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Conventions, sixteenth, 1939-1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 34, microdex: 7
Conventions, sixteenth, 1939-1940
Conventions, sixteenth, 1939-1940

Scope and Contents

Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, program and bulletins. Daily bulletins, distributed to each delegate in attendance, provide updates on convention activities and special events, make announcements and share news in short article form. The series of bulletins sent to delegates prior to the convention are intended to prepare them for convention by reviewing past conventions, informing recipients of guidelines and procedures for selecting delegates, discussing emphasis and method for the upcoming convention, and asking delegates to reflect on certain topics or discussion questions. The bulletins also review Business and Professional, Industrial, and Student Assemblies, summarizing their program and emphasis. Finally, digests summarize convention sessions and special addresses. As with recent conventions and in light of the coming of war in Europe and Asia, the Sixteenth Convention continues to emphasize religion, world citizenship, and democracy. This microdex is labeled microdex 6 on the film but it is actually microdex 7. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1939-1940

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.


120 frames (1 partial reel)