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Africa -- Social conditions

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Africa, circa 1915-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 48, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Africa. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in Africa seek to help develop women's social, physical, intellectual, and spiritual selves through developing programs, establishing associations and training leaders. In South Africa, secretaries work with rural and urban women and face issues of racism, segregation and a stratified culture. Correspondence from West Africa contains descriptions of climate and living conditions as the secretaries adjust...
Dates of Materials: circa 1915-1949

Africa, 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 230, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Liberia. The YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division works to develop associations for women and girls in Africa and to develop leadership so that the associations can one day be independent. American secretaries stationed in Africa develop programming, train local leaders and girls and report back to the Foreign Division. Secretaries' reports and correspondence describe the cultural, social and political context...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1960

Africa, 1954-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 231, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in West Africa and the history of association work throughout Africa. Proceedings, notes and reports of the West Africa conference of YWCA's summarize and assess the conference proceedings and experience. At the conference, women from associations in West Africa hear presentations concerning and discuss topics such as the status of women, western influence in Africa, family and marriage, and leadership. In addition, conference reports...
Dates of Materials: 1954-1960

Outside organizations: Foreign, 1958

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 236, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents The American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service Technical Assistance Clearing House's "A Report on Technical Assistance in Africa South of the Sahara and North of the Union." The report of technical assistance services in parts of Africa includes country by country assessments of economic, cultural and social conditions as well as descriptions of assistance programs. The report draws conclusions from their studies concerning the success of programs and makes recommendations...
Dates of Materials: 1958