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Conventions, twenty-first, 1958 March

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 41, microdex: 3
Conventions, twenty-first, 1958 March
Conventions, twenty-first, 1958 March

Scope and Contents

Official proceedings of the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Association of the United States of America. The YWCA of the U.S.A. in 1958 is focusing on strengthening community work and local associations and using those strengths to serve women of the world as part of the international movement. In addition, discussions concern the social, political, economic, and technological implications of living in the space and nuclear ages. Reports and presentations are given by YWCA departments, committees, and special interest groups. Resolutions and actions regarding public affairs, program emphases and organizational structure are adopted following the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s parliamentary process. The appendix of the printed proceedings contains the basic standards for local associations, membership affiliation, building use, and programming. Following these standards is a record of all the actions of the convention including the official peace statement, a statement on inclusion and interracial practices in the YWCA of the U.S.A. and local associations, and official standings on the public affairs program. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1958 March

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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