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Immigration, circa 1910-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 100, microdex: 2
Immigration, circa 1910-1950
Immigration, circa 1910-1950

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous immigration materials concerning the YWCA program, outreach, and education regarding immigrants and displaced persons. Materials address United States laws and public policy, social welfare issues faced by immigrant populations, employment barriers and treatment, and social acceptance and perceptions. Cooperation between YWCA international institutes and other YWCA associations is addressed through the education materials and numerous pamphlets intended to educate women of the YWCA. "Folk in our Neighborhood", a publication for the Atlanta Georgia association describes the immigrant population surrounding the area and their unique needs. Other pamphlets such as "Meet the refugees" discuss legal issues, social acceptance, and policy regarding wartime refugees including German refugees. Included in these materials is a bibliography of materials to be used by social workers to foreign born families. "Women Behind Barbed Wire" is a pamphlet discussing outreach to interned women during wartime. Educational materials also address programming teaching English to non-native speakers. In addition, the United States Supreme Court decision on the Schneiderman case can be found among these documents. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1910-1950

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.


433 frames (1 partial reel)