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Women -- Middle East

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Countries collection

Identifier: SSC-MS-00445
Abstract The Countries collection is comprised predominantly of printed materials, with some photographs and manuscript materials. It focuses on the status of women, women's organizations, and feminist movements in over 140 countries. Related topics include sex roles; political rights; educational opportunities for women; biographical information on such notable individuals as Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Indira Gandhi, Eva Peron, and Joan of Arc; plus information on women's organizations and conferences....
Dates of Materials: 1540-2006; Majority of material found within 1920-1970

Malaya and Mediterranean Area, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 61, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA work in British Malaya and Singapore and documents concerning the Eastern Mediterranean Federation Conferences and YWCA work in the Middle East. Similar to their other work with foreign countries, the YWCA of the U.S.A. supports secretaries in Malaya and Singapore and the Middle Eastern region. In Malaya and Singapore the YWCA seeks to help women in their physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual growth. As international conflict in the Pacific grows...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1950

Near East, circa 1919-1937

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 64, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Formed in 1920, the YWCA in the Near East is conceived to unite the YWCA activities supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A. in Turkey and Syria. This united body aids in the coordination of efforts to improve the spiritual, physical and intellectual well-being of the women and girls of the Near East. As an area that is under constant political, racial and religious conflict, the YWCA in the Near East assists refugees with housing and provides migrant services to those in need. The migrant...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1937

Near East, circa 1919-1931

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 64, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Formed to united the YWCA activities in the Middle East regions supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A., the YWCA in the Near East supports the physical, mental, social, intellectual and spiritual development of all women and girls in the area. The development of women and girls in the area is aided through recreation programs, summer camps, job and skills training and language classes. Due to unstable political situations the YWCA activities in the region also include a lot of work with...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1931

Near East, 1919-1931

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 64, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Studies, correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA in the Near East. Studies are conducted to make a detailed assessment of the social conditions faced by women and children in Turkey and beyond. The reports give detailed presentation of social customs and laws governing the lives of women and children in regards to marriage, child care, employment, rights, religion and recreations. In addition the social institutions are assessed including refugee facilities and camps, orphanages,...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1931

Ruth Frances Woodsmall papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00175
Abstract The papers provide insight into the life and work of Ruth Woodsmall, an international women's rights advocate, overseas official for the Young Women's Christian Association, and author. Her papers also reflect the status of women in the Middle and Far East as well as post-war (World Wars I and II) conditions in Europe. Woodsmall was an International There is an extensive record of her work for the World YWCA (l9l7-1948) and as Chief of Women's Affairs for the US High Commissioner for...
Dates of Materials: 1863-1968