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Conventions, sixth, 1920

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 27, microdex: 4
Conventions, sixth, 1920
Conventions, sixth, 1920

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the Sixth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. During the convention evangelical basis for membership is discussed and debated and a personal basis for membership is suggested by some. Reports, studies and pamphlets present materials from both sides. The adoption of the Social Ideals of the Churches and its role in the labor movement is discussed both during the convention and after. In addition, the efforts to make the convention fully integrated are discussed in these documents and include arranging the accommodations for African American delegates. A summary of the history of these efforts through 1934 is included and gives an overview of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s efforts to encourage integration by beginning at the national level. Other documents summarize meetings of departments and include updates and reports from local associations, prayer and pageant materials, and summaries of actions taken at the convention. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1920

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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