Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Princeton, New Jersey, its branch association and developing programs in Rahway and Red Bank. Constitutions, bylaws, applications for affiliation and historical summaries document the administrative and operational history of the association. Visitation reports, association correspondence and an association survey provide documentation of the program and activities of the association. In addition, the YWCA of Princeton's relationship to the YMCA is documented in correspondence and reports.The YWCA of Princeton's Witherspoon Street Branch serves the African American women and girls of the community. Correspondence, visitation reports and governing documents include community assessments, program assessments and association function. In Rahway and Red Bank, New Jersey inquiries are sent to the YWCA of the U.S.A. concerning the development of a program for women in their communities. Visitation reports and correspondence assess the current organization and the work of the local YMCA in regards to women.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Social group work
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.
New Jersey, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 191