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Industrial conferences, 1930-1935

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 104, microdex: 2
Industrial conferences, 1930-1935
Industrial conferences, 1930-1935

Scope and Contents

Proceedings, minutes, reports, and correspondence concerning southern region industrial conferences. 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, economic conditions and the Depression, discrimination in the workplace, race relations, child labor, and other matters. The 1935 conference discusses the matter of inviting an African American delegate or leader to the conference the following year. In addition, materials from other years may discuss the economic strain of girls and women attending the conference due to the Depression.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1930-1935

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.


288 frames (1 partial reel)