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YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division

 Organization

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

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

Czechoslovakia, 1920-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 53, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Czechoslovakia. Reports and correspondence from YWCA secretaries in Czechoslovakia concern the troubles and conflict faced by Czechoslovakians and foreign workers during the time leading up to Hitler's occupation and through the end of World War II. YWCA centers assist with refugees, continue work with women, and provide other assistance as needed. Speeches made by the mayor of Prague and the President of Czechoslovakia are included in the...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1950

England, circa 1917-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 55, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperation with the YWCA of Great Britain in addition to materials concerning general YWCA work in Great Britain. Having existed through both world wars, the work of the YWCA of Great Britain involves war work and relief efforts in addition to the services for women. During the rise of Nazi Germany and continuing into World War II, there is concern regarding religious freedoms in Germany. Bulletins and pamphlets examine the effect the Nazi regime is...
Dates of Materials: circa 1917-1950

Foreign, 1894-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 46, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in other countries. From early in the development of the organization there is an interest in working with women in other countries, to share in the benefits of the Christian women's movement and to assist in working for the enrichment of women's lives around the world. During and after World War II the demands for women in other countries grew with the needs for emergency work and then reconstruction. As it develops over time, the YWCA of the...
Dates of Materials: 1894-1950

Foreign Division, 1923-1943

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 74, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Reports from Sarah Lyon concerning her work for the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. A long-time Foreign Division staff member, Ms. Lyon reports on her visits abroad, assessing association performance, describing the problems and challenges faced by YWCA associations abroad and making recommendations. Her narrative reports to the Foreign Division describe in detail her impressions and evaluations of the people, the settings, and the YWCA activities. Also included are article...
Dates of Materials: 1923-1943

Foreign Division, 1920-1944

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 74, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Staff reports from Elizabeth McFarland and Margaret Moore of the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and documents concerning Foreign Division trainees. The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. acts as an agent of the National board in cooperation with YWCA's in other countries and the World's YWCA to develop association work in other countries and to manage secretaries serving abroad. Management of the foreign field includes fundraising, communications and public relations,...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1944

Foreign Division, 1952-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 233, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. International Leadership Training Project and Pan American Project. As part of its mission, the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division seeks to foster international understanding through personal relationships and shared experiences. The International Leadership Training Project funded through a Ford Foundation grant brings young YWCA leaders from around the world to the United States to learn about democratic leadership, develop an understanding of...
Dates of Materials: 1952-1960

Germany, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 231, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Correspondence, clippings and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. activities in Germany. Following World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. works in Germany to develop YWCA centers and programs and aid in reconstruction and relief efforts. An annual report covering January 1951 through January 1952 describes the legal, social and economic status of women in Germany setting the context of their work prior to reporting on the specific activities of the YWCA in Germany. Administrative...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960

India, 1958-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 231, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Helen Flack's reports on the YWCA of India. Helen Flack is assigned to a special project sponsored by the World YWCA's mutual service program. The purpose of the first phase of the project is to develop leadership in the YWCA of India, strengthen their financial situation and develop plans for a national convention. After the convention the project extends to a second phase to support the implementation of the convention emphases. Ms. Flack's reports note the project's accomplishments and...
Dates of Materials: 1958-1960

Italy, circa 1917-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 58, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Staff reports, correspondence, historical reports, and articles concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Italy. YWCA centers in Italy seek to improve the spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual well being of girls and women. This is accomplished through establishing YWCA activities and housing. Cooperation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. includes fundraising and training opportunities in addition to American secretaries serving in Italy. Following the end of World War II, Eleanor Anderson...
Dates of Materials: circa 1917-1950

Korea, circa 1911-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 61, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the work of young women's Christian associations in Korea. The YWCA of Korea works with women in rural and city settings to provide opportunities for spiritual, mental, physical and intellectual growth. Similar to its work with other countries, the YWCA of the U.S.A. provides financial support in addition to sending secretaries to serve in Korea as leaders and advisors. While under Japanese occupation, the YWCA of Korea is forced to operate under the YWCA of Japan,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1911-1950

