Documents concerning the administration, program and development of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in California arranged alphabetically by city or area covering Central San Joaquin Valley through Garden Grove. Documents concerning the administration and history of the associations in Central San Joaquin Valley, Eureka, Fontana, Fresno and Garden Grove vary by location but may include basic standards reports, certification materials, constitutions, bylaws and historical overviews. Their visitation reports are more narrative in nature and include program descriptions, reports of challenges and successes, and discussion of personnel and management needs. Correspondence with Centralia, Escondido, and El Monte concern the development of new organizations. Finally, a series of correspondence from Pilgrim Place, a retirement residence in Claremont, seek an annual grant from the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board to support the organization that houses several listed retired YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries.
Claremont, Los Angeles, California, United States
Escondido, San Diego, California, United States
El Monte, Los Angeles, California, United States
Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
Fontana, San Bernardino, California, United States
Fresno, Fresno, California, United States
Garden Grove, Orange, California, United States
San Joaquin Valley, Central Valley, California, United States
Centralia, Sacramento, California, United States
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California, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 254