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Young Women's Christian associations -- Japan

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Eldri Louise Dieson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00602
Abstract

YWCA executive and overseas official. The Eldri Dieson Papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, research notes, and scrapbooks primarily related to Dieson's work for the YWCA of the U.S.A. The bulk of the papers focus on Dieson's work for the YWCA's Foreign Division in Japan and in Chile.

Dates of Materials: 1905-1994

Foreign Division, Japan section minutes and reports, 1915-1924

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 353, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents

The Japan section of the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for studying the conditions for women and girls in Japan, identifying urgent needs and opportunities and determining the role of the YWCA in Japan. In addition, they support the National Committee of the YWCA of Japan in its development. Reports from YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in Japan describe the development of their work, the conditions in their community of work and possible future needs. 

Dates of Materials: 1915-1924

Japan, 1951-1959

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 232, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Japan with the YWCA of Japan. The Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. supports international associations through financial contributions, resource sharing, supplying staff and arranging leadership training opportunities. Correspondence with American secretaries Doris Boss and Eldri Dieson, and Japanese secretaries Miyako Ishibashi, Yuki Naito and Tamaki Uemura concern administrative matters such as travel and finance in addition to...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1959

Japan, 1915-1951

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 58, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Annual and statistical reports to the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. concerning young women's Christian associations in Japan. The YWCA of the U.S.A. sends secretaries to visit or work with the YWCA in Japan to act as advisors, assess programs and the functions of associations or to fill positions on the national committee. Reports from Japan to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division concern the financial status of the organization, the current emphases and aims and future needs...
Dates of Materials: 1915-1951

Japan, circa 1919-1943

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 59, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA activities in Japan. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports YWCA activities in Japan by sending secretaries to serve in positions in the YWCA of Japan, offering training and opportunities for advice and through financial support and donations. Following the earthquake of 1923, requests are made to the United States for assistance in the relief effort and in rebuilding the YWCA building in Yokohama. In the United States, news of the YWCA of Japan is shared through...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1943

Japan, circa 1920-1938

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 59, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of Japan buildings in Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo and Yokohama. As the membership grows and buildings become in need of repairs and updates, fundraising campaigns are used to secure new buildings or repairs. In Yokohama, following the earthquake in 1923 fundraising efforts raise money to replace the destroyed building. Later, once the association outgrows the facility another effort is made to raise money for a permanent home. YWCA buildings are used as...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1938

Japan, circa 1916-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 59, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries working in or visiting the YWCA of Japan. The narrative accounts of their journeys often contain vivid descriptions of their surroundings and the nature of their work. Reports assess the work being done for women and girls commenting on areas needing improvement or more support. In addition, the letters and reports contain accounts of interpersonal conflicts or challenges that may arise when cooperating with other organizations...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1950

Japan, 1920-1931

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 59, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of Japan. YWCA of Japan secretaries and American YWCA secretaries in Japan write narrative accounts of their journeys often containing vivid descriptions of their surroundings and the nature of their work. Reports assess the work being done for women and girls commenting on areas needing improvement or more support. In addition, the letters and reports contain accounts of interpersonal conflicts or challenges that may arise when cooperating with...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1931

Japan, circa 1916-1940

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 60, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of Japan. YWCA of Japan secretaries and American YWCA secretaries in Japan write narrative accounts of their journeys often containing vivid descriptions of their surroundings and the nature of their work. Reports assess the work being done for women and girls commenting on areas needing improvement or more support. In addition, the letters and reports contain accounts of interpersonal conflicts or challenges that may arise when cooperating with...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1940

Japan, circa 1921-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 60, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the student Christian movement in Japan, the training of Japanese YWCA leadership and the results of a study of local associations in Japan. The student associations in Japan work with women college students and the World Student Federation to encourage opportunities for women college students, spread the Christian student movement and provide a place for young Christian students to meet and interact. The student associations are further assessed in the studies of...
Dates of Materials: circa 1921-1950

Japan, circa 1918

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 61, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents The YWCA of the U.S.A. provides support to the YWCA of Japan through financial donations as well as by sending secretaries to Japan to fill leadership roles and act as advisors. Pamphlets and reports outline the history of the YWCA of Japan, describe the needs of the women and their political and social status and provides information concerning the politics and customs of Japan. These materials are sent to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division to be shared with interested associations and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1918

Japan: Buildings, circa 1918-1951

 File — Box 1010: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387941], Folder: 9
Scope and Contents

Photographs of the interiors and exteriors of young women's Christian association buildings in Japan.

Dates of Materials: circa 1918-1951

Japan: Camping, circa 1949-1963

 File — Box 1010: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387941], Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Photographs of young women's Christian association camp programs in Japan. YWCA's host overnight and day camps for local women and girls. The camps offer a chance for outdoor recreation, handicraft, leadership training and relaxation. Photographs include images of the YWCA Camp at Lake Nojiri, participants in the working mother's camp, handicraft classes and camp groups.

