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YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division

 Organization

Found in 211 Collections and/or Records:

Africa, 1953-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 230, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ethiopia. The YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ethiopia is mainly through the Women's Education Project and an adult education center for women though correspondence does indicate an interest in developing a YWCA. These projects involve the cooperation of the International Cooperation Administration, the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the United States Government and the Ethiopian Government. Agreements between the involved parties...
Dates of Materials: 1953-1960

Africa, 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 230, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Liberia. The YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division works to develop associations for women and girls in Africa and to develop leadership so that the associations can one day be independent. American secretaries stationed in Africa develop programming, train local leaders and girls and report back to the Foreign Division. Secretaries' reports and correspondence describe the cultural, social and political context they...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1960

Africa, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 230, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Rhodesia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togoland and Uganda. The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. works to develop associations for women and girls in Africa and to develop leadership so that the associations can one day be independent. American secretaries stationed in Africa develop programming, train local leaders and girls and report back to the Foreign Division. Secretaries' reports and correspondence describe the cultural,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960

Africa, 1954-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 231, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in West Africa and the history of association work throughout Africa. Proceedings, notes and reports of the West Africa conference of YWCA's summarize and assess the conference proceedings and experience. At the conference, women from associations in West Africa hear presentations concerning and discuss topics such as the status of women, western influence in Africa, family and marriage, and leadership. In addition, conference reports...
Dates of Materials: 1954-1960

Africa, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 47, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division work in Ethiopia, Liberia and South Africa. American secretaries from the YWCA of the U.S.A. work in other countries to train leaders, develop programs for women, address local needs, and work towards the development of women in other countries. The foreign program emphasizes working with women and their cultural and local customs. During the conflict in Ethiopia with Italy YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries work to aid local women and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1950

Africa, circa 1915-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 48, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Africa. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in Africa seek to help develop women's social, physical, intellectual, and spiritual selves through developing programs, establishing associations and training leaders. In South Africa, secretaries work with rural and urban women and face issues of racism, segregation and a stratified culture. Correspondence from West Africa contains descriptions of climate and living conditions as the secretaries adjust to a...
Dates of Materials: circa 1915-1949

Argentina, circa 1915-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 66, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian association development and programs in Argentina. YWCA activities begin in Buenos Aires in 1890 with English and North American women organizing meetings of English speaking girls. Activities expand growing into a lively organization serving women and girls in need, employed women, students and women at home. Activities include physical education and recreation, skills training, camps, conferences, social services and advocacy for women's rights. As...
Dates of Materials: circa 1915-1949

Argentina, circa 1919-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 66, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the finance, development and program of young women's Christian associations in Argentina. The YWCA in Buenos Aires is partially supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A. through finances and by sending staff to serve as leaders, advisors and trainers. Correspondence and reports update the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. of the current activities of the YWCA, assess future needs, evaluate the effectiveness of the program, request further support or resources and make...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1950

Argentina, 1920-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 66, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in Argentina. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA in Buenos Aires by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and to assess the status of the YWCA in Buenos Aires and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in Argentina concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Argentina as well as arrangements for visits the United States. Reports...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1949

Argentina, 1937-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 67, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in Argentina. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA in Buenos Aires by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and to assess the status of the YWCA in Buenos Aires and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in Argentina concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Argentina as well as arrangements for visits the United States. Reports...
Dates of Materials: 1937-1949

Argentina, 1929-1948

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 67, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in Argentina. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA in Buenos Aires by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and to assess the status of the YWCA in Buenos Aires and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in Argentina concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Argentina as well as arrangements for visits the United States. Reports...
Dates of Materials: 1929-1948

Argentina, 1919-1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 67, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in Argentina. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA in Buenos Aires by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and to assess the status of the YWCA in Buenos Aires and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in Argentina concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Argentina as well as arrangements for visits the United States. Reports...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1938

Argentina, 1924-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 67, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in Argentina. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA in Buenos Aires by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and to assess the status of the YWCA in Buenos Aires and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in Argentina concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Argentina as well as arrangements for visits the United States. Reports...
Dates of Materials: 1924-1950

Argentina and Bolivia, 1950-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 232, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with the YWCA of Argentina and the YWCA of Bolivia. Annual reports of the YWCA of Argentina to the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. provide an overview of the activities of the association, the needs of the women in Argentina and the context in which the association operates. Correspondence with Lenor Stok de Llovet covers more administrative matters, requests for assistance and smaller updates on association work. Addition documents...
Dates of Materials: 1950-1960

Asia, Australia, Belgium, Burma and Canada, circa 1951-1959

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 231, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Asia, Australia, Belgium, Burma and Canada. Proceedings and reports of the Asian Women's Study Conference document the international conference concerning the role of women in Asia. The conference, hosted by the YWCA of Japan includes delegates from Asian associations and is an opportunity for the women to discuss common problems and share information. A letter from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Leadership Services Division to a program...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1959

