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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. student programs, the structure and organization of the student unit and National Student Councils of the YMCA and YWCA summer projects. The National Student Councils of the YMCA and YWCA (NSCY) is the joint governing body of the two student movements. Summer projects combine work experience, recreation and discussions to provide the participants with a meaningful summer experience. Brochures and project descriptions provide an overview of the summer project program and NSCY newsletters share important news and highlights concerning the student Christian Associations. The National Student YWCA while separate from the National Student YMCA and other Christian student groups often has collaborative or cooperative relationships with these student bodies. The relationships between the National Student YWCA, local associations, the World YWCA and other organizations is outlined in organizational structure reports. Additional documents concerning the student work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. include National Student YWCA officer meeting minutes, program plans and national training laboratory correspondence and reports. Also included is the report of the National Commission on Consultations About Student Christian Work, an overview of the student Christian work at the time of writing with recommendations for future work. The commission is a collaborative group consisting of representatives from student Christian organizations.
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 and National Student Councils YMCA and YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.