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World War, 1939-1945 -- War work

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 84 Collections and/or Records:

California, circa 1906-1951

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 164, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in California. Correspondence and reports from Pomona include requests for the organization of YWCA and descriptions of the needs of the women and girls. Documents from Redlands, Richmond and Riverside include constitutions and other governing documents, residence surveys, lists of staff and employees, applications for affiliation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. and visitation reports. Visitation reports...
Dates of Materials: circa 1906-1951

Canada, 1877-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 49, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of Canada. Materials include suggested constitutions and bylaws, convention reports and the pamphlet, "The Story of the Y.W.C.A. in Canada." Correspondence includes letters between members of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YWCA of Canada on areas of collaboration and cooperation. Also included is "A Scientific Plan of Community Building," an article by Philip Bellows on community building and social and economic problems. 
Dates of Materials: 1877-1948

Caroline Dwight Bain papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00762
Overview This collection consists of the personal papers of archival consultant and loyal Smith College alumna Caroline Dwight Bain (1928-2015). Of special note are the letters Bain wrote to her parents while she was working for the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, DC, 1944-1945.
Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2015

China, 1924-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 49, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates of Materials: 1924-1950

China, circa 1907-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 50, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of China. Since its beginning as a student association in the late nineteenth century through 1950, the YWCA of China sees women through times of political, social, economic and international change. The organization grows from student associations to serving rural populations, industrial and employed women and women in home life. The YWCA of China employs both Chinese and Western leaders, some of whom come from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Annual reports and supplements...
Dates of Materials: circa 1907-1950

China, circa 1906-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 50, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates of Materials: circa 1906-1949

Community Division, 1934-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 23, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division. The Community Division's purpose is to provide direct services to local associations and aid in communication between local associations and the national organization, as well as to other organizations. Branch and center materials concern work with African American women, Asian American women and International Institutes serving women immigrants. A history of the development of the branches and their purpose in addition to...
Dates of Materials: 1934-1950

Conventions, cancelled, 1944-1945

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 35, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning preparations for the cancelled Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The theme as discussed in the bulletins is "The Times Demand." This theme looks at the changing role of women and girls, the changing job environment, and the changing international situation and how YWCA women can respond to these changes. In addition, the convention was to address changes to the constitution as investigated by the...
Dates of Materials: 1944-1945

Conventions, eighteenth, 1947-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 37, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Call to convention and workbooks for the Eighteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. In the years following the war, the YWCA of the U.S.A. is facing disillusionment with the resulting international relations and political climate. International cooperation and work in foreign countries is discussed throughout the materials. To prepare delegates for the convention workbooks are sent ahead of time in addition to the National Board...
Dates of Materials: 1947-1949

Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 36, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, workbook, and bulletins. The theme of the convention is "One world under God" and materials focus on international aspects and the Christian purpose. As the first national convention since 1940, the call and preparatory materials give delegates an overview of national progress since the last convention with much focus on how the war affected the direction and work on...
Dates of Materials: 1946

Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 36, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. As the first national convention since 1940 and since the end of World War II, the discussion and debate of the convention sessions look at work that was done during the war years and look ahead to what the post war world and nation will bring. Throughout these discussions the role of the organization and Christian women is examined. Special addresses by...
Dates of Materials: 1946

Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 36, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the convention hearing, "The Work of the National Board in Other Countries, Trends, Issues, Program--Our Responsibility," at the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Those in attendance at the hearing are charged with being representatives of the convention as a whole to discuss and decide upon actions regarding the work of the Foreign Division. Representatives from the Philippines, the Netherlands,...
Dates of Materials: 1946

Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 36, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Official proceedings and digest of the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. As the first national convention since 1940 and since the end of World War II, the discussion and debate of the convention sessions look at work that was done during the war years and look ahead to what the post war world and nation will bring. Throughout these discussions the role of the organization and of Christian women is examined through the...
Dates of Materials: 1946

Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 37, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Workbook, reports, and proceedings of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Industrial Assembly of the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Industrial Division delegates meet to discuss issues faced by the women in their group, vote on matters of national importance, adopt resolutions, and vote on social and political actions. The theme for the assembly and the coming three years is "We have a job to do for peace." Under this emphasis,...
Dates of Materials: 1946

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 collected...
Dates of Materials: 1938-1940

Egypt, 1920-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 54, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with the YWCA in Egypt. Early work in Egypt consists of American secretaries visiting Egypt to offer leadership training, offer advice on starting association work, and assessing the condition of the people and what work needs to be done. Special discussion is given to cooperation with or interaction with other organizations such as the YMCA and other religions in the area such as Copts and Muslims. As World War II comes work in Egypt takes on the...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1949

Egypt and Palestine, 1918-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 54, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with Egypt and Palestine. Working in Egypt and Palestine consists of relief work during the wars, housing and hostels, physical education, and leadership training. YWCA work in both countries includes work with women of several religions including Coptic, Muslim, Jewish, and several Christian faiths. Correspondence and reports from Palestine discuss difficulties working in the region during times of political and religious conflict. Materials include...
Dates of Materials: 1918-1950

