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Columbia, Uruguay and South America, 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 233, microdex: 1
Columbia, Uruguay and South America, 1951-1960
Columbia, Uruguay and South America, 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the development of a YWCA in Columbia, YWCA of the U.S.A. work with the YWCA of Uruguay, the Latin American Training School and YWCA of the U.S.A. activities in South America. Bernice Miller, advisory secretary to the YWCA of Uruguay, writes to the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. reporting of her work, requesting support and advice and working out administrative matters. In addition, correspondence includes notifications of Ms. Miller's award of an Oberlin College alumni citation. The Latin American Training School is a cooperative project, supported in part by the YWCA of the U.S.A., to provide training opportunities to YWCA leaders in South America. Reports assess and summarize the training program including providing historical context of how the program developed. Correspondence mostly concerns administrative matters. Course programs and descriptions in Spanish describe the content and format of the programs. Additional materials concerning the YWCA is South America include visitation reports summarizing visits to multiple South American countries.

Dates

  • 1951-1960

Language of Materials

English

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.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group: Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Extent

493 frames (1 partial reel)