Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Macon, Georgia and efforts to organize associations in Dalton, Gainesville, Griffin and Columbus, Georgia. An association in Columbus is listed as a charter member of the newly formed YWCA of the U.S.A. but activity appears to wane with little documentation. Attempts to revitalize the association are met with many challenges due to the inability of the white leaders to accept an inclusive constitution and association. Reports and correspondence describe the efforts to encourage the white and African American provisional committees to work together ending in the decision of the white committee to establish their own work separate from the YWCA of the U.S.A. The events are publicized in the South and create mixed feelings regarding the national policies and local association autonomy. Documents concerning the YWCA of Macon, Georgia include constitutions and bylaws, visitation reports summarizing and assessing association leadership and services, lists of leadership and personnel, the report of the standards study concerning the structure and administration of the association and a completed residence survey.
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Georgia, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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