England, 1918-1944

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 54, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Reports and correspondence from YWCA staff in England arranged alphabetically by last name. The YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with staff of the YWCA of Great Britain to coordinate international YWCA efforts, arrange travels for secretaries, cooperate on relief and war work efforts, and exchange ideas and training. 
Dates of Materials: 1918-1944

England, 1921-1944

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 54, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Reports and correspondence from YWCA staff in England arranged alphabetically by last name. The YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with staff of the YWCA of Great Britain to coordinate international YWCA efforts, arrange travels for secretaries, cooperate on relief and war work efforts, and exchange ideas and training. 
Dates of Materials: 1921-1944

England, circa 1919-1939

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 54, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Reports and correspondence from YWCA staff in England arranged alphabetically by last name. The YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with staff of the YWCA of Great Britain to coordinate international YWCA efforts, arrange travels for secretaries, cooperate on relief and war work efforts, and exchange ideas and training. 
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1939

England, circa 1917-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 55, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperation with the YWCA of Great Britain in addition to materials concerning general YWCA work in Great Britain. Having existed through both world wars, the work of the YWCA of Great Britain involves war work and relief efforts in addition to the services for women. During the rise of Nazi Germany and continuing into World War II, there is concern regarding religious freedoms in Germany. Bulletins and pamphlets examine the effect the Nazi regime is...
Dates of Materials: circa 1917-1950

Foreign, 1894-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 46, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in other countries. From early in the development of the organization there is an interest in working with women in other countries, to share in the benefits of the Christian women's movement and to assist in working for the enrichment of women's lives around the world. During and after World War II the demands for women in other countries grew with the needs for emergency work and then reconstruction. As it develops over time, the YWCA of the U.S.A....
Dates of Materials: 1894-1950

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, 1919-1946

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 95, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserve war work, work with younger girls, and the Youth and food production project. War work materials suggest war work opportunities for younger and teen-aged girls, describe the attitudes and concerns of the girls during World War II, and other matters. In addition, materials address concerns about the effect of the war on girls including the rise of child labor and fair labor laws. Some activities suggested include harvesting, salvaging and...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1946

Girl Reserve, 1913-1946

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 95, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the program and administration of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserves including skits, reports, and communications relating to selecting a new name for the Girl Reserves; USO planning for young girls during World War II; "Paving the way for peace" radio script; war efforts; YWCA and Girl Reserve promotional materials; music programs; suggested Girl Reserve activities; a report on the Girl Reserve philosophy and its psychological implications; involvement of girls in their...
Dates of Materials: 1913-1946

Girl Reserve, circa 1924-1943

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 83, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning adult guides and leaders of the Girl Reserve Department of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserve, the YWCA club for adolescent girls, is an opportunity for girls to meet and to develop their spiritual, physical and intellectual lives through social activities, camps, leadership training and classes. Adult leaders of the Girl Reserve have opportunities for training and exchange of ideas through Adult guidance Council meetings and training classes. Handbooks, guide sheets and...
Dates of Materials: circa 1924-1943

Girl Reserve, circa 1915-1945

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 84, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents During World War II, the need for increased work with teenagers becomes more apparent and teenage canteens are established through many organizations, including the YWCA of the U.S.A., to meet those needs. Pamphlets and correspondence concerning the canteens describe the purpose and aims of the services and the organization of canteens and their activity programs. During World War II the agriculture industry also sees and increased need for labor. To meet the harvesting needs of farms during...
Dates of Materials: circa 1915-1945

Holland, circa 1921-1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 55, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with the Federation of Christian Associations of and for Women and Girls in Holland. The YWCA of the U.S.A. sends secretaries to Holland to observe YWCA work there and to train leaders and Dutch leaders are invited to the United States for conferences to share their experiences. As World War II approaches, focus shifts to the needs of those affected by the war.
Dates of Materials: circa 1921-1946

Industrial, 1938-1947

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 104, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Issues of "National Industrial Council News." The newsletter updates industrial clubs on council business, lists council leaders and committees, reports on workers' action initiatives and issues faced by employed girls and women, advertises national industrial girls events, and seeks to educate industrial clubs on matters of labor rights, government, laws, and activism. In addition, there may be reports or anecdotes from local industrial clubs regarding their activities or struggles. 
Dates of Materials: 1938-1947

Industrial, 1941-1949

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 104, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Newsletters and bulletins concerning National Industrial Progress Day, a day for YWCA of the U.S.A. industrial groups to look back at progress made for issues faced by the employed and industrial girl as well as look forward to the direction industrial work will be taking. Materials may summarize current and past efforts, provide program technique and activities, report on experiences from local industrial clubs, and update on conferences and meetings. 
Dates of Materials: 1941-1949