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War work, 1937-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 250, microdex: 3
War work, 1937-1960
War work, 1937-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in the USO and their history of war work followed by an index to YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board actions concerning national defense. The role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in USO as well as the role of community volunteers and program objectives are documented in statements, program guides, memorandums and reports. Publicity materials include a handbook for public speakers speaking on the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the USO, sample radio segment scripts, clippings and pamphlets. The index to National Board National defense actions are citations from National Board an Executive Committee meeting minutes organized under topical headings. National Board and Executive Committee references are indicated by N.B. and E.C., respectively. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1937-1960

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.


259 frames (1 partial reel)