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National Board program planning study, 1939-1943

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 119, microdex: 2

Scope and Contents

Records of regional meetings for the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board Program Planning Study. Program planning studies are used by the Program Planning Committee to gather information to assess the current program and inform decisions about the future programming needs. Regional meeting are held in order to gather input regarding the regional program needs. Meeting minutes summarize and report on the discussions of the relationship between the national program and local associations, the unique needs of their constituent groups and how the national program can better support them. The results of the meetings are summarized in regional reports. The role of religion in the national program and local associations and the role of religion in social change is addressed through correspondence and reports. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1939-1943

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.


629 frames (1 partial reel)