Convention, 1970, circa 1969-1970
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the twenty fifth YWCA of the U.S.A. National Convention including "who's who" election information, convention workbooks, convention working papers and additional convention coverage. National conventions are called every three years to vote on leadership for the coming cycle, adopt program emphases, discuss social, political, spiritual and economic issues affecting communities and conduct national business. The booklet "Who's Who" is sent out prior to convention to prepare voting delegates to select members of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A., World YWCA Council and National Nominating Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The booklet lists candidates with brief information regarding their experience and roles. In addition to "Who's Who" delegates receive workbooks and working papers to prepare them for the convention business and discussion topics. The convention workbook contains a report from the National Board of the previous three years, summaries of proposed actions and program emphases and also includes selected reading and discussion guides. Working papers are designed for the National Board to gather more information from local associations and bring their needs into the national program decisions. The papers containing working versions of program emphases and policy are sent out for comment prior to convention. Additional convention documents include selected actions and resolutions, notes and reactions to the convention and additional correspondence.
Dates of Materials
- circa 1969-1970
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.
241 frames (1 partial reel)
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