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Basic Standards Committee minutes and reports, 1947-1970

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 347, microdex: 2

Scope and Contents

In order to become affiliated and maintain affiliation with the YWCA of the U.S.A., local associations must meet a set of basic standards and report on their compliance. The Basic Standards Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. sets those standards revisiting them periodically to make sure they reflect the mission and purpose of the national organization. In addition, the committee develops, collects and assesses the standards report forms submitted by associations. In addition to minutes and reports documents include, drafts and final copies of the basic standards, reports summarizing the collected standards reports and examples of blank reporting forms. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1947-1970

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

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.


322 frames (1 partial reel)