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Industrial, 1940-1942

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 103, microdex: 3
Industrial, 1940-1942
Industrial, 1940-1942

Scope and Contents

Eastern region industrial conference materials including schedules of events, talks, and programs, member statistics and demographics, statements from workers, discussion questions regarding race, employment, working conditions, civil liberties, and other matters, newsletters summarizing the conference, and more. 1940 conference materials include records of discussions with girls regarding civil liberties and employment. Discussions include unions, fair hiring and treatment of non-citizen, women, and African American workers, workers' rights, and other topics. In addition, conference materials may include leadership training discussions, interviews with workers or persons of interest, club administration, recruiting, and activities. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1940-1942

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.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group: Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections ( at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.


377 frames (1 partial reel)