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International institutes, circa 1922-1943

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 100, microdex: 2
International institutes, circa 1922-1943
International institutes, circa 1922-1943

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning leadership and membership of YWCA of the U.S.A. international institutes in addition to materials related to nationality community work. Leadership materials discuss desired qualifications for secretaries and executives, analyze the organizational structure and relation to other YWCA departments, report on working across different languages, and provide job descriptions. In addition, there are materials concerning leadership training courses for women working with international institutes. Items in the Rosina Martella section include minutes and reports from meetings, interviews, and conferences, translated excerpts from Italian readers for various grade levels, discussion of work with Italian immigrants, and other records of her work with the international institutes. Membership materials concern requirements to becoming registered member groups that relate to the international institutes and specifically discusses the role of religion and membership. Nationality Community Work materials concern the organizational relationship to the YWCA and its various branches and committees, job descriptions and duties, reports on education and program materials, and efforts to grow the YWCA as an international organization. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1922-1943

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.


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