Australia, Austria, and Bahama Islands, circa 1930-1947

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 48, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Australia, Austria, and the Bahamas. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries serve in other countries to develop programs, work for the development of women worldwide and train local leadership. In Australia, YWCA associations work with the growing population of younger working girls. Pamphlets, reports and correspondence describe the YWCA activities in Australia and include a history of the YWCA movement. A pamphlet from Austria describes the history of...
Dates of Materials: circa 1930-1947

Baltic States, circa 1922-1937

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 48, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Estonia and Latvia. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in Estonia and Latvia work to develop programming and train local leaders. In addition, efforts are made to form cooperative relationships between the Estonian and Latvian associations including holding joint conferences. YWCA work in Estonia and Latvia is focused on work with younger girls including a Girl Reserve program. Reports and proceedings provide an overview of the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1922-1937

Baltic States, circa 1920-1939

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 48, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Estonia and Latvia. American secretaries in Latvia and Estonia work in the newly independent countries to train leaders in the YWCA movement there. YWCA associations work with a variety of women focusing on younger girls through Girl Reserve clubs. Reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. include background information and general demographics before describing and assessing the progress made in the work with YWCA associations and leaders. The...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1939

Baltic States, circa 1919-1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 48, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Latvia, and Lithuania. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in Latvia work on training programs and developing relationships with the Estonian YWCA and the YMCA organizations. Correspondence with Vika Moon concerns the efforts to develop a unified organization with the YMCA and the resulting conflict and misunderstandings in the reorganization. Documents concerning Lithuania include correspondence and reports from Ruth Woodsmall, a...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1938

Belgium, circa 1919-1945

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 48, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Belgium. Spanning the years after World War I and through World War II, YWCA work in Belgium began with work with hostels and "foyers" for hosing girls and women. Other efforts include reconstruction work, leadership training and development, and physical education. Reports from secretaries assess programming, summarize work being done and the conditions faced by associations and their members, and assess goals for future work....
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1945

Bolivia, 1933-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 67, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning young women's Christian associations in Bolivia. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of Bolivia through periodic financial grants. In addition, secretaries are available or traveling in the area they sometimes visit and report of the status of the YWCA of Bolivia and its activities though no American secretary appears to be stationed there for a regular term. 
Dates of Materials: 1933-1950

Brazil, 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 232, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with the YWCA of Brazil. The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. aids and supports the development of associations in other countries through developing programs and leadership abroad with the help of American staff, financial support, advice and resource sharing. Reports and correspondence with secretaries in Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and San Paolo summarize and assess the YWCA activities and programs in...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1960

Brazil, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 67, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the history, development and programs of young women's Christian associations in Brazil. Beginning in 1920 with the support of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the YWCA in Brazil is formed to help women and girls adapt to the changing social, economic and domestic conditions facing them. By providing health education skills training, recreation, social opportunities, meetings for employed women and other social services, the YWCA of Brazil seeks to provide a place "for all classes,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1950

Brazil, 1918-1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 68, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in Brazil. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of Brazil by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and to assess the status of the YWCA of Brazil and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in Brazil concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Argentina as well as arrangements for visits to the United States. Reports and...
Dates of Materials: 1918-1940

Brazil, 1931-1948

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 68, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in Brazil. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of Brazil by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and to assess the status of the YWCA of Brazil and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in Brazil concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Argentina as well as arrangements for visits to the United States. Reports and...
Dates of Materials: 1931-1948

British Guiana and Chile, 1951-1959

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 232, microdex: 11
Scope and Contents Thirty-first annual report of the YWCA of British Guiana and correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with the YWCA in Chile. The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. aids and supports the development of associations in other countries through developing programs and leadership abroad with the help of American staff, financial support, advice and resource sharing. When the YWCA of Chile is in need of new buildings they appeal to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1959

Bulgaria, circa 1921-1939

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 49, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Bulgaria. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries work with women and girls in Bulgaria to develop their physical, social, intellectual and spiritual well-being through training local leadership, organizing and running programs and setting up camp opportunities for girls. Reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division summarize and assess work being done in Bulgaria, give an overview of financial needs and budgets, request future needs and arrange...
Dates of Materials: circa 1921-1939

Canada, 1937-1945

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 49, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperation with the YWCA of Canada. The National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the National Council of the YWCA of Canada collaborate and cooperate through sharing resources and training, cooperating with international arrangements and planning joint conventions and conferences. 
Dates of Materials: 1937-1945

Canada, 1924-1936

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 49, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperation with the YWCA of Canada. The National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the National Council of the YWCA of Canada collaborate and cooperate through sharing resources and training, cooperating with international arrangements and planning joint conventions and conferences. Included are issues of the YWCA of Canada publication "YWCA Notes" and coverage of the Fourteenth National Convention in Canada. 
Dates of Materials: 1924-1936

Canada, 1877-1948

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 49, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of Canada. Materials include suggested constitutions and bylaws, convention reports and the pamphlet, "The Story of the Y.W.C.A. in Canada." Correspondence includes letters between members of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YWCA of Canada on areas of collaboration and cooperation. Also included is "A Scientific Plan of Community Building," an article by Philip Bellows on community building and social and economic problems. 
Dates of Materials: 1877-1948