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Lebanon, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 232, microdex: 5
Lebanon, circa 1951-1960
Lebanon, circa 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YWCA in Lebanon in developing the status of women there. Through programs such as vocational training, hostels and camps the YWCA in Lebanon works to increase opportunities for girls and young women. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports these efforts through training, resource sharing and sending staff to work in Lebanon developing local leadership and programs. In addition, the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division supports Lebanese trainees in the United States. Correspondence with secretaries working in Lebanon include administrative matters such as travel and finances in addition to descriptions of the progress of their work and the needs of the local women. Dorothea McDowell works with the vocational training programs and reports on the programs and facilities for vocational training. Annual reports summarize the national YWCA activities. Additional documents include building campaign correspondence, an association pamphlet, a historical sketch of the association and program reports. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1951-1960

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.


215 frames (1 partial reel)