The collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, reports, articles, newspapers, flyers, tracts, and clippings from the World
War II and post-WWII era, relating primarily to wartime relations with other countries; wartime mobilization of resources;
support organizations; housing, labor, discrimination, and women's issues within the U.S.; propaganda; and censorship.
Ruth Fikkert grew up in the Netherlands, was educated in part in the U.S., worked for the YWCA in California and New York,
and had extensive training and experience in housing issues. Much of the material in the collection apparently came to the
YWCA offices where she worked.
1.6 linear feet
(4 document boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.