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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Estonia and Latvia. American secretaries in Latvia and Estonia work in the newly independent countries to train leaders in the YWCA movement there. YWCA associations work with a variety of women focusing on younger girls through Girl Reserve clubs. Reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. include background information and general demographics before describing and assessing the progress made in the work with YWCA associations and leaders. The dissertation of Lois Diehl for the University of Chicago Sociology Department examines the process of bringing the YWCA to Estonia.
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Baltic States, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.