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Interracial, circa 1920-1946

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 108, microdex: 5
Interracial, circa 1920-1946
Interracial, circa 1920-1946

Scope and Contents

YWCA of the U.S.A. reports on race and documents concerning race relations. Included are proceedings from the National Planning Conference on Building Better Race Relationships with appearances by Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt. In addition, race relations materials include statements on race relations in the YWCA of the U.S.A., pamphlets on the need for action and background to the situation, a pamphlet on the church and race relations, and reports from various discussions and conferences. Other materials concern conference planning, round-table discussions, and practices for improving race relations. Reports from Eva Bowles and Cordella Winn precede a section of miscellaneous reports on matters of race in the YWCA. While most of the materials deal specifically with race relationships with African Americans, some may include discussion of discrimination of people of other nationalities and backgrounds.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1920-1946

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.


536 frames (1 partial reel)