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YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.
Record Group 04. National Conventions and Conferences, 1899-2001
Collection number: Forms part of MS 324

Abstract:
This record group consists of planning materials, mailings, local arrangements, preparatory materials, reports, proceedings, addresses, programs, and newspaper clippings for YWCA general and regional conferences and National Conventions. General conferences were some of the primary training and information-sharing opportunities for professional and volunteer staff, and members. National Conventions were held at least every three years to share information and develop program and priorities for the Association. Actions and resolutions voted by the Convention would direct Association priorities and program for the ensuing triennium. Forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

Restrictions on use:

The YWCA of the USA retains copyright ownership of the records, but has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf.

Copyright to materials authored by persons other than YWCA staff may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note
Delegate reading program for 26th YWCA National Convention, 1973

Delegate reading program for 26th YWCA National Convention, 1973

Conferences

From its earliest days until the early 1970s, the YWCA of the U.S.A. put considerable effort into Conferences as a means of bringing together YWCA people, sharing information, exchanging ideas, and providing for practice in public speaking, group work, legislative action, and parliamentary procedure. A wide variety of Conferences was planned for professional and volunteer staff, and members. The materials filed in this series relate to "general" or "regional" conferences. Material about Conferences for specific types of Associations (City, Town and Country, "Colored" Branches), or "constituent" groups (Industrial, Business and Professional, Teen, Student) is filed with other material related to that work. [See RECORD GROUP 6. PROGRAM, RECORD GROUP 7. STUDENT WORK, and RECORD GROUP 8. COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.]

Regional Conferences (also known as General Conferences, or National Conferences in the Regions) brought together representatives from the general membership within geographic regions. Training focused on effective administration of Community YWCAs as well as the mission of the YWCA. They provided a regular avenue for the National Office to hear issues and concerns from the various geographic regions. Regional Conferences were part of "the cycle of meetings between conventions" which allowed the Association to monitor progress toward resolutions passed at prior Conventions and develop issues for discussion at upcoming Conventions.

Though other kinds of training opportunities (workshops, institutes, seminars, round-tables, etc.) continued, traditional conferences disappeared from the YWCA program by the early 1970s when a general desire for change combined with a dramatic re-organization of the staff structure and severe financial problems made them no longer feasible or desirable.

Convention

The YWCA's National Convention was the regular meeting of the national organization and served as its legislative body. Delegates from member associations met with the National Board and national staff to share information and methods; discuss, amend, and/or affirm the purpose of the organization; "consider and adopt prioritized program for the ensuing years;" establish and amend policies and procedures for the national organization; establish standards for membership of community and student associations in the national organization; and elect the National Board to shepherd the work of the organization between Conventions. National Conventions were called by the National Board at least every three years except when prevented by travel restrictions during the two World Wars.

Actions of the Convention were determined by majority vote of the delegates. These were either "voting delegates," who were representatives from member associations, (the number of delegates an association could send to Convention was a function of the size of voting membership of that Association); or "ex-officio voting delegates," who were National Board and national staff members.

Convention "entrusts" the National Board with the management of the Association in the interim between Conventions. The National Board was responsible for hiring and directing the work of the national staff. Each National Board member served a term lasting through two Convention cycles and was eligible to stand for one additional term. One third to one half of the membership was elected at each Convention.

The challenge of "creating . . . a common mind which can deal wisely and adequately with complex problems in the life of the organization" out of a large group of women brought together for a few days every two or three years, lead to ever-evolving experiments with preparatory materials and meetings, small group discussions, and various other techniques to achieve effective and representational participation. Though there were enduring traditions and features, no two conventions were exactly the same.

This form of organization-major organizational decisions made at intervals of two or three years-meant that changes in national YWCA policies and procedures were slow in coming. Often when issues were brought to Convention, the result was a resolution to establish a Commission to study the situation and report to the following Convention. It was not unusual for changes to be studied and discussed through two or three Convention cycles before final decisions were reached.

Due to this deliberative process, often-cited "watershed" Convention Actions, such as the adoption of the Federal Council of Churches' "Social Ideals of the Churches" in 1920, the "Interracial Charter" in 1946, and the "One Imperative: the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary" in 1970, were in fact the result of years of study, discussion, preparation, and incremental action. They were more a manifestation of a continuum of activity than a dramatic change of direction. YWCA Conventions regularly and repeatedly reviewed such issues as the nature of the organization's role in public policy; the diversity of its membership and leadership; religion, or the "C" in YWCA; and the role of men in the Association.

