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Business and professional women, 1925-1947

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 20, microdex: 8
Business and professional women, 1925-1947
Business and professional women, 1925-1947

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Council, jobs in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department and YWCA of the U.S.A. Nationwide Observance Day. The Business and Professional Councils represent established areas and are comprised of delegates from Business and Professional clubs. Councils serve as a link between local associations, the gatherings and events of the summer conferences, and the National Assembly. Documents concern preparations for conferences, social and political action and calls for action, summaries of council work, and circulation of findings and reports. Following council materials are documents concerning the jobs of Business and Professional secretaries including detailed job descriptions, duties, and requirements and position screening tests. Last are documents concerning the Nationwide Observance Day. Nationwide Observance (later World Wide Observance) is a chance for Business and Professional clubs from around the world to unite around the common theme of the working woman. Materials include statements from international clubs or associations, suggestions for celebrating and discussion of the theme.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1925-1947

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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