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Foreign Division, 1952-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 233, microdex: 5
Foreign Division, 1952-1960
Foreign Division, 1952-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. International Leadership Training Project and Pan American Project. As part of its mission, the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division seeks to foster international understanding through personal relationships and shared experiences. The International Leadership Training Project funded through a Ford Foundation grant brings young YWCA leaders from around the world to the United States to learn about democratic leadership, develop an understanding of the methods of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and increase their international awareness through their experiences together. The Pan American Project is an exchange program with associations in Central and South America with a similar purpose of the International Leadership Training Project. The Pan American project is specifically designed to increase cooperation between American associations and Central and South American associations and develop those international relations. Grant proposals and project proposals outline the content and plan of administration of the projects. Reports assess the projects noting any challenges and successes. Additional documents include correspondence preparing delegates for travel, planning committee minutes and short biographies of the delegates. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1952-1960

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.


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