Volume three of the official proceedings of the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America and volume three of the stenotype proceedings. The official proceedings follow general convention sessions. Special addresses are not published in the official proceedings but are represented in other documents including the stenotype proceedings. The special remarks by Queen Elizabeth, however, are included in the international celebration section of the published proceedings. Convention business includes adopting revisions to the constitution, accepting reports from YWCA departments, electing officers and board members and discussion and voting on political and social stances. This convention votes to change from a biennial convention to a triennial convention starting with the next convention cycle. The three emphases of the convention are religion, world citizenship, and democracy as the war in Europe and Asia influences much of the discussion and international updates and relationships take center stage.
Women in the labor movement
Women and war
Women college students
African American women
Societies and clubs
Health education of women
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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