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Asia, Australia, Belgium, Burma and Canada, circa 1951-1959

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 231, microdex: 2
Asia, Australia, Belgium, Burma and Canada, circa 1951-1959
Asia, Australia, Belgium, Burma and Canada, circa 1951-1959

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Asia, Australia, Belgium, Burma and Canada. Proceedings and reports of the Asian Women's Study Conference document the international conference concerning the role of women in Asia. The conference, hosted by the YWCA of Japan includes delegates from Asian associations and is an opportunity for the women to discuss common problems and share information. A letter from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Leadership Services Division to a program secretary of the YWCA of Australia answers questions concerning the American Y-Teens program. Next, correspondence between the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YWCA Belgium arrange for Mrs. Minnete Wilkins Kolt's arrival in America. Documents concerning the YWCA of Burma, previously part of the YWCA of India, Burma and Ceylon, include a handbook for volunteers, information on leadership training and summaries of the work of the association. Finally, documents concerning the YWCA of Canada include a history of the YWCA of Saskatchewan, reports on the relationships between the YWCA and YMCA in Canada, the report of a study on administration, the report of a standards study and the report of a 1953 convention. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1951-1959

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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