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Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. economic, education and family life programs. Economics materials include correspondence to elected officials and an official statement from the YWCA of the U.S.A. showing support for the Reciprocal Trade Agreement. Education materials include documents concerning the American Council of Education and YWCA of the U.S.A. Fund for Adult Education projects. American Council of Education documents include a pamphlet explaining the history of the organization and notes and summaries of lectures from the conference "Women in the Defense Decade." With grants from the Fund for Adult Education the YWCA of the U.S.A. launches group discussion and film discussion projects to promote "advancing liberal adult education," many sessions focusing on international relations and politics. Project reports and correspondence concern the development of the grant and the discussion projects in addition to evaluations of the project success and application to continued association use. Family life documents follow the section on education. Family life programs of the YWCA of the U.S.A. seek to strengthen family by promoting family activities, involving families in association life and educating families on family and child development. Program notes and outlines describe the program development, content and application while pamphlets offer guidelines for age appropriate family activities, child development and the importance of family activities.
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.
Use and Reproduction
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.
Economics, education and family relations, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.