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Student, circa 1907-1950

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 147, microdex: 7
Student, circa 1907-1950
Student, circa 1907-1950

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the student work of the National YMCA. In response to the changing climate on college campuses following World War II and a reorganization of the YMCA, the Campbell Commission and Commission on the Message and Mission of the Student YMCA study the purpose and aims of the student YMCA and its future. Reports and minutes of the commission's concern the beginnings of the commissions and the need for study, the process and approach to study and the results of the commission's work. Documents concerning the membership basis of the student YMCA address the evangelical or personal statement that a student must make prior to membership. Reports, correspondence and notes discuss the needs and implications of making changes to the membership basis in addition to summarizing positions regarding the proposed membership basis. Proceedings of the National Assembly of Student Secretaries are detailed reports of the periodic meetings of the leaders of student YMCA associations. The assemblies are not legislative bodies but rather a chance for student secretaries to hear commission reports, discuss the problems brought to light by the commissions and to have the opportunity to hear special speakers. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1907-1950

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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