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Young adult conferences and council, 1952-1960

 File — Box: 3, Reel: 251, microdex: 1
Young adult conferences and council, 1952-1960
Young adult conferences and council, 1952-1960

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. young adult weekend and United Nations conferences followed by minutes of young adult council meetings. The United Nations young adult conference is part of United Nations day preparations and focuses on educating attendees on the function, purpose and importance of the United Nations. The conference report includes lists of conference leaders, a schedule of events, session notes, conference excerpts, the declaration of freedom and an introduction to the Kits for Korea project. Weekend young adult conferences are an opportunity for young adults to participate in the YWCA of the U.S.A. with other members from their area, share ideas, develop leadership skills and gain a broader understanding of the YWCA of the U.S.A. In addition, weekend conferences are offered to enable members to attend a conference who may not be able to attend the larger summer conferences. Weekend conference reports from areas participating evaluate conference participation, content and organization. A weekend conference handbook is a guide for conference organizers. The young adult program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is the responsibility of the National Young Adult Council of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Council meetings include regional updates, program planning and discussion and administrative matters such as the election of officers and budgets. Minutes prior to 1955 are for the National Employed Women's Council meetings. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1952-1960

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.


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