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World's YWCA, 1938

 File — Box: 1, Reel: 80, microdex: 2
World's YWCA, 1938
World's YWCA, 1938

Scope and Contents

Information sheets, discussion guides, documents from discussions of the ecumenical movement, minutes and planning materials for the World YWCA World Council conference in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. International conferences of the legislative body of the World YWCA meet periodically to unite under a shared vision and purpose, discuss and agree on positions of political and social action, hear updates from YWCA associations, discuss the relationships within the World YWCA and discuss the role of Christianity and religion in the organization and as it concerns women globally. Conference discussion and actions concern the five main emphases of the World YWCA. Those emphases are, the organization as a Christian youth movement, the organization as a Christian women's movement, the ecumenical policy, social responsibility and international relationships. Discussions include the relationships within the organization and with outside organizations, balancing the Christian purpose with the inclusive purpose and the role of women in global movements. conference minutes document the proceedings of the conference including updates from member national associations and the legislative process of discussion and voting on resolution and actions. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1938

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.


369 frames (1 partial reel)