Minutes and reports from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Southwestern Field Committee. Field committees unite local associations under the general purposes and missions of the National YWCA, assist with emerging and established local associations, arrange conferences and camps, and oversee fundraising campaigns. Materials include reports from field secretaries. These narrative reports summarize work with local associations, make recommendations and requests for personnel and finance, report on association program, assess the state of local associations, and assess the needs of local populations. The early focus on in the Southwestern Field Committee centers around student associations, mostly in Oklahoma and Texas. World War I brings a lot of activity and participation surrounding war work campaigns. Proceedings and reports from the United War Work campaign documents combined efforts with the YMCA and several other southern states to campaign for war work funds and activities. Following war efforts, the Southwestern Field focuses on retaining activity and interest and focusing on serving populations at need. In particular a great need arises in work with border towns.
Southwestern Field Committee minutes and reports
1913 March-1921 February
High school girls
Women college students
African American girls
Mexican-American Border Region
1 partial reel
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Southwestern Field Committee minutes and reports, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 15