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 from the National Committee of the YWCA of China summarize the current needs of women in China, provide overviews of association work and programming and discuss the political, economic and social problems faced by women in China. In addition, the role of a Christian organization in China is discussed throughout.
Leadership in women
World War, 1939-1945
Young Women's Christian associations
Politics and government
1 partial reel
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China, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 50