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Ruth Frances Woodsmall papers, 1863-1968
92 boxes (34 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 69-507

Abstract:
The papers provide insight into the life and work of Ruth Woodsmall, an international women's rights advocate, overseas official for the Young Women's Christian Association, and author. Her papers also reflect the status of women in the Middle and Far East as well as post-war (World Wars I and II) conditions in Europe. Woodsmall was an International There is an extensive record of her work for the World YWCA (l9l7-1948) and as Chief of Women's Affairs for the US High Commissioner for Occupied Germany (HICOG) (l945-l959). Field surveys of the Balkans and the Near East and surveys of migration conditions in Switzerland, Italy, France, and Belgium are of particular interest as well as research notes and reports on the conditions of women compiled for the World YWCA. Also documented is Woodsmall's work for the Commission on Christian Education in Japan; the Laymen's Foreign Mission Inquiry; and the Baptist Home Mission Study. In addition there is extensive source material on women in the Near and Middle East, and (to a lesser extent) Europe and the Far East, gathered by Woodsmall in support of her publications. There is also a large collection of photographs of women from around the world during the first half of the twentieth century.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to Ruth Woodsmall's unpublished writings. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Ruth Woodsmall may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Ruth Frances Woodsmall was born in Atlanta, Georgia, September 20, 1883, the youngest of three children of Harrison S. Woodsmall, a lawyer and teacher, and Mary Elizabeth Howes, an art teacher. She grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended local schools. She received her A.B. from the University of Nebraska in 1905 and her A.M. from Wellesley in 1906. From 1906 to 1917 she worked as a high school English teacher and principal in Nevada and Colorado. Beginning in 1917 and for the next 30 years (with the exception of 1928-32) Woodsmall held various positions with the National and World YWCA. As a member of the National Board of the YWCA of the United States, she worked with the War Work Council directing Hostess Houses in the United States and France during World War I. From 1918 to 1920 she did post war work and field studies of the Baltic and Balkan countries. In 1920 Woodsmall became executive secretary of the Near and Middle East, a post she held until 1928. In 1928 she received a traveling fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation to conduct a study of the changing status of Moslem women in the Middle East. Her 1930 report was later published in 1936 as Moslem Women Enter a New World. In 1930 Woodsmall participated in the Laymen's Foreign Mission Inquiry, an independent ecumenical project of the Protestant churches to assess missionaries' record in converting non-western populations. Her Eastern Women Today and Tomorrow (1933) contained the results of this project. In 1932 Woodsmall returned to the YWCA as staff specialist for the National Board, and in 1935 she became General Secretary for the World YWCA, a post she held until 1947. Between 1947 and 1948 she did special service for the YWCA in Japan.

In 1949 Woodsmall became Chief of the Women's Affairs Section of the U.S. High Commission for Occupied Germany, a position she held until 1952. She was appointed by the Department of State to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women for two sessions in 1949 and 1952. In 1951 she was a member of the UNESCO Working Party on the Equality of Access of Women to Education. In the years following her retirement she continued her research and writings, updating her earlier research in Study of the Role of Women, Their Activities and Organizations in Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Syria (1955) and Women and the New East (1960). She died in New York City on May 25, 1963.

For additional biographical information, see "Ruth Frances Woodsmall" in American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1998) and Notable American Women: the Modern Period (volume IV), Belknap Press, Harvard University, 1980.

Scope and contents of the collection

The Ruth Frances Woodsmall Papers consist of thirty-four linear feet of material dating from 1863 to 1968. Types of material include diaries, personal and professional correspondence, research notes and interviews, publications, speeches, reports, photographs, sound recordings, and memorabilia. Extensive correspondence with family and contacts around the world provide insight into Woodsmall's life and work and reflect the status of women in the Middle and Far East as well as post-war (World Wars I and II) conditions in Europe. There is an extensive record of her work for the YWCA (l9l7-1948) and as Chief of Women's Affairs for the US High Commissioner for Occupied Germany (HICOG) (l945-l959. These document her work in Europe during and after World War I and post World War II Germany. They reflect HICOG work with German women to prepare them for citizenship and leadership in postwar Germany and the problems of displaced and refugee populations. The field surveys of the Balkans and the Near East as well as surveys of migration conditions in Switzerland, Italy, France, and Belgium are of particular interest as well as research notes and reports on the conditions of women compiled for the World YWCA.

From October 1931 to January 1932 Woodsmall served on the Commission on Christian Education in Japan and there is correspondence, interviews, meeting reports, proposals, questionnaires documenting this work. There is correspondence, schedules, interviews and reports resulting from her work with the Laymen's Foreign Mission Inquiry and the Baptist Home Mission Study. In addition there is extensive source material on women in the Near and Middle East, and (to a lesser extent) Europe and the Far East, gathered by Woodsmall in support of her publications: Eastern Women, Today and Tomorrow (1933); Moslem Women Enter a New World (1936); and Women and the New East (1960). In addition, there is a substantial collection of photographs of women from around the world during the first half of the twentieth century.

Organization of the collection

This collection is organized into seven series:

  • I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL
  • II. BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MATERIALS
  • III. CORRESPONDENCE
  • IV. WRITINGS AND SPEECHES
  • VI. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • V. MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS
  • PHOTOGRAPHS
  • OVERSIZE MATERIALS

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to Ruth Woodsmall's unpublished writings. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Ruth Woodsmall may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Ruth Woodsmall Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Alternative Formats Available

Selected documents and images from the Woodsmall papers can be viewed online in the Web exhibit: "An Ever-Widening Circle of Friendship":YWCA Overseas Secretaries from China to Liberia

History of the Collection

The Ruth Woodsmall Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by her niece, Marlen Eldredge Neumann, between 1962 and 1995.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Susan Boone, 2010


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Series Descriptions
1863-1963
1.5 linear ft

This series is arranged alphabetically and consists of biographical material about Ruth Woodsmall and members of her family: her parents, Harrison Woodsmall and Mary Howes Woodsmall; her sister and brother Helen Woodsmall Eldredge and Hubert W. Woodsmall; and her niece Marlen Eldredge Neumann and husband Robert. Ruth Woodsmall's material includes articles, clippings, biographical sketches and vitae, her birth certification, school material, honors, lecture engagements, memorabilia, and her will.

1911-1957
.5 linear ft

This series consists of a miscellany of business papers which includes employment material, inventories, taxes, insurance information, documents regarding her retirement and pension from the YWCA and investments, and account books. In addition there are items related to the Mary Howes Woodsmall Memorial Foundation for the Encouragement of the Arts (a fund established to develop and promote ceramics in Indiana).

1905-1962
6.5 linear ft

This series is divided into three subseries: Family, Friends and associates and Third party. The Family subseries is arranged by person and then by incoming and outgoing. Woodsmall was a prolific correspondent and her letters to her family, especially her sister Helen, provide a rich and detailed description of postwar Europe and her activities overseas with the YWCA and HICOG. The Friends and associates subseries is arranged alphabetically by person and includes both incoming and outgoing. Woodsmall maintained ongoing relationships through the years with her professional associates and there is an overlap between this series and correspondence elsewhere especially in the YWCA subseries of SERIES V. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES. Notable correspondents include Pearl Buck, Clementine Churchill, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Lakshmi Menon, Jawaharal Nehru, Frances Perkins, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Abby Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Harry Truman. There is only one letter in the Third party subseries: Mary R. Beard to Mrs. Blaisdell.

1874-1968
4 linear ft

This series is divided into four subseries: Diaries, Notes, Speeches and broadcasts, and Publications and reports. The Diaries subseries contains 44 volumes (1905-62) plus loose pages (1942-43, 1954). These range from line-a-days in the early 1900s with longer entries beginning in the early teens. These personal narratives combined with Woodsmall's correspondence and notes provide an excellent and well rounded view of her life and activities. The Notes subseries is divided into two sections: Countries and Miscellaneous. The countries section consists of notes on China, Egypt, Greece, India, New Zealand, and Russia. Although these may be related to research for her publications or her professional work, their origin is unidentified. The miscellaneous notes consist of eight notebooks some of which are in diary form. In addition there are notes from an economics course she took in Geneva, notes on student themes (Turkey, Egypt, Persia, Jerusalem, India), the United Nations, and miscellaneous and unidentified items.

There are eight folders in the Speeches and broadcasts subseries arranged by date.

The Publications and reports subseries consists of five sections: "Changing Status of Moslem Women"; Moslem Women Enter the New World ; Study of the Role of Women in Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq Jordan and Syria; Women and the New East; and miscellaneous writings.

