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Industrial conferences, 1936

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 104, microdex: 1
Industrial conferences, 1936
Industrial conferences, 1936

Scope and Contents

Proceedings, minutes, reports, and correspondence concerning southern region industrial conference for the year 1936. Conference materials provide an overview of industrial club administration and organization for the conference year as well as reports on methods and programming employed to achieve club goals. Administrative information may include conference planning as well as lists of leaders speakers and committee members. Often, analysis is given as to the success of the conference and it's activities. In addition, conference materials may provide summaries of lectures, devotions, worship services, and discussions from the conferences that highlight the industrial and labor issues faced by women and girls at the time. Issues discussed may include workers' rights, working conditions, issues faced by household employees, unionization, fascism and war in Europe, and labor laws and legislation. The 1936 conference invited two African American representatives to the conference to discuss matters of race in the workplace as well as in everyday situations. Summaries of their talks and discussions can be found in these materials in addition to Correspondence from various YWCA local associations voicing their opinion on the matter.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1936

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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