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Documents concerning the administration, programs and management of the YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in Westfield and White Plains, New York. The administrative history of the associations can be tracked through the iterations of constitutions and bylaws in addition to association fact sheets, lists of professional and volunteer leadership and timelines. The administrative and structural history of the YWCA of Westfield is tied to its relationship to the YWCA of Chautauqua County. Correspondence with the national offices seek to clarify the standing of the association that was at one point part of the county association. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Additional documents for the YWCA of White Plains include new building campaign materials, association brochures, a community survey and advisory correspondence with regional and national leadership.
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.
Use and Reproduction
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.
New York, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.