Documents concerning the development of YWCA associations in Massachusetts and the affiliation, history, services, program, buildings and leadership of the associations in Holyoke and Haverhill. 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. Also included is a report of YMCA efforts to expand their program and services for the industrial sector. Documents concerning the associations in Holyoke and Haverhill include lists of professional and volunteer leadership, anniversary pamphlets, association histories, governing documents and correspondence. Visitation reports of the YWCA of Boston describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services.
Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
1 partial reel
The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following accesptions: Portions of the physical papers are stored offsite. To access the microfilm reels and boxes 893-964 and 1061-1132, researchers must give two working days advance notice. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
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Massachusetts, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 181