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India, circa 1923-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 58, microdex: 2
India, circa 1923-1946
India, circa 1923-1946

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the Y.W.C.A. of India, Burma and Ceylon work with women in India and their cooperation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. and World YWCA. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA associations of India by providing financial support as well as sending secretaries to train leaders and act as advisors. Statements and correspondence discuss the extent to which the American organizations should support the YWCA work in India and India's ability to be self supporting. Program reports and correspondence concerning training of women in India concern the efforts to offer education and training opportunities for young women in India. To achieve this goal summer training schools are established offering leadership and professional training. Additional reports concern the women's movement in India and relationships with the YMCA in India. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1923-1946

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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