Miscellaneous immigration materials concerning the YWCA program, outreach, and education regarding immigrants and displaced persons. Materials address United States laws and public policy, social welfare issues faced by immigrant populations, employment barriers and treatment, and social acceptance and perceptions. Cooperation between YWCA international institutes and other YWCA associations is addressed through the education materials and numerous pamphlets intended to educate women of the YWCA. "Folk in our Neighborhood", a publication for the Atlanta Georgia association describes the immigrant population surrounding the area and their unique needs. Other pamphlets such as "Meet the refugees" discuss legal issues, social acceptance, and policy regarding wartime refugees including German refugees. Included in these materials is a bibliography of materials to be used by social workers to foreign born families. "Women Behind Barbed Wire" is a pamphlet discussing outreach to interned women during wartime. Educational materials also address programming teaching English to non-native speakers. In addition, the United States Supreme Court decision on the Schneiderman case can be found among these documents.
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Immigration, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 100