Women -- China
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Annual, interim and statistical reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in China. Reports and pamphlets summarize work in China with women through YWCA organizations in many cities, towns, and regions. As the country is disrupted by cultural, political, social and economic changes the YWCA work in China meets new challenges. American secretaries train Chinese women to be leaders, organize programming and associations and advise existing associations.
Correspondence with and about general secretaries serving on the National Committee of the YWCA of China. American and Chinese secretaries write to arrange travel plans and visits, give updates on programs and associations, discuss social, economic, and political problems faced in China and request support of funds and people. The correspondence concerning Grace Coppock and Ting Shu-Ching include memorials and condolences following their untimely deaths due to illness.
Photographs of young women's Christian association buildings, hostess houses, recreation facilities and residences in China.
Photographs of celebrations, ceremonies and pageants of the young women's Christian associations in China. These special activities are part of the YWCA program and they highlight local customs, share international traditions and celebrate the life and people of the young women's Christian associations in China. Included are photographs of Christmas decorations, a halloween party, pageants, plays and a YWCA secretary's wedding photograph.
Photographs taken by Ella Bennett, a YWCA of the USA representative working in China. Ms. Bennett documented the work of the young women's Christian associations in China, the people she encountered and the scenes around her. Some photographs have brief descriptions or identifying information but many are unidentified.
Photographs of local and international staff working with young women's Christian associations in China. Photographs include individual and group portraits as well as photographs of staff meetings and conferences. Also included is a photograph of Madame Chiang Kai Shek remotely delivering an address to the YWCA of the USA convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Photographs of young women at work and taking part in YWCA employment services. Young women's Christian associations in China may offer vocational guidance and classes in typing and job skills.
The China section of the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for studying the conditions for women and girls in China, identifying urgent needs and opportunities and determining the role of the YWCA in China. In addition, they facilitate cooperation with the National Committee of China in its development. Reports from YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in China describe the development of their work, the conditions in their community of work and possible future needs.
The National Committee of the YWCA of China meets to discuss the development of the YWCA and its programs in China. Members of the National Committee hear updates from secretaries concerning local associations and their needs, appoint leadership and personnel, discuss program needs and emphases and assess the needs of the overall YWCA development.
A detailed study of the history of the YWCA of China and its current work. The study is initiated by the National Committee of the YWCA of China in cooperation with the International Survey of America.