Documents concerning the YWCA of Huntington, West Virginia, inquiries into the development of organizations in Keyser and Logan and correspondence and reports on the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in mining towns in West Virginia. The administrative and organizational history of the YWCA of Huntington can be traced through its constitutions and bylaws in addition to fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports from field secretaries and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders are more narrative in form and include the association's program, leadership, membership and overall performance. Additional documents for the YWCA of Huntington include lists of staff and volunteer leaders, a completed residence survey and additional reports. Following materials for the central association are letters concerning the association's branch for its African American members. For the developing work in Logan and Keyser, initial requests are followed by letters advising of the next steps in development. In addition, Keyser's documents include a study of the community. The development of work with mining towns throughout West Virginia is documented in reports and correspondence including reports from the Mining Town Unit of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Included are description of community needs, social and economic conditions and program development.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
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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.
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West Virginia, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 220