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Reports of studies conducted to investigate and assess the YWCA of Chicago, Illinois programs and services. In order to better understand the communities they serve and to assess the structure and organization of the association as well as its ability to meet the needs of the community careful studies are conducted. "Education Analysis of the Various Departments in the Chicago Metropolitan Association" is a report of a series of discussions concerning the roles and functions of the YWCA of Chicago's departments. In "Housing Study of Chicago's 21st Ward," a summary of the ward's housing history and current services is presented. The conditions for employment and work for women in Chicago's industry is addressed in "Report of Investigation of Chicago, Illinois." The overall program of the YWCA of Chicago is studies and assessed in the program planning study.
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Illinois, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.