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 groups. Bulletins and correspondence prepare the delegates for the assemblies by providing background information, summarizing past assemblies, and requesting responses to discussion questions. the business and professional assembly focuses on increased activity and membership participation, the economic situation and recovery efforts, the development of the individual, and the organization of clerical workers into unions. Industrial materials emphasize the economic situation and recovery efforts with increased discussion of federal support efforts such as the National Recovery Act. In addition, the Industrial assembly addresses the progress of the labor movement, race relations within the organization and in the community, household employees, and the industrial assembly's relationship with the YWCA. The student assembly focuses on the state of the YWCA and Christian movements on campuses and its relationship with the national YWCA organization.
Labor laws and legislation
Congresses and conventions
White collar workers
Women and religion
Women in the labor movement
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Conventions, thirteenth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 32