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Documents concerning the combined work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business, Professional and Industrial Women. As the number of women in business and other professions rose and their memberships in YWCA's grew, industrial participation seemed to diminish and Business and Professional and Industrial departments begin to recommend combining the departments. To this end, a systematic and thorough study commenced. This process is documented through reports, notes, correspondence, and recommendations. The materials consider the organizational structure, how the sections will relate to one another, organizational background and history, roles at national assemblies and conventions, and the needs of the members. Also included are the results of surveys conducted in order to gather data. The ad-hoc committee results in the recommendation of forming a National Employed Women's Coordinating Assembly while retaining separate assemblies and council meetings for certain business, professional, and industrial business.
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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.
Business, professional, and industrial women, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.