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Documents concerning the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Headquarters Services Committee and the health education, services and policies of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The Headquarters Services Committee is responsible for the maintenance, use and hospitality of the headquarters buildings of the National Board. Documents include their committee charter, reports, correspondence and letters of agreement with building tenants. Health and recreation is an important part of the overall program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and considered essential to the development of women. The health education program includes physical education and standards. Pamphlets, reports and official statements document the health education and physical education programs. Additional documents include an overview of the mental health program of the YWCA of the U.S.A., health examination policy, a program overview and notes on the National Advisory Committee on Local Health Units.
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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.
Headquarters services and health, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.