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Africa, 1961-1963

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 293, microdex: 1
Africa, 1961-1963
Africa, 1961-1963

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the program and development of young women's Christian associations in Rhodesia. The YWCA of the U.S.A. has sent secretaries to advise and direct the development of the association in Rhodesia. In their correspondence and reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. they describe the needs of the women and girls of Rhodesia in addition to the political and racial context in which they are operating. Many letters comment on the effect of the political tensions with Northern and Southern Rhodesia have on the local women and the progress of establishing associations. While there are several women working or visiting Rhodesia much of the correspondence is with Margaret Hathaway. Additional documents include proceedings of regional conferences, regional newsletters and a handbook for leaders working with youth. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1961-1963

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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