International institutes, circa 1918-1944
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. international institutes, clubs for immigrant women and girls. Transition period materials concern the distribution of responsibilities and the mission of the international institutes in serving immigrant populations. Also included are materials relating to the formation of the National Institute of Immigrant Welfare, and recommendations to local associations for reaching women of foreign backgrounds. Miscellaneous materials include pamphlets regarding social work with immigrant populations in the YWCA, a booklet promoting the YWCA international institutes to women, correspondence and pamphlets regarding the type of services offered to immigrant populations, and miscellaneous correspondence.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: circa 1918-1944
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
230 frames (1 partial reel)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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