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Conventions, sixteenth, 1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 35, microdex: 2
Conventions, sixteenth, 1940
Conventions, sixteenth, 1940

Scope and Contents

Volume three of the official proceedings of the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America and volume three of the stenotype proceedings. The official proceedings follow general convention sessions. Special addresses are not published in the official proceedings but are represented in other documents including the stenotype proceedings. The special remarks by Queen Elizabeth, however, are included in the international celebration section of the published proceedings. Convention business includes adopting revisions to the constitution, accepting reports from YWCA departments, electing officers and board members and discussion and voting on political and social stances. This convention votes to change from a biennial convention to a triennial convention starting with the next convention cycle. The three emphases of the convention are religion, world citizenship, and democracy as the war in Europe and Asia influences much of the discussion and international updates and relationships take center stage. 

Dates of Materials

  • 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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