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Documents concerning National Student Councils of the YMCA and YWCA (NSCY) membership policies, leadership, program development and relationships to other organizations. Membership policies and practices are developed to reflect the values of the organization and its members. Documents include membership study questionnaires and compilations of results for a study of the membership statement of purpose and membership requirements. Lists of officers and minutes of staff meetings concern the administration and leadership of the National Student YWCA and YMCA. The NSCY Program Commission studies the needs of the student association programs, develops and distributes program materials and makes recommendations for development. Documents include a letter responding to student demonstrations and sit-ins in the South, minutes of the findings of the consultation on economic life and a memorandum with suggested resources for student associations. Letters and reports concerning relationships with other organizations define and discuss the nature of the relationships and possible benefits and challenges.
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National Student Councils YMCA and YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.