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Japan, circa 1920-1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 59, microdex: 2
Japan, circa 1920-1938
Japan, circa 1920-1938

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of Japan buildings in Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo and Yokohama. As the membership grows and buildings become in need of repairs and updates, fundraising campaigns are used to secure new buildings or repairs. In Yokohama, following the earthquake in 1923 fundraising efforts raise money to replace the destroyed building. Later, once the association outgrows the facility another effort is made to raise money for a permanent home. YWCA buildings are used as housing for women, education and training facilities, recreation centers and a place for women and girls to meet. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1920-1938

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.


263 frames (1 partial reel)