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Racial Justice Committee, Committee on Racial Integration and Committee on Racial Inclusiveness minutes and reports, 1957-1970

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 365, microdex: 10
Racial Justice Committee, Committee on Racial Integration and Committee on Racial Inclusiveness minutes and reports, 1957-1970
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. 

Dates

  • 1957-1970

Language of Materials

English

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.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group: Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Extent

135 frames (1 partial reel)