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World YWCA, 1962-1966

 File — Box: 4, Reel: 294, microdex: 4
World YWCA, 1962-1966
World YWCA, 1962-1966

Scope and Contents

Reports from World YWCA international consultations. The World YWCA hosts consultations to study specific topics or set of topics, often in cooperation with other groups. The goal of these consultations is to stimulate discussion, examine a complex issue and develop recommendations or strategies for further exploration. Consultations do not set policy or seek to develop specific policies. "An Open Door" is the report and discussion guide of a consultation in Kandy, Ceylon concerning the religious organization in countries that are not predominantly Christian. This consultation, held in conjunction with the World YMCA, explores the role of the Christian in these countries, the effect on specific functions and policies and how Christian organizations should approach their role in these countries based on the teachings of the Bible and their own experience. Another consultation held in conjunction with the World YMCA, "Consultation on Ecumenical Policy and Practice for Lay Christian Movements," examines the relationships between the YWCA and the YMCA and churches. "The Impact of Secondary Education on Young People," is the report of the World YWCA's consultation with the World Christian Youth Commission to study the importance of secondary education to youth around the world and the role their organizations play in secondary education programs. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1962-1966

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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