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World War II committees, minutes and reports, 1941-1945

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 379, microdex: 11
World War II committees, minutes and reports, 1941-1945
World War II committees, minutes and reports, 1941-1945

Scope and Contents

The YWCA of the U.S.A. contributes to the World War II efforts nationally and internationally through, relief efforts, support services, advocacy and more. The minutes of the Postwar Reconstruction Leadership Counseling Group document its efforts to recruit and train staff to work with reconstruction efforts. The Committee on Refugees of the National Board is concerned specifically with relief work associated with refugees. The committee keeps informed of national and international refugee needs and coordinates relief work. This committee is also responsible for work with the interned Japanese citizens and the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in the camps. The Volunteers in Civilian Defense Committee investigates and defines the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the YWCA of the U.S.A. volunteer and the local association in civilian defense. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1941-1945

Language of Materials


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.

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.


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