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Documents concerning the assemblies of the Thirteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. During each convention the business and professional, industrial, and student assemblies meet to discuss and act on matters of national importance unique to their divisions. The business and professional and the industrial assemblies discuss their relationships to the labor movement as a whole, issues of racism and discrimination within the divisions and in employment and increasing representation and participation in YWCA of the U.S.A. activities. Industrial assembly includes a study on fascism and further discusses civil liberties as it relates to the labor movement. At the student assembly discussions concern the national student movements and the student associations' relationships with other youth movements.
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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.