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Student, 1949-1961

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 247, microdex: 7
Student, 1949-1961
Student, 1949-1961

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with student associations. Annual reports of the College and University Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. summarize the activities of the division as a whole highlighting major emphases, changes and achievements. The headquarters and national staff for the National Student YWCA are listed in rosters that also indicate the type of staff and area of work. Two recurring emphases for the National Student YWCA is the role of religion in the movement and working towards desegregation and better understanding across race. The role of religion in the "lay Christian organization," as the YWCA of the U.S.A. characterizes themselves, is explored in essays, notes, study guides and reports. A special project on leadership development is one programmatic way the National Student tries to address integration on campuses. This project develops leadership skills for faculty and students so that they may work towards change on their campuses. Additional leadership project documents concern the planning, content and assessments of the leadership training. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1949-1961

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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