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France, circa 1918-1970

 File — Box: 1007, Folder: 8

Scope and Contents

Photographs of young women's Christian associations activities and programs in France. These programs provide social, educational and recreational opportunities for its women and girls. Following World War II the work of YWCA's focuses on recovery and as part of this effort, YWCA of the USA associations donate a service center for underprivileged youth in Paris. Photograph captions indicate that this center is the only available place for the youth of Paris to go. It provides childcare for children of working families, recreation opportunities, craft activities and a place for the children to escape the streets of Paris. Additional photographs include images of early YWCA members performing tableaus, YWCA buildings, classes and women at a convention panel.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1918-1970

Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Language of Materials