Official proceedings and actions of the Seventh National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Proceedings follow the convention business meetings, addresses, reports, presentations, and general sessions. Addresses from outside speakers concern peace by remarking on the importance of cooperation with and work in foreign countries, interracial cooperation and economic peace as it affects rural woman and communities. Business meetings address all matters needing voting, discussion and consensus such as electing leaders, adopting programming or deciding on a political position. Presentations at the convention include a report of the results of the study of the basis of membership, presentation the city association standards for affiliation, changes to the World YWCA's constitution and more. Most sessions begin with prayer or devotional exercises and the role of religion in the YWCA of the U.S.A. is discussed throughout.
Women and religion
Leadership in women
Congresses and conventions
Women in the labor movement
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Conventions, seventh, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 28