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Documents concerning the development of a YWCA in Columbia, YWCA of the U.S.A. work with the YWCA of Uruguay, the Latin American Training School and YWCA of the U.S.A. activities in South America. Bernice Miller, advisory secretary to the YWCA of Uruguay, writes to the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. reporting of her work, requesting support and advice and working out administrative matters. In addition, correspondence includes notifications of Ms. Miller's award of an Oberlin College alumni citation. The Latin American Training School is a cooperative project, supported in part by the YWCA of the U.S.A., to provide training opportunities to YWCA leaders in South America. Reports assess and summarize the training program including providing historical context of how the program developed. Correspondence mostly concerns administrative matters. Course programs and descriptions in Spanish describe the content and format of the programs. Additional materials concerning the YWCA is South America include visitation reports summarizing visits to multiple South American countries.
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Columbia, Uruguay and South America, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.