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Race Relations Committee minutes and reports, 1933-1950

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 366, microdex: 1
Race Relations Committee minutes and reports, 1933-1950
Race Relations Committee minutes and reports, 1933-1950

Scope and Contents

The Race Relations Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. maintains an awareness of race relations practices, law and conditions in the national organization, local associations and in their communities. The committee discusses the issues surrounding issues of race, recommends practices for local associations and suggests resolutions and statements to be adopted by the Public Affairs department. Discussions include matters of civil rights laws and legislation, the social, economic and political conditions faced by African Americans, the treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II and racial tensions in local associations. 

Dates

  • 1933-1950

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

258 frames (1 partial reel)