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Conventions, first, 1906-1964

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 26, microdex: 2
Conventions, first, 1906-1964
Conventions, first, 1906-1964

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. National Conventions and programs and reports of the First National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. National Conventions are held to discuss matters of national importance, conduct business requiring votes and consensus and to unite under a common cause. Conventions are held every two or three years with a gap during World War II. Materials begin with lists of delegates for conventions through 1964. Following this list are programs, and reports from the first convention. The 1906 National Convention is the first convention of the newly formed YWCA of the U.S.A. from the merger of the American Committee and the International Board. The convention business includes resolutions regarding the formation of the combined organization, nominating officers and board members, passing the constitutions and other matters of administering the newly formed organization. The addresses and themes of the convention revolve around the Christian role in service to the community and to the world, the role and purpose in the organization and work the YWCA has done and will continue to do. A list of charter member associations of the YWCA of the U.S.A. follows the convention materials.

Dates of Materials

  • 1906-1964

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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