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Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s interracial policies, methods of fighting racism and involvement in anti-racism movements. "Methods of Combating Discriminations," a report submitted to the World YWCA provides an overview of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s history as an inclusive movement and outlines the current inclusive principles that guide the organization. Student associations have an outspoken and active role in the desegregation movements and anti-racism efforts of the YWCA of the U.S.A. A series of correspondence concerning students' involvement in sit-ins and other nonviolent demonstrations include national policy and statements from the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. concerning member participation in demonstrations. Additional documents include pamphlets outlining policy and leadership roles in implementing interracial policies, a guide to recording reactions to interracial relationships and overviews of methods used to fight prejudice.
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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Interracial, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.