Scope and Contents
Minutes, proceedings and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. conferences of metropolitan associations. Metropolitan associations often have one or more branches and have unique challenges of management, administration and support as compared to smaller associations. Representatives from metropolitan associations meet in two conferences to discuss leadership in large associations, inclusivity in associations with branches and centers, best practices for program and services and managing the challenges of metropolitan associations. Documents from the 1956 conference include minutes of planning meetings and pamphlets concerning the national program including the interracial charter, public affairs program and basic standards.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1953-1956
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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.
227 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- minutes (administrative records)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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