The "Changing Status of Moslem Women" was conducted with the support of a Rockefeller Grant in 1928. The scope of the study was to ascertain the general trends of change affecting the position of Moslem women in the Near and Middle East and India. It was primarily based on interviews. This section consists of correspondence, notes, reports, reviews, drafts, manuscripts and typescripts, and interviews. Of particular interest are the interviews, statistics, and reports done for the project and student essays on Moslem women.

Moslem Women Enter the New World (1936) represents a composite of research done for the Rockefeller Grant and during Woodsmall's years of service with the YWCA. This section contains correspondence, drafts, reports, reviews, and publicity.

Study of the Role of Women in Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria (1955) updated her earlier research. Of particular interest are the interviews regarding progress of women in the Middle East between the World Wars and into the 1950s.

Women and the New East (1960) includes correspondence and reports, but of particular interest are interviews on the status of women in Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Turkey.

The Miscellaneous writings include an entry for the Encyclopedia Britannica on "Harem," an interview with Eleanor Roosevelt, and three articles: "That They May Not Have Died In Vane," "With The Peoples of France," and "Women in the New Germany."

1914-1963
16 linear ft

This series is arranged alphabetically into ten subseries: Baptist Home Mission Study, Commission on Christian Education in Japan, Committee of Correspondence, Laymen's Foreign Mission Inquiry, Liaison Committee of Women's International Organizations, Michi Kawai Christian Fellowship, United Nations, U.S. High Commission for Germany (HICOG), and the YWCA. There is an additional folder about miscellaneous activities. The bulk of the material is contained in HICOG and the YWCA.

In 1934 Woodsmall was asked to evaluate the cooperative and non-cooperative projects of the Baptist Home Mission Society. The Baptist Home Mission Study was the result of this project. This subseries contains correspondence, schedules, and personal interviews with Baptist mission secretaries, workers, and other mission leaders. The final published report, "Study of the Baptist Home Mission Program," is included as well.

In 1931 Woodsmall took a leave from her position at the YWCA and as a member of the Higher Education Commission to Japan took on a research project for The Commission on Christian Education in Japan. Her work for the Commission is represented in this subseries by correspondence, meeting reports, proposals, questionnaires, and the final report: "Christian Education In Japan: A Study, International Missionary Council."

Although it is not clear what Woodsmall's relationship was with the Committee of Correspondence, this subseries contains correspondence, workshop information, and miscellaneous items.

The Layman's Foreign Mission Inquiry subseries contains administrative and preliminary material, appraisal and fact-finding commission's items, correspondence, and reports. Of particular interest are the interviews and conference material regarding Burma, China, India, and Japan along with related questionnaires. There are also interim and final reports plus material related to the final publication of findings: Eastern Women Today and Tomorrow. A copy of the published book is included along with a copy of Re-Thinking Missions: A Laymen's Inquiry After 100 Years written by the Commission of Appraisal.

Between 1940 and 1962 Woodsmall was a representative to the Liaison Committee of Women's International Organizations. This subseries consists of m eeting notes, correspondence, and conference material. It is primarily from the New York Liaison Committee.

Woodsmall was a sponsor of the Michi Kawai Christian Fellowship. This subseries includes correspondence, printed material, notes, and minutes from general meetings as well as meetings of the board of directors.

The United Nations subseries includes reports of the U.N Commission on the Status of Women; copies of the "Newsletter on the Status of Women;" and reports, working papers, and miscellaneous material on a seminar on Civic Responsibilities and Increased Participation of Asian Women in Public Life. In addition there is material related to UNICEF, UNESCO, United States Mission to the UN, and four phonograph recordings entitled "U.N Story."

There is 3.5 linear feet of material in the U.S. High Commission for Occupied Germany (HIGOC) subseries. Much of it is in German. The subseries is divided into eight sections: Conferences, Correspondence, Organization and administration, Woodsmall's personal material, Projects and programs, Publications, Reports, and Subjects. Noteworthy in this subseries are reports on conditions in post war Germany and the status of women, and information on refugees and projects sponsored by the Women's Affairs Section of HIGOC to educate and train German women for public life.

The conference section contains information on fifteen conferences sponsored by the Commission plus an additional folder of miscellaneous conference material. There is significant material on the Bad Reichenhall International Women's Conference (1950), an International Conference of Young Women (1951), and a Panel of Eleven Prominent American Women (American Voluntary Agencies) who visited Germany in 1951.

The Correspondence section consists of one folder of general correspondence arranged by date. Correspondence related to other subjects is located elsewhere.

Organization and administration consist of budgets, history, miscellaneous memoranda, personnel materials, and publications related to HICOG's Women's Affairs Section and Educational and Cultural Division. There are issues of Occupied Countries News Notes as well as other miscellaneous publications and printed material.

Woodsmall's personal material consists of appointment and salary documents, identification papers, memorabilia, notes, and general speeches and reports.

The Projects and programs section contains information on twelve projects and programs. One of the major undertakings of the Women's Affairs Section was to prepare German women for leadership roles and civic responsibility in post war Germany. There are budgets, descriptions, lectures and reports for several projects that relate to this effort. These include a Citizen Training Project and a Women's Institute for Training of Leadership in Citizen Education. The Women's Affairs Section sponsored various exchange programs between the United States and Germany. There are reports, evaluations and statistics regarding these programs as well as information on an exchange conference. In addition, there is material on projects and programs related to German women's organizations, preparing women as effective citizen in economic life, a reorientation, the Tripartite project (an umbrella for a number of other projects), U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Program, Women's Advisory Committee in Bavaria, and Women's Affairs, Hesse.

The Publicity section consists of press releases, material generated by the Public Information Office and Public Relations Division, and correspondence and miscellaneous items related to broadcasts by Gabrielle Strecker on Radio Frankfurt.

The Reports section consists of daily, monthly, and semiannual reports, plus report Highlights and Women's Affairs administrative reports. In addition HICOG engaged consultants and specialists to examine conditions in post war Germany and their reports are included here. There are reports from the East Zone and on German women's activities, reports by visitors to the U.S. from Germany and from Germany to the U.S., and Vocational Guidance and Occupational Activities.

There are twenty seven subjects in the final section, arranged alphabetically. Of note are materials on employment and labor, German occupation and unification, German women, refugees, and religion and religious affairs.

YWCA is the largest of the subseries consisting of six linear feet of material plus the photos in boxes 81 and 82. This subseries is divided into eight sections: 1914-1918 (World War I), Post World War I, Conferences, Correspondence, Organization and administration, Woodsmall, Publications and subjects. As a member of the National Board of the United States, Woodsmall worked with the War Work Council directing Hostess Houses where servicemen could visit with their wives, mothers, and friends. There is material particularly about Camp Pike Arkansas as well as reports, clippings and correspondence from guests. Additionally in this first section is information about the YWCA in France during the war, miscellaneous reports on War work, and issues of War Work Bulletin ( 1917-19) and Women's War Work (1918) published by the YWCA.

Woodsmall's post World War I work is documented in reports she wrote on her way to France in 1918, reports from France on summer camps and war brides as well as from Germany and Switzerland. Of particular interest are field surveys from the Balkans and the Near East. The later include Lebanon, Jerusalem, and Constantinople as well as interim and final reports for her "Near East Survey" which was completed in 1928.

The third section contains information on six conferences (International Suffrage Alliance, Istanbul, National Industrial Assembly Columbus Ohio, Social Service Conference, World Conference of Christian Youth, World Council of the YMCA, and Young Leaders Conference) plus five World YWCA Council meetings (1936-59).

The Correspondence section consists of eighteen folders of General correspondence arranged by date plus individual correspondence with Vera Cushman, Virginia Heim, Sarah Lyon, Marianne Mills, Elizabeth Palmer, Ruth Rouse, and Cornelia Van Asch van Wyck.

The fifth section contains organizational and administrative information. This includes anniversaries, budgets and finances, executive committee correspondence and reports, history and constitution, memorabilia; information related to policies and public relations, annual reports of the General Secretary, and miscellaneous reports and staff information.

The sixth section contains information related directly to Ruth Woodsmall, including employment material, interviews, letters of congratulations on her appointment as General Secretary (1935-36), notes, reports, schedules and itineraries, and speeches.

The publications section consists of the YWCA's publications Blue Triangle (1940-52), Foreign Mail (1931-33), World YWCA Monthly (1935-47) plus a folder of miscellaneous publications.

