Documents concerning leadership, administration, affiliation, facilities, services, finance and membership of the YWCA of Des Moines, Iowa. Originally organized in 1895, the YWCA of Des Moines has a long history of work with women and girls. This history is outlined in a timeline of association milestones that include explanations of the event or experts from a YWCA secretary's report. In order to continue improving the association's services and ensure that the needs of the community are being met, studies of the community, association structure and leadership and services are conducted and results are compiled into reports. These reports contain narrative analysis in addition to the presentation of the data collected and supporting documents such as correspondence, minutes and secretary's reports. Following the first standards study report is a series of newsletters titled "Tip Off." These newsletters of the Business and Professional Department of the YWCA of Des Moines share news and updates as well as articles that interest the professional women members of the YWCA of Des Moines. It's not clear if these newsletters are a part of the preceding study or if they were just filmed in the middle of the studies.
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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.
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Iowa, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 176