Conventions, fifteenth, 1937-1938
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the student assembly at the Fifteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Student delegates meet to discuss matters of unique importance to their group and to conduct national business concerning student associations. This assembly discusses the relationship of the student associations to other YWCA departments and associations and to other campus organizations and the standards for becoming an affiliated association in good standing. In response to the changing social and economic climate of the country and the political situations in Europe and Asia, the themes of democracy and peace and the Christian woman's role come up during the assembly. As the national organization strives towards a fully integrated and equitable organization, the assembly also comments on efforts against race discrimination.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1937-1938
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
71 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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