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Camps, communism, 1950-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 227, microdex: 6
Camps, communism, 1950-1960
Camps, communism, 1950-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. day and residential camping programs, a statement of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s stance on communism and a report explaining the theory, practice and implications of communism. The YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations operate residential and day camp programs to provide outdoor recreation for all of its members. Directories of residential camps lists the camp, its address and capacity. A series of resolutions passed in response to the success of the camp programs recommends the expansion of key staff members to support the programs. Following documents concerning camps are the materials addressing communism. In addition to a YWCA of the U.S.A. statement on communism, materials include "Communist World Strategy as it affects the Christian Hope" is a report by Dr. Nicholas Goncharoff of the International Committee of YMCA's. The report explains the communist theory, practice and implications and is likely used as a education tool. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1950-1960

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.


108 frames (1 partial reel)