Auxiliary meetings associated with Convention, the Assemblies, were the national meetings of various YWCA Councils-the bottom-up organizations of various constituent groups within the YW: Industrial, Business and Professional, [college and university] Student, and Teen Age. These usually convened a few days before Convention.

The Convention planned for 1918 was postponed for the duration of the U.S. involvement in World War I.

The Convention planned for 1945 was cancelled at request of the federal government that convention travel be curtailed. In its stead, the National Board election was carried out by mail, and simultaneous meetings were held at each association to consider questions of importance to the whole Association and report back to the National Board. These were referred to variously as "little convention meetings" and "nation-wide discussions."

Any meetings or conferences held between Conventions provided more and less formal opportunities for the Association to measure progress toward goals set at Convention and gather ideas and opinions for future program. After World War II, the Association established a more formal "cycle of meetings between conventions" held all around the country. These were known variously as "Neighborhood Meetings," "Interim Leadership Development Meetings," "Convention Cycle Meetings," and "Mid-Triennium Conference."

After World War II, as the national organization scaled back its program activities, Convention discussion centered more on the organization's public policy platform and the internal workings of the YWCA: affiliation of associations, payment of dues, public relations, and finances. In addition, Convention served as a venue to launch such things as a new YWCA logo (1988), the 135th Anniversary exhibit (1994), and the ill-fated Worldwide Web-based "communications platform" YWLink (1998).

A series of long-range and strategic planning initiatives began circa 1988 to attempt to "transform" the YWCA for the 21st Century. These eventuated in the "Change Initiative" (1998-2000). A Special Convention was called in summer 2000 to approve an outline plan "Steps to Absolute Change." At this Special Convention, a Transition Steering Committee was charged with drafting a detailed reorganization plan for approval at a Convention the following year. The final Convention in 2001 approved the "Ten Steps to Absolute Change Transition Plan" for the restructuring of the national organization.

Staff and Committees

At the national office, Conventions and Conferences staff were in charge of business management and logistical planning of conferences and Conventions, including publicity, budgeting, scheduling, and the production of printed materials. Convention Committees planned program for Convention and any pre-Convention meetings, and solicited and gathered input from associations for resolutions and amendments to be voted on at Convention.

Administrative History
1909-23Convention and Conference Dept
1923 Convention and Conference Division
1925-31under Education and Research Division
1932-39Leadership Division: business manager conferences and Convention; and General Administration
1941-70under General Administration
c 1971-spr 1987 National Convention and Conference Office
fall 1987- Aug 1992Convention, Meetings, and Travel Dept
fall 1992- ? Leadership Development Center staff? "Sales and Conference Planning Specialist"
Scope and Content

Forms part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records.

NOTE: For the most part, the Microfilmed Records and the Original Format Records do not duplicate each other and both should be consulted. This description covers materials in both formats. See the Contents List for a folder-level inventory of the Original Format Records. See the Microfilmed Records Reel Lists for a detailed inventory of the microfilm.

The National Conferences and Conventions records consist of planning materials, mailings, local arrangements, preparatory materials, reports, proceedings, addresses, programs, and newspaper clippings.

As is the case generally with the National Association records, the bulk of the Conference and Convention materials date from 1906 to 1970, the interval covered by the microfilm of the Central File and Minutes and Reports. Though there is little conference material dated 1970 and 1988, the Convention files for these years are relatively large.

Since conferences were such a primary means of communicating and training, the minutes and reports of the department contain much about philosophy of the organization mixed with the philosophy of conferences and conventions. As with most departments, the secretaries' reports are a very rich source of information. Like most of the organization, the Conferences and Conventions Committee/Department met on an academic year schedule, taking summer months off from meetings. Since summer was the busiest season for conferences, there are especially good reports in the minutes of the first meeting in the fall.

General Conference records include preparatory mailings and publicity; agendas, programs, and daily bulletins produced during conferences; and reports on the proceedings.

Because Convention business ranges from highly detailed discussions of the internal workings of the national organization to national and international issues that were part of the organization's public policy agenda, Convention records reveal something about most any topic connected with the National organization.

