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Student southern region, 1951-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 246, microdex: 6
Student southern region, 1951-1960
Student southern region, 1951-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the work of the National Student YWCA in the South. Minutes and reports of regional council meetings concern regional decision making, regional challenges and the election of officers. Staff work plans outline intended travel and campus visitations for regional field staff. Throughout the documents issues of race and desegregation take a central role reflecting the particular challenges of the racial tensions in the South. Such discussions appear in minutes, reports, resolutions and correspondence. In 1959 the National Student YWCA sends a letter to national and state officials in support of desegregation and inquiring about suggested actions to support its implementation. Initial responses are quoted following the original letter. Additional documents include brief profiles of regional leaders, organizational charts and program materials. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 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.


273 frames (1 partial reel)