Documents concerning the administration, programs and management of the YWCA of Cleveland, Ohio. The administrative history of the association can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to historical notes and association fact sheets. Information concerning the program implementation and community can be found in the local reports and industrial department reports. Local reports are reports of studies conducted at the local level and are used to report on, summarize and assess the association's program and activities. These reports include Clara Kaiser's report, "Plan of Action for the Cleveland YWCA" and "Social Accounting of the YWCA to Citizens of Cleveland." The first report is an assessment of the program of the YWCA of Cleveland with recommendations for development. The second report is a detailed examination of the duties and purpose of the YWCA as a social agency in Cleveland. The lengthy report is comprised of three sections and includes supporting documents such as program reports, pamphlets and department reports. Part one examines the purpose of the YWCA, part two describes program goals and activities and part three examines the association as an agent for change.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
African American women
Societies and clubs
Young Women's Christian associations
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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 201