The final section consists of thirty files. Of particular interest are notes, reports, and printed material on seventeen countries and regions and on refugees, internees and POWs in Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Romania, and Norway.

1936-1963
.25 linear ft

This series consists of nine miscellaneous subjects alphabetically arranged: Church and Christian organizations, Ewha University, Federal Union, Gandhigram, Islam, League of Nations, Hiroshima Peace Center Association, Speeches by others, and Status of women.

1915-1967
4.25 linear ft

This series is divided into six subseries: Ruth Woodsmall, Family, Friends and associates, Public figures, Professional activities, and Subjects. The photographs of Ruth Woodsmall are divided into two sections: alone and in groups. There are personal photos dating from childhood and YWCA publicity photographs. The group photos consist of Woodsmall with groups in Australia and at HICOG, plus miscellaneous identified and unidentified group shots. The Family subseries contains photographs of Helen Woodsmall Eldredge, Marlen Eldredge Neumann and her family and friends, Hubert H. Woodsmall, and Mary Elizabeth Howes Woodsmall. There is also a folder of miscellaneous and unidentified family photos.

The Friends and associates subseries is arranged alphabetically by individual. There are also a large number of unidentified photos in this subseries.

The Public figures subseries contains photos of Lakshmi Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vijayalakshmi Pandit, Eleanor Roosevelt, plus miscellaneous photos.

Professional activities subseries is divided in three sections: YWCA, U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, and United Nations.

There are three sections in the Subject subseries: Conferences, Countries, World War I, and World War II. The bulk of the photographs are contained in the Countries, World War I and World War II sections. Woodsmall traveled widely, especially for the YWCA and for the Laymen's Foreign Mission Inquiry. The countries section contains a substantial collection of photographs from twenty countries, especially China and Turkey. Although many have minimal identification and/or are undated, they provide a rich and valuable insight into the status of women especially in the Middle and Far East. Photographs for Women and the New East are located in this section. The World War I section contains British photographs of farm workers and war industries as well as war work in France. The World War II section contains photographs of WAACs and WRENs, scenes, and war work.

1927-1956
1 linear ft

This series consists primarily of Chinese memorabilia. In addition there are photographs of Hubert Woodsmall, HICOG and UN activities; 24 glass slide negatives of women and World War I; Woodsmall's honorary degree certificate and academic hood; Laymen's Foreign Missions Inquiry reports, and her passport.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS



Eldredge, Helen Woodsmall



Articles, printed materials, and miscellaneous biographical material,
1910-56, undated

Box 1: folder 1
"Indian Vignettes,"
undated

Box 1: folder 2
Neumann



Marlen (Eldredge),
1936, 1953-54, undated

Box 1: folder 3
Robert: broadcasts, speeches, and writings,
1949, 1952-54, undated

Box 1: folder 4
Woodsmall



Harrison,
1876, undated

Box 1: folder 5
Hubert,
1945, 1961

Box 1: folder 6
Mary Howes

[see also SERIES II. BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MATERIALS-Mary Howes Woodsmall Memorial Foundation]



Box 1
Obituary, diary excerpts, and memorabilia,
1863-78, 1911

Box 1: folder 7
Estate,
1913

Box 1: folder 8
Ruth


Box 1
Articles and clippings,
1919-63, undated

Box 1: folder 9
Bible with inserts,
1901

Box 1: folder 10
Biographical sketches and vitae,
1933-62, undated

Box 1: folder 11
Birth certification,
1953

Box 1: folder 12
Degrees, certificates, and school material,
1902-61

Box 2: folder 1
Honors


Box 2
Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit (Germany)


Box 2
Correspondence, certificate, and printed material,
1962

Box 2: folder 2
Award,
1962

Box 2: folder 3
Honorary degrees


Box 2
Indiana University (1956),

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

1955-56, undated

Box 2: folder 4
University of Nebraska (1945),
1944-45

Box 2: folder 5
International Federation of Business and Professional Women, Ford Foundation Grant,
1953-54

Box 2: folder 6
Kappa Alpha Theta,
1952, 1963

Box 2: folder 7
Lecture engagements,
1933-34, undated

Box 2: folder 9
Memorabilia

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]



Box 2
Letters of introduction and recommendations,
1903-44, undated

Box 3: folder 1
Identification cards and finger prints,
1920-52, undated

Box 3: folder 2
Invitations,
1907-59, undated

Box 3: folder 3
Passports and visas,
1883-1961, undated

Box 4: folder 1
School books (foreign),
1929, undated

Box 4: folder 2
Visiting cards,
undated

Box 4: folder 3
Miscellaneous,n.d
1891-63,

Box 4: folder 4-5
Will,
1960, undated

Box 4: folder 6
SERIES II. BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MATERIALS



Miscellaneous,
1911-52

Box 5: folder 1-2
Insurance,
1915-61

Box 5: folder 3
Mary Howes Woodsmall Memorial Foundation,
1949-57

Box 5: folder 4
YWCA retirement,
1925-45, undated

Box 5: folder 5
Investments,
1935-60

Box 6: folder 1-6
Account books,
1911-26

Box 6: folder 7
SERIES III. CORRESPONDENCE



Family



Woodsmall, Ruth


Box 6
Outgoing


Box 6
Eldredge, Helen Woodsmall


Box 6
1906 - Jun 1920

Box 7: folder 1-10
Jul 1920-1923

Box 8: folder 1-5
1924-59

Box 9: folder 1-19
undated

Box 10: folder 1-3
Eldredge, Mark,
1961-62

Box 10: folder 4
Neumann,


Box 10
Marlen Eldredge,
1950-63, undated

Box 10: folder 5-10
Robert,
1960, undated

Box 11: folder 1
Woodsmall


Box 11
Hubert,
1906-41

Box 11: folder 2
Lelia,
undated

Box 11: folder 3
Mary E. Howes,
1906-12, undated

Box 11: folder 4-5
Incoming


Box 11
Eldredge


Box 11
Helen,
1919-62, undated

Box 11: folder 6-12
Mark,
1932-63

Box 12: folder 1
Neumannn


Box 12
Marlen Eldredge,
1924-63, undated

Box 12: folder 2-9
Robert,
1944-63

Box 12: folder 10
Ronald,
1950-62

Box 12: folder 11
Willinberg, Susan Woodsmall,
1960-63

Box 12: folder 12
Woodsmall


Box 12
Hubert,
1923-62

Box 12: folder 13-15
Hubert Jr. and Claribel,
1961-62

Box 12: folder 16
Lelia,
1920, 1940-63

Box 12: folder 17
Mary Howes,
1900-12, undated

Box 12: folder 18
Eldredge, Helen


Box 12
Woodsmall, Mary Howes,
undated

Box 13: folder 1
Guthrie, Annie,
undated

Box 13: folder 2
Neumann, Marlen Eldredge


Box 13
Christmas letters,
1967-68

Box 13: folder 3
Family,
1938-39, 1955-60, undated

Box 13: folder 4
Miscellaneous,
1957-61

Box 13: folder 5
Woodsmall, Harrison,
1874, 1887

Box 13: folder 6
Woodsmall, Mary Howes,
1851-1912, undated

Box 13: folder 7
Miscellaneous,n.d
1886-1913,

Box 13: folder 8
Friends and associates



A,
1933-61, undated

Box 14: folder 1
Adams, Lucy W.,
1955-56

Box 14: folder 2
Agnew, Helen,
1944-49

Box 14: folder 3
Allport, Mildred,
1952-61

Box 14: folder 4
Antin, Mary,
1916-17

Box 14: folder 5
B,
1931-62, undated

Box 14: folder 6
Baehnish, Theanolte,
1953-57

Box 14: folder 7
Baldwin, Mary W.,
1943-44

Box 14: folder 8
Barnes, Lilace,
1941-60, undated

Box 14: folder 9
Bartlett, Lucy,n.d
1952-62,

Box 14: folder 10
Bayouth, Edna,
1957-61

Box 14: folder 11
Benade, Miriam McGraw,
1931-49

Box 14: folder 12
Berkman, Emily,
1952-54

Box 14: folder 13
Bertrand, Alice,
1935-41

Box 14: folder 14
Birjand, Parren,
1959

Box 14: folder 15
Blatchford, Virginia,
1961-63

Box 14: folder 16
Bowles, Luanna,
1947-63

Box 14: folder 17
Bracey, Bertha,
1951-52

Box 14: folder 18
Bretherton, Gladys,
1960-61

Box 14: folder 19
Bristol, Mark L.,
1931-38

Box 14: folder 20
Brown, Mary Beth,
1958-59

Box 14: folder 21
Buck, Pearl,
1932

Box 14: folder 22
C,
1928-61, undated

Box 14: folder 23
Cabisius, Marie Therese,
1951-63

Box 14: folder 24
Caspar, Adelheid,
1951-52

Box 14: folder 25
Chamberlain, Elizabeth,
1934-56

Box 14: folder 26
Churchill, Clementine,
1943

Box 14: folder 27
Clarke, Elizabeth,
1952-61

Box 14: folder 28
Crowdy, Eleanor Rachael,
1928, 1943

Box 14: folder 29
D,
1928-62, undated

Box 14: folder 30
Devasahayam, Lily,
1931-32

Box 14: folder 31
Dinkins, William,
1944

Box 14: folder 32
Dittmer, Inge,
1952

Box 14: folder 33
Dodd, Isabel,
1932-43, undated

Box 14: folder 34
Dodge, Baynard,
1928, 1958

Box 14: folder 35
E -F,
1935-62, undated

Box 14: folder 36
Epling, Ruth and Clary,
1947-54)