A lot of printed material was generated in connection with each Convention. In addition to the Proceedings, basically a verbatim transcript of the Convention, there are many Pre-Convention materials for discussion and study. These were part of the strategy to make the meeting effective and representative. While they included the predictable hotel and travel information, there were also study documents; workbooks; rules and regulations; resolutions and amendments recommended for Convention action; and elections and balloting information.

Other materials include reports of Student, Teen, Industrial, and Business and Professional Assemblies (which met in conjunction with Convention); reports of commissions, committees, the National Board, and various departments and projects. In addition there can be texts of speeches, information about special sessions, daily bulletins, programs and scripts for skits and other dramatic presentations, worship materials; publicity; and souvenirs.

Microfilmed Records, 1899-1970 only

[see Microfilmed Records Reel List]

The Conference and Convention materials on microfilm are much more extensive than what has survived on paper. They include records of the committees and departments in charge of planning and local arrangements as well as published Convention preparation materials and reports. Also included are completed credential application forms, stenographic proceedings of the many Conventions, and some unpublished materials, such as texts of speeches, most of which are only available on the microfilm.

They can be found in:

  • Minutes and Reports
    • Conference Committee
    • Convention Committee
    • Convention and Conference Department
  • Subject Files
    • Conferences
    • Conventions

Original Format Records, 1906-2001, 17.5 linear feet

[see Original Format Records folder list]

Some materials microfilmed under "Conferences" can be found in paper form filed with Conventions, Training, or under the relevant program (Teen, Industrial, etc.).

Paper records include some general and historical information, Minutes and Reports of the Conferences and Conventions Committee/Department, a few files from Regional Conferences, and extensive printed and planning materials from Conventions, 1906-2001.

As with the microfilmed records, "constituent group" and program subject conference materials are filed with the group/program subject in RECORD GROUP 6. PROGRAM.

See also Related Materials.

This Record Group is divided into three Series:


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

Restrictions on use:

The YWCA of the USA retains copyright ownership of the records, but has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf.

Copyright to materials authored by persons other than YWCA staff may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

YWCA of the U.S.A. Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Additional Formats

A copy of the microfilmed records of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records is available to borrow from the William Allan Neilson Library at Smith College via Interlibrary Loan.

To request the microfilm from our library you will need to submit the following information to your library's Interlibrary Loan department:

  • Author: Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. National Board
  • Title: Records, 1876-1970 [microform]
  • WorldCat Accession Number: OCLC 57415795
  • Notes: "Call # 689" and reel number(s) you want to borrow

Full descriptions and reel lists of the microfilm are available online.

History of the Collection

The YWCA of the U.S.A. donated a portion of its records to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1964 and the remainder in 2002 and 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Maida Goodwin, Amy Hague, Kara McClurken, Amanda Izzo, 2008 FY 07-08

Record Groups

Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
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Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
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Language
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Processing of the YWCA Records was made possible by the generous support of the National Historical Records and Publications Commission and the estate of Elizabeth Norris.
Series Descriptions



This series includes committee, department and office records as well as general publications about planning conferences.




This series consists of the few surviving materials about regional conferences for general membership.




This series contains general and statistical materials about Conventions followed by files related to each Convention in chronological order from the first Convention in 1906 to the 36th Convention in 2001. Materials for each Convention are filed in chronological order with planning files (including materials related to interim meetings), followed by pre-Convention mailings and study materials, followed by materials distributed at Convention, such as programs and election ballots. Finally, there are press reports, evaluations and other post-Convention materials.

Contents List
SERIES I. GENERAL AND HISTORY



Note:

This is the Contents List for the Original Format Records only. The reel lists for the Microfilmed Records are in a separate file. See Scope and Content note for more description.

General, 1910-68, n.d.


