YWCA: Commission to study the YWCA as a Christian movement, 1964-1967
Scope and Contents
Letters in response to proposed changes in the purpose statement of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in connection with their Commission to Study the YWCA as a Christian Movement followed by additional commission documents. The proposed changes to the purpose statement recognizes the Christian roots of the organization while opening the purpose up to all women and girls. Letters from groups and associations share their reactions and offer suggestions and reactions range from support to rejection of the changes. Additional commission documents include general correspondence and study guides to facilitate discussion at local associations.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1964-1967
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.
281 frames (1 partial reel)
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