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United States Government, 1942-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 95, microdex: 4
United States Government, 1942-1950
United States Government, 1942-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s relationship to the United States government as well as their involvement in politics and public policy as it relates to the program and values of the organization. The United States Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid records are comprised of data on money spent on social welfare aid in various foreign countries and also includes a letter stating the purpose of the committee and listing the registered agencies. Department of the Army materials concern money spent on supplies purchased from the army in Italy. Following this are documents relating to the United States Children's Bureau with much of the documents address child labor during wartime. Finally, documents concerning the United States Congress are comprised of correspondence and minutes from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Committee on Government Contacts. This committee concerns contact with government agencies and employees and addresses the agenda of the YWCA of the U.S.A. as it relates to politics and government. Also included are letters to government officials regarding the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s position on social and political issues including the Equal Rights Amendment, the European Recovery Program, and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.

Dates of Materials

  • 1942-1950

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.


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