Box 265: folder 1
Department/Division/Office



General, 1983-90


Box 265: folder 2-3
Minutes and reports



1911-22


Box 265: folder 4-20
1923-Apr 1924


Box 266: folder 1-3
Publications



Conference Notebook, n.d. [1947]


Box 266: folder 4
"Logistics for Planning Conferences, Institutes, Workshops," Dec 1971


Box 266: folder 5
The YWCA's Own Baedeker: A Guide Book for Leaders of YWCA Summer Conferences, 1949


Box 266: folder 6
SERIES II. CONFERENCES



Financial, 1928-30


Box 267: folder 1
Regional



General, 1939-69


Box 267: folder 2
Central Region



General, 1945-60


Box 267: folder 3
1960



Addresses and presentations


Box 267: folder 4
Report


Box 267: folder 5
Eastern



General, 1951-63


Box 267: folder 6
1954 Report


Box 267: folder 7-8
1966 Report


Box 267: folder 9
Southeastern, 1960


Box 267: folder 10
Southern, 1910, 1959-60


Box 267: folder 11
Southwest, 1960


Box 267: folder 12
Western, 1960-66


Box 267: folder 13
Summer: general, 1900-55


Box 267: folder 14
SERIES III. CONVENTION



General



General and history, 1926-97, n.d.


Box 267: folder 15
Actions



Finance


Box 267: folder 16
Membership


Box 267: folder 17
Attendance statistics, 1958-1994 (incomplete)


Box 267: folder 18
Expenses incurred by the hostess city, 1920-38


Box 268: folder 1
Planning and logistics, 1928-92, n.d.


Box 268: folder 2
Rules and regulations, 1951-75


Box 268: folder 3
Organization Renewal Committee, Task Group on Convention as a decision-making body, 1969-72


Box 268: folder 4
Conventions



1st, 5-6 Dec 1906 (New York, NY)

[see also Predecessor Organizations, Merger]




Program and other convention materials


Box 268: folder 5
Typed proceedings


Box 268: folder 6
Printed proceedings


Box 268: folder 7
2nd, 22-26 Apr 1909 (St. Paul, Minnesota)



Reports and recommendations to


Box 269: folder 1
Program and other convention materials


Box 269: folder 2
Printed proceedings


Box 269: folder 3
Newspaper clippings


Box 269: folder 4
3rd, 19-24 Apr 1911 (Indianapolis, Indiana)



Reports to


Box 269: folder 5
Program and other convention materials


Box 269: folder 6
Newspaper clippings


Box 269: folder 7
Publicity


Box 269: folder 8
4th, 9-15 Apr 1913 (Richmond, Virginia)



Reports and recommendations to


Box 270: folder 1
Program and other convention materials


Box 270: folder 2-3
Printed proceedings


Box 270: folder 4
Newspaper clippings


Box 270: folder 5
5th, 5-11 May 1915 (Los Angeles, California)



Reports and recommendations to


Box 270: folder 6
Program and other convention materials


Box 270: folder 7-8
Printed proceedings


Box 270: folder 9
Newspaper clippings


Box 270: folder 10
6th, 13-20 Apr 1920 (Cleveland, Ohio)



Pre-Convention



General


Box 270: folder 11
Reports and recommendations to


Box 270: folder 12
Program and other convention materials


Box 270: folder 13
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 271: folder 1
Newspaper clippings


Box 271: folder 2
7th, 20-27 Apr 1922 (Hot Springs, Arkansas)



Planning


Box 271: folder 3
Pre-Convention



General


Box 271: folder 4
Reports and recommendations to


Box 271: folder 5
Program and other convention materials


Box 271: folder 6
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 271: folder 7
Post-convention materials and Post Convention Committee


Box 271: folder 8
8th , 30 Apr-6 May 1924 (New York City)



Pre-convention materials



General


Box 271: folder 9-10
Reports and recommendations to


Box 271: folder 11
Program and other convention materials


Box 271: folder 12
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 271: folder 13
9th, 21-27 Apr 1926 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)



Planning (Pre-Convention Committee)


Box 272: folder 1
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 272: folder 2
Reports and recommendations to


Box 272: folder 3
Program and other convention materials


Box 272: folder 4
Assemblies


Box 272: folder 5
Handbook for study and discussion (replaces Printed proceedings and actions)


Box 272: folder 6
10th, 14-20 Apr 1928 (Sacramento, California)



Pre-convention materials



General


Box 272: folder 7
Reports to


Box 272: folder 8
Program and other convention materials


Box 272: folder 9
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 272: folder 10
Assemblies


Box 272: folder 11
11th, 25 Apr-1 May 1930 (Detroit, Michigan)



