Young adult conferences, 1945-1960
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the planning, program and evaluation of YWCA of the U.S.A. young adult conferences in the western region followed by materials concerning all regional young adult summer conferences. Regional young adults conferences bring together young adult members from many different YWCA of the U.S.A. programs from across the region to discuss common issues that young adults may face in addition to providing opportunity for recreation and socialization with other young adults. Western region conferences are held at the Asilomar conference grounds in California until 1959 and 1960 when they are held in Estes Park, Colorado. Conference reports combine a statistical overview with narrative summaries and assessments. Additional materials include pre program materials for delegates, bulletins, fliers, schedules and lists of delegates. General summer conference materials include a leader's handbook fliers and a map showing regional boundaries.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1945-1960
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.
347 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- fliers (printed matter)
- lists (document genres)
- schedules (time plans)
- Asilomar Conference Grounds (Pacific Grove, Calif.)
- Estes Park, Larimer, Colorado, United States
- Western United States, United States
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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