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Conventions, twenty-second, 1961 May

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 42, microdex: 3
Conventions, twenty-second, 1961 May
Conventions, twenty-second, 1961 May

Scope and Contents

Stenotype proceedings of the Twenty-second National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings follow the general convention sessions from opening remarks to final adjournment. The addresses, remarks, and discussions concern the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the women's movement in the sixties. Responding to social and demographic changes, new technologies, world politics and space exploration, the women discuss their roles and duties while adopting resolutions and public affairs programs to ensure social and economic justice for everyone. In addition, time is spent discussing the inclusive role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations, and their efforts to end racism. The convention is also a time to conduct business at a national level including revisions to the constitution, electing officials and adopting programs and emphases. An index of actions lists those actions taken at the convention. Twenty-second Convention materials are continued from reel 42, microdex 2 and continue through reel 42, microdex 5 of the YWCA of the U.S.A. records.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1961 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.


751 frames (1 partial reel)