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Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 34, microdex: 2
Conventions, fifteenth, 1938
Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the business and professional assembly at the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The business and professional assembly occurs during the national convention to discuss matters unique to their own divisions, conduct national business, and discuss emphasis and direction for the coming biennium. The theme for this assembly is "All in the name of democracy." Discussions concerns progress that needs to be made for freedom of speech, equality and racism, and the organization of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department. As World War II looms in Europe and Asia, discussion of international relations and the effect on the United States increases. Another prominent theme is the emergence of the white collar worker and the role of women in this new economic sector. 

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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