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Philippines, 1907-1944

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 65, microdex: 1
Philippines, 1907-1944
Philippines, 1907-1944

Scope and Contents

Reports from young women's Christian associations in the Philippines. Supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A., staff working in the YWCA of the Philippines report to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Board concerning the progress of YWCA work, requests for assistance and the conditions faced by women in the Philippines. YWCA activities include education and skill training opportunities and recreational activities. A report concerning the "period of silence" from the Philippines gives a narrative account of the occurrences following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and subsequent Japanese occupation of the Philippines. The author describes working under Japanese rule, adhering to religious and military guidelines, working with prisoners of war, adapting YWCA activities to help in the crisis, and striving to continue some activities of levity and recreation. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1907-1944

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.


271 frames (1 partial reel)