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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Industrial conferences, committees, and councils, as well as the start of materials concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department. Business and Industrial conference materials include minutes and reports of the weekend state conference conferences for Iowa, the Northwest and Tri-State (North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota). Following state conference materials are documents concerning the Cheyney conference for African American girls and the Younger Girls in Business and Industry (YGBI) conference. Conference materials provide an overview and summary of topics discussed at conference as well as descriptions of recreational opportunities and reports of business conducted. Additional YWCA Business and Industrial materials include Business and Industrial committee and council meeting minutes. Business and Professional Women Department documents concern the purpose of the groups and include a history of the Business and Professional group.
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Business and Industrial women, Business and professional women, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.