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YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division

 Organization

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

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....
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...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1950

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....
Dates of Materials: 1929-1948

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...
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

Chile, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 68, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the history, development and program of young women's Christian associations in Chile. Beginning in 1920, the YWCA of Chile works toward the improvement of women's social, spiritual, physical and intellectual growth. YWCA activities in Chile are supported in part by the YWCA of the U.S.A. through financial assistance and through sending secretaries to Chile to serve as advisors and leaders. In addition, the YWCA of the U.S.A. invites Chilean women to visit the Unites...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1950

China, circa 1906-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 50, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with and about general secretaries serving on the National Committee of the YWCA of China. American and Chinese secretaries write to arrange travel plans and visits, give updates on programs and associations, discuss social, economic, and political problems faced in China and request support of funds and people. The correspondence concerning Grace Coppock and Ting Shu-Ching include memorials and condolences following their untimely deaths due to illness.

Dates of Materials: circa 1906-1949

China, circa 1926-1951

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 50, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning finance and bookkeeping of the YWCA of China, indemnity payments to missionaries in China and the Ting Shu-Ching memorial fund. As Americans working in China and giving support to the YWCA of China, challenges arise in bookkeeping, making payments of salaries and donations and keeping bank accounts and endowments due to changing political and economic situations in China in addition to the challenges of working at a great distance and in different exchange rates....
Dates of Materials: circa 1926-1951

China, circa 1922-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 50, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of China leaders and staff and Chinese trainees in America. YWCA of China members and secretaries spend time in the United States for leadership training, observing of local associations and conventions, and attending American colleges and universities if desired. Clippings and reports summarize their experiences while correspondence and lists concern the logistics of planning such programs and travels. Also included are lists and directories of the YWCA of China...
Dates of Materials: circa 1922-1950

China, 1919-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 53, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Reports of studies conducted to assess the work and progress of the YWCA of China. "A Study of the YWCA in China" presents a detailed overview of the work with women in China including the origins of the YWCA in China, programs with various constituent groups, religious work and international relations. Following the overview, the report makes recommendations for the future of the organization. Several reports concern the status of women in China and the women's movement. These studies look...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1950

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 Division, circa 1920-1941

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 72, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents 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. Functions of the Foreign Division include the management of secretaries in foreign countries, communications and reports to the National Board and members, collaborating with other organizations internationally and managing YWCA activities abroad. Part of managing foreign programs includes...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1941

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

Holland, circa 1921-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 55, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with the Federation of Christian Associations of and for Women and Girls in Holland. The YWCA of the U.S.A. sends secretaries to Holland to observe YWCA work there and to train leaders and Dutch leaders are invited to the United States for conferences to share their experiences. As World War II approaches, focus shifts to the needs of those affected by the war.

Dates of Materials: circa 1921-1946

India, circa 1919-1941

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 57, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence with YWCA secretaries in India including secretaries from the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon, YWCA of the U.S.A. and other international YWCA organizations. A long established cooperative relationship with the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon consists of the sharing of training and leadership, coordinating visits abroad, and requests from India for financial or personnel support. Letters concern the travel plans and accommodations of secretaries in India and the United...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1941

India, circa 1905-1939

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 58, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Reports concerning YWCA programs in India arranged alphabetically by reporter's last name with miscellaneous reports following Ruth Woodsmall. Secretary reports include reports from those with last names beginning with the letters T through W. Reports from YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries to the Foreign Division often contain descriptions of local customs and surroundings in addition to reporting on the needs of the local associations and assessments of how the associations are meeting the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1905-1939

Japan, circa 1919-1943

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 59, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA activities in Japan. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports YWCA activities in Japan by sending secretaries to serve in positions in the YWCA of Japan, offering training and opportunities for advice and through financial support and donations. Following the earthquake of 1923, requests are made to the United States for assistance in the relief effort and in rebuilding the YWCA building in Yokohama. In the United States, news of the YWCA of Japan is shared through...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1943

