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Documents concerning regional YWCA of the U.S.A. all-staff meetings and roundtables as well as the 1970 White House Conference on Children and Youth. YWCA of the U.S.A. staff meet at state-wide or regional meetings and roundtables to discuss program needs, administration and leadership skills. These meetings are an opportunity to meet other leaders from local associations develop new skills and make sure local associations are working towards the common goals of the region and national organization. Documents include a standard reporting form sent to central records that outline the meetings as well as planning documents, proceedings and reports. In 1970, the White House Conference on Children and Youth takes a youth centered approach to meeting the changing needs of youth and working towards a process of youth involvement with adult leadership. Conference description notes that youth take a central and active role in the conference from planning to participation and after conference action. Included are memos to conference attendees and conference descriptions and a press release.
The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following accesptions: Portions of the physical papers are stored offsite. To access the microfilm reels and boxes 893-964 and 1061-1132, researchers must give two working days advance notice. Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.
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Conferences, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.