Documents concerning assemblies, group discussions, and general proceedings of the Twenty-second National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The convention as a whole addresses the theme of "the responsibility of the YWCA in the sixties." Through small groups and discussions, addresses, dramas and assemblies the role of women and the role of a Christian organization are discussed in relation to changing social, economic, and political conditions. The role and importance of a racially inclusive organization is also addressed throughout. Similar to the previous convention, the Twenty-second Convention seeks to strengthen the focus on community organizations and the development of the individual while also maintaining a wider worldview and supporting a public affairs program addressing social and economic security through public processes. Other materials include a study of YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperation with the YMCA, lists of past conventions and National Board officers, and a pamphlet outlining the basic standards for associations.
Leadership in women
Women college students
Leadership in adolescents
1 partial reel
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Conventions, twenty-second, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 42