Student conferences, 1914-1940
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning Student Christian Association conferences held at Asilomar Conference Grounds. Conferences of student Young Women's and Young Men's Christian Associations meet to unite under common purposes and discuss the issues facing college students and members of the Student Christian Associations, international issues and the role of religion in the lives of the college student. Minutes of planning meetings and pre-conference materials sent to delegates concern the selection of discussion topics, the structure of the conference and arranging for speakers and discussion sessions. Conference bulletins and proceedings report on the conference sessions and discussion groups. Early conferences include only YWCA student groups and co-sponsored conferences began in 1935.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1914-1940
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
448 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- application forms
- lists (document genres)
- minutes (administrative records)
- programs (documents)
- schedules (time plans)
- Asilomar Conference Grounds (Pacific Grove, Calif.)
- Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, United States
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063