Records of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division "Arizona Project" followed by administrative records, reports and correspondence concerning the history, program and certification of the YWCA of Bisbee, Arizona. "The Arizona Project" was a project to study the development, expansion and leadership of associations in Arizona. The project assesses the existing associations, community need, relationship to community leaders and organizations, as well as the need to have leadership representing the Mexican American women of the communities and to improve cooperation and relationships across the diverse population. Correspondence, minutes and reports follow the project from it's inception to final report. Documents concerning the administration and history of the YWCA of Brisbee include basic standards reports, certification materials, constitutions, bylaws and historical overviews. Visitation reports for the association are more narrative in nature and include program descriptions, reports of challenges and successes, and discussion of personnel and management needs.
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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.
Arizona, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 253