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Reports on immigration analyze social, economic, and material needs of immigrants, provide demographic information, suggest changes to programming, reports on efforts to work with immigrants at Ellis and Angel islands, and discuss the YWCA International Institutes. Reports also discuss efforts in education and training including teaching English to non-native speakers. Separated families materials discuss and report on how low immigration quotas effect displaced persons and their families, particularly the effect on children. Materials also investigate inequalities in rights given to alien husbands versus alien wives. An in-depth report studies one-hundred foreign born families and provides case studies for varying situations including families with stepchildren, and adopted children. Study materials are comprised of correspondence, reports, and questionnaires for a study on immigration from Europe.
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Immigration, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.