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Documents concerning the planning, proceedings and evaluation of YWCA of the U.S.A. National Faculty-Student Conference and national student conferences. The National Faculty-Student Conference is called to examine the role of religion and religious organizations in higher education and the lives of college students. In addition to conference materials documents include record of the conference's efforts to be inclusive in attendance and accommodations. A letter to student christian associations explains the challenges faced upon arrival at the conference hotel, summarizes the resulting response from the delegates to the hotel and explains the resulting commission established to promote and encourage the end of racism. National Student Conferences are gatherings of delegates from the student associations of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and YMCA to discuss economic, social, international, racial and political problems of the day. The conference in 1919 reacts to the end of World War I and discusses the possible implications of the resulting international situations and changes that have occurred.
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Student conferences, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.