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Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 36, microdex: 5
Conventions, seventeenth, 1946
Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

Scope and Contents

Stenotype proceedings of the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. As the first national convention since 1940 and since the end of World War II, the discussion and debate of the convention sessions look at work that was done during the war years and look ahead to what the post war world and nation will bring. Throughout these discussions the role of the organization and Christian women is examined. Special addresses by guest speakers cover topics such as the implications of atomic warfare, education opportunities, and world politics. There is a continued interest in YWCA work in foreign countries and National Board work internationally and representatives from several countries are invited to speak and report. The adoption of resolutions and actions is conducted in business sessions throughout the convention including the adoption of reports and constitutional amendments and voting on official positions on political and social matters. As with past conventions the study of racism, interracial cooperation is important and following discussion and reports the YWCA of the U.S.A. Interracial Charter is adopted. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1946

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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