Reports, correspondence and administrative records concerning the history, leadership, buildings, finance and community of the YWCA of the U.S.A. association in Omaha, Nebraska. As a charter member of the YWCA of the U.S.A. the YWCA of Omaha has a long history of working with the women and girls in its community. The development of the association from a small group in rented rooms to a multi-centered association with its own building is documented in historical summaries and a timeline of notable developments. The administrative history of the association including its functions, organizational structure and purpose is seen through its constitutions and bylaws. The association utilizes studies to inform these administrative and programmatic changes. The studies include surveys of the community in Omaha, a study of interracial policies and studies of the program and administration of the association. Additional materials include a finance questionnaire, leadership rosters, a residence survey and correspondence and reports concerning the use of the association's buildings.
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.
Nebraska, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 188