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India, circa 1916-1950

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India, circa 1916-1950
India, circa 1916-1950

Scope and Contents

The Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon works towards the development of women's spiritual, mental, education, and physical well being. Beginning in the nineteenth century as bible studies, the YWCA of India, Burma and Ceylon has a long and rich history including early cooperation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. Through reports, conference reports and conference proceedings the needs and challenges of women in India are made clear. In response to the growing need for social workers in India, the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon works under the guidance of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to form a school for social work in Delhi. The school trains women in the theories and method of social work, mental health and psychology. Other work with girls and women in India addresses the large literacy problem, physical and health education and advocacy for employed women facing poor working conditions and wages.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1916-1950

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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