Student southwest region, 1954-1960
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the southwest region of the National Student YWCA's special projects in desegregation. Responding to a need for leadership training and actionable steps towards inclusive student associations and inclusive campuses, the Southwest Regional Council of Student YMCA and YWCA Interracial Strategy Committee develops workshops for selected campuses. Campus visitation reports summarize the challenges and progress at each location and comment on the campus climate in regards to race. Workshop evaluations, programs summaries and notes include summaries of topics and discussions, reports on the efficacy of the programs and personal reactions. Additional materials include correspondence with participating campuses, Interracial Strategy Committee minutes and projects plans.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1954-1960
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.
395 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- minutes (administrative records)
- outlines (documents)
- programs (documents)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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