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Egypt, 1920-1949

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 54, microdex: 2
Egypt, 1920-1949
Egypt, 1920-1949

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with the YWCA in Egypt. Early work in Egypt consists of American secretaries visiting Egypt to offer leadership training, offer advice on starting association work, and assessing the condition of the people and what work needs to be done. Special discussion is given to cooperation with or interaction with other organizations such as the YMCA and other religions in the area such as Copts and Muslims. As World War II comes work in Egypt takes on the form of war work and relief work. Correspondence concerning Sue Stills and Emily Rued arrange for their travels to Egypt in cooperation with the British YWCA for relief work. Other considerations in work in Egypt concern the conflict with Palestine and the United States' involvement.

Dates of Materials

  • 1920-1949

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.


300 frames (1 partial reel)

Language of Materials