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Business and professional conferences, 1936-1942

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 20, microdex: 2
Business and professional conferences, 1936-1942
Business and professional conferences, 1936-1942

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional summer conferences in the southwest region of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and area weekend conferences for Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi, Arkansas and Arizona. Weekend conferences are held between regional summer conferences to bring together Business and Professional clubs from a state or smaller region and connect on current issues and program. Minutes, reports, and newsletters give an overview of the events and themes of the conferences. Regional summer conferences serve to unify Business and Professional clubs, conduct business and elect officers, plan for upcoming conferences, and report on local association work. In addition, conferences provide lecturers and discussion groups concerning the issues faced by women focusing specifically employed women. Matters of economics, both personal and global, are often discussed especially in light of the changing employment and financial situations. In addition, the conferences have an international focus as the world approaches World War II. Conference materials also reveal discussions on racism and discrimination in the club and at work, political activity, and social awareness.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1936-1942

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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