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Australia, Austria, and Bahama Islands, circa 1930-1947

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 48, microdex: 2
Australia, Austria, and Bahama Islands, circa 1930-1947
Australia, Austria, and Bahama Islands, circa 1930-1947

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Australia, Austria, and the Bahamas. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries serve in other countries to develop programs, work for the development of women worldwide and train local leadership. In Australia, YWCA associations work with the growing population of younger working girls. Pamphlets, reports and correspondence describe the YWCA activities in Australia and include a history of the YWCA movement. A pamphlet from Austria describes the history of the YWCA there and correspondence is included recounting the occupation of Austria by the Nazis. A report to the World YWCA headquarters from the Bahamas requesting support describes the work currently being done and opportunities to increase YWCA activities and reach more girls.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1930-1947

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.


325 frames (1 partial reel)