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World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Conventions, sixteenth, 1938-1940

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 35, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Sixteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Immediately following the previous convention, the Convention Committee begins meetings to collect and assess feedback regarding convention content, processes and accommodations. Using this information, the committee plans the upcoming convention arranging speakers, discussion topics and emphases and accommodations. Included in these documents is a summary of...
Dates of Materials: 1938-1940

Florence Rose papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00134
Abstract Public relations specialist; executive secretary; Director, Meals for Millions; birth control activist; and lobbyist. Major subjects reflected in the Rose papers include the birth control movement in the U.S., relations between African-Americans and Planned Parenthood, the politics of American hunger relief and prevention efforts in developing countries, and the life and legacy of Margaret Sanger. Individuals represented in the papers include Margaret Sanger, Pearl S. Buck, Havelock Ellis,...
Dates of Materials: 1832 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1920-1969

Germany, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 55, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Following World War I, YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries visit Germany and write letters and reports describing the economic and social conditions affecting the country and the women served by the YWCA. As Hitler rises to power, the YWCA of the U.S.A. takes interest in the political situation. The toll it takes on the citizens of Germany and the refugee crisis becomes important as more and more people are displaced. Correspondence and reports from the American Committee for Christian German...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1950

Girl Reserve conferences, 1942

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 87, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Correspondence, discussion guides and articles for general use in the 1942 regional Girl Reserve conferences. Girl Reserve, the YWCA club for adolescent girls, is an opportunity for girl to meet and to develop their spiritual, physical and intellectual lives through social activities, camps, leadership training and classes. Regional conferences bring together girls from different backgrounds and Girl Reserve clubs across a region to unite under common purpose, discuss matters important to...
Dates of Materials: 1942

Immigration, 1940-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 99, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning immigration issues and the YWCA of the U.S.A. including immigrant registration, "enemy aliens", Asian immigrants and Asian Americans, cooperation with other organizations, and displaced persons. Alien registration documents include a manual from the National Refugee Service, Inc. regarding regulations applying to emigres of "enemy" nations during World War II. Enemy aliens materials address regulations and policies affecting people of German, Japanese, and Italian...
Dates of Materials: 1940-1950

Immigration, 1916-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 99, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning immigration and the YWCA of the U.S.A. including foreign groups, legislation, native language, National Citizenship Education Program, and the National Council on Naturalization and Citizenship. The "Handbook on Racial and Nationality Backgrounds" examines six nationalities and backgrounds discussing the history, religion, and culture of the country of origin, immigrant experiences in America, expression through art, literature, food, and music, and teaching aids for...
Dates of Materials: 1916-1950

Immigration, 1920-1946

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 99, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Reports and miscellaneous materials regarding YWCA work with refugees. Reports document efforts by the YWCA and Girl Reserves to work with and for World War II refugees. Materials describe activities performed, appeal to others for additional aid, report on the success of refugee work, and make recommendations. In addition, materials address the general prejudices against certain nationalities and discuss ways to combat such treatment. Miscellaneous materials include studies and statistics...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1946

Industrial, 1940-1944

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 105, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents

Issues of the "Industrial program exchange". The industrial club newsletter updates local associations on industrial work goals and progress, discusses current issues faced by workers, reports on successes of programs, provides resources and bibliographies, and may discuss recruitment practices. 

Dates of Materials: 1940-1944

International institutes, 1933-1944

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 101, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the National Institute of Immigrant Welfare (NIIW) including awards, bulletins, by-laws, first convention, second convention, development, meetings of Board of Directors, liaison committee, study on three generations, YWCA relationships, and miscellaneous. Awards materials are comprised of award ceremony programs and introductory remarks. Bulletins are national communications sent out to update YWCA institutes on national initiatives, efforts to change policy and law,...
Dates of Materials: 1933-1944

World War II committees, minutes and reports, 1941-1945

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 379, microdex: 11
Scope and Contents The YWCA of the U.S.A. contributes to the World War II efforts nationally and internationally through, relief efforts, support services, advocacy and more. The minutes of the Postwar Reconstruction Leadership Counseling Group document its efforts to recruit and train staff to work with reconstruction efforts. The Committee on Refugees of the National Board is concerned specifically with relief work associated with refugees. The committee keeps informed of national and international refugee...
Dates of Materials: 1941-1945

World's YWCA, 1931-1951

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 79, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the conferences of the World YWCA World Council. International conferences of the legislative body of the World YWCA meet periodically to unite under a shared vision and purpose, discuss and agree on positions of political and social action, hear updates from YWCA associations, discuss the relationships within the World YWCA and discuss the role of Christianity and religion in the organization and as it concerns women globally. As the first World Council conference since...
Dates of Materials: 1931-1951

World's YWCA, circa 1909-1960

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 83, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents World YWCA pamphlets arranged alphabetically by title and miscellaneous correspondence with the World YWCA. Pamphlets are printed for information sharing, fund raising and raising awareness and concern the Christian role of the World YWCA, the activities and development of national YWCA associations, the aims and purposes of the World YWCA, YWCA work with young girls around the world, needs and services for immigrants, working conditions and opportunities for women, relief work during World...
Dates of Materials: circa 1909-1960