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Conventions, twenty-first, 1957-1958

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 41, microdex: 4
Conventions, twenty-first, 1957-1958
Conventions, twenty-first, 1957-1958

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning assemblies held at the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. At each convention special interest groups meet to discuss matters unique to their groups and to develop a national program for the coming triennium. Faced with changing roles for women in work, society, and communities, the student assembly, young adult assembly, and Y-Teen assembly all address the role of women and how to best support individual growth. The young adult assembly is a combined group as a result of a joint meeting at the previous convention of the National Employed Women's (N.E.W.) assembly and the YW-Wives. Each group also reflects the convention theme, "Deep roots and world peace," by discussing local efforts to support women and incorporating a worldview into everyday activities and programming. Also discussed are the inclusive efforts of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and local associations. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1957-1958

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.


288 frames (1 partial reel)