Documents concerning the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in the state of Texas and the history, affiliation, program and administration of the associations in Abilene and Amarillo. Statewide correspondence and visitation reports include assessments of overall program, summaries of state visits and discussion of issues affecting associations at the state level such as tax policies. Also included in the state materials is the report from the National Child Labor Committee of their study of child labor in Texas. The administration of the YWCA of Abilene and the YWCA of Amarillo can be traced through their constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports summarize and assess programs, leadership and any challenges the associations are facing. Additional materials include lists of staff and volunteer leaders and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Correspondence and reports from Amarillo also include documentation of their initial interest in having a YWCA and organizing efforts.
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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.
Texas, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 215