Box 14: folder 37
Faymy, Sumaya,
1955-61

Box 14: folder 38
Finley, Martha,
1927-46

Box 14: folder 39
Fosdick, Harry Emerson,
1941

Box 14: folder 40
To "Friends",
1941-62

Box 14: folder 41
Fox, Evelyn,
1940-61, undated

Box 14: folder 42
G,
1935-62, undated

Box 14: folder 43
Galbraith, Winifred,
1947-59, undated

Box 14: folder 44
Gandhi, Mohandas K.,
1928-29

Box 14: folder 45
Gilfallan, Irma,
1937-59

Box 14: folder 46
Glaser, Annelise,
1952-62

Box 14: folder 47
Graff, Esther,
1952

Box 14: folder 48
Griess, Matilda
1958-61

Box 14: folder 49
Grierson, Margaret Storrs,
1948

Box 14: folder 50
Guthrie, Anne,
1940-61, undated

Box 14: folder 51
H,
1932-62, undated

Box 15: folder 1
Hess, Bertha,
1941-52

Box 15: folder 2
Hickey, Margaret,
1948-52

Box 15: folder 3
Hiller, Margaret,
1958-61, undated

Box 15: folder 4
Hinkley, Lelia,
1959-62

Box 15: folder 5
Hocking, William Ernest,
1932-61

Box 15: folder 6
Hudson, Bradford,
1958-59

Box 15: folder 7
Hudson, Manley,
1927-28

Box 15: folder 8
Hyndman, Margaret,
1957-58

Box 15: folder 9
I-J,n.d,
1935-63,

Box 15: folder 10
Jones, Jesse,
1928, 1934

Box 15: folder 11
K,
1935-61, undated

Box 15: folder 12
Kato, Taka,
1938-39, 1956

Box 15: folder 13
Kaufman, Emma,
1958-59

Box 15: folder 14
Kuan, M. J.,
1933

Box 15: folder 15
L,
1938-61, undated

Box 15: folder 16
Lamont, Elizabeth,
1934-46, undated

Box 15: folder 17
Lanzrath, Sigrid,
1952-62, undated

Box 15: folder 18
Lemke, Antse,
1949-61

Box 15: folder 19
Littell, Franklin,
1956-58

Box 15: folder 20
Lohmann, Hanni,
1952-57

Box 15: folder 21
Lowrie, Helen,
1942-56

Box 15: folder 22
Luxmore, Ethel,
1940-60, undated

Box 15: folder 23
M,
1929-62, undated

Box 15: folder 24
Maffett, Dr. Minnie L.,
1952, 1957

Box 15: folder 25
McClelland, Dalton,
1961, undated

Box 15: folder 26
McCloy, John and Eleanor,
1953, undated

Box 15: folder 27
McCulloch, Rhoda,
1937-43

Box 15: folder 28
Mayston, Elizabeth,
1930-62

Box 15: folder 29
Menon, Lakshmi,
1959-61

Box 15: folder 30
Miller, Frieda,
1952-61

Box 15: folder 31
Moreland, Helen Hall,
1958

Box 15: folder 32
N,
1934-61

Box 15: folder 33
Nehru, Jawaharal,
1936

Box 15: folder 34
Nicoll, Dorothea,
1962-63, undated

Box 15: folder 35
Nichol, Helen,
1946, undated

Box 15: folder 36
O-P,
1928-62, undated

Box 15: folder 37
Patrick, Mary Mills,
1930

Box 15: folder 38
Pendleton, Marion,
1959-62

Box 15: folder 39
Perkins, Frances,
1934

Box 15: folder 40
Pithavadian, Lily,
1932-34

Box 15: folder 41
Probst, Maria,
1952-53

Box 15: folder 42
Q-R,
1928-60, undated

Box 15: folder 43
Rajwade, Lakshmibai,
1932-47

Box 15: folder 44
Rama Rau, B. L.,
1931

Box 15: folder 45
Rangarao, Santhi,
undated

Box 15: folder 46
Rice, Anna V.,
1935-40

Box 15: folder 47
Ricker, Christine,
1960-62

Box 15: folder 48
Rockefeller, John D. Jr. and Abby,
1933-34, 1941, 1948

Box 15: folder 49
Roosevelt, Eleanor,
1934, 1948-54

Box 15: folder 50
Royce, Marion,
1949-61, undated

Box 15: folder 51
S,
1910-63, undated

Box 16: folder 1
Shabandar, Kay,
1953-59

Box 16: folder 2
Smith, Anne,
1961-63

Box 16: folder 3
Snyder, Harry and Olive,
1956-59, undated

Box 16: folder 4
Strong, Tracy,
1947-62, undated

Box 16: folder 5
T,
1933-62, undated

Box 16: folder 6
Takeda, Kiyo,
1941, undated

Box 16: folder 7
Truman, Harry,
1949

Box 16: folder 8
U-V,
1932-62, undated

Box 16: folder 9
Van de Wall, Cara Marie,
1952-58

Box 16: folder 10
Van Ess, Dorothy,
1960-62

Box 16: folder 11
Von Velsen, Dorothee,
1952-55

Box 16: folder 12
W,
1933-63, undated

Box 16: folder 13
Wampler, Fred,
1928-31

Box 16: folder 14
Washburne, Elizabeth,
1959-60

Box 16: folder 15
Weld, Ernest,
1933-34

Box 16: folder 16
Woodhouse, Going Chase,
undated

Box 16: folder 17
Wrinkle, William L
. 1957-62

Box 16: folder 18
Y-Z,
1936-63, undated

Box 16: folder 19
Zarnack, Hulda,
1945-62

Box 16: folder 20
Unidentified


Box 16
By first name,
1935-63

Box 16: folder 20
Miscellaneous,
1933-59

Box 16: folder 21
Third party: Mary R. Beard to Mrs. Blaisdell,
1934

Box 16: folder 22
SERIES IV. WRITINGS AND SPEECHES



Diaries



1905-17

Box 17
1918-31

Box 18
1934-62

Box 19
Notes



Countries


Box 19
China,
undated

Box 20: folder 1
Egypt,
1910-32

Box 20: folder 2
Greece,
1925, undated

Box 20: folder 3
India,
undated

Box 20: folder 4
New Zealand,
undated

Box 20: folder 5
Russia,
1920-23

Box 20: folder 6
Miscellaneous


Box 20
Notebooks (8),
1921-46, undated

Box 21: folder 1
Economics Course, Geneva,
undated

Box 21: folder 2
Student themes,
undated

Box 21: folder 3
General and unidentified,
1943, undated

Box 21: folder 4
Speeches and broadcasts,
1930-56, undated

Box 22: folder 1-8
Publications and reports



"Changing Status of Moslem Women" (Rockefeller Grant)


Box 22
Correspondence,
1927-35

Box 23: folder 1-2
Itineraries,
1928-29

Box 23: folder 3
Statistics, articles, reports, notes and printed material


Box 23
Egypt,
1927-29

Box 23: folder 4
India,
1926-29, undated

Box 23: folder 5
Lebanon,
1929, undated

Box 23: folder 6
Palestine,
1928-29, undated

Box 23: folder 7
Persia,
1925-29, undated

Box 23: folder 8
Syria,
1927-30, undated

Box 23: folder 9
Turkey,
1923-30, undated

Box 23: folder 10
Miscellaneous,
1927, undated

Box 23: folder 11
Speeches,
1927-29, undated

Box 23: folder 12
Articles translated by native students and secretaries, Egypt,
1922-28, undated

