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Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

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Conventions, seventeenth, 1946
Conventions, seventeenth, 1946

Scope and Contents

Workbook, reports, and proceedings of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Industrial Assembly of the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Industrial Division delegates meet to discuss issues faced by the women in their group, vote on matters of national importance, adopt resolutions, and vote on social and political actions. The theme for the assembly and the coming three years is "We have a job to do for peace." Under this emphasis, the first session of the assembly concerns work in the labor movement, citizenship and political participation, and the YWCA industrial girl's role in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Following the return of men from World War II, many women are faced with unemployment due to replacement or decreases in manufacturing and the assembly discusses how to face this problem. In addition, fair labor standards and practices are discussed and recommendations are made on how to address deficiencies through political and social action. Cooperation with other parts of the YWCA and other organizations has also become important to the Industrial Assembly and various relationships are discussed. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1946

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

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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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