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YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division

 Organization

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

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, 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

Central America, circa 1919-1948

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 49, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Central America focusing on activities in Panama. Work begins in Panama in the Canal Zone following World War II, and continues until the sale of the YWCA of the U.S.A. building in 1933. American YWCA secretaries develop programming for young women and girls in addition to other service work in the Canal Zone. Correspondence and reports provide background information on the United State's relationship with Central America and the Canal Zone,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1948

China, 1924-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 49, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents

Annual, interim and statistical reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in China. Reports and pamphlets summarize work in China with women through YWCA organizations in many cities, towns, and regions. As the country is disrupted by cultural, political, social and economic changes the YWCA work in China meets new challenges. American secretaries train Chinese women to be leaders, organize programming and associations and advise existing associations.

Dates of Materials: 1924-1950

China, circa 1907-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 50, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of China. Since its beginning as a student association in the late nineteenth century through 1950, the YWCA of China sees women through times of political, social, economic and international change. The organization grows from student associations to serving rural populations, industrial and employed women and women in home life. The YWCA of China employs both Chinese and Western leaders, some of whom come from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Annual reports and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1907-1950

Conventions, sixteenth, 1938-1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 35, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Sixteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Immediately following the previous convention, the Convention Committee begins meetings to collect and assess feedback regarding convention content, processes and accommodations. Using this information, the committee plans the upcoming convention arranging speakers, discussion topics and emphases and accommodations. Included in these documents is a summary of...
Dates of Materials: 1938-1940

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

Food service and Foreign Division, 1951-1959

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 230, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning food service in the YWCA of the U.S.A., Foreign Division advisory secretaries and Foreign Division committees. Food service documents are difficult to read due to film quality, but are likely directories of food services in local associations. The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. provides training opportunities for foreign secretaries in the United States, aides in the development of associations in other countries through leadership development, sending staff...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1959

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, 1925-1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 72, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the placement and management of American secretaries in other countries, communication to the YWCA of the U.S.A. regarding work in other countries and fundraising for foreign projects. Through the annual magazine "Foreign Facts," and later "World Cooperation," the Foreign Division updates the YWCA of the U.S.A. readers on the YWCA activities abroad through profiles of leaders, foreign secretaries and associations. Victories...
Dates of Materials: 1925-1938

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, 1916-1943

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 73, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division staff manuals, office information and meeting documents. 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. Continued from reel 72, microdex 5 of the YWCA of the U.S.A. records, the foreign secretary's manual details her job requirements, terms of service, relationship...
Dates of Materials: 1916-1943

Foreign Division, circa 1912-1944

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 73, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the policies, post-war leadership, programs, property and printed materials of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division. 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. Part of the duties of the staff of the Foreign Division is to develop policy for working with other countries and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1912-1944

Foreign Division, circa 1921-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 74, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning requests refused, scholarships, secretary retirement, secretary requirements, social service, staff commission and staff meetings. 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, managing...
Dates of Materials: circa 1921-1950

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

Foreign Division chairmen minutes, 1926-1929

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 352, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents

Chairmen of the sections of the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. meet to report on the status of work in the countries in their section, decide matters of policy, plan the budget and discuss issues of personnel and resources in their sections. 

Dates of Materials: 1926-1929

Foreign Division chairmen minutes, 1922-1925

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 352, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents

Chairmen of the sections of the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. meet to report on the status of work in the countries in their section, decide matters of policy, plan the budget and discuss issues of personnel and resources in their sections. 

Dates of Materials: 1922-1925

Foreign Division, China section minutes and reports, 1919-1921

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 353, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents

The China section of the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for studying the conditions for women and girls in China, identifying urgent needs and opportunities and determining the role of the YWCA in China. In addition, they facilitate cooperation with the National Committee of China in its development. Reports from YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in China describe the development of their work, the conditions in their community of work and possible future needs. 