Box 23: folder 13
Student essays on Moslem women,
1929, undated

Box 24: folder 1-2
"Translation Service, Current Turkish Press",
1930-31

Box 24: folder 3
Bound reports (5 v.),
1928-30

Box 25
Manuscript notes,
1928-30

Box 25: folder 1
Eastern Women Today and Tomorrow

[see SERIES V. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES - Laymen's Foreign Mission Inquiry]



Box 25
Moslem Women Enter the New World


Box 25
Correspondence


Box 25
Contractual,
1935-36

Box 26: folder 1
Post publication,
1936-56, undated

Box 26: folder 2
Miscellaneous,
1933-35, undated

Box 26: folder 3
Drafts,
undated

Box 26: folder 4-5
Reports and contracts,
1933, undated

Box 26: folder 6
Reviews and publicity,
1932-34, undated

Box 26: folder 7
Translation service articles,n.d
1932-34,

Box 26: folder 8
Published edition (2 copies),
1933

Box 27
Study of the Role of Women in Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria


Box 27
Typescript and 2 published copies,
1956

Box 28
Ford Foundation


Box 28
Contacts, recommendations, etc.,
1954-55

Box 28: folder 1
Business and financial material,
1954-55

Box 28: folder 2
Correspondence,
1954-56, undated

Box 28: folder 3
Press releases and progress reports,
1954-55

Box 28: folder 4
Reports from countries on various organizations,
undated

Box 28: folder 5
Egypt


Box 28
Interviews,
1954-55, undated

Box 29: folder 1
Conferences


Box 29
Conference on Compulsory and Free Education for Arab States in Cooperation with UNESCO and Arab League,
1950-54

Box 29: folder 2
Miscellaneous,
1953

Box 29: folder 3
Discussion group meetings,
1954-55

Box 29: folder 4
Reports,
1954-55

Box 29: folder 5
Speeches: Ahmed Hussein,
1953-55

Box 29: folder 6
Miscellaneous projects, writings, and printed material,
1947-55, undated

Box 29: folder 7
Iraq


Box 29
Interviews,
1955

Box 29: folder 8
Printed material,
1953-55

Box 29: folder 9
Reports and miscellaneous material,
1954-55

Box 29: folder 10
Jordan


Box 29
Interviews,
1955, undated

Box 29: folder 11
Printed material,
1952-55, undated

Box 29: folder 12
Reports,
1953-56, undated

Box 29: folder 13
Lebanon


Box 29
Interviews,
1954-55

Box 30: folder 1
Reports,
1943-55, undated

Box 30: folder 2
Syria


Box 30
Interviews,
1954-55, undated

Box 30: folder 3
Reports,
1952-55, undated

Box 30: folder 4
Women and the New East


Box 30
Correspondence


Box 30
Contacts,
1956-57

Box 31: folder 1
Pre-publication,
1956-60, undated

Box 31: folder 2-5
Post-publication,
1961

Box 32: folder 1
Proposals, introductions, contracts, etc.,
1956-60

Box 32: folder 2
Reviews,
1960-61

Box 32: folder 3-4
Typescript (2 vols.)


Box 32
Published book,
1960

Box 33
Reports, interviews, and correspondence


Box 33
Afghanistan,
1955-59

Box 33: folder 1
India


Box 33
Correspondence,
1956-58

Box 33: folder 2
Interviews,
1956-57

Box 33: folder 3-4
Reports,
1956-59

Box 33: folder 5
Indonesia


Box 33
Interviews,
1957

Box 34: folder 1
Reports,
1957

Box 34: folder 2
Iran


Box 34
Correspondence,
1956-58

Box 34: folder 3
Interviews,
1956-58

Box 34: folder 4
Reports,
1954-59

Box 34: folder 5
Iraq,
1955

Box 34: folder 6
Lebanon,
1955

Box 34: folder 7
Pakistan


Box 34
Correspondence,
1956-60

Box 34: folder 8
Interviews,
1947-57

Box 34: folder 9
Reports and miscellaneous materials,
1956-61

Box 34: folder 10
Turkey


Box 34
Correspondence,
1957-58

Box 34: folder 11
Interviews,
1957

Box 34: folder 12
Reports and miscellaneous materials,
1955-57

Box 34: folder 13
Miscellaneous


Box 34
Encyclopedia Britannica article "Harem,"
1962

Box 35: folder 1
Interview with Eleanor Roosevelt,
undated

Box 35: folder 2
"That they may not have died in vain,"
1920

Box 35: folder 3
"With the peoples of France,"
undated

Box 35: folder 4
"Women in the New Germany,"
1934-35

Box 35: folder 5
Miscellaneous,
1935-46, undated

Box 35: folder 6
SERIES V. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES



"Baptist Home Mission Study,"



Correspondence,
1934-35

Box 36: folder 1
Schedules and forms,
1934

Box 36: folder 2
"Study of the Baptist Home Mission Program:" personal interviews (Vol. III),
1934-35

Box 36: folder 3
Commission on Christian Education In Japan



Correspondence,
1931-32

Box 37: folder 1
Meetings and reports,
1930-31

Box 37: folder 2
Programs,
1930-31, undated

Box 37: folder 3
Proposals,
1929, undated

Box 37: folder 4
Questionnaires,
undated

Box 37: folder 5-6
Interviews,
1930-31

Box 37: folder 7
"Christian Education In Japan: A Study, International Missionary Council,"
1932

Box 37
Committee of Correspondence



Correspondence


Box 37
Anderson, Connie,
1940-62, undated

Box 38: folder 1
Mahon, Charlotte,
1932-46, undated

Box 38: folder 2
Workshops


Box 38
Asian,
1957, undated

Box 38: folder 3
Moslem East,
1918-49, undated

Box 38: folder 4
"Workshop", 1960
1960

Box 38: folder 5
Miscellaneous,
1936-48, undated

Box 38: folder 6
Laymen's Foreign Mission Inquiry



Administrative and preliminary material


Box 38
Aims, outlines, and introductory material,
1931-32, undated

Box 38: folder 7
"General index of all material supplementing printed reports,"
undated

Box 38: folder 8
Invoices and receipts,
1931-32

Box 39: folder 1-7
Commissions


Box 39
Appraisal,
1932

Box 40: folder 1
Fact finding


Box 40
Correspondence,
1932-33

Box 40: folder 2
Meetings,
1932

Box 40: folder 3-4
"Report of the Fact-Finding Commission - India-Burma,"
undated

Box 40
Correspondence,
1930-34

Box 41: folder 1-2
Interviews and conferences


Box 41
Burma,
1930-31

Box 41: folder 3-4
China,
1932

Box 41: folder 5-6
India,
1930-31

Box 42: folder 1-4
Japan,
1931-32

Box 43: folder 1-6
Questionnaires


Box 43
Key to replies


Box 44: folder 1
Ia-IIc,
1931, undated

Box 44: folder 2-9
IId-IIj,
undated

Box 45: folder 1-6
Women's interests and activities,
undated

Box 45: folder 7-8
Women's Christian College, Madras,
1931, undated

Box 45: folder 9
Reports


Box 45
Interim


Box 45
Administrative,
1932, undated

Box 46: folder 1
Agricultural,
undated

Box 46: folder 2
Bible women's work,
1929-31, undated

Box 46: folder 3
Christian missions effect on India,
1931, undated

Box 46: folder 4
Cinema,n .d.
1931,

Box 46: folder 5
Denominational,
1931-32, undated

Box 46: folder 6
Economics and industry,
1932, undated

Box 46: folder 7
Education,
1922-32, undated

Box 46: folder 8-10
Literature and publications,
1932, undated

Box 47: folder 1
Medical,
undated

Box 47: folder 2
Music and liturgy,
1932, undated

Box 47: folder 3
Rural Christianity in India,
1931, undated

Box 47: folder 4
Women's interests,
1931, undated

Box 47: folder 5-6
Miscellaneous


Box 47
Daily activity reports,
1931

Box 47: folder 7
Visits to missions,
1932, undated

Box 47: folder 8
Final


Box 47
1932

Box 48: folder 1
Book II-IV,
1921-31, undated

Box 48: folder 2-5
Appendix and notes,
1930-31, undated

Box 49: folder 1
Charts (India),
1927-30, undated

Box 49: folder 2
Miscellaneous


Box 49
Presentation plans,
1933-34

Box 49: folder 3
Publicity and printed material,
1932, undated

Box 49: folder 4
Speech by Ruth Woodsmall,
1933

Box 49: folder 5
"Foreign Missionaries" by M.K. Ghandi,
1931

Box 49: folder 6
Eastern Women Today and Tomorrow


Box 49: folder 7
Correspondence,
1930-34, undated

Box 49
Dramatization,
undated

Box 49: folder 8
Reviews and publicity and miscellaneous material,
1933-34, undated

