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World Student Christian Federation, circa 1912-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 147, microdex: 4
World Student Christian Federation, circa 1912-1950
World Student Christian Federation, circa 1912-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the constitution and governance, purpose and membership basis, leadership, administration and relationships of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). In addition to copies of the constitution and bylaws correspondence discusses the new membership basis adopted by the National Student YWCA and the implications to the WSCF. A report of the purpose and membership bases of member organizations of the WSCF summarizes and shows excerpts of their governing documents to show the similarities and differences between them. At consultative meetings, delegates from the WSCF in North America meet with student Christian leaders to discuss their relationship with the federation and possible changes and applications of affiliation. Officers meetings hear reports on member countries and special projects and discuss staff, finance and administration, relationships with other organizations and conferences and meetings. Documents from the American Provisional Council of the WSCF concern the relationship between the WSCF and North American student organizations and serves to unite these organizations under the common purpose of the WSCF and act as an intermediary body. Other documents include correspondence and reports concerning the relationship between the World Student Christian Federation and the International Student Service. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1912-1950

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.


460 frames (1 partial reel)