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World's YWCA, 1906-1912

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 81, microdex: 6
World's YWCA, 1906-1912
World's YWCA, 1906-1912

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the international conferences of the World Young Women's Christian Associations in Swanwick, England, Berlin, Germany and Paris, France. Delegates to the World YWCA Conferences meet to unite under a common purpose and aim, discuss and vote on matters that affect the international organization and discuss the future of the YWCA international movement. Discussions concern the relationship of the church to national associations, international conditions affecting women, the relationship between the many parts of the YWCA to each other and cooperation with other organizations. Proceedings and minutes include reports given by representatives of national associations regarding the YWCA activities and the condition of women in their countries. The conferences emphasize the role of Christianity in the YWCA work, the changing role of women and the industrial work and immigration.

Dates of Materials

  • 1906-1912

Language of Materials

English; French

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.


1677 frames (1 partial reel)