YWCA: Commission to study the YWCA as a Christian movement, 1965-1967
Scope and Contents
Responses from the southern and western region of the YWCA of the U.S.A. to the 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, followed by responses from all regions to "the Charleston letter." The letter, in reaction to the proposed change in purpose statement, objects to the perceived removal of the Christian purpose from the organization and conveys a feeling that the place of Christian values is being erased. Reactions vary and are grouped by region preceded by documents concerning the Charleston, South Carolina association including record of its attempt to disaffiliate from the YWCA of the U.S.A., their original letter of concern sent to the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A., and National Board reactions.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1965-1967
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.
268 frames (1 partial reel)
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