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Conventions, cancelled, 1945

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 36, microdex: 2
Conventions, cancelled, 1945
Conventions, cancelled, 1945

Scope and Contents

Due to government restrictions on conventions and other effects of World War II, the Seventeenth National Convention is cancelled in 1945. In lieu of having a convention, the National Board and committees compile the work that went into preparing for the convention into printed materials and a workbook for local associations to meet and discuss the topics provided and report back. The results are then analyzed and compiled into a report and the charter for the years 1945-1948 is developed. The theme for the nationwide discussion is "The Times Demand" and the influence of the war and international relations is seen throughout as education, intercultural and interracial practices, and work in other countries are discussed at length. Materials include reports on work in other countries, suggestions for implementing the discussion, and preparatory materials. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1945

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.


192 frames (1 partial reel)