Box 49: folder 9
Speech by Ruth Woodsmall,
undated

Box 49: folder 10
Published book (2 copies),
1933

Box 49
Re-Thinking Missions: A Laymen's Inquiry After One Hundred Years by the Commission of Appraisal, William Ernest Hocking, Chairman, (New York, Harper Bros,
1932)

Box 49
Liaison Committee of Women's International Organizations,
1938-62, undated

Box 50: folder 1
Michi Kawai Christian Fellowship,
1939-46

Box 50: folder 2
United Nations



Commission on the Status of Women


Box 50
Women in Agriculture,
1963

Box 50: folder 3
Miscellaneous,
1954-63, undated

Box 50: folder 4
"Newsletter on the Status of Women,"
1954-63

Box 50: folder 5
Political Rights of Women,
1962-63

Box 50: folder 6
Seminar on Civic Responsibilities and Increased Participation of Asian Women in Public Life


Box 50
Reports (Draft), parts
1 and 2, 1957

Box 50: folder 7
Working Papers, A-D,
1957

Box 50: folder 8
Miscellaneous,
1957, undated

Box 50: folder 9
UNICEF: "Digest of UNICEF Aided Projects,"
1958

Box 51: folder 1
UNESCO,
1955-56, undated

Box 51: folder 2
United States Mission to the UN,
1949, 1963

Box 51: folder 3
Miscellaneous,
1958-60

Box 51: folder 4
U.N. Story (four 10 inch phonograph recordings),
undated

Box 51
U.S. High Commissioner for Germany



Conferences


Box 51
Bad Reichenhall International Women's Conference
Sept, 1950

Box 51
Correspondence,n.d
1950-52,

Box 52: folder 1
Delegates and participants,
1950

Box 52: folder 2
Organizational materials and budgets,
1950

Box 52: folder 3
Programs,
1950

Box 52: folder 4
Publicity,
1950-51, undated

Box 52: folder 5
Reports,
1950, undated

Box 52: folder 6
Chiemsee International Conference on Comparative Education,
1949

Box 52: folder 7
German Women's Exchange Conference,

[see also Projects and Programs - Exchange programs]

1952

Box 52: folder 8
Hindelang Conference,
1951

Box 52: folder 9
Informal Women's Conference,
1949

Box 52: folder 10
International Conference of Young Women 1951
(September 1951),

Box 52
Addresses


Box 52: folder 11
Agenda, programs, participants, and reports


Box 52: folder 12
Correspondence


Box 52: folder 13
Printed material


Box 52: folder 14
International Women's Conference, Chiemsee,
1949-50

Box 52: folder 15
Koferenz der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wahlerinnen,
1952

Box 52: folder 16
Panel of Eleven Prominent American Women (American Voluntary Agencies) (Apr - 1950-51
Jun 1951),

Box 52
Agenda, programs and schedules


Box 53: folder 1
Correspondence


Box 53: folder 2
Participants


Box 53: folder 3
Publicity


Box 53: folder 4
Reports


Box 53: folder 5
Miscellaneous


Box 53: folder 6
Resident Officers Conferences,
1950, 1951

Box 53: folder 7
Seminar on Civic Education (Koenigstein),
1950

Box 53: folder 8
Vocational Guidance Conference (Koenigstein),
1952

Box 53: folder 9
Wives of American Officials in Germany and Women Representatives of HICOG,
1950

Box 53: folder 10
World Council of Churches Tour,
1949-50

Box 53: folder 11
Zonal Conference on American Women's Activities,
1951

Box 53: folder 12
Miscellaneous,
1949-52, undated

Box 53: folder 13
Correspondence,
1948-52, undated

Box 54: folder 1
Organization and administration


Box 54
Budgets,
1950-51

Box 54: folder 2
Educational and Cultural Division,
1949-50

Box 54: folder 3
History and organizational materials,
1947-52, undated

Box 54: folder 4
Memoranda,
1949-51

Box 5
Personnel,
1948-52, undated

Box 5: folder 6
Publications


Box 5
Occupied Countries News Notes,
1949-52

Box 5: folder 7
Miscellaneous,
1952

Box 5: folder 8
Woodsmall, Ruth


Box 5
Appointment and financial materials,
1949-52, undated

Box 5: folder 9
Identification papers,
1949

Box 5: folder 10
Memorabilia,
1938-51, undated

Box 5: folder 11
Notes,
1945

Box 5: folder 12
Speeches and reports,
1945-49

Box 5: folder 13
Projects and programs


Box 5
Citizen Training Project


Box 5
Budgets,

[see also Tripartite Projects]

1950-52

Box 55: folder 1
Descriptions,
1950-53, undated

Box 55: folder 2
Lectures,
1951, undated

Box 55: folder 3
Reports,
1950-52, undated

Box 55: folder 4
Miscellaneous,
1950-51, undated

Box 55: folder 5
Exchange programs


Box 55
Exchange Conference of German Women Who Have Participated in Exchange Programs,
1951-52, undated

Box 55: folder 6
Reports and evaluations


Box 55
B-M,
1959, undated

Box 55: folder 7
O-W and miscellaneous,
1949-50, undated

Box 55: folder 8
Staff,
1949-52

Box 55
Statistics,
1947-49, undated

Box 55: folder 9
Miscellaneous,
1947-53

Box 55: folder 10
German Women's Organizations,

[see also Subjects-German Women's Organizations]

1951-52

Box 55: folder 11
Preparing Women as Effective Citizens in Economic Life,
1951

Box 55: folder 12
Reference Bureau for German Women's Organizations,
1951-52, undated

Box 56: folder 1
Reorientation Project,
1949-50

Box 56: folder 2
Tripartite Projects,
1951

Box 56: folder 3
U.S. Information and Educational Exchange,
1951

Box 56: folder 4
Women's Advisory Committee in Bavaria,
undated

Box 56: folder 5
Women's Affairs, Hesse,
1950-51

Box 56: folder 6
Women's Institute for Training of Leadership in Citizen Education,
1950, undated

Box 56: folder 7
Miscellaneous,
1948-51, undated

Box 56: folder 8
Publicity


Box 56
Press releases,
1949-52

Box 56: folder 9
Public Information Office,
1949-52, undated

Box 56: folder 10
Public Relations Division,
1949-51

Box 56: folder 11
Radio Frankfurt


Box 56
Gabrielle Strecker broadcast


Box 56
Correspondence to Gabrielle Strecker,
1951-52, undated

Box 56: folder 12
Miscellaneous,
1951-53

Box 56: folder 13
Miscellaneous,
1950

Box 56: folder 14
Reports


Box 56
Administrative


Box 56
Daily,
1951

Box 57: folder 1
Monthly,
1949-51

Box 57: folder 2
Semi-annual,
1949-51

Box 57: folder 3
Highlights,
1951-52

Box 57: folder 4
Women's Affairs,
1948-51

Box 57: folder 5
American Women's Organization Panel

[see Conferences]



Box 57
Consultants and specialists


Box 57
A-C,
1952-59

Box 57: folder 6
Eckel, Rhea,
1948-49

Box 57: folder 7
Fackt, Elizabeth,
1950

Box 57: folder 8
F-W,
1948-52

Box 57: folder 9
East Zone,
1949, undated

Box 57: folder 10
German women's activities,

[see also Subjects - German Women's Organizations]

1948-49, undated

Box 57: folder 11
Visits to Germany,
1948-49

Box 57: folder 12
Visits to United States,
1949-52, undated

Box 57: folder 13
Vocational Guidance and Occupational Activities of Women in Germany,
1952

Box 57: folder 14
Miscellaneous and unidentified,
1949-53, undated

Box 57: folder 15
Subjects


Box 57
Berlin Blockade,
1948

Box 58: folder 1
British Zone,
1947-49

Box 58: folder 2
Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund,
1948-49, undated

