Documents concerning YWCA war relief activities in China, Czechoslovakia, the Dutch East Indies and Estonia. During World War II, the YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with the World YWCA, YWCA organizations around the world, and other relief agencies to assist with the global cause. War relief activities include operating hostess houses, refugee relief, financial support, health aid and supplying provisions. Where there are established YWCA centers, regular YWCA programming is continued as possible providing recreation opportunities, education and training, rural and city work, student activities and health education. Narrative reports from YWCA secretaries give detailed accounts of the conditions faced in the worn-torn countries. Especially detailed accounts come from China as the YWCA of the U.S.A. has a rich an established relationship with the YWCA of China. Reports, bulletins, articles and correspondence may also account for the use of relief funds, request further assistance or describe the status of women in wartime.
Leadership in women
Women in development
Societies and clubs
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Young Women’s Christian associations
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
1 partial reel
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World Emergency, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 75