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Documents concerning relief efforts during World War II and the effect the war has on workers in the United States. Correspondence with the British War Relief Society concerns the awarding and use of funds. Conferences proceedings for two conferences of the National Council of Scientific, Professional, Art, and White Collar Organizations concern the effect the war has on professional workers and their contribution to the war efforts. The "Role of Women in the War Effort" conference, sponsored by three national women's organizations, addresses the role of women during the war, women in industry and employment and ways in which women can contribute to the war effort. Conference documents include the proceedings, notes and articles covering the conference in "Better Times." Also included is a certificate of commendation to the YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board from the United States Army for their war services and the ceremony program.
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War Work, World War II, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.