Some of the material in Compass is restricted to members of the Five College community. By logging in, you may be able to gain additional access to certain collections or items. If you have questions about access or logging in, please use the form on the Contact Page.
Loading the Internet Archive BookReader, please wait...
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.
Web viewing and download available to anyone.Learn more.
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.
Use and Reproduction
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.
Iowa, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.