Pre-convention materials



General


Box 273: folder 1
Reports to


Box 273: folder 2
Program and other convention materials


Box 273: folder 3
Assemblies


Box 273: folder 4
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 273: folder 5
12th, 5-11 May 1932 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)



Planning


Box 273: folder 6
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 273: folder 7
Reports


Box 273: folder 8
Program and other convention materials


Box 273: folder 9
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 273: folder 10
Assemblies


Box 273: folder 11
13th, 2-8 May 1934 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)



Planning


Box 274: folder 1
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 274: folder 2
Reports and recommendations to


Box 274: folder 3
Program and other convention materials


Box 274: folder 4
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 274: folder 5
Assemblies


Box 274: folder 6
Post-convention materials - Reports from convention committees and evaluations


Box 274: folder 7
14th, 29 Apr-5 May 1936 (Colorado Springs, Colorado)



Planning


Box 274: folder 8
Pre-convention materials



Bulletins and Who's Who on the Ballot?


Box 274: folder 9
Reports and recommendations to


Box 274: folder 10
Program and other convention materials


Box 275: folder 1
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 275: folder 2
Post-convention materials - Reports and Evaluations


Box 275: folder 3
15th, 22-28 Apr 1938 (Columbus, Ohio)



Planning


Box 275: folder 4
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 275: folder 5
Reports and recommendations to


Box 275: folder 6
Program and other convention materials


Box 275: folder 7
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 275: folder 8
National Industrial Assembly


Box 275: folder 9
Post-Convention Committee and staff reports


Box 275: folder 10-11
16th, 10-16 Apr 1940 (Atlantic City, New Jersey)



Pre-convention materials



General


Box 276: folder 1
Reports and recommendations to


Box 276: folder 2
Program and other convention materials


Box 276: folder 3-4
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 276: folder 5
Assemblies



Business and Professional


Box 276: folder 6
Industrial


Box 276: folder 7
Student


Box 276: folder 8
Cancelled convention (Grand Rapids), 1945



Convention Committee


Box 277: folder 1
Pre-Convention materials


Box 277: folder 2
Election-by-mail material


Box 277: folder 3
Nation-Wide Discussion materials


Box 277: folder 4
17th, 2-8 Mar 1946 (Atlantic City, New Jersey)



Pre-convention materials



General


Box 277: folder 5
Recommendations and Work Book


Box 277: folder 6
Interracial Charter preparations


Box 277: folder 7
Program and other convention materials


Box 277: folder 8
Sample convention packet


Box 277: folder 9
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 277: folder 10
Post-convention materials


Box 277: folder 11
18th, 7-14 Mar 1949 (San Francisco, California)



Planning


Box 277: folder 12
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 277: folder 13
Work Book


Box 277: folder 14
Program and other convention materials


Box 278: folder 1-2
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 278: folder 3
19th, 1-7 May 1952 (Chicago, Illinois)



Planning


Box 278: folder 4
Pre-convention materials


Box 278: folder 5
Sample Convention Delegate's Kit


Box 278: folder 6
Program and other convention materials


Box 278: folder 7
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 278: folder 8
Assemblies


Box 278: folder 9
Interim "Neighborhood" Meetings, 1953


Box 279: folder 1
20th, 21-27 Apr 1955 (New York City)



Planning


Box 279: folder 2
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 279: folder 3
Reports and Recommendations/Work Book


Box 279: folder 4
Program and other convention materials


Box 279: folder 5
Discussion Groups


Box 279: folder 6
News clippings and press releases


Box 279: folder 7
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 279: folder 8-9
Post Convention Evaluations


Box 279: folder 10
Convention Committee Final Report


Box 279: folder 11-12
21st, 13-19 Mar 1958 (St. Louis, Missouri)



Planning Committee


Box 279: folder 13
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 279: folder 14
Reports and Recommendations/Work Book


Box 280: folder 1
Program and other convention materials


Box 280: folder 2-3
Newspaper clippings


Box 280: folder 4
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 280: folder 5
Post Convention Reports and Evaluations


Box 280: folder 6
Interim "Neighborhood" Meetings, 1958-59


Box 280: folder 7
22nd, 8-13 May 1961 (Denver, Colorado)



Planning


Box 280: folder 8
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 280: folder 9
Work Book and Reports


Box 280: folder 10
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 280: folder 11
Speeches and reports