Box 58: folder 3
Civil rights,
1949-51, undated

Box 58: folder 4
Communism and socialism,
1949-53, undated

Box 58: folder 5-9
Cultural affairs,
1949-53

Box 58: folder 10
Economic recovery,
1947-50

Box 58: folder 11
Education,
1948-51, undated

Box 58: folder 12
Elections,
1948

Box 59: folder 1
Employment and labor,
1949-52, undated

Box 59: folder 2
Farm women,
1947-50, undated

Box 59: folder 3
German occupation,
1949

Box 59: folder 4
German Society for Foreign Study,
undated

Box 59: folder 5
German unification,
1949-52, undated

Box 59: folder 6
German women


Box 59
Lists,
1948-52, undated

Box 59: folder 7
Status,
1947-52, undated

Box 59: folder 8
Organizations,
1949-52, undated

Box 59: folder 9
Germany and German history,
1948-54

Box 59: folder 10
Housing,
1950

Box 59: folder 11
Informationen Fuer Die Frau,
1951

Box 59: folder 12
Nationalism,
1949

Box 59: folder 13
Nazism,
1933-52

Box 59: folder 14
Refugees,
1950, undated

Box 59: folder 15
Religion and religious affairs,
1949-52, undated

Box 60: folder 1-2
Statistics,
1946-49

Box 60: folder 3
Women's health,
undated

Box 60: folder 4
Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF)

[see Communism and socialism]



Box 60
Women's Manifesto,
1951

Box 60: folder 5
World YWCA/YMCA,
1947-51

Box 60: folder 6
Miscellaneous,
1949-53, undated

Box 60: folder 7
YWCA



(World War I)
1914-1918

Box 60
Hostess Houses


Box 60
Camp Pike, Arkansas,
1917-18

Box 61: folder 1
Clippings,
1917-18

Box 61: folder 2
Correspondence from guests,
1918

Box 61: folder 3
Reports and miscellaneous materials,
1917-18

Box 61: folder 4
American YWCA in France,
1917-18

Box 61: folder 5
Reports on war work,
1914-18

Box 61: folder 6
War Work Bulletin,
1917-19

Box 61: folder 7
Women's War Work,
1918

Box 61: folder 8
Post World War I


Box 61
England (reports from RW on her way to France),
1918

Box 62: folder 1
France


Box 62
News releases,
1918, undated

Box 62: folder 2
Reports


Box 62
Summer camps,
1919, undated

Box 62: folder 3
War brides,
1919-20, undated

Box 62: folder 4
Miscellaneous,
1919, undated

Box 62: folder 5
Germany,n.d
1919,

Box 62: folder 6
Switzerland


Box 62
Champery Conference,
1920

Box 62: folder 7
International Suffrage Conference (Geneva),
1920

Box 62: folder 8
Emigration investigation,
1920, undated

Box 62: folder 9
Field surveys


Box 62
Balkans and Baltic states,
1919, undated

Box 63: folder 1
Near East


Box 63
Conferences


Box 63
Beirut,
1928

Box 63: folder 2
Jerusalem,
1928

Box 63: folder 3
Constantinople,
1920

Box 63: folder 4
Correspondence,
1925

Box 63: folder 5
Lausanne Treaty,
1926-27, undated

Box 63: folder 6
Reports


Box 63
Interim,
1921-28, undated

Box 63: folder 7-11
Final: "Near East Survey,"
1928

Box 63: folder 12
Conferences


Box 63
International Suffrage Alliance, Istanbul,
1935

Box 64: folder 1
National Industrial Assembly, Columbus, OH,
1937-38

Box 64: folder 2
Social Service Conference,
1931

Box 64: folder 3
World Conference of Christian Youth,
1947, undated

Box 64: folder 4
World Council of the YMCA,
1957

Box 64: folder 5
World Council


Box 64
Ontario, Canada,
1936-40

Box 64: folder 6
Washington, D.C
. 1941

Box 64: folder 7
Hangchow, China,
1947

Box 64: folder 8
Beirut, Lebanon,
1951

Box 64: folder 9
Cuernavaca, Mexico,
1959

Box 64: folder 10
World Council Reference Book,
1930-47

Box 64: folder 11
Young Leaders Conference,
1946

Box 65: folder 1
Miscellaneous,
1935-53, undated

Box 65: folder 2-4
Correspondence


Box 65
General


Box 65
1928-43, undated

Box 66: folder 1-12
1934-62, undated

Box 67: folder 1-5
Cushman, Vera,
1932-44, undated

Box 68: folder 1
Heim, Virginia,
1942

Box 68: folder 2
Lyon, Sarah S.,
1926-42, undated

Box 68: folder 3
Mills, Marianne,
1938-63, undated

Box 68: folder 4
Palmer, Elizabeth,
1948-60

Box 68: folder 5
Rouse, Ruth,
1937-54

Box 68: folder 6-9
Van Asch van Wijck, Cornelia,
1934-62, undated

Box 68: folder 10-13
Organization and administration


Box 68
Anniversaries,
1932-43

Box 69: folder 1
Budgets and financial material,
1932-48, undated

Box 69: folder 2
Executive Committee


Box 69
Correspondence, reports, and miscellaneous material,
1932-55

Box 69: folder 3-4
Ruth Woodsmall reports to Executive Committee and World Council,
1929-52, undated

Box 69: folder 5-6
History and constitution,
undated

Box 70: folder 1
Memorabilia,
1936-47, undated

Box 70: folder 2
Policies,
1936-49, undated

Box 70: folder 3
Public relations,
1946

Box 70: folder 4
Reports


Box 70
Annual Reports of the General Secretary,
1938-46, undated

Box 70: folder 5
Miscellaneous,
1934-47, undated

Box 70: folder 6
Staff,
1934-46, undated

Box 70: folder 7
Woodsmall, Ruth


Box 70
Employment materials,
1932-46

Box 70: folder 8
Interviews,
1934-44, undated

Box 70: folder 9
Letters of congratulation on appointment as General Secretary,
1935-36, undated

