Documents concerning the YWCA of Boston, a cooperative building project in Hyde Park with the YMCA and the YWCA of Boston's International Institute. Visitation reports of the YWCA of Boston describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. The association's relationship to and cooperation with the local YMCA are documented in correspondence and reports. A cooperative building project in Hyde Park brings out the challenges of working together and maintaining separate identities while sharing resources, buildings space and possibly overlapping purpose. The YWCA of Boston International Institute serves the immigrant women, women with foreign backgrounds and their families. The services are aimed at helping the members adjust to life in the United States and aid in finding work, housing and other services. These services and the institute's relationship to the central association are documented in correspondence and reports. Other documents concerning the YWCA of Boston include anniversary programs and pamphlets, a study of the place of religion in the program and services of the association and correspondence concerning the closing of the Warrington Street boarding home.
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Massachusetts, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 180