Documents concerning the affiliation, program, management and services of YWCA of the U.S.A. local associations in Mexico, Moberly and Saint Joseph, Missouri. In addition, there are several letters concerning the possibility of organizing an association in Neosho. Visitation reports assess and summarize the program, activities and staff of local associations. Visitations are made by regional or national field staff. Additional documents may include constitutions and bylaws, applications for affiliation and, in the case of Moberly, a record of its disaffiliation. As a larger association there are more extensive records concerning the Saint Joseph association and its Blue Triangle Branch, a branch for the community's African American girls and women. The branch's relationship to the Saint Joseph association and its purpose and functions are established in its constitution and bylaws and a completed residence survey provides a look into its residence services. Additional documents from the Saint Joseph association include a pamphlet celebrating its fifty year history, it's completed residence survey, a completed finance survey, annual reports for their industrial program, correspondence concerning their relationship to the YMCA, their standards study report and lists of staff and volunteers.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Social group work
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
Young Men's Christian associations
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Missouri, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 187