Stenotype proceedings of the Twenty-second National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings follow the general convention sessions from opening remarks to final adjournment. The addresses, remarks, and discussions concern the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the women's movement in the sixties. Responding to social and demographic changes, new technologies, world politics and space exploration, the women discuss their roles and duties while adopting resolutions and public affairs programs to ensure social and economic justice for everyone. In addition, time is spent discussing the inclusive role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its local associations, and their efforts to end racism. The convention is also a time to conduct business at a national level including revisions to the constitution, electing officials and adopting programs and emphases. An index of actions lists those actions taken at the convention. Twenty-second Convention materials are continued from reel 42, microdex 2 and continue through reel 42, microdex 5 of the YWCA of the U.S.A. records.
Leadership in women
Astronautics and civilization
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