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Documents concerning the development of staff of the National Student YWCA, National Student YMCA and the National Councils of the YMCA and YWCA. Staff seminars are open to any professional staff member of student associations. They offer focused training on methods of work in student associations, leadership techniques and practices for addressing common concerns among college students. To increase staff understanding of the Christian purpose of the National Student YWCA and National Student YMCA, the National Student Councils of the YMCA and YWCA release recommended reading and companion study guides. These resources are designed to direct reflection discussion on the role of Christianity in the student movements, campus lives and social movements.
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.
National Student Councils YMCA and YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.