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Conferences, 1951-1952

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 228, microdex: 11
Conferences, 1951-1952
Conferences, 1951-1952

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the planning, preparations and proceedings of the 1951 YWCA of the U.S.A. central, eastern and western regional conferences. Regional conferences are an opportunity for delegates from local associations to gather together and discuss matters of national, regional and international importance in between national conventions. Conferences include addresses from leaders of the YWCA of the U.S.A. as well as prominent members of the community and visitors covering topics such as the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. as a Christian movement, in the women's movement and in the community. Discussion and workgroups facilitate discussion of key topics among smaller groups of attendees allowing for individual input. Documents include conference reports and statistics, conference planning documents, summaries of addresses and discussion sessions, bulletins and programs. Similar to regional conferences, regional round tables are a way for YWCA of the U.S.A. staff with similar job responsibilities to meet, discuss common interests and challenges and develop as a staff member and leader. A round table handbook provides guidance for the organization and procedure for maintaining a round table group. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1951-1952

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.


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