Education and Research Division minutes and reports, 1921-1931
Scope and Contents
The Education and Research Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A., established in 1921 following a national reorganization, seeks to carry out the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s goal of developing the lives of women through education. The division is a carry over of the Department of Research and Methods that existed prior to the reorganization. The minutes of the first meeting of the Education and Research Division record the discussion of the name of the division and the defining of the division purpose and tasks. Subsequent meetings of the division concern the overarching themes of education in the YWCA of the U.S.A. and their role in furthering the educational purpose of the organization. Education and Research Division reports summarize the division's activities, describe challenges and successes and makes assessments of future needs. Staff meetings of the Education and Research Division concern the more specific duties of the staff members, report on the needs of local associations and member groups and make personnel and travel arrangements.
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Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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