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Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

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Conventions, fifteenth, 1938
Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

Scope and Contents

YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board reports, guiding principles, and emphases for the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The National Board publishes reports prior to the convention to assess the work of the previous biennium and report on studies conducted. The National Board assesses its role in the national program of the YWCA of the U.S.A., its work with local associations and divisions and its cooperation with the world movement as well as outside organizations. For the coming biennium, program emphasis is on the role of religion and participation in a world community and the meaning of democracy. The issue of inclusion and racism is discussed throughout the documents as it becomes more important nationally. It is especially prominent in the report of the Branch Study, a study of YWCA of the U.S.A. branch associations formed for African American members. All of the convention reports reflect the direction the national YWCA movement is taking and the way in which the local associations fit into the national movement. Following the reports and principles is a document summarizing suggestions from local associations for the convention structure and content. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1938

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

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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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