Baltic States, circa 1920-1939
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Estonia and Latvia. American secretaries in Latvia and Estonia work in the newly independent countries to train leaders in the YWCA movement there. YWCA associations work with a variety of women focusing on younger girls through Girl Reserve clubs. Reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. include background information and general demographics before describing and assessing the progress made in the work with YWCA associations and leaders. The dissertation of Lois Diehl for the University of Chicago Sociology Department examines the process of bringing the YWCA to Estonia.
Dates of Materials
- circa 1920-1939
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
412 frames (1 partial reel)
- Christian stewardship
- Leadership in women
- Nonprofit organizations -- Management
- Teenage girls -- Estonia
- Teenage girls -- Latvia
- Women in development -- International cooperation
- YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division
- Young Men's Christian associations -- Estonia
- Young Men's Christian associations -- Latvia
- Youth movements
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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