Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. student conferences, constitutions and bylaws, and finances. Conferences, trainings and workshops for members and leaders of student associations provide training, knowledge sharing and fellowship opportunities. Documents include reports, pamphlets and schedules for a seminar for teachers in training, a report of the history of student YWCA and YMCA conferences, and an outline and report of the Consultation on Human Rights. The Consultation on Human Rights is a conference for national level staff working with student associations to address the issues surrounding inclusivity and race relations. The administrative and managerial aspects of student associations are documented in materials concerning governing documents and managing and developing finances. Constitutions and bylaws define the purpose, name, structure and functions of the associations and national organization including sections defining the membership statement and requirements. Included are suggested constitutions with amended membership statements, a report concerning potential problems with the constitution and sample constitutions and bylaws for student associations. Finance documents include handbooks and guidebooks for local associations concerning financing, fundraising and budgeting in addition to posters demonstrating to members how donations contribute to the national movement.
Congresses and conventions
Congresses and conventions
Universities and colleges
Study and teaching
1 partial reel
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.
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.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 240