Documents concerning the Sixth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. During the convention evangelical basis for membership is discussed and debated and a personal basis for membership is suggested by some. Reports, studies and pamphlets present materials from both sides. The adoption of the Social Ideals of the Churches and its role in the labor movement is discussed both during the convention and after. In addition, the efforts to make the convention fully integrated are discussed in these documents and include arranging the accommodations for African American delegates. A summary of the history of these efforts through 1934 is included and gives an overview of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s efforts to encourage integration by beginning at the national level. Other documents summarize meetings of departments and include updates and reports from local associations, prayer and pageant materials, and summaries of actions taken at the convention.
Women and religion
Leadership in women
Church and social problems
Women in the labor movement
Congresses and conventions
1 partial reel
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Conventions, sixth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 27