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Documents concerning assemblies held at the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. At each convention special interest groups meet to discuss matters unique to their groups and to develop a national program for the coming triennium. Faced with changing roles for women in work, society, and communities, the student assembly, young adult assembly, and Y-Teen assembly all address the role of women and how to best support individual growth. The young adult assembly is a combined group as a result of a joint meeting at the previous convention of the National Employed Women's (N.E.W.) assembly and the YW-Wives. Each group also reflects the convention theme, "Deep roots and world peace," by discussing local efforts to support women and incorporating a worldview into everyday activities and programming. Also discussed are the inclusive efforts of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and local associations.
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.
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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.
Conventions, twenty-first, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.