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Conventions, fourteenth, 1934-1936

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 33, microdex: 4
Conventions, fourteenth, 1934-1936
Conventions, fourteenth, 1934-1936

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the Fourteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. By 1936 convention are expected to be interracial with accommodations providing adequate accommodations to all without discrimination. The National Board's commitment to this ideals is reflected in the planning materials and an account of an issue with accommodating a delegate in the dorms of Colorado College. In addition to this matter, the Convention Committee assesses the past conference, decides on convention discussion groups and topics, selects the host city, and makes other arrangements. Group meetings at the conference allow for increased participation in the discussion of topics importance to the members of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Topics reflect the issues of the time and include community relations, YWCA relationship with government programs, race relations, work with the World YWCA and other international matters, and work with underrepresented groups. Group meeting materials include a syllabus summaries of the discussions. Other materials include correspondence concerning the convention and conference promoters, and convention newsletters. 


  • 1934-1936

Language of Materials


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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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