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Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s communication with or relationship to outside organizations for foreign affairs and peace. The YWCA of the U.S.A. conducts development programs in foreign countries and as such, has occasion to work with or cooperate with other agencies with foreign interests. Documents include requests for grants from the Asia Foundation, the Conference of Asian Affairs Inc.'s request for a completed questionnaire on American interests in Asia, correspondence concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s withdrawal from C.A.R.E. and requests for support from the Institute of International Education for a foreign exchange leadership training project. Another area of national interest and cooperation for the YWCA of the U.S.A. is peace. Documents include National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. statements and resolutions concerning the United Nations, recommendations to the United Nations from the National Board, information on the work of the United Nations, notes on the Seminar on the Participation of Women in Public Life and notes on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Additional peace organization documents include letters to the United World Federalists and the World Health Organization.
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.
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To the extent that it owns copyright, YWCA of the USA has retained copyright in its works donated to Smith College, but has has authorized Smith College Special Collections to grant permission to publish reproductions or quotations from the records on its behalf. 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. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by YWCA of the USA, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Outside organizations: Foreign and peace, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.