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Pages 1 through 190 of the official proceedings of the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The first section of proceedings follow the convention business discussions, the National Board presentation of their report to convention, adoption of the proposed emphasis for the coming biennium, and passing of other recommendations and resolutions. Addresses, special remarks, and worship services are found in part two. The role of Christianity in social movements and the agendas of the YWCA is discussed throughout as are race relations and discrimination and the threat of war overseas. Internal organization is addressed including retirement benefits for YWCA employees, the structure of the national organization and the relationship between its parts. Public Affairs, the department responsible for the YWCA of the U.S.A. positions on social and political issues, presents and opens for discussion their plan for the coming biennium.
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Conventions, fifteenth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.