Racial Justice Committee, Committee on Racial Integration and Committee on Racial Inclusiveness minutes and reports, 1957-1970
Scope and Contents
The YWCA of the U.S.A. has since its beginning a mission of inclusivity. In response to growing racial tensions, the desires of its members and the emphases of the National Board, the YWCA of the U.S.A. forms committees to study the racial issues in the organization and local associations and develop recommendations. The committees include discussions of representation in leadership, the development of educational materials, the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in the civil rights movement, conference and convention discussions and how best to support local associations in achieving racial inclusivity.
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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.
135 frames (1 partial reel)
- African American women
- African American women -- Social conditions
- African Americans -- Civil rights
- Civil rights movements -- United States
- Leadership in women
- Race discrimination
- Race relations
- Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
- minutes (administrative records)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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