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Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 33, microdex: 8
Conventions, fifteenth, 1938
Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

Scope and Contents

Stenotype proceedings of the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings, separated into two volumes, follow the convention from opening remarks to final adjournment. Proceedings cover, addresses and remarks, business matters and motions to pass resolutions, elections of officers and board members, presentations of reports and reports from assemblies. International matters and talks of war and peace take center stage at the conference as the threat of war grows. In addition, the role of Christianity and religion in the organization and its work is discussed throughout. Public Affairs, the department responsible for official YWCA stances on public issues, presents on war in addition to concerns of racism and discrimination. The recent years have also brought great change socially and economically and these changes come up in relation to other topics throughout the convention. Following rules of order, motions are carried, reports are adopted, and committee and board members are elected. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1938

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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