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Outside organizations: Religious, 1908-1947

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 121, microdex: 5

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the the Federal Council of the Churches, an inter-church organization to facilitate fellowship, service and cooperation between churches and religious organizations. At conferences the role of the church and Christianity in the world, social change, politics, community, race relations, education and war is discussed. One of the biggest contributions of the council is the development of the "Social Ideals of the Churches," a document outlining the churches' stance on political, economic, racial, industrial, social and education problems. Documents include drafts of the revised ideals and comments from many organizations as well as YWCA of the U.S.A. meeting minutes discussing the nature of their relationship with the council and YWCA of the U.S.A. members represented on council committees. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1908-1947

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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