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The National Student Council of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for implementing the decisions of the National Student Assembly. These responsibilities include maintaining and furthering cooperative relationships with other national and international student organizations, providing direction and support to the national staff, planning the triennial National Student Assembly, electing officers, approving the budget and forming committees. The report of the annual meeting of the National Student Council provides a summary of each session and any actions or resolutions taken. Materials sent to council members prior to the annual meeting include committee reports, descriptions of committee responsibilities and reports on areas of emphases in the National Student YWCA.
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.
Use and Reproduction
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 Council YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.