Box 281: folder 1
Typed proceedings - Stenotype Report


Box 281: folder 2-5
Actions


Box 281: folder 6
Post-convention materials


Box 281: folder 7
Interim Leadership Development Meetings/Consultations, 1962-63


Box 281: folder 8
23rd, 20-25 Apr 1964 (Cleveland, Ohio) "Match Us To This Hour"



Planning


Box 281: folder 9
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 281: folder 10
Work Book


Box 281: folder 11
Program and other convention materials


Box 282: folder 1-2
Typed proceedings


Box 282: folder 3-8
Printed proceedings


Box 283: folder 1
Newspaper clippings


Box 283: folder 2
24th, 24-29 Apr 1967 (Boston, Massachusetts)



Planning


Box 283: folder 3
Pre-convention materials


Box 283
General


Box 283: folder 4
Work Book


Box 283: folder 5
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 283: folder 6
Speeches


Box 283: folder 7
Typed proceedings



pp. 1-375


Box 283: folder 8-10
pp. 376-897


Box 284: folder 1-3
Printed proceedings "Report"


Box 284: folder 4
National Student Assembly


Box 284: folder 5
Newspaper clippings and press releases


Box 284: folder 6
Post Convention Materials


Box 284: folder 7
25th, 13-18 Apr 1970 (Houston, Texas) "One Imperative for All"



Planning



General


Box 284: folder 8
Minutes and Reports


Box 284: folder 9
Consideration of moving convention from Houston


Box 284: folder 10
Protest demonstrations, general


Box 284: folder 11
End War-Build Peace Moratorium Day


Box 285: folder 1
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 285: folder 2
Reports and recommendations to Convention


Box 285: folder 3
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 285: folder 4-5
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 285: folder 6-7
Assemblies: Young Adult and Student


Box 285: folder 8
National Conference of Black Women in the YWCA


Box 285: folder 9
Press releases


Box 285: folder 10
News clippings


Box 285: folder 11
Correspondence after Convention


Box 285: folder 12
26th, 26-31 Mar 1973 (San Diego, California) "The Power and the Glory is in We"



Planning


Box 286: folder 1-2
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 286: folder 3
Who's Who and Work Book


Box 286: folder 4
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 286: folder 5
"Cluster Communities" [small groups]


Box 286: folder 6
Hearings


Box 286: folder 7
Election



General


Box 286: folder 8
Master Tally [saved as sample]


Box 286: folder 9-11
Typed unedited proceedings



Mon-Tues


Box 286: folder 12-13
Wed-Sat


Box 287: folder 1-10
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 287: folder 11
Resolutions and Actions


Box 287: folder 12
Newspaper clippings


Box 287: folder 13
27th, 21-26 Jun 1976 (South Bend, Indiana) "Freedom to be . . . Power to Move"



Planning



General


Box 288: folder 1
Convention Committee meeting, 19-21 Jan 1975


Box 288: folder 2-4
Ad-hoc Committee to Study the Resolutions Process



Working Papers


Box 288: folder 5-6
Amendments and Resolutions


Box 288: folder 7
Pluralistic Convention delegations


Box 288: folder 8
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 288: folder 9
Information Bulletins


Box 288: folder 10
Working Papers


Box 288: folder 11
Who's Who and Work Book


Box 288: folder 12
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 289: folder 1
Assemblies: Teen, Student, Young Women Committed to Action


Box 289: folder 2
Hearings


Box 289: folder 3
Impact Groups [small group meetings]


Box 289: folder 4
Racial/Ethnic and Age Diversity in the YWCA


Box 289: folder 5
Resolutions and Amendments


Box 289: folder 6
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 289: folder 7
Newspaper clippings


Box 289: folder 8
Evaluation


Box 289: folder 9
28th, 17-22 May 1979 (Dallas, Texas)



Planning


Box 289
General


Box 289: folder 10
Location and ERA


Box 289: folder 11
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 289: folder 12
Who's Who and Work Book


Box 289: folder 13
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 290: folder 1
Assemblies, Teen and Student


Box 290: folder 2
Reports and speeches


Box 290: folder 3
Printed proceedings and actions


Box 290: folder 4
News clippings and press releases


Box 290: folder 5
Evaluations and Reactions


Box 290: folder 6
Post-Convention materials


Box 290: folder 7
29th, 3-7 Jun 1982 (Washington, DC)



Interim Meetings



Goal Group Coordinating Committee, 1981


Box 290: folder 8
Goal Groups



Financial, 1979-81


Box 290: folder 9
Leadership Development, 1979-82


Box 290: folder 10
Membership, 1979-80


Box 290: folder 11
Program, 1979-82


Box 290: folder 12
Public Relations, 1979-81


Box 290: folder 13
Implementing Committees, 1979-80


Box 290: folder 14-15
"Year One" Meetings, 1979-80, n.d.


