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Conferences, 1937-1939

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 24, microdex: 8
Conferences, 1937-1939
Conferences, 1937-1939

Scope and Contents

Regional conferences, held in the year prior to a national conference, serve as a forum for delegates to convene, share ideas, and discuss the national emphasis and proposals. Conferences invite speakers to address the chosen theme of the conference and host discussion groups around those themes. In addition, conferences look at how the ideas and aims of the National Board are realized in local associations. Reports and minutes may contain updates from local associations or recommendations for communities. Materials also address the planning of conferences, additions or changes to governing documents, lists of delegates and finance. Conferences discuss the religious emphasis of the YWCA of the U.S.A., international relations and the political world climate and racism and race relations in the YWCA of the U.S.A. The conferences also unite the regions and local associations behind the National emphasis and discuss leadership development. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1937-1939

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.


741 frames (1 partial reel)