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World Membership Day program packets and YWCA of the U.S.A. correspondence with World YWCA general secretaries. As executive officer of the World YWCA World Council, the general secretary is a main point of contact to the World YWCA. Correspondence is included for general secretaries Elizabeth Palmer and Helen Roberts and many letters are with Fay Allen or Margaret Forsyth of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division. World Membership Day is celebrated around the world by associations of the World YWCA. The purpose of the program is for members to study the same theme, discuss and decide on actions that can be taken as a result of the theme and strengthen world understanding. Program packets explain the theme and provide program suggestions and study resources.
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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.
World YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.