Baltic States, circa 1919-1938
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Latvia, and Lithuania. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in Latvia work on training programs and developing relationships with the Estonian YWCA and the YMCA organizations. Correspondence with Vika Moon concerns the efforts to develop a unified organization with the YMCA and the resulting conflict and misunderstandings in the reorganization. Documents concerning Lithuania include correspondence and reports from Ruth Woodsmall, a secretary of the YWCA of the U.S.A., concerning the need for an association in Kovna, descriptions of relief work and a list of established contacts. Reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. provide updates on progress, assess challenges and opportunities, and describe current social and living conditions. Correspondence provides a more personal description of travels and other encounters in addition to progress reports and requests for aid.
Dates of Materials
- circa 1919-1938
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.
465 frames (1 partial reel)
- Christian stewardship
- Leadership in women
- Nonprofit organizations -- Management
- Women in development -- International cooperation
- YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division
- Young Men's Christian associations -- Latvia
- Young Women's Christian associations -- Estonia
- Young Women's Christian associations -- Latvia
- Young Women's Christian associations -- Lithuania
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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