Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning existing YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Nebraska and inquires into the organization of new associations. 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. For those communities with emerging or no associations, visitations from field workers asses the community and any existing women's organizations and make recommendations for further developments. Local association files are preceded by a section of materials concerning the entire state of Nebraska. These materials include corporation statutes for the state, a survey of all national youth agencies in Nebraska and letters concerning cooperation with the YMCA in Nebraska. Atlantic and Avoca are filed and labeled as Nebraska towns but are in fact documents concerning those towns in Iowa.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Social group work
Young Women's Christian associations
Young Men's Christian associations
Nebraska, United States
Atlantic, Cass, Iowa, United States
Avoca, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
Columbus, Platte, nebraska, United States
Craig, Burt, Nebraska, United States
Decatur, Burt, Nebraska, United States
Gage, Nebraska, United States
Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States
Grand Island, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States
Hall, Nebraska, United States
476 frames (1 partial reel)
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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Nebraska, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 188