Documents concerning the activities of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in South Dakota and the program, administration and history of associations in Aberdeen, Brookings County and the first district associations. The administrative history of the associations can be traced through constitutions and bylaws in addition to historical notes and fact sheets. Visitation reports from field secretaries and department reports summarize and assess association program and leadership. The First District YWCA of South Dakota is a federation of associations in towns that are otherwise unable to maintain independently associated clubs. District and community reports summarize and assess the activities in the communities represented in the district association and the development of work in new towns. Additional YWCA of Aberdeen materials include a study of the organization of the Aberdeen Youth Council, lists of staff and volunteer leaders and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. YWCA of Brookings County includes documentation of its disaffiliation. These association files are preceded by statewide department reports and reports from state conferences.
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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.
South Dakota, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 213