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Stenotype proceedings of the Nineteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. These detailed proceedings, in three volumes, follow the convention sessions from opening remarks to the final adjournment. Every three years delegates representing local associations convene to unite under a common aim, adopt resolutions, elect leaders, and discuss matter of national importance. The convention continues to have an international focus in the post war political climate. Democracy and the meaning of citizenship is discussed throughout in addition to how to participate in the democracy. Special guests are invited to speak on areas related to the convention and to share outside expertise. Other convention sessions include presentations from special groups such as public affairs, employed women, students, agricultural groups, Y-Teen, YW-Wives, and others.
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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Conventions, nineteenth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.