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Industrial, 1922-1935

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 103, microdex: 1
Industrial, 1922-1935
Industrial, 1922-1935

Scope and Contents

Minutes, reports, and other materials from central region YWCA of the U.S.A. industrial conferences arranged by year. Conference materials may include summaries of talks and lectures given, discussion of how to effectively engage women and girls in political and social activism, demographics and statistics regarding club membership, devotions and prayers, and discussion of the pressing issues of the time. In addition, materials may discuss current legislation relating to employed women, working conditions, wages and hours, equal pay for women, child labor, and other matters. Club finances and administration matters are also discussed at the conferences and reflected in the materials. Issues addressed at conferences may include, rights for women and child workers, working conditions and hazards, unique considerations for household employees, unions and organized labor groups for women, unemployment conditions, inflation and economic situations during The Depression, and social, physical, mental, and academic education for employed girls and women. Many Central conferences were held at Camp Gray. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1922-1935

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.


382 frames (1 partial reel)