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Czechoslovakia, 1920-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 53, microdex: 6
Czechoslovakia, 1920-1950
Czechoslovakia, 1920-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Czechoslovakia. Reports and correspondence from YWCA secretaries in Czechoslovakia concern the troubles and conflict faced by Czechoslovakians and foreign workers during the time leading up to Hitler's occupation and through the end of World War II. YWCA centers assist with refugees, continue work with women, and provide other assistance as needed. Speeches made by the mayor of Prague and the President of Czechoslovakia are included in the documents. Prior to Czechoslovakia's occupation, reports and correspondence tell of work with the labor movement and recreation and describe the financial troubles of the newly formed nation. In addition to these reports and correspondence, documents include descriptions of the traditions and folklore of Czechoslovakia's people providing a cultural background to the work of the YWCA including a bibliography from the New York Public Library of books on Czechoslovakia.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1920-1950

Language of Materials

English; Czech

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.


945 frames (1 partial reel)