Scope and Contents
Correspondence and reports from YWCA staff in Chile. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of Chile 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 Chile and its service to the women there. In addition, YWCA of Chile staff may visit the United States or exchange ideas and resources with secretaries there. Correspondence from secretaries in the Chile concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting Chile as well as arrangements for visits to the United States. Reports and correspondence contain narrative accounts of the association work, analysis of the needs of the women of Chile, descriptions of the nature of the YWCA work and challenges faced by the associations. Documents are arranged alphabetically by the reporter's last name covering last names beginning with the letters D through Z.
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Conditions Governing Access
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.
246 frames (1 partial reel)
- Chile -- Description and travel
- Christian stewardship
- Leadership in women
- Nonprofit organizations -- Finance
- Nonprofit organizations -- Management
- Women -- Chile
- Women -- Societies and clubs -- Chile
- Women in development -- International cooperation
- YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division
- Young Women's Christian associations -- Chile
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