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YWCA Special Collections Resources

Materials related to the YWCA in Smith College Special Collections

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Select material from Smith College Special Collections has been digitized and made available online. Visit our Search Special Collections page for guidance on finding digital resources.

Digitized Microfilm in the YWCA collections

Not everything in the YWCA collection has been digitized in the collection, however the YWCA of the U.S.A. records, Record Group 11. Microfilmed headquarters files has been digitized.

Record Group 11. Microfilmed headquarters files, of the YWCA of the U.S.A. records includes the records of importance to the Association as a whole, which were submitted for filing at national headquarters. It includes Minutes and Reports, Subject Files, and Community (or "Local") Associations Files, which were microfilmed and mostly destroyed as a records management strategy beginning in 1964.

For more information about the history of the microfilmed records and their current organization, please read in the information in the "Additional Description" section of the finding aid at the bottom of the page in the "Collection Overview" view.

The microfilm records were digitized and described as part of a 2016-2018 CLIR Hidden Collections grant.