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YWCA, circa 1925-1940

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 157, microdex: 3
YWCA, circa 1925-1940
YWCA, circa 1925-1940

Scope and Contents

Following the 1930 national YWCA of the U.S.A. convention, the basis commission is formed to study the alternate personal membership basis in associations other than student. The commission of representatives from across the organization collects data and input from local associations, studies and reports of membership basis practices and shares their results ultimately making presentations to the national convention and recommending that associations be given two years to implement the personal basis should the amendment pass. Documents include letters and comments from YWCA of the U.S.A. members concerning the proposed changes, background information, commission minutes and proceedings, proposed and final purpose statements and articles and bulletins concerning the membership basis. 

Dates of Materials

  • circa 1925-1940

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.


1289 frames (1 partial reel)