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Business and professional women, 1928-1942

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 19, microdex: 5
Business and professional women, 1928-1942
Business and professional women, 1928-1942

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional summer conferences in the eastern (Kiskiminetas) region of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Regional conferences bring together employed girls and women with common interest to unify them in their work, provide training and education, convey the national program and method and encourage fellowship beyond one's usual circles. Conference materials give an overview of events of the eastern area conferences. In addition, materials include data concerning the persons attending, where they come from, their jobs, and additional participant information. Minutes and reports outline the schedule including lectures, committee meetings, discussion groups, and recreational activities. Narrative summaries of committee meetings summarize discussions from committees such as public affairs, conference planning and international. Overall, conference lectures cover wide range of topics including economics, the United States' relation to other countries, working conditions, interracial efforts and social and religious growth. Early conferences have a focus on employment issues and the economic situation. As World War II approaches the focus on international relations increases, continuing in the years after the war.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1928-1942

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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