Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Council, jobs in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department and YWCA of the U.S.A. Nationwide Observance Day. The Business and Professional Councils represent established areas and are comprised of delegates from Business and Professional clubs. Councils serve as a link between local associations, the gatherings and events of the summer conferences, and the National Assembly. Documents concern preparations for conferences, social and political action and calls for action, summaries of council work, and circulation of findings and reports. Following council materials are documents concerning the jobs of Business and Professional secretaries including detailed job descriptions, duties, and requirements and position screening tests. Last are documents concerning the Nationwide Observance Day. Nationwide Observance (later World Wide Observance) is a chance for Business and Professional clubs from around the world to unite around the common theme of the working woman. Materials include statements from international clubs or associations, suggestions for celebrating and discussion of the theme.
Business and professional women
Women in the labor movement
Leadership in women
Cost and standard of living
Labor laws and legislation
Discrimination in employment
African American women
Law and legislation
African American women
Societies and clubs
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.
Business and professional women, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 20