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Conferences, 1922-1929

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 25, microdex: 3
Conferences, 1922-1929
Conferences, 1922-1929

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. Reports and minutes may contain updates from local associations or recommendations to YWCA communities. Materials also address the planning of conferences, additions or changes to governing documents, lists of delegates and budgets and finance. Program and discussion emphasis focus on unity throughout the organization from the national level to local associations, the role of religion in the organization and its work, matters of race and racism and international relations. In addition, regional conferences address service to communities, cooperation with other organizations, cooperation throughout the YWCA of the U.S.A. and expanding programs to meet the needs of its members.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1922-1929

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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