Box 70: folder 10
Notes,
undated

Box 70: folder 11
Reports,
1934-46, undated

Box 70: folder 12
Schedules and itineraries,
1934-47, undated

Box 70: folder 13
Speeches,
1935-45

Box 70: folder 14
Publications


Box 70
Blue Triangle,
1940-52

Box 71: folder 1
Foreign Mail,
1931-33

Box 71: folder 2
World YWCA Monthly,
1935-47

Box 71: folder 3
Miscellaneous,
1934-58

Box 71: folder 4-5
Subjects


Box 71
Adult education,
1934-37

Box 72: folder 1
American Interorganization in Geneva,
1939

Box 72: folder 2
Communism and socialism,
1935-47

Box 72: folder 3
Countries and regions


Box 72
Africa,
1956, undated

Box 72: folder 4
Australia and New Zealand,
1938-47, undated

Box 72: folder 5
Canada,
1937-42, undated

Box 72: folder 6
China,
1930-48, undated

Box 72: folder 7-10
Europe


Box 72
Eastern,
1931-73, undated

Box 72: folder 11
Northern,
1939-47

Box 72: folder 12
Southern,
1939-47, undated

Box 73: folder 1
Miscellaneous,
1935-43

Box 73: folder 2
Far East,
1933-47

Box 73: folder 3
France,
1938-45, undated

Box 73: folder 4
Germany,
1934-52, undated

Box 73: folder 5
Great Britain,
1932-47

Box 73: folder 6
India, Burma, and Ceylon,
1934-61, undated

Box 73: folder 7
Japan,
1931-50, undated

Box 73: folder 8
Korea,
1930-32, undated

Box 74: folder 1
Latin America


Box 74
Notes on Latin American trip,
1942-43

Box 74: folder 2
Report of five months in Latin America,
1942

Box 74: folder 3
Miscellaneous,
1931-46, undated

Box 74: folder 4
Middle East and North Africa,
1931-49, undated

Box 74: folder 5
Pacific Islands,
1937-50, undated

Box 74: folder 6
Philippines,
1932-59, undated

Box 74: folder 7
West Indies,
1943

Box 74: folder 8
Disarmament,
1930

Box 75: folder 1
Economic development,
1940-42, undated

Box 75: folder 2
Emergency Commission of Christian Organizations,
1939-40

Box 75: folder 3
Federation des Institutions Internationales,
1939

Box 75: folder 4
Geneva Research Center,
1943-48

Box 75: folder 5
Girls work,
1939

Box 75: folder 6
Hostels,
1944-46

Box 75: folder 7
International Study Group,
1946

Box 75: folder 8
League of Nations,
1919-46

Box 75: folder 9
Rationing,
1943

Box 75: folder 10
Reconstruction,
1941-45

Box 75: folder 11
Refugees, Internees, and POWs


Box 75
Austria,
1945-52, undated

Box 75: folder 12
France,
1939-45, undated

Box 75: folder 13
Germany,
1939-51, undated

Box 75: folder 14
Hungary and Romania,
1939-40, undated

Box 75: folder 15
Norway,
1940-43, undated

Box 75: folder 16
Miscellaneous,
1939-53, undated

Box 75: folder 17
Religion,
1938-62, undated

Box 76: folder 1-2
Rural life,
1932-46

Box 76: folder 3
War work (World War II),
1920-46, undated

Box 76: folder 4
Women and the church,
1937-61, undated

Box 76: folder 5
Women and society,
1936-48, undated

Box 76: folder 6
Women's groups,
1951

Box 76: folder 7
World Christian Community,
undated

Box 76: folder 8
World Council of Churches,
1939-46

Box 76: folder 9
World Emergency Fund,
undated

Box 76: folder 11
World Fellowship,
1941-42

Box 76: folder 12
World Student Christian Federation,
1939-42

Box 76: folder 13
YMCA/YWCA,
1936-48, undated

Box 76: folder 14
Youth work,
1939-46, undated

Box 76: folder 15
Miscellaneous organizations and itineraries,
1948-63

Box 76: folder 16
SERIES VI. SUBJECT FILES



Church and Christian organizations,
1939-40, undated

Box 77: folder 1
Ewha University,
1961-63, undated

Box 77: folder 2
Federal Union,
undated

Box 77: folder 3
Gandhigram,
1956

Box 77: folder 4
Islam,
1961

Box 77: folder 5
League of Nations,
1936-37

Box 77: folder 6
Hiroshima Peace Center Association,
1952

Box 77: folder 7
Speeches (miscellaneous),
1938, 1953, undated

Box 77: folder 8
Status of Women,
1942-59, undated

Box 77: folder 9
SERIES VII. PHOTOGRAPHS



Ruth Woodsmall



Alone


Box 77
pre
1916

Box 78: folder 1
circa 1915-48

Box 78: folder 2
circa 1949-

Box 78: folder 3
YWCA publicity photographs,
undated

Box 78: folder 4
Groups


Box 78
Australia,
1939

Box 78: folder 5
HICOG,
1952, undated

Box 78: folder 6
Miscellaneous


Box 78
Identified,
1901-57, undated

Box 78: folder 7-8
Unidentified,
undated

Box 78: folder 9
Family



Eldredge, Helen Woodsmall,
1935, undated

Box 79: folder 1
Neumann


Box 79
Marlen Eldredge,n.d
1930, 1942,

Box 79: folder 2
Children,
1945-51, undated

Box 79: folder 3
Robert,
undated

Box 79: folder 4
Miscellaneous family and friends,
undated

Box 79: folder 5
Woodsmall


Box 79
Hubert H.,

[See also OVERSIZE MATERIALS]

1937-45, undated

Box 79: folder 6
Mary Elizabeth (Howes),
undated

Box 79: folder 7
Miscellaneous and unidentified,
1876-1961, undated

Box 79: folder 8
Friends and associates



A-Z,n.d
1924-67,

Box 80: folder 1-3
Unidentified,
1924-56, undated

Box 80: folder 4-6
Public figures



Menon, Lakshmi,
undated

Box 80: folder 7
Nehru, Jawaharlal,
1951, undated

Box 80: folder 8
Pandit, Vijayalakshmi,
1952, undated

Box 80: folder 9
Roosevelt, Eleanor,
undated

Box 80: folder 10
Miscellaneous,
undated

Box 80: folder 11
Professional activities



YWCA


Box 80
Beirut,
1933, undated

Box 81: folder 1
China,
undated

Box 81: folder 2
Classes,
undated

Box 81: folder 3
Conferences,
1925-48, undated

Box 81: folder 4
Greece,
undated

Box 81: folder 5
Israel and Palestine,
1929-43, undated

Box 81: folder 6
Japan,
1932, 1955, undated

Box 81: folder 7
Syria and Jordan,
1930-33, undated

Box 81: folder 8
Turkey

[see also Subjects - Countries]



Box 81
Constantinople,
1922-26, undated

Box 81: folder 9-10
Smyrna,
1921, undated

Box 81: folder 11
Miscellaneous,
1925, undated

Box 81: folder 12
World War I: War work and hostess clubs,

[see also - Subjects]

1920s

Box 82: folder 1
World War II

[see also - Subjects]



Box 82
Hostess clubs and mobile club vans,
1940s

Box 82: folder 2
Refugee work,
1940s

Box 82: folder 3
Miscellaneous,
1939, 1951, undated

Box 82: folder 4
Unidentified,
undated

Box 82: folder 5
U.S. High Commissioner for Germany


Box 82
Conferences


Box 82
American Women's Organizations,
1951

Box 83: folder 1
Five Day Conference,
1950

Box 83: folder 2
Kreis Resident Conference,
1950

Box 83: folder 3
Women in public life,
1951

Box 83: folder 4
Miscellaneous and unidentified,
1948, undated

Box 83: folder 5
United Nations


Box 83
Egypt,
1954, undated

Box 83: folder 6
India,
1954, undated

Box 83: folder 7
Iran and Iraq,
1954-56, undated

Box 83: folder 8
Pakistan,
1954, undated

Box 83: folder 9
Miscellaneous,
1953-54, undated

Box 83: folder 10
Subjects



Conferences,
1931-57, undated

Box 84: folder 1
World War I

[see also YWCA]



Box 87
England (occupations)

[see also OVERSIZE MATERIALS - glass slides]



Box 87
Farm workers (Land Girls),
undated

Box 88: folder 1
Munitions and airplane manufacturing,
undated

Box 88: folder 2
Miscellaneous,
undated

Box 88: folder 3
Photocopies of glass slides located in Box 89


Box 88: folder 4
France,
undated

Box 88: folder 5
World War II

[see also YWCA]



Box 88
WAACs and WRENs,
undated

Box 88: folder 6
War scenes,
undated

Box 88: folder 7
War work,
1942, undated

Box 88: folder 8
OVERSIZE MATERIALS



Wooden box containing 24 glass slide negatives of women and World War I


Box 89
Photo album: 11 member panel of women visiting Germany to work with German women leaders and their organizations under the auspices of the Women's Affairs Branch, HICOG
April 1951

Box 90
"A Book of Famous and Beautiful Chinese Women from Antiquity,"
undated

Box 90
Academic hood (Indiana University)


Box 91
Photographs


Box 92
Hubert H. Woodsmall (Ruth Woodsmall's brother)
undated

Box 92
Women's Affairs VIP (HICOG)
1950

Box 92
"How Good to Find a Home" (HICOG)


Box 92
"What tonight?"(HICOG)


Box 92
UNESCO Human Rights Day
1951

Box 92
U.S. Information Service, Lahore: women learning to operate movie projectors


Box 92
Menu/cartoon: World Population Conference, Geneva
1927

Box 92
Moslem calendar


Box 92
Jupiter Rex (Pan American - Grace Airways) certificate
undated

Box 92
Women's Affair Yearly Reports
1948-51

Box 92
Layman's Foreign Missions Inquiry Appraisal Commission reports
1932

Box 92
Passport
1917

Box 92
Honorary degree certificate, Indiana University
1956

Box 92
Chinese map
undated

Box 92
YWCA Chinese certificate
undated

Box 92
Chanson ce L'Escalade 1602: poster
undated

Box 92
2 Chinese drawings


Box 92
Oil painting: Autumn Moon Pavillion, Hanchow, China
undated

Box 92
Colored print: nativity scene
undated

Box 92
Chinese character block prints
undated

Box 92

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Middle East--Social conditions--20th century--Sources
  • Middle East--Women--History--Sources
  • Muslim women--History--Sources
  • United States. Office of High Commissioner for Germany
  • Women--East Asia--History--20th century--Sources
  • Women--Germany--History--20th century--Sources
  • Women--India--History--20th century--Sources
  • Women--Latin America--History--20th century--Sources
  • Woodsmall, Ruth Frances, 1883-1963
  • World War, 1914-1918--War work--Young Women's Christian Association
  • World War, 1914-1918--Women--Personal narratives
  • World's Young Women's Christian Association
  • Young Women's Christian Associations--Middle East--History


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