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World YWCA, 1961-1970

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 294, microdex: 2
World YWCA, 1961-1970
World YWCA, 1961-1970

Scope and Contents

Annual reports and conference documents of the World YWCA. The World YWCA is the international organization comprised of autonomous national associations that include the YWCA of the U.S.A. Their annual reports review the work of the World YWCA over the reporting period, highlight some work of national associations and present the challenges that associations and the world organization may be facing. Membership conferences convene in between meetings of the World Council to encourage fellowship and the exchange of ideas between representatives of its member nations. The 1961 membership conference builds on the council's 1959 "Statement on the Concerns of Women and Girls" with discussion groups further exploring the international concerns of women and making recommendations for program emphases. A 1965 conference on work with youth in North America and the Caribbean area held in Miami, Florida brings together regional leaders of national associations working with youth to develop program ideas and discuss the social, physical and cultural challenges youth are facing regionally. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1961-1970

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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