Documents concerning the YWCA of India. The YWCA of the U.S.A. provides support to the YWCA of India through finances, advisory relationship and by sending American secretaries to work in India. The 1959 convention report documents the proceedings of the convention including department and committee reports, discussion groups and addresses. The convention is a chance for the women of the YWCA of India to meet and discuss the issues affecting women of India, the state of the YWCA of India and the role of a Christian Women's organization in national and international social and political issues. The Delhi School of Social Work, one part of the YWCA of India program, is part of the University of Delhi and trains women and men in the method and concepts of social work and applications in India. Annual reports, pamphlets and course descriptions document the work of the school and its purpose. Correspondence and reports with the YWCA of the U.S.A. concerning the school include requests for support, reports and notes on the work of the school.
Leadership in women
Social group work
Young Women's Christian associations
Social work education
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India, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 231