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Documents concerning the young adult program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. While the YWCA of the U.S.A. has always been an organization for young women, the young adult program seeks to place an intentional focus on young adult women, their needs and their development. The Young Adult Council acts as the coordinating body and channel to the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and is responsible for the young adult program across all member groups including employed women, married women and students. Reports, articles and program materials examine the role of the young adult in the YWCA of the U.S.A. and in the community, explore socio-economic issues that many young adults face, and summarize the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. with young adults. Additional materials include bulletins for leaders of young adults, a young adult leader handbook and articles concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. young adult programs.
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.
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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.
Young adults, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.