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Conventions, sixteenth, 1939-1940

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 35, microdex: 7
Conventions, sixteenth, 1939-1940
Conventions, sixteenth, 1939-1940

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the Sixteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. In "Interracial Practices in Community YWCAs" evaluates are made as to the extent to which YWCA associations are inclusive in practice and purpose. A history of the race relations in the YWCA of the U.S.A. is given prior to exploring the current interracial practices, opportunities and efforts for improvements. Other materials include a report of the executive secretary of the Convention Committee, correspondence to convention promoters to local associations, and convention newsletters. The final document on the microdex is a summary of convention resolutions and recommendations adopted at the Sixteenth Convention.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 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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