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Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s work with student associations. Annual reports of the College and University Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A. summarize the activities of the division as a whole highlighting major emphases, changes and achievements. The headquarters and national staff for the National Student YWCA are listed in rosters that also indicate the type of staff and area of work. Two recurring emphases for the National Student YWCA is the role of religion in the movement and working towards desegregation and better understanding across race. The role of religion in the "lay Christian organization," as the YWCA of the U.S.A. characterizes themselves, is explored in essays, notes, study guides and reports. A special project on leadership development is one programmatic way the National Student tries to address integration on campuses. This project develops leadership skills for faculty and students so that they may work towards change on their campuses. Additional leadership project documents concern the planning, content and assessments of the leadership training.
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.
Student, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.