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Documents concerning the administration and history of the Ohio and Western Pennsylvania District YWCA and its Girl Reserve program. The Ohio and Western Pennsylvania District YWCA serves communities in the area that are otherwise unable to maintain independently affiliated associations. The purpose, functions and structure of the association is established in its constitutions and bylaws. The development of the organization is tracked through its administrative records such as association fact sheets and historical notes. The Girl Reserve program of the association serves the younger members of the community. "The Treasure Chest" is a newsletter of the Girl Reserve program that shares local and international news, program ideas and program updates. Also included are leadership handbooks and guides for Girl Reserve Leaders of the association.
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, YWCA of the USA has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College, but has has authorized Smith College Special Collections to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf. 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. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the USA, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Ohio, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.