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Conventions, nineteenth, 1951-1952

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 39, microdex: 5
Conventions, nineteenth, 1951-1952
Conventions, nineteenth, 1951-1952

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the National Employed Women's Coordinating Assembly, Business and Professional Assembly, and Industrial Assembly at the Nineteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Implemented at the previous convention, the National Employed Women's Coordinating Assembly unites all employed women under common cause and emphases. The Industrial Assembly and Business and Professional Assembly continue to meet independently to discuss matters unique to their groups. For 1952 the united program concerns peace, justice, and freedom. The employed women have a national and international focus on human rights and peace including fair labor practices, international cooperation via the "kits and kitties for Korea" project, and freedom and democracy. The Business and Professional Assembly meetings concerns the changing role of the white collar female worker, the cost and standard of living, and personal development. At the Industrial Assembly meetings, labor unions and the labor movement is discussed in addition to reports on their projects and programs. All assemblies discuss the structure and relationship between the three assemblies, as well as cooperation with other parts of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and outside organizations. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1951-1952

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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