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China, circa 1907-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 50, microdex: 1
China, circa 1907-1950
China, circa 1907-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of China. Since its beginning as a student association in the late nineteenth century through 1950, the YWCA of China sees women through times of political, social, economic and international change. The organization grows from student associations to serving rural populations, industrial and employed women and women in home life. The YWCA of China employs both Chinese and Western leaders, some of whom come from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Annual reports and supplements from the National Committee of the YWCA of China summarize the current needs of women in China, provide overviews of association work and programming and discuss the political, economic and social problems faced by women in China. In addition, the role of a Christian organization in China is discussed throughout.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1907-1950

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.


1039 frames (1 partial reel)