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World YWCA, 1962-1970

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 295, microdex: 2
World YWCA, 1962-1970
World YWCA, 1962-1970

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the World YWCA Special Services Secretary, World Membership Day and the work and policies of the World YWCA. Correspondence between Ruud van Hoogevest, special services secretary, and the International Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. concern fundraising efforts and financial support of international projects as well as administrative matters concerning their cooperative projects. World Membership Day of the World YWCA is a day for members and member associations to "meditate, study and act on a common theme to strengthen their sense of belonging to a world movement." Themes during the sixties include racism and race relations, science and society, cities, and the concerns of women and girls. Pamphlets, booklets and communications explain the theme and suggests programming and local implementation. Additional documents concerning the work of the World YWCA include a policy handbook, an article on mutual services projects, newsletters and reports. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1962-1970

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.


302 frames (1 partial reel)