Documents concerning the Twelfth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Minutes and reports of the Convention Committee meetings concern preparation for the convention including selecting program emphasis and speakers; making arrangements; and preparing for convention business. Following these documents is a report on the alternate basis of membership and the constitution. Group meeting materials provide the discussion questions and materials for the convention. Group discussions include a wide range of topics including, the place of the YWCA in the communities, unemployment, family and marriage, race concerns and work with African American women, the role of religion in the YWCA and its work, and work with immigrants. Next, are resolutions and recommendations regarding international interests followed by worship service programs from the convention.
Congresses and conventions
Women and religion
Women in the labor movement
Leadership in women
African American women
Societies and clubs
Health education of women
Federations, Financial (Social service)
1 partial reel
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Conventions, twelfth, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 31