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Chile, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 68, microdex: 3
Chile, circa 1916-1950
Chile, circa 1916-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the history, development and program of young women's Christian associations in Chile. Beginning in 1920, the YWCA of Chile works toward the improvement of women's social, spiritual, physical and intellectual growth. YWCA activities in Chile are supported in part by the YWCA of the U.S.A. through financial assistance and through sending secretaries to Chile to serve as advisors and leaders. In addition, the YWCA of the U.S.A. invites Chilean women to visit the Unites States for training and observing of YWCA activities. YWCA activities in Chile include summer and day camps, vocational training, groups for employed women, social work, recreation activities, social events and meetings for other interest groups. Documents include annual and interim reports, constitutions, and information concerning buildings, leadership and general club program. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1916-1950

Language of Materials

English; Spanish

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.


500 frames (1 partial reel)