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Philippines, Poland and Samoa, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 232, microdex: 8
Philippines, Poland and Samoa, circa 1951-1960
Philippines, Poland and Samoa, circa 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with the young women's Christian associations in the Philippines, Poland and American Samoa. Work with the YWCA in the Philippines includes a leadership training project conducted in cooperation with the Asia Foundation. Correspondence and reports include descriptions and assessments of the training program. Correspondence with Aurea Del Carmen of the YWCA of the Philippines includes association updates and reports and requests for support. In addition to sending staff and support to other countries, the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. supports trainees visiting the United States. Documents concerning trainees Paz Cuerpocruz and Marcelina Ventura include correspondence planning their training and visits to the United States and schedules. Other documents concerning the YWCA in the Philippines include correspondence concerning outstanding war reimbursement claims, association summaries and historical timelines and budgets. A brief report on the YWCA in Poland describes Beatrice Wellington's efforts to re-establish YWCA social work there. Correspondence and reports from the YWCA in American Samoa describe its formation, relationship to the YWCA of the U.S.A. and current efforts to serve the women of Samoa. 

Dates of Materials

  • 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.


361 frames (1 partial reel)