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International institutes, 1933-1944

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 101, microdex: 3
International institutes, 1933-1944
International institutes, 1933-1944

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the National Institute of Immigrant Welfare (NIIW) including awards, bulletins, by-laws, first convention, second convention, development, meetings of Board of Directors, liaison committee, study on three generations, YWCA relationships, and miscellaneous. Awards materials are comprised of award ceremony programs and introductory remarks. Bulletins are national communications sent out to update YWCA institutes on national initiatives, efforts to change policy and law, introduce new staff members, and discuss YWCA standing on immigration matters. Included is discussion of immigrant children during wartime and how to sponsor a child's immigration to the United States, and "The message to America" a discussion on the treatment of people of all backgrounds during wartime. Development materials concern the organizational history, growth, structure, and future of the NIIW. Other material concern the relationship of the NIIW to the YWCA, a study on foreign-born women and the programs serving them, conference minutes and reports, analyses of problems faced by immigrants, and promotional materials. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1933-1944

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.


562 frames (1 partial reel)