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Documents concerning the regional conference of World Young Women's Christian Associations in Ceylon, the International Study Conference for Workers Among Boys and Girls of Secondary Schools in Dassel, Germany and the meeting of the World YWCA World Council in Geneva, Switzerland. National associations from the Pacific region meet in Ceylon to discuss the role of women in the Christian movement, the role of women in social and political change and international relations. The regional conference unites the associations under common cause and purpose and allows a forum for shared discussion and updates concerning their work. The Dassel Youth Conference concerns the role of youth in the changing world and their involvement in social and political change. Finally, the meeting of the World YWCA Council in Geneva convenes to discuss international relations, give updates on national association work and discuss the aims and purposes of the world women's movement.
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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.
World's YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.