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Interracial, 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 235, microdex: 2
Interracial, 1951-1960
Interracial, 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s interracial policies, methods of fighting racism and involvement in anti-racism movements. "Methods of Combating Discriminations," a report submitted to the World YWCA provides an overview of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s history as an inclusive movement and outlines the current inclusive principles that guide the organization. Student associations have an outspoken and active role in the desegregation movements and anti-racism efforts of the YWCA of the U.S.A. A series of correspondence concerning students' involvement in sit-ins and other nonviolent demonstrations include national policy and statements from the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. concerning member participation in demonstrations. Additional documents include pamphlets outlining policy and leadership roles in implementing interracial policies, a guide to recording reactions to interracial relationships and overviews of methods used to fight prejudice. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1951-1960

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.


336 frames (1 partial reel)