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Japan, circa 1921-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 60, microdex: 3
Japan, circa 1921-1950
Japan, circa 1921-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the student Christian movement in Japan, the training of Japanese YWCA leadership and the results of a study of local associations in Japan. The student associations in Japan work with women college students and the World Student Federation to encourage opportunities for women college students, spread the Christian student movement and provide a place for young Christian students to meet and interact. The student associations are further assessed in the studies of association work in Japan. The results of the study give an analysis of the YWCA activities, finance and management and purpose and aims of student associations. As part of the cooperative partnership between the YWCA of Japan and the YWCA of the U.S.A., the YWCA of the U.S.A. provides training for Japanese leadership so that they may take an active role in the management of their associations. Japanese women receive sponsorships or scholarships to visit the United States and observe local associations and participate in training schools. Reports and correspondence with trainees concern travel arrangements and descriptions of the training opportunities. Training materials outline the opportunities available and topics to be taught. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1921-1950

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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