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Greece and Hong Kong, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 231, microdex: 7
Greece and Hong Kong, circa 1951-1960
Greece and Hong Kong, circa 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Greece and Hong Kong. Following World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. sends representatives to work with the YWCA of Greece and its branches. Annual reports provide the social, economic, political and educational context for women in Greece prior to describing the work of the associations and reporting on any challenges and cooperative relationships. The YWCA School of Social Work in Greece is established to train social workers to respond to the post-war needs of the people of Greece. Pamphlets and reports describe and assess this work. Clara Boyd Wheeler, an American secretary stationed in Greece, reports on her experiences there in her correspondence and reports. Ms. Boyd's documents also address administrative matters and travel arrangements. Other documents include the text of a speech by King Paul to American volunteer agencies, additional reports concerning the work of the YWCA in Greece and a pamphlet for the Heliopolis Home. Correspondence with the YWCA of Hong Kong concerns their fortieth anniversary celebrations and the transfer of grant funds from the YWCA of the U.S.A. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1951-1960

Language of Materials

English; German

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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