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Philippines, circa 1920-1948

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 65, microdex: 2

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and reports from the YWCA of the Philippines. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of the Philippines by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and to assess the status of the YWCA of the Philippines and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in the Philippines concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Philippines as well as arrangements for visits the United States. Reports and correspondence also contain narrative accounts of the association work, analysis of the needs of the women of the Philippines, descriptions of the nature of the YWCA work and challenges faced by the associations. Documents are arranged alphabetically by reporter's last name covering last names beginning with the letters A through J.

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1920-1948

Language of Materials

English

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.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group: Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Extent

1034 frames (1 partial reel)