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Public Affairs Committee minutes and reports, 1959-1965

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 363, microdex: 11
Public Affairs Committee minutes and reports, 1959-1965
Public Affairs Committee minutes and reports, 1959-1965

Scope and Contents

The Public Affairs Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for developing and supporting the national public affairs program. The public affairs program is the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s agenda for public policy concerning rights, development and opportunities for women. Public affairs programs have included civil rights, labor rights, women's health and participation in elections. In order to develop and support the public affairs programs the Public Affairs Committee keeps itself informed of current social, economic and political situations, provides resources to local associations, drafts statements of public affairs platforms and cooperates with other organizations. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1959-1965

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.


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