Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Action Program, an initiative to fully integrate all aspects of their program, associations and leadership. Western region documents include proposals made by Research and Action Associates on achieving desegregation in associations as well as a proposal for achieving equal housing. Minutes and reports from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division's sub-committee on the Action Program include progress reports and discussion of some of the administrative functions of the program. Additional materials include the Community Division's proposal for follow-up study and action and a leadership tool-kit for implementing the Action Program at 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.
285 frames (1 partial reel)
- African American women -- Social conditions
- Civil rights
- Leadership -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
- Leadership in women
- Race relations
- Social justice
- Social movements -- Religious aspects
- minutes (administrative records)
- outlines (documents)
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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