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Japan, 1951-1959

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 232, microdex: 3
Japan, 1951-1959
Japan, 1951-1959

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Japan with the YWCA of Japan. The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. supports international associations through financial contributions, resource sharing, supplying staff and arranging leadership training opportunities. Correspondence with American secretaries Doris Boss and Eldri Dieson, and Japanese secretaries Miyako Ishibashi, Yuki Naito and Tamaki Uemura concern administrative matters such as travel and finance in addition to comments and reports of association work, challenges and successes. Through grants, travel scholarships and travel facilitation, the Foreign Division assists Japanese women visiting the United States for education and training. Travel arrangements, financial aid, education plans and training opportunities are arranged in the correspondence. Other documents include a summary of the work of the YWCA of Japan and historical timeline, financial reports and miscellaneous correspondence. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 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.


316 frames (1 partial reel)