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World Emergency, 1940-1950

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 77, microdex: 3
World Emergency, 1940-1950
World Emergency, 1940-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. World Emergency Fund. Beginning in 1937 with an emergency donation to China, the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s World Emergency Committee is established to handle the requests for wartime assistance around the world. The World Emergency Relief Funds provide financial donations, support refugee programs, finance personnel assistance and facilitate the sending of needed supplies. Correspondence, reports and newsletters describe the needs of countries affected by the war, give updates on the war relief efforts supported by the fund and describe activities to support women serving in the military. In addition, documents concern the effect the war has on women around the world and discuss women's roles in the war and relief efforts. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1940-1950

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.


610 frames (1 partial reel)