"The Y.W.C.A. and Religous Life" in " Women at Dickinson College" - by Josephine Brunyate Meredith

circa 1935

In her essay, "Women at Dickinson College," Josephine Brunyate Meredith took an in depth look at female students' role in religious life. She first looked at the Y.W.C.A., citing them as "somewhat of a problem" because they did not "reach many girls in a vital way...and lack definite objectives." However, the joint Y.W.C.A. and Y.M.C.A. meetings were well executed and well attended. She also discussed the organization of student called the "Freshman Commission." The organization held a weekly service on Sunday evenings in Metzger Hall. According to Dean Meredith, the service was always well attended. 

Dean Meredith goes on to list the suggestions she made to revitalize the Y.W.C.A.

Location of Document in Archives
Vualt AAUW Papers