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Religion, 1926-1949

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 127, microdex: 4
Religion, 1926-1949
Religion, 1926-1949

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Religion and Nationality Institute and the role of women in religion. The Department of Study of the YWCA of the U.S.A. organizes the Religion and Nationality Institute for professional YWCA of the U.S.A. staff in the northeast to learn more about working with women and girls from diverse nationalities and religious backgrounds. Course outlines and correspondence concern the topics that will be covered and the planning of the institute. Concerning women and religion, reports, essays, articles and outlines concern the role of women in Christian churches, the status of women in churches, a Christian woman's political responsibilities and the religious lives of women. Documents include materials from a detailed study conducted by the World Council of Churches, "LIfe and work of Women in the Church."

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1926-1949

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.


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