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Malaya, circa 1954-1961

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 232, microdex: 6
Malaya, circa 1954-1961
Malaya, circa 1954-1961

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Malaya. Correspondence and reports with YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries working with the YWCA of Malaya describe their experiences working with the association and its members, the social and economic needs of the women, challenges and successes. The report and proceedings of the third biennial conference of the YWCA of Malaya provides an overall view of the work and program of the association. Other documents include reports to the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A., a report of the social, economic, political and historical context in which the association operates, correspondence concerning visitors and trainees in the United States and articles published about the YWCA work in Malaya. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1954-1961

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.


239 frames (1 partial reel)