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Documents concerning the student assembly at the Fifteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Student delegates meet to discuss matters of unique importance to their group and to conduct national business concerning student associations. This assembly discusses the relationship of the student associations to other YWCA departments and associations and to other campus organizations and the standards for becoming an affiliated association in good standing. In response to the changing social and economic climate of the country and the political situations in Europe and Asia, the themes of democracy and peace and the Christian woman's role come up during the assembly. As the national organization strives towards a fully integrated and equitable organization, the assembly also comments on efforts against race discrimination.
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Conventions, fifteenth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.