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Staff correspondence and reports concerning YWCA service centers in Turkey. The YWCA of the U.S.A. develops service centers in Turkey to serve the women there and to provide opportunity for education, physical recreation and health, spiritual growth, employment and skill training and fellowship with other women from diverse backgrounds. The YWCA activities in Turkey also include Girl Reserve clubs for young girls as well as summer camps and special programs. Correspondence and reports from staff in Turkey inform the American offices of the status of the service centers, assess future needs for funding and staff, give narrative accounts of the secretaries' experiences, arrange for travel and describe the needs of the women of Turkey. Documents are arranged alphabetically by reporter's last name covering last names beginning with the letters A through F.
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Turkey, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.