Documents concerning the administration, programs and management of the YWCA of Rochester, New York. The administrative history of the association can be traced through its constitutions and bylaws, lists of professional and volunteer leaders, association fact sheets and association timelines. As a charter member of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the YWCA of Rochester has strong ties to the area of Rochester and a large program. Department reports and annual reports from the Business and Professional, and Industrial departments review and assess the programs for employed women. The Business and Professional Department works with the Business Girls' League providing services to young women employed in professions outside of industry. The Industrial Department works with women in Industry and domestic work and often addresses issues of labor, unions and working conditions. One situation arising from the Industrial Department of the YWCA of Rochester is well documented at the end of the microdex. After performing a play by Muriel Ward titled "On the Line," published by Womans Press, the association came under criticism for its message and policy concerning organized labor. Through correspondence and meeting notes, the repercussions of the event and the implications for the YWCA of the U.S.A. are revealed. In addition to correspondence and notes, the script of the play is included.
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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.
New York, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 196