The New Hampshire District YWCA serves the entire state of New Hampshire as the organizing association of small towns and counties that do not have the resources or support to maintain an independent association. The program is carried out in each community and in turn, these communities support a small centralized staff to act as administrators of the association. The function, purpose and structure of the district association is established in its governing documents and further explained in an employee handbook and historical summaries. Visitation reports summarize and assess the association's program and activities. The relationship between the YWCA and YMCA in New Hampshire, as in many states, is sometimes complicated and overlaps in purpose. Correspondence with national and regional staff and notes on the situation shed light onto the relationship. Additional documents include lists of leaders, miscellaneous correspondence and the report of a study of the community services of Concord, New Hampshire.
Leadership in women
Societies and clubs
Social group work
Young Men's Christian associations
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 Hampshire, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 189