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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. conference sites and reports of studies of conferences. Materials concerning the conference sites address the leasing, purchase and sale of properties, facilities maintenance and design, profit and financial management of properties, policies regarding use and management of properties and the histories of the sites. Conference sites include Asilomar, Blue Ridge Association, Lake Geneva and Silver Bay. Conference studies address the function and role of conferences, constitutions and bylaws of conferences, how to plan and administer a conference and how conferences relate to the overall structure and mission of the YWCA of the U.S.A.
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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.
Conferences, Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, MS 00324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.