The Young Woman's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A) may not have a catchy song written about it, but the Y.M.C.A.'s sister organization does promote leadership and aims to be a "membership-directed organization for 'all kinds of women and girls.'" Smith College, in Massachusetts, has the collection of historical records of the Y.W.C.A. of the USA, and has created an online exhibit of such materials. The exhibit is divided into three categories accessible by the links at the bottom of the page. The categories are "Interracial Education", "Christian Faith and Social Action", and "Industrial Awakening". The materials, such as posters, flyers, pamphlets, photos and news articles can be found alongside the text of each category's page, and can be clicked on for an enlargement of the image. The "Additional Sources" link, at the bottom of the page, offers web sources, including other Y.W.C.A. material from the collection at Smith College, many books for general reading about the Y.W.C.A., as well as books and online resources about the three categories addressed on this website. [KMG]


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