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Student conferences, 1919-1930

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 132, microdex: 2
Student conferences, 1919-1930
Student conferences, 1919-1930

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the planning, proceedings and evaluation of YWCA of the U.S.A. National Faculty-Student Conference and national student conferences. The National Faculty-Student Conference is called to examine the role of religion and religious organizations in higher education and the lives of college students. In addition to conference materials documents include record of the conference's efforts to be inclusive in attendance and accommodations. A letter to student christian associations explains the challenges faced upon arrival at the conference hotel, summarizes the resulting response from the delegates to the hotel and explains the resulting commission established to promote and encourage the end of racism. National Student Conferences are gatherings of delegates from the student associations of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and YMCA to discuss economic, social, international, racial and political problems of the day. The conference in 1919 reacts to the end of World War I and discusses the possible implications of the resulting international situations and changes that have occurred. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1919-1930

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.


502 frames (1 partial reel)