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Southern Women, the YWCA, and Race Papers
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Southern Women, the Student YWCA, and Race
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The following audio files, digitized from original audio cassette tapes, are a collection of thirteen audiotaped interviews conducted by Frances Sanders Taylor [Anton] in 1981 and 1982 as part of the research for her Stanford University doctoral dissertation, "'On the Edge of Tomorrow': Southern Women, the Student YWCA, and Race, 1920-1944."

The interview subjects are women who were involved with the Student Young Women's Christian Association in the southestern United States between 1920 and 1944. Taylor Anton's questions deal primarily with the women's memories of their involvement with the YWCA and the YWCA's work on issues related to race, but she also inquires about their family background, and their lives and careers after their work for the Student YWCA.


For more information on the Southern Women, the Student YWCA, and Race (1920-1944) Collection, view the finding aid. Related materials can be found in the Sophia Smith Collection in the YWCA of the U.S.A. Records. Additional interviews with Sue Bailey Thurman and Frances Harriet Williams are in the Black Women Oral History Project.

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Playlist created by Beverly Floyd (AC, Smith class 2016)

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