India, circa 1919-1941
Scope and Contents
Correspondence with YWCA secretaries in India including secretaries from the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon, YWCA of the U.S.A. and other international YWCA organizations. A long established cooperative relationship with the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon consists of the sharing of training and leadership, coordinating visits abroad, and requests from India for financial or personnel support. Letters concern the travel plans and accommodations of secretaries in India and the United States in addition to fundraising efforts. Some correspondence may include programs and clippings regarding local events or updates on specific aspects of local YWCA efforts. For American secretaries serving in India, correspondence may also include matters of compensation, furloughs, and other logistics of working for an American organization abroad.
Dates of Materials
- circa 1919-1941
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
1088 frames (1 partial reel)
- Fund raising
- Fund raising
- Leadership in women
- Sri Lanka
- Women -- India
- Women in development -- International cooperation
- YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division
- Young Women's Christian associations -- Burma
- Young Women's Christian associations -- Indiana
- Young Women's Christian associations -- Sri Lanka
- clippings (information artifacts)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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