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Brazil, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 67, microdex: 6
Brazil, circa 1916-1950
Brazil, circa 1916-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the history, development and programs of young women's Christian associations in Brazil. Beginning in 1920 with the support of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the YWCA in Brazil is formed to help women and girls adapt to the changing social, economic and domestic conditions facing them. By providing health education skills training, recreation, social opportunities, meetings for employed women and other social services, the YWCA of Brazil seeks to provide a place "for all classes, for all nationalities, for all creeds." The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of Brazil through financial grants as well as by sending secretaries to act as leaders, advisors, trainers and advocates. Included are annual and interim reports, visitation reports, constitutions, historical overviews and documents concerning the personnel and leadership of the associations. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1916-1950

Language of Materials

English; Portuguese

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.


330 frames (1 partial reel)