Documents concerning the Sixteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Immediately following the previous convention, the Convention Committee begins meetings to collect and assess feedback regarding convention content, processes and accommodations. Using this information, the committee plans the upcoming convention arranging speakers, discussion topics and emphases and accommodations. Included in these documents is a summary of collected suggestions for convention topics. The main topics of the convention continue to be religion, world citizenship and democracy with an increased attention to youth movements and younger members. Groups represented in discussion sessions are agricultural, foreign, Girl Reserve leadership, health education, public affairs, and World Council members. Group meetings discuss their national program and focus for the upcoming term, come to consensus on issues of public policy and social matters, and clarify their relationship to the national movement. Throughout the discussions, World War II and its effect on association work is discussed. Foreign work discussion groups include updates on work in foreign countries, summaries of current conditions in many countries affected by war, and a report from the YWCA in China.
Congresses and conventions
Women and war
Leadership in women
Women in development
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Health education of women
African American women
Societies and clubs
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Conventions, sixteenth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 35