Documents concerning the International Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YWCA of the U.S.A. Action Program. The International Division is responsible for the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s international programs and are a facilitator connecting the national association to the World YWCA. Documents include World Fellowship and Mutual Service program packets summarizing the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. around the world assisting other national associations, an International Division charter and summary report for 1967-1968, a report of a study of an leadership training exchange program and miscellaneous memorandums and correspondence. Following these International Division documents is the beginning of the subject file for "interracial" beginning with documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Action Program. This program is aimed at deliberate and actionable ways to integrate all aspects of the organization, including local associations. Action plans for associations with branches for African American members are outlined. Following these are transcripts for the 1965 "Consultation on Concerns and Issues in the Full Integration and Utilization of Negro Leadership in the YWCA." This consultation, lead by Dorothy Height, explores the need to make deliberate efforts to integrate YWCA of the U.S.A. with representation in staff, leadership, employment and the ability for all members to utilize all facilities regardless of race. In addition to transcripts documents include memorandums and some planning documents.
International and Interracial
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International and Interracial, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 295