Japan, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 59, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries working in or visiting the YWCA of Japan. The narrative accounts of their journeys often contain vivid descriptions of their surroundings and the nature of their work. Reports assess the work being done for women and girls commenting on areas needing improvement or more support. In addition, the letters and reports contain accounts of interpersonal conflicts or challenges that may arise when cooperating with other organizations...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1950

Japan, circa 1916-1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 59, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of Japan. YWCA of Japan secretaries and American YWCA secretaries in Japan write narrative accounts of their journeys often containing vivid descriptions of their surroundings and the nature of their work. Reports assess the work being done for women and girls commenting on areas needing improvement or more support. In addition, the letters and reports contain accounts of interpersonal conflicts or challenges that may arise when cooperating with...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1940

South America, circa 1924-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 69, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian association programs and activities in South America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports and collaborates with the YWCA associations in South America through providing financial grants, raising money in their local associations for special projects, sending secretaries to serve as leaders and advisors, arranging training visits to the United States and participating in joint conferences. YWCA activities in South America serve the overarching goal of...
Dates of Materials: circa 1924-1950

South America, circa 1916-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 69, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the programs and activities of young women's Christian associations in South America. As part of their Foreign Division work, the YWCA of the U.S.A. supports work in South America. The support is through financial grants and fundraising in addition to sending secretaries to serve abroad as leaders, trainers and advisors. This cooperative relationship also includes sharing of resources, methods and ideas especially during large projects such as building campaigns. The aim...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1949

South America, circa 1919-1941

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 70, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in South America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports YWCA associations in South America by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and assess the status of the YWCA associations in South America and its service to the women. In addition, arrangements are made for South American women to visit the United States and exchange ideas and resources with secretaries of the YWCA of the U.S.A....
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1941

South America, circa 1920-1939

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 70, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in South America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports YWCA associations in South America by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and assess the status of the YWCA associations in South America and its service to the women. In addition, arrangements are made for South American women to visit the United States and exchange ideas and resources with secretaries of the YWCA of the U.S.A....
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1939

South America, 1920-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 70, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in South America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports YWCA associations in South America by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and assess the status of the YWCA associations in South America and its service to the women. In addition, arrangements are made for South American women to visit the United States and exchange ideas and resources with secretaries of the YWCA of the U.S.A....
Dates of Materials: 1920-1949

South America, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 70, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in South America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports YWCA associations in South America by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and assess the status of the YWCA associations in South America and its service to the women. In addition, arrangements are made for South American women to visit the United States and exchange ideas and resources with secretaries of the YWCA of the U.S.A....
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1950

South America, circa 1920-1931

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 71, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in South America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports YWCA associations in South America by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and assess the status of the YWCA associations in South America and its service to the women. In addition, arrangements are made for South American women to visit the United States and exchange ideas and resources with secretaries of the YWCA of the U.S.A....
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1931

South America, circa 1923-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 71, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in South America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports YWCA associations in South America by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and assess the status of the YWCA associations in South America and its service to the women. In addition, arrangements are made for South American women to visit the United States and exchange ideas and resources with secretaries of the YWCA of the U.S.A....
Dates of Materials: circa 1923-1949

South America, circa 1909-1945

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 71, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in South America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports YWCA associations in South America by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and assess the status of the YWCA associations in South America and its service to the women. In addition, arrangements are made for South American women to visit the United States and exchange ideas and resources with secretaries of the YWCA of the U.S.A....
Dates of Materials: circa 1909-1945

Spain, 1922-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 71, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents The YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division sends a secretary to Spain in 1929 to advise and assist the newly formed YWCA in Madrid, Spain. The collaborative relationship continues between the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YWCA of Spain as it grows to serve the interest of the women and girls of Spain through advocacy, education programs, recreation and other activities. During the Spanish Civil War and World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. assists with relief efforts and assistance to refugees in...
Dates of Materials: 1922-1950