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China, 1919-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 53, microdex: 2
China, 1919-1950
China, 1919-1950

Scope and Contents

Reports of studies conducted to assess the work and progress of the YWCA of China. "A Study of the YWCA in China" presents a detailed overview of the work with women in China including the origins of the YWCA in China, programs with various constituent groups, religious work and international relations. Following the overview, the report makes recommendations for the future of the organization. Several reports concern the status of women in China and the women's movement. These studies look at family life, social and political roles, education, religious lives and leadership among women in China. Also included are reports concerning the North China Union Language School and the Nanking Language School. Following the reports other documents include messages from the YWCA of China to the YWCA of the U.S.A. national conventions and a description of the wedding of General Chiang Kai-Shek to Soong Mei-ling.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1919-1950

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.


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