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India, circa 1950-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 231, microdex: 8
India, circa 1950-1960
India, circa 1950-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of India. The YWCA of the U.S.A. provides support to the YWCA of India through finances, advisory relationship and by sending American secretaries to work in India. The 1959 convention report documents the proceedings of the convention including department and committee reports, discussion groups and addresses. The convention is a chance for the women of the YWCA of India to meet and discuss the issues affecting women of India, the state of the YWCA of India and the role of a Christian Women's organization in national and international social and political issues. The Delhi School of Social Work, one part of the YWCA of India program, is part of the University of Delhi and trains women and men in the method and concepts of social work and applications in India. Annual reports, pamphlets and course descriptions document the work of the school and its purpose. Correspondence and reports with the YWCA of the U.S.A. concerning the school include requests for support, reports and notes on the work of the school. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1950-1960

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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