Leadership services, 1953-1960
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Leadership Services Department. The Leadership Services Department, responsible for program support, leadership development and national training programs, is dissolved in 1960 and its duties are split between the Community Division and two proposed bureaus. A memorandum announces this decision and plan of transfer of responsibilities. Program guides, discussion guides and articles provide suggested program content, methods for conducting group discussion, exploration of the role of the administrator or group leader and materials for use in programs. Additional documents include Leadership Services Department emphases, a guide for using staff development materials and "Look Beneath the Surface of the Community," a guide for collecting community information.
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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.
180 frames (1 partial reel)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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