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Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 34, microdex: 3
Conventions, fifteenth, 1938
Conventions, fifteenth, 1938

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the industrial assembly at the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Industrial delegates meet to discuss matters unique to their group, conduct national business, and united behind a program emphasis and aim. For the Fifteenth Convention the Industrial Assembly focuses on matters of democracy and freedoms in response to the unrest in Europe and Asia at the time. Time is also given to discussing the labor movement and unions, youth movements, worker's education, and racism. The particular role of the Christian women in these movements is discussed throughout. In addition to these important topics, the assembly clarifies their role as part of the national organization, votes on committee members, passes resolutions, and defines the structure of the group. 

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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