Documents concerning the YWCA of Mansfield, Ohio, the Betsey Mills Club in Marietta, Ohio and inquiries into developing an association in Marion. The YWCA of Mansfield's administrative and organizational history can be tracked through its constitutions, bylaws, historical notes and administrative records. Visitation reports, community studies and association studies give insight into the program and services of the association as well as the community it serves. Other documents include annual reports, correspondence concerning relationships with the local YMCA and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. The Betsey Mills Club of Marietta, Ohio is a woman's club with programs similar to that of the YWCA of the U.S.A. While not directly related to the YWCA of the U.S.A., correspondence and reports indicate that there was a maintained interest in the club and some advisory relationships. Also included in the Betsey Mills documents are a memorial to Betsy Shipman Gates Mills, and program pamphlets. Documents from Marion, Ohio concern the establishment of a new YWCA of the U.S.A. association. Letters of inquiry and visitation reports include assessments of current work and the feasibility of establishing an association.
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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.
Ohio, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 203