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Turkey, circa 1913-1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 63, microdex: 4
Turkey, circa 1913-1938
Turkey, circa 1913-1938

Scope and Contents

Staff correspondence and reports concerning YWCA service centers in Turkey. The YWCA of the U.S.A. develops service centers in Turkey to serve the women there and to provide opportunity for education, physical recreation and health, spiritual growth, employment and skill training and fellowship with other women from diverse backgrounds. The YWCA activities in Turkey also include Girl Reserve clubs for young girls as well as summer camps and special programs. Correspondence and reports from staff in Turkey inform the American offices of the status of the service centers, assess future needs for funding and staff, give narrative accounts of the secretaries' experiences, arrange for travel and describe the needs of the women of Turkey. Documents are arranged alphabetically by reporter's last name covering last names beginning with the letters G through Z. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1913-1938

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.


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