Documents concerning the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in Washington and the affiliation, history and program of the YWCA of Bellingham, Washington. The administrative and organizational history of the YWCA of Bellingham can be traced through its constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports from field secretaries assess and describe the program and overall performance of the association. Additional documents include a completed residence survey, the report of a survey of the association from the community chest council, the standards study report assessing adherence to national standards and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Preceding these documents are materials that relate to the work of the YWCA throughout the state. These include the state corporation laws, state visitation reports and the report from the Office of the Secretary of State on recreation and cultural resources.
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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.
To the extent that it owns copyright, the YWCA of the U.S.A. has retained copyright of the records in this group; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. In all other cases, YWCA of the U.S.A. has authorized the Sophia Smith Collection to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations on its behalf. For materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the U.S.A., researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them if reqired by law. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with the use of those materials.
Washington, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 219