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Conventions, eleventh, 1930

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 30, microdex: 6
Conventions, eleventh, 1930
Conventions, eleventh, 1930

Scope and Contents

Stenotype and official proceedings of the Eleventh National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings follow the convention from opening remarks through final adjournment. Addresses, discussion, and actions focus on the themes of the changing religious, social, and economic conditions in the United States and how the work of the associations is effected. Work with immigrants in the United States as well as YWCA work in other countries is addressed throughout the convention. Reports on work in other countries are given by visiting delegates or by secretaries that have visited those countries. Other topics include financing and budgeting of the National Board and local associations, work in the labor movement, developing leadership among members, employed women and household employees, student movements, changes in industry, motion pictures and the role of religion in association work. Published proceedings include sections from the YWCA of the U.S.A. constitution and a section describing the actions voted on at the convention. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1930

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.


1067 frames (1 partial reel)