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War Work Council minutes and reports, 1917-1919,1939

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 380, microdex: 5
War Work Council minutes and reports, 1917-1919,1939
War Work Council minutes and reports, 1917-1919,1939

Scope and Contents

The War Work Council of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is the vehicle through which the YWCA of the U.S.A. organizes, administers and reports on its war work activities at home and abroad. The War Work Council is seen as an extension of the program and mission of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and is accomplished through cooperation with existing divisions of the organization. War relief services include expansion of activities where local associations exist, organizing work near military centers where no local associations exist and services to women workers in agricultural areas. Minutes and reports concern the organization and distribution of work and responsibility, budget and finance reviews and updates on projects and goals. In addition, a report written in 1939 by Clara S. Roe provides an overview and analysis of the war work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. during World War I to inform decisions in their present situation. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1917-1919,1939

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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