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Conventions, sixteenth, 1939-1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 35, microdex: 3
Conventions, sixteenth, 1939-1940
Conventions, sixteenth, 1939-1940

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the business and professional assembly at the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The theme for the business and professional assembly is "Direction for courageous living" and it compliments the national emphases of democracy, world citizenship, and religion. Bulletins sent out prior to the assembly prepare participants for the discussions, summarize work done since the last convention and ask for feedback concerning the experiences of business women in local associations. The post-assembly bulletin provides a detailed overview of assembly business and addresses for those who may not have attended. Proceedings follow the assembly meetings recording business and discussions as well as presentation and remarks. The changing role of the professional businesswomen is discussed throughout as is the Business and Professional Assembly's relationship with the national movement.

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.


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