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Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Public Information Department and Publications Services Department. The Public Information Department is responsible for collecting and disseminating information about the YWCA of the U.S.A. to increase public awareness and acceptance. While the Public Information Department is mostly concerned with external communication and public relations, the Publications Services Department deals with internal communications, carrying responsibility for the creation, sale and distribution of periodicals, pamphlets and other printed materials used in the YWCA of the U.S.A. in support of its programs. Documents include catalogues of materials available, guidelines for publicity work and department charters.
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.
Public Information Department and Publications Services Department, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.