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The National Student Councils YMCA and YWCA is the joint governing body of the National Student YWCA and the National Student YMCA. The council meets annually to discuss matters of importance to both organizations, develop policy and make recommendations. Workbooks sent to delegates prior to the council meeting include reports from working groups that have studied major area of emphasis such as international cooperation, race relations and the role of Christianity on college campuses. In addition, workbooks provide information on the schedule of events, travel and accommodations and areas of focus. Additional materials include council reports, articles from "The Intercollegian" and lists of working group participants.
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.