the entire state of New Jersey. These documents include the corporation laws of New Hampshire, state visitation reports, a report of the study of the YWCA-YMCA relationships, documents concerning the Council of Christian Associations and projects for women in agriculture.
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 189