Documents concerning the administration, programs and management of the YWCA of Akron, Ohio, its international institute and its Cuyahoga Falls branch. The administrative history of the association can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets and historical notes. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include lists of professional and volunteer leadership, a completed residence survey, reports of a standards study and a self evaluation study, and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership. Also included are reports and correspondence concerning race relations in the association and the community. The Cuyahoga Falls Branch of the YWCA of Akron serves the African American women and girls of the community and the international institute provides services to foreign born women and their families. The branch organizations' functions and relationship to the central association are established in their bylaws and information on its program, personnel and activities can be found in visitation reports and correspondence.
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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 200