Skip to main content

Business and professional conferences, 1929-1937

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 20, microdex: 1
Business and professional conferences, 1929-1937
Business and professional conferences, 1929-1937

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional summer conferences in the southern region of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Regional conferences bring together 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 southern summer conferences. In addition, materials include data concerning the persons attending, where they come from, their jobs, and other participant data. Minutes and reports outline the schedule including lectures, committee meetings, discussion groups, and recreational activities. Bulletins and newsletters give a personal and narrative account of the conferences sometimes including poetry and art. Southern conferences increase their discussion of racism and integration of Southern conferences over time. Much of the discussion and meeting notes concern race relations in the Business and Professional group in particular. In addition topics of discussion include economics, international matters, working conditions and the social aspects of work. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1929-1937

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.


327 frames (1 partial reel)