Conventions, fifteenth, 1936-1939
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning convention committees, constitution revisions, and group meetings at the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United State of America. The Convention Committee assess the past convention and collects feedback, plans the location and accommodations, and arranges programming and special speakers. Group meeting materials largely concern the meeting of adults responsible for work with younger girls. These discussions assess work with programs including YWCA of the U.S.A. Girl Reserve and the role of young women and girls in social movements. In addition, the leaders emphasize the educational atmosphere for these girls, getting support from parents, and family and social relationships. The group meetings concerning work with younger girls often draw from reports and accounts from the Girl Reserve members.
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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.
228 frames (1 partial reel)
- Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
- Congresses and conventions -- Planning
- High school girls
- Leadership in women
- Nonprofit organizations -- Administration
- Nonprofit organizations -- Finance
- Nonprofit organizations -- Management
- Parliamentary practice
- Peace movements
- Rural women
- Social action
- Social movements -- Religious aspects
- Women -- Vocational guidance
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. G.R. Dept.
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. National Board
- Youth -- Religious life
- Youth movements
- minutes (administrative records)
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