Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Warren and Washington and the organization of associations in Waynesboro and West Chester. The administrative history of the associations in Warren and Washington can be traced through constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports from field secretaries summarize and assess the associations' programs, leadership and activities. Additional materials include lists of professional and volunteer leaders, documents concerning association buildings, anniversary materials and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. For Waynesboro and West Chester, initial inquiries into the formation of YWCA program are followed up with correspondence from the YWCA of the U.S.A. with recommendations for how to proceed and assessments of the feasibility of organizing.
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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.
Pennsylvania, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 212