Fourth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America proceedings and reports. Proceedings provide a detailed overview of the discussions, debates and presentations of the convention. Representatives from town and country, city, student, foreign, method, secretarial, finance and publications departments make presentations on their work to the convention audience. These presentations include updates on work and activities, discussion of challenges and opportunities in their group, discussion of cooperation with other organizations, and recommendations for support from the National Board. A report on thrift and economy throughout the organization addresses the need to operate within the organization's budget and a report on the training of volunteers assesses the importance of volunteers. Other materials include updates of current board members and secretaries and lists of convention delegates.
Leadership in women
Women and religion
Congresses and conventions
African American women
Societies and clubs
Physical education and training
Health education of women
1 partial reel
The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following accesptions: Portions of the physical papers are stored offsite. To access the microfilm reels and boxes 893-964 and 1061-1132, researchers must give two working days advance notice. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
Conventions, fourth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 26