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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. and World War II including Junior Citizens Service Corps, National War Fund, program priorities, rationing, YWCA of the U.S.A. round-the-clock programs and the program of the National Student YWCA. The Office of Civilian Defense creates the Junior Citizens Service Corps to recognize the service of youth under sixteen in the war effort. Pamphlets describe the purpose and aims of the group and how to become involved. Other documents concern the administration and management of local service corps and membership. Rationing materials include applications for rations and equipment and YWCA of the U.S.A. statements regarding rationing and ration priorities. National War Fund materials include pamphlets explaining the purpose and activities of the fund, budget reports and correspondence concerning the fund. In response to the changing demand on workers in the United States the YWCA of the U.S.A. develops round-the-clock programs to serve swing and night shift workers and expand the National Student YWCA program. Round-the-clock program documents are a compiled report of surveys and letters responding to the program. National Student YWCA pamphlets, minutes and reports concern the effect the war has on student and how the program is responding to these changing needs.
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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War Work, World War II, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.