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YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division

 Organization

Found in 211 Collections and/or Records:

National Committee of the YWCA of China minutes, 1919-1923

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 353, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents

The National Committee of the YWCA of China meets to discuss the development of the YWCA and its programs in China. Members of the National Committee hear updates from secretaries concerning local associations and their needs, appoint leadership and personnel, discuss program needs and emphases and assess the needs of the overall YWCA development. 

Dates of Materials: 1919-1923

Near East, circa 1919-1931

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 64, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Formed to united the YWCA activities in the Middle East regions supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A., the YWCA in the Near East supports the physical, mental, social, intellectual and spiritual development of all women and girls in the area. The development of women and girls in the area is aided through recreation programs, summer camps, job and skills training and language classes. Due to unstable political situations the YWCA activities in the region also include a lot of work with...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1931

Near East, 1919-1931

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 64, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Studies, correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA in the Near East. Studies are conducted to make a detailed assessment of the social conditions faced by women and children in Turkey and beyond. The reports give detailed presentation of social customs and laws governing the lives of women and children in regards to marriage, child care, employment, rights, religion and recreations. In addition the social institutions are assessed including refugee facilities and camps, orphanages,...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1931

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

Netherlands, Newfoundland, New Zealand and Norway, 1925-1948

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 64, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA activities in the Dutch East Indies, Newfoundland, New Zealand and Norway. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports activities in the Dutch East Indies and Newfoundland with financial aid in addition to sending secretaries to serve as leaders, trainers and advisors. Cooperation with Norway and New Zealand includes arranging visits for secretaries, sharing resources and exchanging progress updates on YWCA activity. In New Zealand, the YWCA activities include reconstruction...
Dates of Materials: 1925-1948

Philippines, circa 1928-1945

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 64, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents The YWCA of the Philippines is formed in 1926 under the aid of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to provide activities concerning the social, intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being of women and girls. Health education and physical fitness programs are offered at the YWCA center in addition to training programs such as one held at the Philippine Normal School. Pamphlets and reports from these programs demonstrate the wide range of goals and activities such as gymnastics, swimming, dancing,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1928-1945

Philippines, 1907-1944

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 65, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Reports from young women's Christian associations in the Philippines. Supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A., staff working in the YWCA of the Philippines report to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Board concerning the progress of YWCA work, requests for assistance and the conditions faced by women in the Philippines. YWCA activities include education and skill training opportunities and recreational activities. A report concerning the "period of silence" from the Philippines gives a narrative...
Dates of Materials: 1907-1944

Philippines, circa 1920-1948

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 65, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from the YWCA of the Philippines. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of the Philippines 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 the Philippines and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in the Philippines concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Philippines as well as arrangements for visits the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1948

Philippines, 1926-1947

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 65, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from the YWCA of the Philippines. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of the Philippines 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 the Philippines and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in the Philippines concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Philippines as well as arrangements for visits the...
Dates of Materials: 1926-1947

Philippines, circa 1918-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 65, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the development and programs of young women's Christian associations in the Philippines. Following the end of World War I, the YWCA of the Philippines works with women and girls to cultivate their spiritual, intellectual, mental and physical well-being. Petitions and letters are sent to the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and it is subsequently agreed to support the YWCA formation in the Philippines. The United States supports the work financially as well as by...
Dates of Materials: circa 1918-1950

Philippines, Poland and Samoa, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 232, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with the young women's Christian associations in the Philippines, Poland and American Samoa. Work with the YWCA in the Philippines includes a leadership training project conducted in cooperation with the Asia Foundation. Correspondence and reports include descriptions and assessments of the training program. Correspondence with Aurea Del Carmen of the YWCA of the Philippines includes association updates and reports and requests for support....
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960

Poland, circa 1917-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 65, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Poland. Following World War I, the YWCA of the U.S.A. begins working in Poland to help women and girls there recover from the effects of the war and to help them develop their social, intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being. YWCA of the U.S.A. activities in Poland include arranging activities and camps for women and girls, arranging recreational activities, working with employed women in industry or business and providing...
Dates of Materials: circa 1917-1949

Portugal, 1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 65, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents

A report by M. Marianne Mills describing a recent visit to Portugal and the YWCA associations there. Ms. Mills describes the work with women and girls and suggests ways in which the World YWCA could offer support.

Dates of Materials: 1940

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

Religion, 1917-1930

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 127, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents

Pamphlets and programs for the World's Week of Prayer (later World Fellowship Week), a week devoted to the awareness and support of YWCA activity around the world. Materials suggest activities and observances for local associations, summarize the needs of women and girls around the world and outline the schedule of national Week of Prayer observances. Worship services concern the role of Christianity in YWCA service to the world. 

Dates of Materials: 1917-1930

Religion, 1899-1916

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 128, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents

Pamphlets and programs for the World's Week of Prayer (later World Fellowship Week), a week devoted to the awareness and support of YWCA activity around the world. Materials suggest activities and observances for local associations, summarize the needs of women and girls around the world and outline the schedule of national Week of Prayer observances. Worship services concern the role of Christianity in YWCA service to the world. 

Dates of Materials: 1899-1916

Romania, circa 1919-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 65, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the development and programs of young women's Christian associations in Romania. Following World War I, the YWCA of the U.S.A. begins efforts to establish YWCA activities in Romania. Initial activities assist in relief efforts, establishing business and industrial associations, working with students and other activities to address the physical, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the women and girls of Romania. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports these activities by...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1946

Romania, circa 1919-1941

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 66, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. activities in Romania. Beginning with relief work after the end of World War I, the YWCA of the U.S.A. helps to establish a YWCA in Romania through financial support as well as by sending staff to serve as leaders, trainers and advisors. The YWCA of Romania works with students, employed women in business and industry and others who have need of social and recreational services. As World War II begins in Europe the YWCA of Romania...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1941

Russia, circa 1919-1943

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 66, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the development and programs of young women's Christian associations in Russia. Beginning with centers for industrial employed women in Russia, the YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the establishment of YWCA associations in Russia financially as well as by sending staff to serve as advisors, trainers and leaders. Expanding from work with employed women in business and industry, YWCA activities in Russia include service to students, rural women and young girls and also include...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1943

Scotland, 1918-1939

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 66, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents from the Scottish YWCA and the Scottish National Council of YMCA's. Annual reports, pamphlets and YWCA magazines summarize the Scottish YWCA activities to develop the spiritual, social, intellectual and physical well-being of women and girls. Such activities include hostels and housing programs, work with employed women, clubs and meetings for young girls, conferences and recreation activities. The Scottish YWCA and the Scottish National Council of YMCA's cooperate with the YWCA of...
Dates of Materials: 1918-1939

Siam (Thailand), circa 1928-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 66, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning young women's Christian association programs and activities in Thailand. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the interests of beginning YWCA activities in Thailand by sending financial contributions as well as by sending staff to Thailand to act as leaders, trainers and advisors. YWCA activities address the physical, mental, spiritual and intellectual growth of the women and girls of Thailand by providing a place for women of all backgrounds to socialize and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1928-1950

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, 1923-1936

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 70, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Annual statistical reports from YWCA associations in South America to the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports and collaborates with YWCA associations in South America and reports are sent back to inform the North American secretaries of the progress, needs and activities of those associations. The annual reports collect basic information such as membership numbers, names of leaders, religions represented, nationalities of members and number of...
Dates of Materials: 1923-1936

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