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Conventions, sixteenth, 1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 35, microdex: 4
Conventions, sixteenth, 1940
Conventions, sixteenth, 1940

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the industrial assembly of the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Industrial delegates convene to discuss needs unique to their group and to conduct national business. Delegates represent their local associations at the national assembly and bring a varied opinion to the discussion topics. Through voting and democratic processes the assembly elects committee members, adopts changes to policy or program, and votes on political and social actions and positions. The national emphases for the convention and coming years are religion, world citizenship, and democracy. These emphases are highlighted throughout assembly and discussed as they relate to the industrial woman worker. Much of the recommended political action concerns support of or opposition to labor related legislation. 

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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