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Catalog Number Tour 1961.06
Collection Tours Photograph Collection
Title GFWC International Tours, 1961
Date 1961
Description The 70th Annual GFWC Convention was held in Miami, Fla., 5-9 June 1961. Following the Convention, members embarked on the 1961 Hemispheric Solidarity Conference Air Cruise to Rio de Janeiro for the GFWC International Hemispheric Solidarity Conference (11-16 June) and following 'Round South America Tour (16 June-7 July). GFWC President Katie Ozbirn led 154 members on this tour program.

The GFWC International Hemispheric Solidarity Conference took place at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Following the Conference, members visited Sao Paulo, Santos, and Campinos, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru; and Panama.

See Notes for detailed image descriptions.
Notes Image 1: GFWC Hemispheric Solidarity Conference Tour 'Round South America

Image 2: Tour members watching ships pass

Image 3: GFWC President Katie Ozbirn standing beside a CARE display at the Institute of Rural Education in Santiago, Chile, 28 June 1961. The Institute is made up of 12 training centers where locals learn technical skills to improve their communities and teach others.

Image 4: GFWC President Katie Ozbirn and other GFWC members of tour meet with President and Mrs. Roberto Chiari of Panama at the Panama White House on 5 July 1961.

Image 5: Mrs. Ozbirn as a guest of the Club Interamericano de Mujeres (Interamerican Women's Club), Panama. (Foto Domy Panama)

Image 6: (Credit: Foto Domy Panama)

Image 8: GFWC President Katie Ozbirn at a banquet at the US Embassy in Rio de Janeiro during the GFWC International Hemispheric Solidarity Tour.

Image 9: GFWC Connecticut clubwomen who accompanied GFWC President Katie Ozbirn and to the GFWC International Hemispheric Solidarity Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12-15 June 1961. Front row, l to r: William Salas, CARE Mission Chief Panama; Mrs. Robert H. Dole, Bristol, N.H.; Mrs. Fred S. Van Valkenburg, Westbury; Mrs. Clifford A. Tepple, Naugatuck.
Back row, l to r: Mrs. Phelps Brown, Suffield; Mrs. Jesse Rockefeller, Torrington. GFWC Special Collections contains Hemispheric Solidarity Conference badge worn by Mrs. Jesse Rockefeller.
(Accession 1961.003)
People Ozbirn, Katie Freeman
Salas, William
Dole, Mrs. Robert H.
Valkenburg, Mrs. Fred S.
Tepple, Mrs. Clifford A.
Brown, Mrs. Phelps
Rockefeller, Mrs. Jesse
Search Terms GFWC International Hemispheric Solidarity Conference