National Board reports to the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Prior to each convention the National Board releases a report assessing the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. over the past biennium, the national progress on the major emphases, its role in leading a national movement and its relationship to local associations. The report for the Sixteenth Convention includes a section of graphic statistics regarding association reach and demographics. The report, "Future Emphases and Some Questions of Policy Confronting the Y.W.C.A.," examines the emphases of religion, democracy, and world community. Throughout the report, the role of religion and the YWCA of the U.S.A. is examined in light of the war in Europe and what that means for a Christian organization. Finally, the standards study examines the structure of the National Board and the relationship between national and local associations.
Leadership in women
Women in the labor movement
African American women
Societies and clubs
Women college students
Women and war
Women and religion
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Conventions, sixteenth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 34