Documents concerning the YWCA of Richmond, Virginia and its Phyllis Wheatley branch serving its African American members. For the central association of the YWCA of Richmond, visitation reports summarize and assess overall program and performance and comment on any challenges they may face. Additional documents include correspondence concerning their relationship with the YMCA, program reports and advisory correspondence with regional and local leadership. The bylaws of the Phyllis Wheatley Branch of the YWCA of Richmond establish its purpose, function and administrative relationship to the central association. Correspondence, visitation reports and secretaries' reports are narrative descriptions of the branch's programs and relationship to the central association and include discussion of race relations. Also included are correspondence, reports and notes concerning a potential joint building campaign with the YMCA and summary sheets for the branch's standards study of compliance with national YWCA standards.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American 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.
West Virginia, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 220