National Student Councils YMCA and YWCA, 1952-1957
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the history of the National Student Councils of the YMCA and YWCA and its publication "The Intercollegian." The National Student Councils of the YMCA and YWCA, or NSCY, meet annually between quadrennial assemblies to discuss the direction of the student Christian movement and make policy and practice decisions. Prior to a name change in 1951 the NSCY was organized under the National Intercollegiate Christian Council (NICC). Both organizations unite the work of the National Student YMCA and National Student YWCA and provide an official structure and process for cooperative work. Historical summaries and a timeline of annual NSCY emphases explain the origins of the combined movement and their relationship to the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YMCA of the USA. "The Intercollegian" is the national magazine of the NSCY giving voice to the movement and providing a channel of communication to associations and individual members. Minutes, correspondence and notes concern the future direction of the magazine, its purpose and the role of the board of management.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1952-1957
Language of Materials
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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Genre / Form
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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