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Conventions, nineteenth, 1952 May

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 39, microdex: 3
Conventions, nineteenth, 1952 May
Conventions, nineteenth, 1952 May

Scope and Contents

Stenotype proceedings of the Nineteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. These detailed proceedings, in three volumes, follow the convention sessions from opening remarks to the final adjournment. Every three years delegates representing local associations convene to unite under a common aim, adopt resolutions, elect leaders, and discuss matter of national importance. The convention continues to have an international focus in the post war political climate. Democracy and the meaning of citizenship is discussed throughout in addition to how to participate in the democracy. Special guests are invited to speak on areas related to the convention and to share outside expertise. Other convention sessions include presentations from special groups such as public affairs, employed women, students, agricultural groups, Y-Teen, YW-Wives, and others.

Dates of Materials

  • 1952 May

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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