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Documents concerning the Northern Oklahoma District YWCA. The district YWCA is a federation of associations that are unable to otherwise maintain a separately affiliated association. Notes on the microfilm and in administrative records indicate that the association becomes part of the Tri-State District YWCA in about 1930. Financing the district association is a challenge due to varied support from and sizes of local associations. Correspondence and finance report includes discussion of ways to raise funds, collect support from associations and fairly distribute finances. In 1926 a study of district finances attempts to answer these questions and make recommendations for a plan of financial support and distribution. Additional documents include visitation reports, correspondence concerning YMCA relations, reports from the district's general secretary and advisory correspondence with regional and national leaders.
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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.