Documents concerning the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and local associations in Rhode Island. Also included is a constitution for the YWCA of Nantucket erroneously labeled and filed as a Rhode Island association. Documents concerning the state precede records of YWCA work in Newport and Pawtucket. These documents include corporation laws for Rhode Island, a report of the American of Labor summarizing labor legislation and an outline and results for a study of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Correspondence and reports from Newport concern interest in organizing hostess house services during World War I and the continuance of YWCA work after the war. For the YWCA of Pawtucket, administrative history is documented in constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Program and activities are described and assessed in visitation reports from field workers and industrial secretary reports summarize the work of the industrial department. Other documents include an industrial community study, program reports, lists of professional and volunteer leaders and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
World War, 1914-1918
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.
Rhode Island, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 212