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Public affairs, 1936-1949

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 125, microdex: 1

Scope and Contents

Issues of the "Public Affairs New Service," the bulletin of the public affairs department of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The public affairs program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. disseminates information on topics of national importance often involving social-economic issues, legal and legislative concerns, racism, civil rights, federal services, national and global politics, the role of Christianity in social action and the role of women. The bulletin provides information on highlighted issues in addition to raising discussion questions and providing discussion guides. The bulletins also address how public affair emphases are chosen and how local associations can participate in the public affairs program. Digitized version includes microdex renewals originaly included on reel 252.

Dates of Materials

  • 1936-1949

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.


649 frames (1 partial reel)