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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.
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, YWCA of the USA has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College, but has has authorized Smith College Special Collections to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf. 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. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the USA, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
New Jersey, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.