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Public affairs, 1954-1956

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 237, microdex: 8
Public affairs, 1954-1956
Public affairs, 1954-1956

Scope and Contents

Program materials and documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Freedom Agenda Project. The Freedom Agenda Project is a program organized nationally encouraging local associations and communities to engage in discussions of civil liberties, democracy and constitutional rights. A national training program offers leaders an opportunity to discuss the central issues. The trainees then agree to bring their knowledge back to their community, train their peers and organize community discussion groups. Reports and proceedings of the national training program document the training sessions and the agreement the leaders make when participating. To support local programs a series of pamphlets is published focusing on issues central to individual freedoms, the bill of rights and the constitutions and democracy. In addition, one pamphlet covers issues of communism. For local leaders of Freedom Agenda Projects, discussion guides and organization manuals are provided. The project is supported, in part, by the Fund for the Republic and letters and grant proposals are included. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1954-1956

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.


409 frames (1 partial reel)