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Documents concerning the history, administration, leadership, finance, buildings and industrial department of the YWCA of Kansas City, Missouri. Correspondence concerning the building use, policy and development include letters seeking advice and guidance regarding the building use policies, descriptions and assessments of building and facility needs and the placement of a regional secretary in the Kansas City offices. The association's history, affiliation and governance is documented in association fact sheets, constitutions, bylaws, and historical notes. Visitation reports and correspondence concerning the industrial department describe and assess the industrial program, make recommendations for further development and include a survey of the industrial conditions of Kansas City, Missouri. Other documents include correspondence concerning association finance and fundraising and lists of professional and volunteer leadership.
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.
Use and Reproduction
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.
Missouri, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.