Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the planning, proceedings and results of program director conferences. National program institutes are designed for experience program directors and executive directors to explore the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations in the context of the changing social and economic scenes. They discuss the role of programming to meet the needs of its women and girls and the role of Christianity in social action. Discussions include issues such as open housing, poverty, youth needs and more. The Southern Program Directors Workshop is a regional institute with similar purpose but designed with the needs of the southeastern associations in mind. The workshop builds off of previous program directors seminars and teenage program seminars.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1962-1966
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.
480 frames (1 partial reel)
Genre / Form
- lists (document genres)
- outlines (documents)
- programs (documents)
- speeches (documents)
- Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
- East Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States
- Richmond, Virginia, United States
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063