Documents concerning affiliated and developing YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Virginia arranged alphabetically by town beginning with Alexandria and ending with Covington. For affiliated associations documents include administrative records, historical notes, visitation reports and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders. In cases where associations cease operations, documents include correspondence, reports and administrative records concerning their disaffiliation in addition to documents concerning the active organization. Documents for those communities with new associations or interest in forming an association include letters of inquiry and visitation reports from field secretaries. Documents concerning the Mary McLeod Bethune Branch of the YWCA of Alexandria, the association's branch for its African American members, follow the records of the whole association.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Young Men's Christian associations
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
1 partial reel
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 217