Documents concerning the history, affiliation and program of the YWCA of Neenah-Menasha, correspondence and reports concerning developing association work in Oshkosh and a report of the rural "home women" in Orfordville, Wisconsin. The administrative and organizational history of the YWCA of Neenah-Menasha can be traced through its constitutions, bylaws, fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports from field secretaries assess and describe the association's programs, membership and overall performance. Additional materials include a standards study report, a report of a survey of work with young girls, new building dedication program and correspondence, lists of staff and volunteer leaders and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders. The development of the association in Oshkosh is documented through initial requests for program organization through correspondence and reports following efforts to develop and maintain association work. Following these materials is the report, "Home Women and Rural Life: A study of Orfordville, Wisconsin." This report is part of a series of studies conducted for the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to examine the life and needs of rural women across the United States.
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Wisconsin, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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