Documents concerning the Fourteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. By 1936 convention are expected to be interracial with accommodations providing adequate accommodations to all without discrimination. The National Board's commitment to this ideals is reflected in the planning materials and an account of an issue with accommodating a delegate in the dorms of Colorado College. In addition to this matter, the Convention Committee assesses the past conference, decides on convention discussion groups and topics, selects the host city, and makes other arrangements. Group meetings at the conference allow for increased participation in the discussion of topics importance to the members of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Topics reflect the issues of the time and include community relations, YWCA relationship with government programs, race relations, work with the World YWCA and other international matters, and work with underrepresented groups. Group meeting materials include a syllabus summaries of the discussions. Other materials include correspondence concerning the convention and conference promoters, and convention newsletters.
Congresses and conventions
Women in the labor movement
Leadership in women
Children of immigrants
Freedom of speech
Health education of women
African American women
1 partial reel
The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following accesptions: Portions of the physical papers are stored offsite. To access the microfilm reels and boxes 893-964 and 1061-1132, researchers must give two working days advance notice. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
Conventions, fourteenth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 33