Documents concerning the program, administration, and development of the YWCA of Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Area YWCA. After the YWCA of Baton Rouge disaffiliated from the YWCA of the U.S.A. due to frictions surrounding the national program to desegregate, the Baton Rouge Area YWCA forms to take the place and organize women interested in continuing the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The YWCA of Baton Rouge continued its work as the Young Women's Christian Organization, unaffiliated with the YWCA of the U.S.A. The administration and development of the associations is documented in basic standards reports, constitutions, and bylaws. The administrative records and correspondence follow the relationship between the local association and national and the steps leading up to disaffiliation. Visitation reports include program descriptions, reports of challenges and successes, and discussion of personnel and management need. Additional materials include program materials, general correspondence, and reports concerning association program and operations.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
1 partial reel
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.
To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, 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. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
Louisiana, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 331