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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. World Emergency Fund. Beginning in 1937 with an emergency donation to China, the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s World Emergency Committee is established to handle the requests for wartime assistance around the world. The World Emergency Relief Funds provide financial donations, support refugee programs, finance personnel assistance and facilitate the sending of needed supplies. Correspondence, reports and newsletters describe the needs of countries affected by the war, give updates on the war relief efforts supported by the fund and describe activities to support women serving in the military. In addition, documents concern the effect the war has on women around the world and discuss women's roles in the war and relief efforts.
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World Emergency, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.