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Documents concerning the administration, program and development of the YWCA of Los Angeles, California. Administrative records include basic standards reports, national certification documents, constitutions, and bylaws. Visitation reports for the associations are more narrative in nature and include program descriptions, reports of challenges and successes, and discussion of personnel and management need. In addition, two reports of studies initiated by the Welfare Federation of Los Angeles are included. The first study, conducted by an outside firm, studies the administration practices and policies of the association in addition to relationships within the association and its board. The second study is a self study of the association, its practices, program and administration.
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.
California, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.