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Conferences, 1955-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 228, microdex: 4
Conferences, 1955-1960
Conferences, 1955-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning national and international conferences for leadership training and development. As a multi-level national association with many autonomous associations, the YWCA of the U.S.A. views leadership development at all levels as a vital function of the organization. Regional and national meetings of executive directors include exploration of the role and function of an executive director, challenges of the executive director and best practices. In order to remain connected to leadership development and trends internationally, the YWCA of the U.S.A. partners with the YWCA of Canada and the World YWCA to offer international leadership training conferences for experienced leaders. International conferences help develop a sense of international cooperation and include discussion of the status of women worldwide. The National Program Staff Conference is another leadership development opportunity for experienced staff members involved in program development. Correspondence for the program conference includes reminders of deadlines and preparatory requests. Neighborhood meetings are an opportunity for regional leadership to get together to discuss practices and methods between national conferences and to connect to other leaders in their area. Documents include correspondence, conference reports, programs and conference planning materials. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1955-1960

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.


228 frames (1 partial reel)