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Documents concerning the international conferences of the World Young Women's Christian Associations in Champery, Switzerland and Stockholm, Sweden and minutes of the meetings of the Executive Committee of the World YWCA. Delegates to the World YWCA Conferences meet to united under a common purpose and aim, discuss and vote on matters the effect the international organization and discuss the future of the YWCA international movement. Discussions concern the relationship of the church to national associations, international conditions affecting women, the relationship between the many parts of the YWCA to each other and cooperation with other organizations. Both conferences discuss the social, physical and health problems faced by immigrants and discuss the role of the Christian women in assisting the needs of the immigrants. In addition, the conferences are a chance for delegates to present on the YWCA activities in their country and to discuss the women's movement and the labor movement. Minutes of the Executive Committee of the World YWCA concern matter of the organization and finance as well as conducting business that must be addresses in between the international conferences.
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World's YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.