Economics, education and family relations, 1951-1960
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. economic, education and family life programs. Economics materials include correspondence to elected officials and an official statement from the YWCA of the U.S.A. showing support for the Reciprocal Trade Agreement. Education materials include documents concerning the American Council of Education and YWCA of the U.S.A. Fund for Adult Education projects. American Council of Education documents include a pamphlet explaining the history of the organization and notes and summaries of lectures from the conference "Women in the Defense Decade." With grants from the Fund for Adult Education the YWCA of the U.S.A. launches group discussion and film discussion projects to promote "advancing liberal adult education," many sessions focusing on international relations and politics. Project reports and correspondence concern the development of the grant and the discussion projects in addition to evaluations of the project success and application to continued association use. Family life documents follow the section on education. Family life programs of the YWCA of the U.S.A. seek to strengthen family by promoting family activities, involving families in association life and educating families on family and child development. Program notes and outlines describe the program development, content and application while pamphlets offer guidelines for age appropriate family activities, child development and the importance of family activities.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1951-1960
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.
284 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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