Dates of Materials: 1919-1921

Foreign Division Committee minutes and reports, 1955-1961

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 351, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the development of leadership in YWCA associations around the world, cooperating with the World YWCA and national member associations, promoting an understanding of global issues and world belonging to members of the YWCA of the U.S.A., aiding countries in the early stages of YWCA development and encouraging participation in World YWCA events. These goals are accomplished by sending American YWCA secretaries to aid...
Dates of Materials: 1955-1961

Foreign Division Committee minutes and reports, 1949-1954

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 351, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the development of leadership in YWCA associations around the world, cooperating with the World YWCA and national member associations, promoting an understanding of global issues and world belonging to members of the YWCA of the U.S.A., aiding countries in the early stages of YWCA development and encouraging participation in World YWCA events. These goals are accomplished by sending American YWCA secretaries to aid...
Dates of Materials: 1949-1954

Foreign Division Committee minutes and reports, 19444-1948

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 351, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the development of leadership in YWCA associations around the world, cooperating with the World YWCA and national member associations, promoting an understanding of global issues and world belonging to members of the YWCA of the U.S.A., aiding countries in the early stages of YWCA development and encouraging participation in World YWCA events. These goals are accomplished by sending American YWCA secretaries to aid...
Dates of Materials: 19444-1948

Foreign Division Committee minutes and reports, 1941-1943

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 351, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the development of leadership in YWCA associations around the world, cooperating with the World YWCA and national member associations, promoting an understanding of global issues and world belonging to members of the YWCA of the U.S.A., aiding countries in the early stages of YWCA development and encouraging participation in World YWCA events. These goals are accomplished by sending American YWCA secretaries to aid...
Dates of Materials: 1941-1943

Foreign Division Committee minutes and reports, 1938-1940

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 351, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the development of leadership in YWCA associations around the world, cooperating with the World YWCA and national member associations, promoting an understanding of global issues and world belonging to members of the YWCA of the U.S.A., aiding countries in the early stages of YWCA development and encouraging participation in World YWCA events. These goals are accomplished by sending American YWCA secretaries to aid...
Dates of Materials: 1938-1940

Foreign Division Committee minutes and reports, 1929-1937

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 351, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the development of leadership in YWCA associations around the world, cooperating with the World YWCA and national member associations, promoting an understanding of global issues and world belonging to members of the YWCA of the U.S.A., aiding countries in the early stages of YWCA development and encouraging participation in World YWCA events. These goals are accomplished by sending American YWCA secretaries to aid...
Dates of Materials: 1929-1937

Foreign Division Committee minutes and reports, 1920-1928

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 351, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the development of leadership in YWCA associations around the world, cooperating with the World YWCA and national member associations, promoting an understanding of global issues and world belonging to members of the YWCA of the U.S.A., aiding countries in the early stages of YWCA development and encouraging participation in World YWCA events. These goals are accomplished by sending American YWCA secretaries to aid...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1928

Foreign Division Committee minutes and reports, 1913-1919

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 352, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the development of leadership in YWCA associations around the world, cooperating with the World YWCA and national member associations, promoting an understanding of global issues and world belonging to members of the YWCA of the U.S.A., aiding countries in the early stages of YWCA development and encouraging participation in World YWCA events. These goals are accomplished by sending American YWCA secretaries to aid...
Dates of Materials: 1913-1919

Foreign Division Committee minutes and reports, 1907-1912

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 352, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the development of leadership in YWCA associations around the world, cooperating with the World YWCA and national member associations, promoting an understanding of global issues and world belonging to members of the YWCA of the U.S.A., aiding countries in the early stages of YWCA development and encouraging participation in World YWCA events. These goals are accomplished by sending American YWCA secretaries to aid...
Dates of Materials: 1907-1912

Foreign Division European section minutes, 1920-1922

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 352, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents

Minutes of meetings of the European section of the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Section meetings concern the operations, budget and programs of their section including updates on work in European countries, discussion of personnel needs, budget reviews and discussion of policy. 

Dates of Materials: 1920-1922

Foreign Division, India section minutes and reports, 1915-1921

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 353, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents

The India section of the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for studying the conditions for women and girls in India, identifying urgent needs and opportunities and determining the role of the YWCA in India. In addition, they support the National Committee of the YWCA of India in its development. Reports from YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in India describe the development of their work, the conditions in their community of work and possible future needs. 

Dates of Materials: 1915-1921

Foreign Division, Japan section minutes and reports, 1915-1924

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 353, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents

The Japan section of the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for studying the conditions for women and girls in Japan, identifying urgent needs and opportunities and determining the role of the YWCA in Japan. In addition, they support the National Committee of the YWCA of Japan in its development. Reports from YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in Japan describe the development of their work, the conditions in their community of work and possible future needs. 

Dates of Materials: 1915-1924