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Mexico, circa 1907-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 62, microdex: 1
Mexico, circa 1907-1950
Mexico, circa 1907-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Mexico. The YWCA of Mexico aims to provide a place for women to meet and develop their physical, spiritual, mental and intellectual well being. Additionally, the YWCA advocates for women's rights and treatment in society. Correspondence and reports provide narrative accounts of YWCA activity in Mexico as well as providing updates on associations and describing the challenges faced by the women of Mexico and YWCA associations. The education of women in girls in Mexico is an important mission of the YWCA of Mexico and included in the documents are materials concerning the International Congress of American Teachers. A conference discuss issues of education in North and South America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of Mexico by providing opportunities for training of Mexican women to become YWCA leaders. The women travel to the United States to observe and participate in local association activity and conferences. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1907-1950

Language of Materials

English; Spanish

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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