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Conventions, twentieth, 1955 April

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 40, microdex: 5
Conventions, twentieth, 1955 April
Conventions, twentieth, 1955 April

Scope and Contents

Official proceedings of the Twentieth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Confronted with social, economic, and political changes, the Convention confronts the implications of life in the atomic age and the role of the Christian organization. Special addresses and panels addresses these issues and include remarks from distinguished guests. In addition to special remarks, YWCA of the U.S.A. groups and departments present on their work and an international celebration invites women from around the world to speak on their experiences. In response to the national desegregation of schools, the Interracial Charter, adopted at the 1946 convention, is discussed in regards to specific policy. A pamphlet following the proceedings provides an overview of these policies. Convention business includes adopting a national public affairs program to address social and economic problems in addition to civil rights and inequalities.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1955 April

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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