Helen Alling Davis typescript of "Around the World in Nine Months"
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 of Materials
- 1920 - 1921
- Davis, Helen Alling (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
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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.
0.229 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
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) in 2016.
- China -- Description and travel
- Davis, Helen Alling
- Japan -- Description and travel
- Korea -- Description and travel
- Pepper, Frances Garber, Class of 1962
- Philippines -- Description and travel
- Travelers' writings
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. National Board
- Young Women's Christian associations
- Young Women’s Christian Association of the U.S.A.
- letters (correspondence)
- Pepper, Frances Garber, Class of 1962 (Donor, Person)
- Finding aid to Helen Alling Davis papers
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Ellice Amanna
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- Script of description
- 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
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