Administrative records, leadership directories, reports and documents concerning the finance, Business and Professional Department and Industrial Department of the YWCA of Baltimore, Maryland. In order to inform decisions, improve program and improve services, the YWCA of Baltimore, like the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its associations, conducts careful studies of its environment in addition to making use of studies conducted by other community organizations. The studies are then compiled into reports containing narrative and quantitative assessments. Reports included in the associations files concern program and service assessments, community needs, association finance and structure, wages of YWCA employees and employment for women post World War II. Outside studies include a study of the African American community of Baltimore and a study of the relationship between community chests, local members and national organizations. Other documents include correspondence and reports of the Industrial and Business and Professional Departments of the YWCA of Baltimore, governing documents of the association, association historical notes and governing documents.
Young Women's Christian associations
Societies and clubs
Leadership in women
Federations, Financial (Social service)
Social group work
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
To the extent that it owns copyright, YWCA of the USA has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College, but has has authorized Smith College Special Collections to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf. Copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the USA, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Maryland, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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