Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Hershey, Hollidaysburg and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The purpose and functions of the associations are established in their constitutions and bylaws and further information about the status of the association is tracked in fact sheets and administrative notes. Records and correspondence indicate that the associations in Hershey and Johnstown dissolve due to interest or financial reasons. In Johnstown the YWCA merges with the YMCA to form a join YW-YMCA. Correspondence with regional and national leaders discuss the impact of this merger and the relationship to the YWCA of the U.S.A. For all associations, visitation reports describe and assess association programs, leaders and challenges. Additional materials concerning the YWCA of Johnstown include lists of professional and volunteer leaders, completed residence and finance questionnaires, letters concerning relationships with the YMCA, articles about the association's anniversary celebrations, a report of extension work in the Johnstown area and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders.
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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 209