Documents concerning the history, affiliation, programs and policies of the YWCA of Richmond, Virginia. The administrative history of the association can be traced through its constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes and timelines. Policies for the use of the buildings include samples from other associations concerning use by outside organizations and policies for residents of the Walford residence. A financial questionnaire and correspondence concerning association finance address financial needs and methods of the association. Studies are used to inform program and development decisions as well as to assess overall performance of the associations. These studies include a standards study assessing compliance to national standards, a qualitative report of recreation programs of the YWCA of Richmond, an association study and a community study. Additional documents include correspondence describing incidents of segregation laws affecting the association and lists of staff and volunteer leaders.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
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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.
Virginia, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 218