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War Work, World War II, circa 1942-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 151, microdex: 5
War Work, World War II, circa 1942-1950
War Work, World War II, circa 1942-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the work of the United Service Organizations (USO) during World War II including the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s involvement. During World War II the YWCA of the U.S.A. collaborates with the YMCA on USO projects. A summary report of this cooperation assesses the relationship between the two and summarizes the nature of their cooperation. Documents concerning the purpose of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s USO work includes bylaws, descriptions of the purpose and aims of the USO division of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and a history of YWCA war work. Other documents include correspondence and reports concerning the USO after the end of World War II, a report of soldiers use and opinions of the USO and lists of YWCA USO operations.

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1942-1950

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.


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