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Hill, Ruth Lois



  • Existence: 1906 August 22-2005


Occupations: YWCA overseas secretary; YWCA executive.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Africa, 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 230, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Liberia. The YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division works to develop associations for women and girls in Africa and to develop leadership so that the associations can one day be independent. American secretaries stationed in Africa develop programming, train local leaders and girls and report back to the Foreign Division. Secretaries' reports and correspondence describe the cultural, social and political context...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1960

Brazil, 1931-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], 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

Ruth Lois Hill papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00234

YWCA overseas secretary and YWCA executive. The major portion of the collection focuses on Hill's service with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Liberia, including detailed letters to her family; correspondence with YWCA officials; reports on her activities in Liberia; plus printed material, memorabilia, postcards and photographs documenting Liberia and YWCA activities there.

Dates of Materials: 1952-1979; Majority of material found within 1952-1959