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The YWCA association in Burlington County, New Jersey supports the women and girls in its community through providing recreation, education and social activities. Early programs in the county center on war work, industrial girls and community development. Over time interest in the association grows and programs are added to meet the changing membership. In 1928 a survey of the African American community assess how the YWCA can better meet their needs and serve the community. Visitation reports describe and assess the association's program, leadership, activities, facilities and services. Other documents include constitutions and bylaws, lists of professional and volunteer leadership, a residence survey, historical summaries, documents concerning cooperation with the YMCA and miscellaneous correspondence.
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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.