Department of Immigration and Foreign Communities minutes and reports, 1910-1931
Scope and Contents
The Department of Immigration and Foreign Communities of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for oversight of the programs and services for immigrants including YWCA International Institutes. The department undergoes several name changes and reorganizations as the YWCA of the U.S.A. reorganizes but its main functions remain the same. These duties include developing the program and emphases for work with foreign born women, assessing the needs of the foreign born women and her community, working with other parts of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to ensure participation throughout the organization and releasing statements relating to national immigration law.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1910-1931
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
673 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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