United States. Office of High Commissioner for Germany. Women's Affairs Branch
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Red Cross official; Relief worker, World War II; Refugee relief organizer, Vietnam; and President, International Women's Association, Vietnam. The papers document the lives of women in Korea; in Germany after World War II; and in Vietnam, as well as orphanages, and refugees. Material includes correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia; approximately one quarter of the collection is in German, and some is in Vietnamese, Korean, and French.
Dates of Materials: 1945-1951
Overview International organization. In 1949, the Office of the United States sent a Women's Affairs Specialist to Germany to assist in organizing associations for German women. The records document efforts to promote women's participation in the public sphere of postwar Germany. The papers include official correspondence of the National Office, the Women's Affairs Branch, the Council of Hessian Women's Organizations, and the Buero fuer Staatsbuergerliche Frauenarbeit of the Regional Branch in Hessen.
Dates of Materials: 1949-1985
Overview The papers provide insight into the life and work of Ruth Woodsmall, an international women's rights advocate, overseas official for the Young Women's Christian Association, and author. Her papers also reflect the status of women in the Middle and Far East as well as post-war (World Wars I and II) conditions in Europe. Woodsmall was an International There is an extensive record of her work for the World YWCA (l9l7-1948) and as Chief of Women's Affairs for the US High Commissioner for Occupied...
Dates of Materials: 1863-1968