Documents concerning the YWCA of Saint Paul, Minnesota, its branches and international institute. YWCA of Saint Paul visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. As in many other cities, the YWCA of Saint Paul finds itself in a city with a YMCA conducting women's work and classes. Correspondence with regional and national leaders describe the situation and seek advice on forming a cooperative relationship with the local YMCA. Additional documents include correspondence and reports concerning the institute's relationship to the central association, their Girl Reserve program, the Travelers Aid program and matters of association policy and leadership. The YWCA of Saint Paul International Institute provides programs and services for foreign born women and their families with the aim of helping the families adjust to living in the United States, to provide recreation opportunities and to provide opportunities for them to share their cultural heritage with the community. One such sharing opportunity is a festival of nations. The festival program outlines the special event and contains a map of booths representing the nationalities of its members. Other documents include a study of the Mexican community in Saint Paul, the bylaws and constitution of the Central and West End branches. The branches of the YWCA of Saint Paul serve the African American members.
Young Women's Christian associations
Societies and clubs
Leadership in women
Young Men's Christian associations
African American women
Societies and clubs
1 partial reel
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Minnesota, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 185