Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. and labor issues in the United States. Letters to political representatives and official statements of the YWCA of the U.S.A. concerning migrant labor in the United Sates document their position in support of or opposition to legislation. For women in the workforce, the YWCA of the U.S.A. advocates for equal pay, labor standards and opportunity. The report "Women in the 60's: Their job world" is an overview of a conference discussion the outlook for working women in the sixties and labor issues that still need attention. Another conference addresses the needs of women in industry and trades. Additional documents include an article on working women and a statement on labor standards and the status of women in the workforce.
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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.
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