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Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. program of activities and fundraising for the 1955 centennial anniversary of the beginning of the YWCA movement worldwide. The Centennial Observance and Celebration is a fundraiser and celebration of Young Women's Christian associations with the aims of increasing membership, community engagement and support. Publications, arranged alphabetically by title, include program guidebooks, fundraising guidebooks, fundraising pamphlets, pamphlets promoting the YWCA of the U.S.A. and published articles. Photographs and a service program document the national centennial service held at the Radio City Music Hall. Following this are documents concerning a centennial photo contest held To engage members in the celebrations. Correspondence concerns the selection of winners, contest procedures and prizes. Student and Y-Teen involvement is documented in meeting minutes, program guidebooks, program plans and correspondence. Additional materials include correspondence to the National Board and participating members, fliers and a compilation of frequently asked questions and answers.
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.
Anniversary, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.