Documents concerning the functions and staff of the International Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and correspondence and reports of the 1969 International Training Institute hosted by the YWCA of the U.S.A. The International Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for raising awareness of the work of the YWCA throughout the world, supporting international associations communicating the purpose and program of the World YWCA and maintaining international relationships. These objectives and others are fully defined in a packet outlining the functions of the division and its committees. Following this are directories of former secretaries serving abroad and correspondence concerning the establishment of memorial funds in honor of past foreign secretaries. The final section of the microdex documents the 1969 International Training Institute, a three month program that brings YWCA leaders from around the world to the United States to share their experiences, learn from each other and develop their leadership skills. The 1969 institute focuses on using the arts and the resulting report features design work created during the institute. Additional documents concern preparations for the institute and participant biographies.
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International Division, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 293