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International Division, 1961-1969

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 293, microdex: 8
International Division, 1961-1969
International Division, 1961-1969

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the functions and staff of the International Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and correspondence and reports of the 1969 International Training Institute hosted by the YWCA of the U.S.A. The International Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for raising awareness of the work of the YWCA throughout the world, supporting international associations communicating the purpose and program of the World YWCA and maintaining international relationships. These objectives and others are fully defined in a packet outlining the functions of the division and its committees. Following this are directories of former secretaries serving abroad and correspondence concerning the establishment of memorial funds in honor of past foreign secretaries. The final section of the microdex documents the 1969 International Training Institute, a three month program that brings YWCA leaders from around the world to the United States to share their experiences, learn from each other and develop their leadership skills. The 1969 institute focuses on using the arts and the resulting report features design work created during the institute. Additional documents concern preparations for the institute and participant biographies. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1961-1969

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.


248 frames (1 partial reel)