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Family relations, 1923-1946

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 44, microdex: 4
Family relations, 1923-1946
Family relations, 1923-1946

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s study of family life and family life education programs for women and girls. Following the 1924 national convention, the Commission on the Family in the Life of Today was formed to study the changing family structures and the needs of women and girls. Using surveys and discussion guides the needs of married women, employed women, children and parents were identified in areas of individual growth, relationships with the opposite sex, dating, sex, family relationships, parenting and more. In the years following World War II, family life and relationships were continuing to change due to men returning from service and increased numbers of employed women. Program materials are developed and distributed to guide leaders through discussions and educational sessions.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1923-1946

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.


488 frames (1 partial reel)