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Conventions, fourteenth, 1936

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 32, microdex: 7
Conventions, fourteenth, 1936
Conventions, fourteenth, 1936

Scope and Contents

Fourteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, program and bulletins. Daily bulletins, distributed to each delegate in attendance, provide updates on convention activities and special events, make announcements, and share news or updates in short article form. In addition, daily bulletins have a detailed schedule for the day. The series of bulletins sent to delegates prior to the convention are intended to prepare them for convention by reviewing past convention actions, informing recipients of guidelines and procedures for selecting delegates, and asking delegates to reflect on certain topics or discussion questions. The bulletins also review Business and Professional, Industrial, and Student assemblies summarizing their program and emphasis. As World War II looms closer, focus of the convention revolves around social action and responsibilities, international relations, and the economic and social conditions. In the employed women's groups continued focus is on the labor movement and fair employment practices. Bulletin number six is an overview of the working conditions of non-professional YWCA employees. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1936

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.


128 frames (1 partial reel)