Leadership services, 1951-1960
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning induction institutes in the southeastern, southwestern and western regions of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and preparatory materials sent to all institute attendees. To help train new staff members, the Leadership Services Department of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. develops regional induction institutes. At these institutes, new staff members learn about the purpose of the YWCA of the U.S.A., what their role is in the YWCA of the U.S.A. and practice methods and techniques they may use during their time as a leader in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Materials for include session evaluations, reports compiling the regional results, lists of attendees and fliers advertising the institutes. Materials sent to institute attendees include an institute handbook, a handbook for leaders and correspondence concerning arrangements for the institutes.
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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.
301 frames (1 partial reel)
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