Box 291: folder 1-3
Area Meetings, 1981


Box 291: folder 4
Executive Directors' Work Session, Jun 1981


Box 291: folder 5
Planning



General


Box 291: folder 6
Commercial Exhibits


Box 291: folder 7
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 291: folder 8
Who's Who and Work Book


Box 291: folder 9
"Information Bulletin"


Box 291: folder 10
"Making a Difference in Public Policy: A Pre-Convention Public Policy Event," 2-3 Jun 1982


Box 291: folder 11
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 292: folder 1
Assemblies: Teen and Student


Box 292: folder 2
Resolutions and Amendments



General


Box 292: folder 3
Equal Rights Amendment


Box 292: folder 4
Reports to


Box 292: folder 5
Highlights


Box 292: folder 6
Verbatim Convention Transcript


Box 292: folder 7
Press releases, news clippings, and post-convention materials


Box 292: folder 8
30th, 21-25 Mar 1985 (San Jose, California) "Women Empowered, a Force for the Future"



Cycle and Convention Preparation Meetings, 1983-84


Box 292: folder 9
Planning


Box 292: folder 10
Pre-Convention Global Awareness Event


Box 292: folder 11
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 293: folder 1
Who's Who and Work Book


Box 293: folder 2
Convention Materials



General


Box 293: folder 3-4
Assemblies, Teen and Student


Box 293: folder 5
Resolutions and Amendments


Box 293: folder 6
Reports to


Box 293: folder 7
Actions


Box 293: folder 8
Press releases and news clippings


Box 293: folder 9
Evaluations and reports


Box 293: folder 10-11
31st, 22-26 Jun 1988 (Chicago, Illinois)



Convention Preparation Meetings, 1986-88


Box 293: folder 12-13
Planning, 1983-88


Box 294: folder 1-4
Resolutions Committee



General


Box 294: folder 5
Proposed Amendments


Box 294: folder 6
Proposed Resolutions


Box 294: folder 7-8
Pre-Convention materials



General


Box 294: folder 9
Who's Who and Action Agenda


Box 294: folder 10
Convention materials



General


Box 295: folder 1-2
Assemblies, Teen and Student


Box 295: folder 3
New YWCA logo launch


Box 295: folder 4
Reports to


Box 295: folder 5
Resolutions and Amendments


Box 295: folder 6
World Night-Focus on South Africa


Box 295: folder 7
Actions


Box 295: folder 8
Post-Convention materials


Box 295: folder 9
32nd, 15-19 May 1991 (Atlanta, Georgia)



Interim 'Cycle I' Meetings, 1988-89


Box 295: folder 10-11
Convention Preparation Meeting, 1 Feb 1989


Box 295: folder 12-13
Mid-Triennium Conference, Mar 1990



Workshops


Box 295: folder 14
Survey


Box 295: folder 15-17
Resolutions Committee


Box 296: folder 1-4
Planning , 1989-91, n.d.


Box 296: folder 5-7
Convention Committee Meeting, 16-17 Feb 1990


Box 296: folder 8
Convention Issues Task Group, Jan 1990


Box 296: folder 9
Site Selection Committee, 1991


Box 296: folder 10
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 296: folder 11-12
Who's Who and Action Agenda


Box 296: folder 13
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 297: folder 1-2
Amendments and Resolutions


Box 297: folder 3
Assemblies, Teen and Student


Box 297: folder 4
Recognition Dinner


Box 297: folder 5
Reports to


Box 297: folder 6
Workshops and Issue and Information Sessions


Box 297: folder 7
Actions and approved program priorities


Box 297: folder 8
Newspaper clippings


Box 297: folder 9
Convention Take Home Kit


Box 297: folder 10
Post-convention materials


Box 297: folder 11
33rd, 22-26 Jun 1994 (Los Angeles, California) "Preserve the Past, Create the Future"



