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Foreign, 1894-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 46, microdex: 3
Foreign, 1894-1950
Foreign, 1894-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in other countries. From early in the development of the organization there is an interest in working with women in other countries, to share in the benefits of the Christian women's movement and to assist in working for the enrichment of women's lives around the world. During and after World War II the demands for women in other countries grew with the needs for emergency work and then reconstruction. As it develops over time, the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division program emphasizes working with women in other countries, training secretaries of other countries to take on the work, and responding to the needs and the culture of those served. Materials include lists of YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in foreign fields, and annual meeting programs and minutes.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1894-1950

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.


1272 frames (1 partial reel)