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Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, program and bulletins. Daily bulletins, distributed to each delegate in attendance, provide updates on convention activities and special events, make announcements, and share news and updates in short article form. The series of bulletins sent to delegates prior to the convention are intended to prepare them for convention by reviewing past conventions, informing recipients of guidelines and procedures for selecting delegates, discussing emphasis and method for the upcoming convention, and asking delegates to reflect on certain topics or discussion questions. Business and Professional, Industrial and Student Assemblies program and emphases are presented in the bulletins as well. Emphasis for the Fifteenth Convention concerns the role of religion in the organization and its members and creating an inclusive environment in the organization. As the threat of war looms closer, discussions of war and peace increase as do talks of international relations and work overseas.
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Conventions, fifteenth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.