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Belgium, circa 1919-1945

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 48, microdex: 6
Belgium, circa 1919-1945
Belgium, circa 1919-1945

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Belgium. Spanning the years after World War I and through World War II, YWCA work in Belgium began with work with hostels and "foyers" for hosing girls and women. Other efforts include reconstruction work, leadership training and development, and physical education. Reports from secretaries assess programming, summarize work being done and the conditions faced by associations and their members, and assess goals for future work. Correspondence describes travel arrangements, requests assistance and provides narrative accounts of the situations faced by YWCA members and secretaries.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1919-1945

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.


695 frames (1 partial reel)