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Letters concerning the development of a YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Catskill, New York and documents concerning the YWCA of Chautauqua County and its northern, western and southern districts. The YWCA of Chautauqua County serves the varied needs of the women and girls of the county through programs, services and facilities. Branch or district associations in its northern, western and southern districts have an unclear relationship to the county association. Correspondence with the National Services Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and other national leaders attempts to sort out the administrative relationship between the associations and their purpose and functions. Historical notes and summaries provide background information on the communities and the development of the associations. Additional documents include visitation reports, administrative records, a county study and documents concerning the association's' relationship to the YMCA.
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.