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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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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, YWCA of the USA has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College, but has has authorized Smith College Special Collections to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf. 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. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the USA, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Arizona, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.