Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in La Crosse and Janesville, Wisconsin and development of an association in Kenosha. The administrative and organization history of the associations in La Crosse and Janesville are documented in their constitutions, bylaws, fact sheets and historical notes. In addition, lists of committee and board members and building and finance documents provide insight into the operational aspects of the associations. Visitation reports from field secretaries, studies and documents concerning relationships with the YMCA address the association's program, leadership and overall performance. Additional documents include advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders, studies of the YWCA of Janesville and additional program reports. The development of the association in Kenosha is documented from its initial letters of inquiry through visitation reports and continued correspondence.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Young Men's Christian associations
Young Women's Christian associations
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Wisconsin, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 221