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Documents concerning the administration, program, and development of YWCA of the U.S.A. associations in California followed by documents concerning Alameda County, Bakersfield, Banning, and the Bay Area in particular. Documents concerning YWCA work in all of California are comprised mostly of conference and meeting reports. Next, an Alameda County study, sponsored jointly by the Alameda County United Fund and Federation of Community Services,examines the possibility of a central budgeting and planning program. Documents concerning the YWCA of Bakersfield, California include basic standards reports, constitutions and bylaws, certification records, visitation reports and general correspondence. These documents are followed by visitation reports for Banning and meeting minutes for the YWCA Bay Area Council.
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.