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India, circa 1918-1943

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 56, microdex: 3
India, circa 1918-1943
India, circa 1918-1943

Scope and Contents

Printed materials from Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon associations, documents concerning fundraising efforts and documents concerning properties. Printed matter from Bombay, Calcutta, Colombo, Madras, Rangoon and Simla are comprised largely of annual reports. These associations work with women and young girls to improve their spiritual, physical and intellectual well-being through programming, housing opportunities, job training and more. YWCA of the U.S.A. support of the YWCA's in India is often of a financial nature. Fundraising efforts lead by the National Board, support building campaigns and training opportunities. The National Board keeps record of those who have pledged and who may have interest. Properties are used as training centers, YWCA buildings, and hostels to provide safe housing for women.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1918-1943

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.


1472 frames (1 partial reel)