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Conventions, sixteenth, 1940

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Conventions, sixteenth, 1940
Conventions, sixteenth, 1940

Scope and Contents

National Board reports to the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Prior to each convention the National Board releases a report assessing the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. over the past biennium, the national progress on the major emphases, its role in leading a national movement and its relationship to local associations. The report for the Sixteenth Convention includes a section of graphic statistics regarding association reach and demographics. The report, "Future Emphases and Some Questions of Policy Confronting the Y.W.C.A.," examines the emphases of religion, democracy, and world community. Throughout the report, the role of religion and the YWCA of the U.S.A. is examined in light of the war in Europe and what that means for a Christian organization. Finally, the standards study examines the structure of the National Board and the relationship between national and local associations. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 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.


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