Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Newburyport and Newton, Massachusetts and the possible development of associations in North Adams, Pittsfield, Plymouth and Southbridge. Prior to developing new associations, the YWCA of the U.S.A. studies the current services for women in an area, the community interest, community need and potential leadership. These factors are considered in visitation reports and correspondence with the community leaders and organizers. In North Adams correspondence addresses the women's work being done through the local YMCA and the relationship to the possibility of YWCA work in the area. The YWCA of the U.S.A. discourages duplication of programs and services in a community when there is a YWCA association that can adequately meet the women's needs. In some cases an organizing effort is referred to the district association such as the Western Massachusetts District YWCA. In Newton, the association is absorbed into the YWCA of Boston after it becomes apparent that it is the best choice for the development of the association.
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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Massachusetts, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 181