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Documents concerning the planning, program and evaluation of YWCA of the U.S.A. young adult conferences in the western region followed by materials concerning all regional young adult summer conferences. Regional young adults conferences bring together young adult members from many different YWCA of the U.S.A. programs from across the region to discuss common issues that young adults may face in addition to providing opportunity for recreation and socialization with other young adults. Western region conferences are held at the Asilomar conference grounds in California until 1959 and 1960 when they are held in Estes Park, Colorado. Conference reports combine a statistical overview with narrative summaries and assessments. Additional materials include pre program materials for delegates, bulletins, fliers, schedules and lists of delegates. General summer conference materials include a leader's handbook fliers and a map showing regional boundaries.
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 adult conferences, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.