Dates of Materials: circa 1949-1963

Japan: Celebrations, ceremonies and pageants, 1918-1963

 File — Box 1010: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387941], Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

Photographs of young women's Christian association celebrations, pageants and ceremonies in Japan. Included are photographs of Christmas pageants, World Fellowship Week programs and anniversary celebrations.

Dates of Materials: 1918-1963

Japan: Children, circa 1921-1963

 File — Box 1010: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387941], Folder: 12
Scope and Contents

Photographs of young women's Christian association programs for children in Japan. These programs include child care, kindergartens, and recreation.

Dates of Materials: circa 1921-1963

Japan: Classes, circa 1920-1971

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

Photographs of domestic science, English language and vocational classes at young women's Christian associations in Japan.

Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1971

Japan: Conferences, circa 1907-1920

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

Group photographs at young women's Christian association conferences in Japan.

Dates of Materials: circa 1907-1920

Japan: Contact sheets and negatives, circa 1960-1969

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

Contact sheets of photographs taken at young women's Christian association clubs, programs and classes.

Dates of Materials: circa 1960-1969

Japan: Flower arrangement and tea ceremony, circa 1932-1970

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

As part of their programs, young women's Christian associations in Japan offer classes and training in traditional Japanese customs such as flower arranging, tea ceremonies and calligraphy. Photographs depict participants and instructors in addition to tea ceremonies in progress.

Dates of Materials: circa 1932-1970

Japan: Groups, circa 1922-1966

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

Group photographs from young women's Christian association programs, clubs and activities in Japan. The photographs include images of YWCA classes, posed groups and special events.

Dates of Materials: circa 1922-1966

Japan: Kure scrapbook, 1948

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

These unbound scrapbook pages document the development of the Kure YWCA in a former navy building. A collaborative effort from the YWCA of Japan and advisory leaders from the YWCA of the USA, the YWCA of Kure brings Christianity and association programs to women in Kure. Among the influential leaders is Ms. Jean Begg. The scrapbook emphasizes the effect the programs have on the lives of women in the post-war society.

Dates of Materials: 1948

Japan: Miscellaneous, circa 1909-1970

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 7
Scope and Contents

Photographs of young women's Christian association activities, buildings, groups and leaders in Japan and postcards depicting scenes from around Japan. Photographs of buildings include images of damage following an earthquake.

Dates of Materials: circa 1909-1970

Japan: Physical education and recreation, circa 1923-1965

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Many young women's Christian associations in Japan offer physical education and recreation programs as part of their regular activities. Photographs include images of girls and women participating in outdoor recreation, swimming, dancing, handicraft and games.

Dates of Materials: circa 1923-1965

Japan: Program, circa 1922-1970

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 9
Scope and Contents

Photographs of program activities from young women's Christian associations in Japan. Photographs show women and teenage girls engaged in discussion groups and using association libraries and also include photographs from an association bazaar.

Dates of Materials: circa 1922-1970

Japan: Staff and volunteers, circa 1923-1971

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Group photographs and snapshots of the staff and volunteers of young women's Christian associations in Japan.

Dates of Materials: circa 1923-1971

Japan: Y-Teens, general, circa 1951-1966

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 12
Scope and Contents

Y-Teen programs at young women's Christian associations in Japan provide an opportunity for teenage girls to participate in YWCA life. The program includes classes and discussion groups and teens participate in their own program planning. Photographs show Y-Teen members participating in club activities. Photographs include individual and group shots.

Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1966

Japan: Y-Teens, Motoko Hayashi, 1964

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 13
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Motoko Hayashi, a Y-Teen in the YWCA of Tokyo. The photographs present a story of the life of a Y-Teen in Japan and were created to acquaint American girls with the lives of girls in Japan. The accompanying descriptive profile introduces Motoko and her invovlement in the YWCA of Tokyo

Dates of Materials: 1964

Japan: Y-Teens, Taeko Matsutani, 1964

 File — Box 1011: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387875], Folder: 14
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Taeko Matsutani, a Y-Teen in the YWCA of Tokyo. The photographs present a story of the life of a Y-Teen in Japan and were created, along with a descriptive profile of Taeko, to acquaint American girls with the lives of girls in Japan.

Dates of Materials: 1964

Survey of the YMCA and YWCA in Japan, 1930

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 354, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents As part of an international cooperative initiative between the YWCA and the YMCA, surveys ore conducted of associations around the world to gain knowledge and context of their work and understanding of the needs of the people. The surveys can then be used to inform future projects and to identify opportunities for development. The report of the study of the YMCA and YWCA of Japan provides context to the work of the two organizations in Japan and an overview of their current program and...
Dates of Materials: 1930