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Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. activity in Germany. Correspondence concerning Fay Allen and Sue Stille, two secretaries working in Germany after World War II include the administrative aspects of their positions in addition to the work they are carrying out. In addition to sending representatives to work in Germany, the YWCA of the U.S.A. invites trainees to the United States and assists German women visiting the United States with an interest in or connection to the YWCA. Reports from visitors summarize their experiences and assess their training. Correspondence concerns travel arrangements, connections and trip planning. Other documents include visitation reports, program descriptions and a description of the relationship between the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the YWCA of Germany.
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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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.
Germany, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.