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Helen Alling Davis typescript of "Around the World in Nine Months"

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00767

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a transcript of Around the World in Nine Months: Letters from Helen Alling Davis, which documents Davis's trip to Asia in 1920-1921, traveling through China,Japan and Korea. She spent much of her time in the Philippines where she was working to establish the YWCA there.

Dates

  • 1920 - 1921

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical Note

Helen Alling Davis served in many capacities over her career with the YWCA, including a period of traveling to Asia to establish the organization there. She was born in Dunkirk, New York, the daughter of Oscar B. Davis and Frances Freeman Bement. After graduating from Wellesley College, she began working at what was then the Women's Christian Association of Rochester, New York. In 1906, that organization became affiliated with the YWCA and Davis began working as Executive Director for the Northeastern Field Office in 1909. In 1913, she joined the YWCA National Board as Executive Director of the Field Work Division. Ten years later, Davis became Associate General Secretary of the YWCA-USA, a position she held for the next eight years. In 1930, she moved to California, ending her career there as the director of the YWCA's Asilomar Conference Center. During her career she spent a significant period of time Davis spent in the Philippines where she was working to establish the YWCA there. She retired in 1934.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 box.)

Overview

Helen Alling Davis had a long career in the YWCA, serving in many capacitites and traveling to establish the organization in Asia. This collection includes a transcript of Around the World in Nine Months: Letters from Helen Alling Davis, which documents Davis's trip in 1920-1921, traveling through China, Japan and Korea. She spent much of her time in the Philippines where she was working to establish the YWCA there.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Frances Garber Pepper, Smith Class of 1962.

Related Materials

Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. Records, The May Bragdon Diaries Project, University of Rochester Special Collections (https://maybragdon.lib.rochester.edu/), YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County Records, University of Rochester Special Collections (http://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/1200)
Title
Finding aid to Helen Alling Davis papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Ellice Amanna
Date
2019-06-19
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-06-19: Finding aid updated to current standards and published

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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