Documents concerning the facilities, affiliation, administration and governance, program, services and history of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in the District of Columbia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Correspondence and reports concerning the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. address the relationship between associations and the conflicting desires to have a centralized association versus a community's desire to organize their own work. The YWCA of the District of Columbia provides services to young women and girls including women employed in business and industry. The YWCA of the District of Columbia also provides residences and rooms for women in need of safe housing. Other documents concern the leadership and administration of the association, finances and fundraising, the development and continuation of USO work and the association's relationship to the Young Women's Christian Home in Washington, D.C.
District of Columbia
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District of Columbia, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 168