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National Board, 1931-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 117, microdex: 7
National Board, 1931-1950
National Board, 1931-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s National Employed Personnel Committee, national YWCA day and week celebrations, program and their Pay and Play revue. The National Board, the national body of the YWCA of the U.S.A., implements program and facilitates local association activity through administration, divisions and committees, public relations and national decision making. The National Employed Personnel Committee of the National Board creates personnel policies and procedures, conducts job analysis, and track vacancies and positions filled. Meeting notes, directories, correspondence and policy books give an overview of the work of the committee and the personnel policies adopted by the YWCA of the U.S.A. To promote membership in the YWCA of the U.S.A., the National Board organizes a national YWCA Week event, National YWCA Day for 1947. Press kits and promotional materials sent to local associations contain press release templates, sample activities, promotional materials, radio program scripts, sample speeches and guidelines for using the materials and promoting the YWCA of the U.S.A. In addition to policy and publicity the National Board develops a program and purpose for the national organization. The program reports contain the focus for the coming year and describe the current circumstances that inform the direction of the National Board. The program addresses finance, current affairs, relationships with other organizations, relationships in the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the functions and objectives of the National Board. To meet the finance needs in 1946 National Board members put on a "Pay and Play" revue and documents include a script of the revue program. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1931-1950

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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