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Documents concerning the World YWCA Special Services Secretary, World Membership Day and the work and policies of the World YWCA. Correspondence between Ruud van Hoogevest, special services secretary, and the International Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. concern fundraising efforts and financial support of international projects as well as administrative matters concerning their cooperative projects. World Membership Day of the World YWCA is a day for members and member associations to "meditate, study and act on a common theme to strengthen their sense of belonging to a world movement." Themes during the sixties include racism and race relations, science and society, cities, and the concerns of women and girls. Pamphlets, booklets and communications explain the theme and suggests programming and local implementation. Additional documents concerning the work of the World YWCA include a policy handbook, an article on mutual services projects, newsletters and reports.
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World YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.