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Conventions, twenty-second, 1960-1961

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 42, microdex: 4
Conventions, twenty-second, 1960-1961
Conventions, twenty-second, 1960-1961

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning assemblies, group discussions, and general proceedings of the Twenty-second National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The convention as a whole addresses the theme of "the responsibility of the YWCA in the sixties." Through small groups and discussions, addresses, dramas and assemblies the role of women and the role of a Christian organization are discussed in relation to changing social, economic, and political conditions. The role and importance of a racially inclusive organization is also addressed throughout. Similar to the previous convention, the Twenty-second Convention seeks to strengthen the focus on community organizations and the development of the individual while also maintaining a wider worldview and supporting a public affairs program addressing social and economic security through public processes. Other materials include a study of YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperation with the YMCA, lists of past conventions and National Board officers, and a pamphlet outlining the basic standards for associations. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1960-1961

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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