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Documents concerning the southwest region of the National Student YWCA's special projects in desegregation. Responding to a need for leadership training and actionable steps towards inclusive student associations and inclusive campuses, the Southwest Regional Council of Student YMCA and YWCA Interracial Strategy Committee develops workshops for selected campuses. Campus visitation reports summarize the challenges and progress at each location and comment on the campus climate in regards to race. Workshop evaluations, programs summaries and notes include summaries of topics and discussions, reports on the efficacy of the programs and personal reactions. Additional materials include correspondence with participating campuses, Interracial Strategy Committee minutes and projects plans.
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Student southwest region, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.