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Documents concerning the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in the state of Virginia and the YWCA rural project in Virginia. State visitation reports describe and assess the programs of associations in communities throughout the state and include comment on challenges that the associations face. Additional state documents include Virginia's corporation laws, correspondence and documents concerning relationships with the YMCA. The rural project in Virginia aims to develop YWCA work in rural communities throughout the state at the suggestion of a representative of the YMCA. Minutes, correspondence and reports provide updates on the project's progress and functions and descriptions of the relationship with the YMCA throughout the development of the project.
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.
Use and Reproduction
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.