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Documents concerning the history, administration and program of the YWCA of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The administrative and organizational history of the association can be traced through constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Industrial departmental reports and visitation reports for the industrial department of the association describe their work with women employed in industry in Philadelphia and their needs. Association studies provide background into the community the association works in, the needs of the women and girls and the development of programs of activity. Additional documents include correspondence concerning the development of a new building, a completed residence survey and lists of professional and volunteers leaders and committee members.
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.
Pennsylvania, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.