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Arts, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 227, microdex: 5
Arts, circa 1951-1960
Arts, circa 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

The YWCA of the U.S.A. encouraged the use of the arts in every part of its national and local program. Music, drama and pageants hold particular importance in interpreting their mission and emphases to members and communities. Lists and descriptions of audio and visual aids available from the national office for publicity use were sent to local associations and include guidelines and instructions for use. Handbooks for the use of audio-visual aids and music suggest ways in which these can be used to enhance programming and communication and outline practices for integration into local association programming. Scripts provided were intended for use in local associations, conferences and conventions often illustrating a particular emphasis. Additional items include guidelines for using the film "No Man is an Island" and a letter describing a YWCA of the U.S.A. worker's relationship to the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1951-1960

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.


396 frames (1 partial reel)