Interim meetings



Cycle I Meetings, 1992


Box 297: folder 12
Mid-Triennial Conference, 1993


Box 297: folder 13
Convention Preparation Meetings, 1993-94


Box 297: folder 14-15
Planning



General, 1991-94


Box 298: folder 1-3
Finance


Box 298: folder 4
Resolutions Committee



General, 1993-94


Box 298: folder 5
Correspondence


Box 298: folder 6
Amendments


Box 298: folder 7
Resolutions


Box 298: folder 8
Convention-mandated Task Forces


Box 298: folder 9
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 298: folder 10
Bulletins with enclosures


Box 298: folder 11
Action Agenda and Rules Book


Box 299: folder 1
Who's Who on the Ballot


Box 299: folder 2
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 299: folder 3-4
Program


Box 299: folder 5
Resolutions and Amendments for consideration


Box 299: folder 6
Workshops


Box 299: folder 7
Information Sections



General


Box 299: folder 8
Economic Security


Box 299: folder 9
Health and Health Care


Box 299: folder 10
Violence


Box 299: folder 11
Racial Justice Awards


Box 300: folder 1
Assemblies, Teen and Student


Box 300: folder 2
Grace Dodge Legacy Club and World Service Council luncheons


Box 300: folder 3
Reports to


Box 300: folder 4
Actions


Box 300: folder 5
Post Convention materials


Box 300: folder 6
34th, 5-9 Jun 1996 (St. Louis, Missouri) "The Imperative is Now"



Pre-Convention



Planning, 1994-96


Box 300: folder 7-8
Convention Committee


Box 300: folder 9
Resolutions Committee



General


Box 300: folder 10-11
Amendments


Box 300: folder 12
Resolutions


Box 300: folder 13
Site Selection Report, 1991


Box 300: folder 14
Pre-Convention materials



General


Box 300: folder 15
Pre-Convention materials



Action Agenda I and II


Box 301: folder 1
Registration Materials and Program Information


Box 301: folder 2
Resolutions and Amendments


Box 301: folder 3
Rules Book and Who's Who


Box 301: folder 4
Study Guide


Box 301: folder 5
Convention materials



General


Box 301: folder 6-7
Program


Box 301: folder 8
Assemblies, Teen and Student


Box 301: folder 9
Salute to YWCA Volunteers and Staff in Public Office


Box 302: folder 1
Reports to



General


Box 302: folder 2
Strategic Planning Committee


Box 302: folder 3
Proceedings


Box 302: folder 4
Post-Convention Materials



General


Box 302: folder 5
Summary of Convention Action


Box 302: folder 6
35th, 21-25 Jul 1998 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)



Planning



General, 1996-98


Box 302: folder 7-9
Site selection, 1995


Box 302: folder 10
Pre-convention materials



General


Box 302: folder 11
Action Agenda and Rules Book


Box 303: folder 1
Resolutions and Amendments


Box 303: folder 2
Standards of Excellence and Who's Who


Box 303: folder 3
Mailing, Apr 1998


Box 303: folder 4
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 303: folder 5
Reports to


Box 303: folder 6
Women Entrepreneur Awards


Box 303: folder 7
Convention binder


Box 303: folder 8-9
Post-Convention materials



General


Box 303: folder 10
Summary of Convention Action and Constitution and By-laws


Box 303: folder 11
News clippings


Box 303: folder 12
Special Convention, 14-16 Sep 2000 (Dallas, Texas)


Box 303: folder 13
36th, 12-14 Jul 2001 (Albuquerque, New Mexico)



Planning



General


Box 303: folder 14
Corporate Sponsors



1 of 2


Box 303: folder 15
2of 2


Box 304: folder 1
Pre-convention Materials


Box 304: folder 2
Program and other convention materials



General


Box 304: folder 3
Association Credentials Report


Box 304: folder 4
Reorganization



"The Alternate Plan"


Box 304: folder 5
"Shared Vision"


Box 304: folder 6
"Steps To Absolute Change"


Box 304: folder 7
Reports to


Box 304: folder 8
Resolutions and Amendments


Box 304: folder 9

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