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Africa, 1953-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 230, microdex: 8

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ethiopia. The YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ethiopia is mainly through the Women's Education Project and an adult education center for women though correspondence does indicate an interest in developing a YWCA. These projects involve the cooperation of the International Cooperation Administration, the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the United States Government and the Ethiopian Government. Agreements between the involved parties detail the nature of the cooperation. Correspondence and reports from secretaries working in Ethiopia on the Women's Education Project describe the program content, the nature of their work, challenges and successes and the status and living conditions in Ethiopia. In addition, secretaries documents include travel and administrative plans. Additional documents include general reports on the Women's Education Project, assessments of the project progress, background and history of the project and correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. interest in Ethiopia. 

Dates

  • 1953-1960

Language of Materials

English

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.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group: Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Extent

482 frames (1 partial reel)