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International institutes, 1930-1943

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 100, microdex: 5
International institutes, 1930-1943
International institutes, 1930-1943

Scope and Contents

Conference proceedings and minutes for national institute conferences. International institutes are YWCA of the U.S.A. associations for immigrant women in the United States. Issues addressed include, Japanese Americans and internment, war refugees, immigration and naturalization difficulties, administration of international institutes, and social and economic problems. Documents also address and discuss migration issues and practices globally. In addition, conference materials describe methods and initiatives for serving the international communities of women. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1930-1943

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.


563 frames (1 partial reel)