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Egypt and Palestine, 1918-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 54, microdex: 3
Egypt and Palestine, 1918-1950
Egypt and Palestine, 1918-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with Egypt and Palestine. Working in Egypt and Palestine consists of relief work during the wars, housing and hostels, physical education, and leadership training. YWCA work in both countries includes work with women of several religions including Coptic, Muslim, Jewish, and several Christian faiths. Correspondence and reports from Palestine discuss difficulties working in the region during times of political and religious conflict. Materials include a letter sent to President Truman from Christian and lay leaders in the United States endorsing the formation of the International Curator-ship for the Preservation of Holy Places.

Dates

  • 1918-1950

Language of Materials

English

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.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group: Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Extent

649 frames (1 partial reel)