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Outside organizations: Youth, 1938-1939

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 123, microdex: 6

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the American Youth Congress, an organization to encourage the unity of youth and young adults and a "cooperation center" for organizations serving young people. The YWCA of the U.S.A. and the Business and Professional Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A., as organizations serving youth and young adults, take an interest in and participate in the congress. Through disseminating information and congresses and conventions the American Youth Congress addresses issues faced by youth in the United States and shares statements on their stance on issues affecting youth. Documents concern the proceedings of congresses and committee meetings, declarations and statements of positions and discussions of problems faced by youth through newsletters and pamphlets. As tensions in Europe increase and World War II approaches, discussion includes peace, international cooperation and the aide to youth in China, Spain and Germany. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1938-1939

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.


478 frames (1 partial reel)