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YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division

 Organization

Found in 211 Collections and/or Records:

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

Foreign Division Latin America section minutes, 1915-1928

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 352, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents

Minutes of meetings of the Latin American section of the Foreign Division of the USA. Section meetings concern the operations, budget and programs of their section including updates on work in Latin American countries, discussion of personnel needs, budget reviews and discussion of policy. Also included are reports from secretaries working in Latin America detailing their experiences and the progress of the YWCA work.

Dates of Materials: 1915-1928

Foreign Division newsletters, 1914-1920

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 353, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents

The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. issues newsletters to share noteworthy events and developments from their activities abroad. The newsletters contain excerpts and summaries of reports and correspondence in addition to descriptions of YWCA activities around the world. The newsletter has several variant titles including, "Foreign News Items," "Foreign Association News," "Foreign Department Information" and "News from the Foreign Field." 

Dates of Materials: 1914-1920

Foreign Division newsletters to staff, 1920-1935

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 353, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents

General correspondence from the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to staff members working abroad. The letters update the staff on important developments in the YWCA of the U.S.A. in addition to sharing news and updates about Foreign Division secretaries. 

Dates of Materials: 1920-1935

Foreign Division reports concerning Asian students in the United States, 1908-1915

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 375, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents

Reports concerning the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. work with Asian students studying in the United States. Reports from the special secretaries for work with Asian students describe what they encounter when visiting college campuses and report on the needs of the Asian students. Conference and convention reports contain reports of Asian student delegation to conferences and include letters from the Asian delegates concerning their experiences. 

Dates of Materials: 1908-1915

Germany, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 55, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Following World War I, YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries visit Germany and write letters and reports describing the economic and social conditions affecting the country and the women served by the YWCA. As Hitler rises to power, the YWCA of the U.S.A. takes interest in the political situation. The toll it takes on the citizens of Germany and the refugee crisis becomes important as more and more people are displaced. Correspondence and reports from the American Committee for Christian German...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1950

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

Germany, 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 231, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. activity in Germany. Correspondence concerning Fay Allen and Sue Stille, two secretaries working in Germany after World War II include the administrative aspects of their positions in addition to the work they are carrying out. In addition to sending representatives to work in Germany, the YWCA of the U.S.A. invites trainees to the United States and assists German women visiting the United States with an interest in or connection to the YWCA....
Dates of Materials: 1951-1960

Greece, circa 1919-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 62, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with the YWCA of Greece. The YWCA of the U.S.A. sends secretaries to serve in Greece as leaders, advisors, trainers and program developers. The narrative accounts from the secretaries sent back to the United States contain vivid descriptions of the setting, the status of the women and girls of Greece and social and political challenges affecting the people of Greece. Theodora Isaakidon's documents include diary entries describing the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1950

Greece and Hong Kong, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 231, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Greece and Hong Kong. Following World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. sends representatives to work with the YWCA of Greece and its branches. Annual reports provide the social, economic, political and educational context for women in Greece prior to describing the work of the associations and reporting on any challenges and cooperative relationships. The YWCA School of Social Work in Greece is established to train social workers to...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960

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

Hungary, circa 1921-1951

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 55, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with the YWCA in Hungary. American secretaries visit Hungary and compose reports regarding the status of women in Hungary, as well as opportunities of association growth and service to women. The YWCA of Hungary writes to the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the World YWCA to ask for help to support their work. Requests from Hungary include support for the development of a hostel. Following World War II the fate of the YWCA is uncertain under the communist...
Dates of Materials: circa 1921-1951

Iceland, circa 1927

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 55, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents

Thorstina Jackson, a lecturer of Icelandic descent, requests the assistance of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s assistance in a building campaign celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of the Icelandic parliament. Correspondence between involved parties, concerns whether a gift is appropriate and what the role of the YWCA in Iceland is.

Dates of Materials: circa 1927

India, 1935-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 56, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Jean Begg, General Secretary of the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon in Calcutta. The long cooperation between the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon involves exchanges of training, visiting secretaries and financial support. Correspondence between Ms. Begg and the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. concern requests from India for financial support, and travel arrangements for visiting secretaries. 

Dates of Materials: 1935-1946

India, 1927-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 57, microdex: 1
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: 1927-1949

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 1920-1939

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 57, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Reports concerning YWCA programs in India arranged alphabetically by reporter's last name for last names beginning with the letters A through M. 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 needs of the local women. Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon secretary's report on updates from local...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1939

India, circa 1920-1941

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 57, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Reports concerning YWCA programs in India arranged alphabetically by reporter's last name for last names beginning with the letters N through R. 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 needs of the local women. Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon secretary's report on updates from local...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1941

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

India, circa 1923-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 58, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon work with women in India and their cooperation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. and World YWCA. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA associations of India by providing financial support as well as sending secretaries to train leaders and act as advisors. Statements and correspondence discuss the extent to which the American organizations should support the YWCA work in India and India's ability to be self supporting. Program reports...
Dates of Materials: circa 1923-1946

India, 1905-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 58, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports and miscellaneous materials concerning YWCA activities in India. YWCA activities in India concern social work activities, safe housing, conferences and training opportunities. The Y.W.C.A. of India, Ceylon and Burma has a history of cooperation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. and other associations in the World YWCA. The cooperation takes the form of exchanging training opportunities, arranging visits to India financial support. As part of the cooperative relationship...
Dates of Materials: 1905-1949