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Documents concerning the business and professional assembly at the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The business and professional assembly occurs during the national convention to discuss matters unique to their own divisions, conduct national business, and discuss emphasis and direction for the coming biennium. The theme for this assembly is "All in the name of democracy." Discussions concerns progress that needs to be made for freedom of speech, equality and racism, and the organization of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department. As World War II looms in Europe and Asia, discussion of international relations and the effect on the United States increases. Another prominent theme is the emergence of the white collar worker and the role of women in this new economic sector.
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Conventions, fifteenth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.