Scope and Contents
The YWCA of the U.S.A. Committee to Study National Membership Policy develops a project to study membership practices in local associations in order to assess the variety of membership practices and develop practices to strengthen membership across the organization. Responses from the associations selected for the study outline their membership policies and practices and may also include case examples and discussion of the role of members. The case studies from the project ultimately inform a membership practice guidebook compiled by the Community Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. for use in local associations.
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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.
330 frames (1 partial reel)
- Clubs -- Recruiting
- Leadership in women
- Nonprofit organizations -- Administration
- Nonprofit organizations -- Finance
- Nonprofit organizations -- Management
- Women -- Societies and clubs
- Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. National Board
- outlines (documents)
- speeches (documents)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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