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
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.
To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, 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. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
Maryland, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 180