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Philippines, circa 1928-1945

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 64, microdex: 6
Philippines, circa 1928-1945
Philippines, circa 1928-1945

Scope and Contents

The YWCA of the Philippines is formed in 1926 under the aid of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to provide activities concerning the social, intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being of women and girls. Health education and physical fitness programs are offered at the YWCA center in addition to training programs such as one held at the Philippine Normal School. Pamphlets and reports from these programs demonstrate the wide range of goals and activities such as gymnastics, swimming, dancing, children's health education and more. Assistance from the YWCA of the U.S.A. included financial assistance in addition to sending staff to act as leaders and advisors. Correspondence and reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division summarize the work being done, assess future needs and request further assistance when necessary. During World War II, YWCA activities include supporting war relief efforts. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1928-1945

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.


162 frames (1 partial reel)