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Reports, administrative records, correspondence and documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations and studies in Iowa. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Additional documents concerning the YWCA of Waterloo, Iowa include lists of professional and volunteer leadership, historical summaries of the association, fact sheets, a completed residence survey, the report of a standards study and governing documents. In Spencer, Iowa a registered YWCA club is interested in becoming an affiliated association with the YWCA, either through organizing an independent association or through joining the Iowa District YWCA. Correspondence and reports document their organizing efforts and the input from the YWCA of the U.S.A. In addition, correspondence regarding money left to the YWCA in an estate is included. Reports from Truro, Vinton and West Liberty assess their Girl Reserve clubs while visitation reports from waverly and Winterset report on the community's current services for women and girls and their YWCA activities.
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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.
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Iowa, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.