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The YWCA Oklahoma Rural Project was a project to organize a district association across the state of Oklahoma and bring YWCA work to small and rural communities that would be otherwise unable to maintain an affiliated association. The project was born out of rural extension work of the University of Oklahoma that initiated Girl Reserve clubs in rural communities. The history of the project is further discussed in historical overviews throughout the documents. The documents are arranged chronologically and include progress reports, program plans, committee meeting minutes and reports, community notes and correspondence concerning the organization and development of the project.
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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.
Oklahoma, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.