YWCA: Commission to study the YWCA as a Christian movement, 1963-1967
Scope and Contents
Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Commission to Study the YWCA as a Christian Movement, an in-depth study of the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. as a lay Christian organization open to all women and girls and what role Christianity plays in the organization and its associations. Correspondence from commission members and leaders include updates and reports to the commission, updates and reports on commission progress and correspondence to consultants. Minutes and reports of consultations and discussions document sessions taking community feedback and reaction to the commission findings at the time of discussion. Documents concerning the National Student YWCA's purpose study include reports, outlines and correspondence documenting the study of the Christian purpose of the National Student YWCA and its relationship to the larger study being conducted by the commission.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1963-1967
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.
266 frames (1 partial reel)
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