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Public affairs, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 237, microdex: 10
Public affairs, circa 1951-1960
Public affairs, circa 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. public affairs program, office and positions. Public affairs programs in the YWCA of the U.S.A. educate members on important national and international social, economic, political and health issues and call for support and action in activity that affects the mission of the organization as an agent for social change. The national public affairs program is adopted at each convention cycle and include issues of national and international importance. These program emphases are outlined in program pamphlets and reports. The development of the program, program support and education is the responsibility of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Public Affairs Office. Reports of the public affairs office summarize the activities of the public affairs committee, and report on the progress of special projects and programs. One special program of the public affairs program is the Washington seminar. These seminars educate participating members understand the role and function of the federal government and their decision making process including how issues and agendas move through the legislative process. Seminar programs, schedules and reports summarize the discussions and topics of interest. Additional materials include a letter clarifying the role and purpose of the public affairs program in the YWCA of the U.S.A., statements of position, a pamphlet concerning the role of public affairs and program materials. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 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.


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