Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. International Study Conference. Following World War II, the international conference is held in New York City to discuss the role of women in leadership, reconstruction and service to international communities. The International Study Conference hosts representatives from YWCA's from 26 countries. A summary of the conference includes statements from participants regarding each part of the proceedings. Topics discussed include the role of Christian women in the world, duties and opportunities for women during reconstruction, women as leaders and YWCA philosophy and methods. Materials include proceedings, lists of attendees and their country of origin, and an evaluation of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1948
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
95 frames (1 partial reel)
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