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War Work Council Overseas Committee reports, 1918-1920

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 381, microdex: 4
War Work Council Overseas Committee reports, 1918-1920
War Work Council Overseas Committee reports, 1918-1920

Scope and Contents

The Overseas Committee of the War Work Council of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for the oversight of war relief overseas being conducted through or supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A. Reports to the committee concerning work in France describe the social, economic, political and safety conditions faced by women. In addition, the reports summarize and assess the success of work relief efforts including the work in hostess houses, hostels and foyers. Correspondence and reports from secretaries serving in France provide a first hand account of the scenes. Later reports consider the transition of services following the singing of the armistice and the end of the war. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1918-1920

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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