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Interracial, 1954-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 234, microdex: 10
Interracial, 1954-1960
Interracial, 1954-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning desegregation and inclusivity in the YWCA of the U.S.A. including, national policies and statements on diversity and inclusivity as well as local association practices. The YWCA of the U.S.A. has a history of inclusive national policy that begins taking on more intentional practices as the racial tensions in the United States rise. Reports include YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board progress reports of the steps towards total racial integration, a general report on the status of racial integration throughout the YWCA of the U.S.A., reports on leadership workshops and a paper on the interracial practices of the YWCA of the U.S.A. given at the National Conference on Social Welfare. Additional documents include notes on a discussion of standards of affiliation concerning inclusive practices for new organizations, articles on the position of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in matters of race and inclusivity, correspondence and a pamphlet on inclusivity in the YWCA of the U.S.A. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1954-1960

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.


302 frames (1 partial reel)