Malaya, circa 1954-1961

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 232, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Malaya. Correspondence and reports with YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries working with the YWCA of Malaya describe their experiences working with the association and its members, the social and economic needs of the women, challenges and successes. The report and proceedings of the third biennial conference of the YWCA of Malaya provides an overall view of the work and program of the association. Other documents include reports to the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1954-1961

Near East, circa 1919-1937

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 64, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Formed in 1920, the YWCA in the Near East is conceived to unite the YWCA activities supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A. in Turkey and Syria. This united body aids in the coordination of efforts to improve the spiritual, physical and intellectual well-being of the women and girls of the Near East. As an area that is under constant political, racial and religious conflict, the YWCA in the Near East assists refugees with housing and provides migrant services to those in need. The migrant...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1937

Religion, 1931-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 127, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s World Fellowship Week, formerly the World's Week of Prayer and Fellowship, observances. During World Fellowship Week local associations focus on building awareness and support for the YWCA work around the world. Reports, pamphlets, and bulletins contain summaries of YWCA associations around the world, describe the needs of international associations, address the status of women around the world and suggest publicity strategies and activities for...
Dates of Materials: 1931-1950

Turkey, 1910-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 64, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA service centers in Turkey. They YWCA of the U.S.A. begins an interest in the women of Turkey prior to World War I and begins official work as part of the war relief efforts. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the service centers in Turkey financially as well as by sending secretaries to act as leaders and advisors and to report back on YWCA activity to the United States. The aims of the service centers are to provide a place for the mental, physical and intellectual...
Dates of Materials: 1910-1950

World Emergency, circa 1940-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 75, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA involvement in World War II relief efforts in Africa, Australia, the Balkans, Belgium and Canada. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. Reports and correspondence from secretaries visiting affected countries describe the needs of the people, the political situations locally, current YWCA relief work and future needs. In the United...
Dates of Materials: circa 1940-1946

World Emergency, 1939-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 75, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA war relief activities in China, Czechoslovakia, the Dutch East Indies and Estonia. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. War relief activities include operating hostess houses, refugee relief, financial support, health aid and supplying provisions. Where there are established YWCA centers, regular YWCA programming is continued as...
Dates of Materials: 1939-1946

World Emergency, 1940-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 75, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA war relief activities in Finland and France. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. War relief activities include operating hostess houses, refugee relief, financial support, health aid and supplying provisions. Documents from Finland include a report of the effect of war on the children of Finland and correspondence regarding a...
Dates of Materials: 1940-1946

World Emergency, 1940-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 76, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA war relief activities in Great Britain and Holland. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. War relief activities include operating hostess houses, refugee relief, financial support, health aid and supplying provisions. The YWCA of Great Britain assists civilians and the military at home and abroad. Correspondence and reports from the...
Dates of Materials: 1940-1946

World Emergency, 1940-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 76, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA war relief activities in Hungary, Iran, Italy, Syria, Lebanon, Mexico, the Middle East and the Mediterranean area. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. War relief activities include operating hostess houses, refugee relief, financial support, health aid and supplying provisions. YWCA centers around the world offer their facilities as...
Dates of Materials: 1940-1946

World Emergency, circa 1942-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 76, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA war relief activities in Newfoundland, the Philippines and Poland. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. War relief activities include operating hostess houses, refugee relief, financial support, health aid and supplying provisions. As a strategic military location, St. John's Newfoundland quickly becomes crowded with Canadian and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1942-1946

World Emergency, 1936-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 76, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA war relief activities in Romania and South America. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. War relief activities include operating hostess houses, refugee relief, financial support, health aid and supplying provisions. Many refugees travel through or seek refuge in Romania and the YWCA assists in providing for the needs of the...
Dates of Materials: 1936-1946

World Emergency, circa 1940-1945

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 77, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA war relief activities in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. War relief activities include operating hostess houses, refugee relief, financial support, health aid and supplying provisions. In Brazil, YWCA war relief activities include service to military and seamen and cooperation with the USO. Letters...
Dates of Materials: circa 1940-1945

World Emergency, circa 1939-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 77, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA war relief activities in India, Southeast Asia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. War relief activities include operating hostess houses, refugee relief, financial support, health aid and supplying provisions. Correspondence and report from secretaries...
Dates of Materials: circa 1939-1946