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Women -- Education

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Conventions, twenty-first, 1957-1958

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 41, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning assemblies held at the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. At each convention special interest groups meet to discuss matters unique to their groups and to develop a national program for the coming triennium. Faced with changing roles for women in work, society, and communities, the student assembly, young adult assembly, and Y-Teen assembly all address the role of women and how to best support...
Dates of Materials: 1957-1958

Economics, education and family relations, 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 229, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. economic, education and family life programs. Economics materials include correspondence to elected officials and an official statement from the YWCA of the U.S.A. showing support for the Reciprocal Trade Agreement. Education materials include documents concerning the American Council of Education and YWCA of the U.S.A. Fund for Adult Education projects. American Council of Education documents include a pamphlet explaining the history of the...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1960

Education and Research Division minutes and reports, 1921-1931

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 280, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents The Education and Research Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A., established in 1921 following a national reorganization, seeks to carry out the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s goal of developing the lives of women through education. The division is a carry over of the Department of Research and Methods that existed prior to the reorganization. The minutes of the first meeting of the Education and Research Division record the discussion of the name of the division and the defining of the division purpose...
Dates of Materials: 1921-1931

Education collection

Identifier: SSC-MS-00446

The Education Collection includes bibliographies, reports, papers, articles, biographies, textbooks, teaching materials, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, conference programs, proposals, scholarly papers, course syllabi and correspondence pertaining to women's education.

Dates of Materials: 1785 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1970s

Educational work of the YWCA, circa 1918-1936

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 44, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Educational work in the YWCA of the U.S.A. takes on several forms and purposes but is part of their overall goal to develop the whole woman and girl. Education efforts are directed towards personal growth, social and economic issues, health, home economics and professional guidance. During the Depression, leisure time activities became important due to high levels of unemployment. Teaching the importance of leisure time activities and healthy and productive choices encourages personal growth...
Dates of Materials: circa 1918-1936

Ethel Smith Newman papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00678

Missionary teacher. Papers consist of correspondence from Ethel Smith Newman while serving as a missionary in China to her family, 1915 to 1925, as well as a published volume of the transcribed letters. Photographs are attached to some letters.

Dates of Materials: 1915-2005; Majority of material found within 1915-25

Jill Ker Conway personal papers

Identifier: CA-MS-01030

Jill Ker Conway was the first female president of the college. Her selection, a watershed in the history of Smith, was also a hallmark in an era of significant change in the perception of women and their role in society. This collection of personal materials includes correspondence, photographs, professional and conference materials, awards, and memorabilia documenting Conway's personal life (1934-2018) and post-Smith career (1975-2018).

Dates of Materials: 1890 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2018

Townsend-O'Brien-Hoffheimer family papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00302

Professor, languages; Naturalist; Civic volunteer; Army Intelligence officer, World War II; Author; Teacher. The Townsend-O'Brien-Hoffheimer Family papers consists primarily of correspondence between these three generations of women and other family; diaries of Smith College years for both mother and daughter.

Dates of Materials: 1878 - 1991