Documents concerning the YWCA of Baltimore, Maryland, its branch and its international center. Visitation reports of the YWCA of Baltimore make assessments of the existing leadership and YWCA program, membership and community interest, and the needs of the women and girls of the community. Additional documents include anniversary programs and pamphlets and leadership conference notes. The Madison Avenue Branch of the YWCA of Baltimore in a center for its African American members. The branch's move from Druid Hill Avenue to Madison Avenue is described in correspondence and reports and includes descriptions of the reason for moving and challenges to the building project. The relationship between the Madison Avenue branch and the central association is addressed in correspondence as well as in the branch's bylaws and constitutions. In addition to the Madison Avenue Branch, the YWCA of Baltimore includes an international center that provides services and programming for the immigrants and international community. Visitation reports, correspondence and administrative records describe and assess the work of the center and the relationship to the central association. A study of the international community of Baltimore and its relationship to the international center provides and assessment of the work of the center and the community needs.
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Maryland, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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