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Minutes, reports and discussion notes concerning efforts to educate student associations on issues of race and encourage inclusive associations throughout the National Student YWCA. Interracial education committees, as part of the National Student Y.W.C.A. and the National Intercollegiate Christian Council, advise local associations through correspondence, provide materials and make advisory visits. Committee minutes and reports of YWCA of the U.S.A. Interracial Education Secretaries provide summaries of and assess the current interacial work being done on campuses and throughout the United States. Educational materials include recommendations from student conferences and outlines and excerpts of materials available from Womans Press. Regional reports and correspondence concern the status of racism and race relations in student groups by region and include some examples of work being done on college campuses. Discussion group notes from summer student conferences provide insight into the perspective of the college student concerning race relations and racism.
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Student, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.