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Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Pearce family papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00119

The papers represent the extended Pearce/Brown family involved in education in rural United States and missionary and education work at the Sidon Female Seminary in Syria and elswhere in the Middle East, circa 1880s-1930s. Also represented are Eleanor I. Burns, founder of the American College for Girls in Istanbul; Mary Mills Patrick, founder of Constantinople Women's College; and Alice Lloyd, founder of Caney Junior College in Kentucky.

Dates of Materials: 1880-1962

Report of the Young Men's Christian Association in South Africa and Report of the YWCA in Syria, 1930

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 354, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents The reports present historical, religious, social and economic context to the work of the YMCA and YWCA in South Africa and Syria, respectively. The report of the YMCA in South Africa is divided into three sections. The first gives the economic, social and religious context, the second section concerns the Bantu Christian Student Movement and the final section summarizes the results of the survey making recommendations for expansion of work. The report appendices address the challenges of...
Dates of Materials: 1930

Syria, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 62, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of Syria, the YWCA of Beirut and later, the YWCA of Lebanon and Syria. The YWCA of the U.S.A. sends secretaries to Syria to advise on YWCA activities, train leaders and report back to the National Board and local associations concerning the work being carried out in Syria. The staff in Syria write narrative accounts of their journeys often containing vivid descriptions of their surroundings and the nature of their work. Reports assess the work...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1950

Syria, circa 1920-1951

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 62, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Beginning as relief work following World War I, the YWCA of Syria seeks to provide a place for all women in Syria to meet and to promote their spiritual, physical, mental and intellectual well being. The YWCA of Syria is part of the World YWCA and supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A. In addition to providing financial support, the YWCA of the U.S.A. sends secretaries to Syria to act as leaders, train Syrian leadership and assess YWCA activities and performance in Syria and report back to the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1951

Syria, 1931-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 63, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents

The report of the study, "The Status of Women in Lebanon" takes a detailed look at the rights of women in addition to the social and religious customs affecting their lives. Correspondence and reports update the YWCA of the U.S.A. offices and associations of the work being done, seek additional staff or finances, arrange travel to the United States for Syrian trainees and assess future needs for association work.

Dates of Materials: 1931-1949

Syria, circa 1910-1962

 File — Box 1018: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387842], Folder: 15
Scope and Contents

Photographs of young women's Christian association programs and members in Syria as well as several photographs of local scenes. A description on the back of a photograph of a kindergarten class indicates uncertainty as to its location. Syria in crossed out and Korea And Thailand are followed by question marks.

Dates of Materials: circa 1910-1962

World Emergency, 1940-1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 76, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA war relief activities in Hungary, Iran, Italy, Syria, Lebanon, Mexico, the Middle East and the Mediterranean area. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. War relief activities include operating hostess houses, refugee relief, financial support, health aid and supplying provisions. YWCA centers around the world offer their facilities as...
Dates of Materials: 1940-1946